Brew42 (61) - - AUG 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark brown with a coffee head that leaves some lacing.
Smell- Dark fruits and spices.
Tastes- Not to be dramatic here but this is probably one of the best tasting beers I have ever had. Fruity and spicy up front with some lingering spiciness. There is some banana/bubblegum sweetness that mixes really well with the spiciness. There is also a slight hint of vanilla on the backend. I have never had a beer that prominently features the warming sensation of alcohol but manages to not have it overtake the other flavors.
Mouthfeel- Creamy full body.
Overall- Wow, this is a great beer. The first one I tried from this brewery but I will be back for more. A nice cold weather beer. Try it and then try it again.
sherm1016 (1034) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from Discount Liquor Milwaukee. Pouts a deep, ruby-brown color with a tan head. Aroma is yeasty, fruity, wheat, bread. Medium to heavy on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, yeast, wheat, nutty, bubblegum, clove, with a light, bitter finish. Very tasty.
ineedbeer (512) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is very malty with some light banana and clove character. Dark, toasted bread, caramel, toffee and a bit of treacle. Moderate raisin and prune notes. No hop character.
Puts a slightly murky, brown to dark brown with some burnt amber hues and a fairly thick, moderately sized tan head. Head has slightly above average retention. Medium light leaving and medium sized legs.
Flavor has a moderately sweet malt character with quite a bit of toasted bread, caramel and toffee with faint chocolate and roast. Moderate raisin character with lighter fig and prune. Light banana and medium light clove notes. Light bitterness with no hop flavor. Hint of alcohol spice. As the beer warms, I pick up more yeast character and fruit notes.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall the beer has a nice malt character well balanced with quite a bit of yeast notes. A rather enjoyable beer, but the yeast character, while to style, really isn’t my favorite. Similar story for the malt notes. I suppose the yeast profile isn’t for everyone.
krumbum (351) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown color. Light hop and malt combined sweet smooth light spiced. Fades smooth light banana spice wheat residue.
azzie (15) - - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium body with light foam. Carbonation is medium. Taste is slightly sweet and bitter. Very nice.
HammerTroll (125) - - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Tolkien’s House, Zagreb. Color is cola gummy bears. Medium white head. Banana and bubblegum nose. Very intense banana aroma. Sweet finish. Lively carbonation. Medium body, creamy. Not bad, but expected more.
rockana (11) - - MAR 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice brownish color with small white head. Small carbonation, medium body. Sweet banana aroma and aftertaste.
cikamatko (10) - CROATIA - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small firm head, banana aroma with smell and taste, sweet taste and aftertaste. Brown color.
Lonick (681) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @All My Vinyl Tasting, Edinburgh. Pours brown with a big white head. Banana nose, with some caramel sweetness as well. Dark fruits, raisins, really nice taste, i would have guessed at more than 8.2%,i do like this.
gongfarmer (1) - - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
My first wheat bock.
Kind of sweet and licorice testing.
Interesting, but not really to my taste. I’m a stout drinker.
AndyW68 (744) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown with thin off white head. Aroma is candied banana bread. Tastefollows nose with a little clove and maybe some cicinnamon. Strong carbonation feel. Very very good beer, but not 100 in my opinion.