MNAle (73) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into Pilsener glass. A very pale orangish-gold, heavily carbonated, a bit hazyA. 2 inch slightly off-white head from a moderate pour. Head hardly fades at all over the first few minutes, and then fades very slowly. Sweet aroma. Slight fruit scents, perhaps banana (but I’m not too good at sorting out 15 different fruit odors in a beer... ). Nice initial taste, banana again, not much bitterness at all initially. Not too thin, and the carbonation contributes to a good feel. A bit of hops bittering in the middle and into the aftertaste, but the predominate taste is from the malts and yeasts, it seems to me, fruity banana. Just a bit too sweet to be considered crisp. This is a refreshing beer, great for just coming in from doing yard work (like for me, now). I’m not familiar with how the style is "supposed" to taste, so I can’t comment on how faithful it is to the German style; but it is very good.
Ughsmash (7428) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured hazy medium golden with a short-lived white head. The aroma picked up wheat and lesser biscuity malts with banana accents.. came across a touch sweet. The flavor found similar, with a bit more banana.. A bit of bubblegum around.. finished with a lot of residual sugars. Lighter-bodied and grainy on the palate.. too sugary to really be refreshing.
Obfuscate (337) - Minneapolis, - MAY 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light yellow with a nice white head, lots of carbonation. Smell really dominated by banana, almost like banana baby food and I mean that in a good way, also get some wheat. Nice and clean up front with nice banana and wheat notes then get the spicy slight clove on the back.
portableparty (2248) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow gold with a tight fluffy white head that settles to a nice tight film collar. Aroma is bready subtle banana soft citrus. Taste is spicy bitter bread and mild citrus with a nice banana bread showing through. Palate is thin a tad chewy and dry.
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow, slim head. Aroma is banana, bread. Tastes similar, clean finish. Not bad hefe, not the lemon kind thankfully.
fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy yellow-gold pour with a 1 finger, creamy white head that quickly fades to a skim. Aroma is somewhat sharp banana, bubble gum, sweet doughy wheat, a hint of vanilla and a little floral and citrus hops. Flavor is banana and sweet wheat up front, then some bubble gum a little clove and a weird dishwater note that I normally only get from American Wheat Ales, some light clove, toast and then citrus and floral hops along with a lingering sweet wheaty note to the finish. Light body, creamy to slick feel throughout, with a light to medium, blanketing and somewhat sharp carbonation. Pretty average for an American made Hefe.
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale yellow with a white head. Aroma is banana, slight clove, slight wet grain. Taste is nice, bready, follows aroma.
boozedude (2212) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into glass.. shared with pal at club w... orange pour with white head.. good clean taste and aroma..like it
CanIHave4Beers (3679) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a hazy yellow with a smallish head.
The aroma is doughy, citrusy, spicy, and has some mild sulphur. It skips a lot of the sweeter fruitier notes that some hefeweizens have, but that’s fine.
The flavor is spicy with some mild lemon and banana fruitiness. The sweetness is mild, on all accounts this one is pretty dry all around. It’s got a little bit of whole grain breadiness, some spicy hops, and a touch of doughy character.
Really not bad.
northropfrye (2914) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy lemon body, huge foamy white head and nice lacing. To me I get a bit of lemon in the aroma, and biscuit and banana. Taste is nice sweet banana, but I thought it could be a bit more intense, some citrus as well and vanilla. Very lively palate. Nice hefeweizen.