anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Has a fruity spicy wheat malty banana aroma. Fruity spicy wheat malty banana flavor. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy banana finish.
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very hazy light yellow appearance. Fresh pale malt aroma with light banana notes. Sweet, creamy character, fresh-tasting with the esters and phenols kept rather subdued, leaving the focus to the pale malts.
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft) Opaque lemon body topped by a white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, banana, bubblegum. Taste is medium sweet, banana, some wheat, light bubblegum. Light-medium body with some crispness.
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 30, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
GABF 2010. Pours hazy yellow with a small, frothy white head, low retention with light lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread), light hops (earthy), average esters (banana) with notes of clove and coriander. Flavor is average malt (bread), light hops (earthy), light esters (banana) with notes of coriander and ginger. Light body, low warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a sweet finish.
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
GABF 2013 (titled Wild Pitch Hefeweizen). Pours a hazy golden appearance with an off whtie head. Quite heavy phenols in the nose - banana, clove, vanilla and a fair amount of sweetness. A touch tart, lemon, banana, big bubblegum flavor. A little overdone in multiple respects, but not overly bad.
JorisPPattyn (9532) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow, greenish shine. Nearly no head. Nose with obligatory banana - cloves, but OK. Quite sweet, a bit too for my liking, bubblegum. Tinge of mint in the flavour. Medium-bodied. Typical, and it would fit in Germany, very true to the originals.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 25/09/2009 (As Wild Pitch Hefeweizen)
Banana fruit aroma. Golden coloured a little hazy in appearance and fruity with a little dryness in a crisp and creamy malt finish.
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Coors Field. Hazed golden appearance, finely-bubbled white head. Overall not a complex hefeweizen but basically contains no brewing plans, only suffering from a simple recipe. So, the minerally yeast esters with a touch of banana and clove is nice. Medium body with an enjoyable fizziness. Refreshing, simple summer drinker.
onceblind (7526) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap as "Wild Pitch Hefeweizen", probably the same. Hazy gold with a thick foamy white head. Nose of wheaty banana and light perfumey clove. Flavor is light and crisp with wheaty yeasty tones, and an expected light kiss of banana and light dry cloves. Really dry throughout. Really by-the-numbers.
Ernest (7373) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is mostly lasting.
Body is hazy light yellow.
Aroma is moderately malty (bread), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with a strong note of banana, light note of clove.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
I’m being maybe a little enthusiastic with my score, as it’s quite sweet and a little one-dimensional in the nose (banana, banana, banana, and bread). However, it is unquestionably enjoyable and rich for the style, and I enjoyed it the most of the three I had in this session.