chickenflea (347) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is a dark caramel color with plenty of hazy reddish highlights. A tall creamy off-white head sits on top. S: The smell is clove, banana and raisin and yeast. T: This beer is very sweet. The noble hops are fighting a losing battle here. The finish struggles towards dryness, thankfully, otherwise this beer would be too sweet except for sipping or drinking with food. M: The body is in line with the flavor: medium to heavy. Texture is creamy and lingers just a little on the palate. Carbonation is adequate for the heavy sweetness. D: This beer was good, and I think it probably has come to define the style. Therefore, it would be hard to rate it low. It is not really my favorite style due to the intense sweetness, but it does manage to bring together two very different styles: hefeweizen and doppelbock. I guess there is some value in that.
Aggiebob (27) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Scents of banana and plums top off this reddish ale that poured with an inch of froth. It had a spiciness that linger a little but not over powering. Very smooth with a little alcohol punch at the end.
sturmthis (614) - Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Dark amber color with one finger off white head. Smells of dark fruit. Tastes like banana and dark fruit, maybe plum. Ends dry and fruity.
sneezey (132) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intensely nutmeg and spice hiding the ABV. Terrific malty taste in combination with the spice like a heavy fruit bread. Strangely with little of the typical banana esters.
ilikewinetoo (3) - SPAIN - DEC 21, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown with thick, creamy off-white head. Smells like caramel and bread malts, figs, spice, floral hops, dates, and sugar. Tastes rich, like sweet malt with strong dark fruit, light floral notes, light spice, mildly sweet finish.
Daanminator (164) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Mooie donkere kleur met een flinke schuimkraag. Bier is lekker zacht van smaak. Bouquette is fruitig. Smaak wat bitter en vlak.
Tstamba (361) - Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle to a snifter. Deep mahogany with foamy beige head which fades to thin lacing. There is clove, banana, dark fruit, toasted biscuit and sweet toffee on the finish. Impressive complexity for a wheat beer. Could almost pass for a Belgian triple... Very tasty.
AlexGR (128) - GREECE - DEC 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with beige colour. Banana, lots of it, caramel. A lot of sweetness - sweet fruits.
MayumiH (178) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle. Tastes: caramel, riped bananas, raisins, dark fruit. Rich and full of flavour. Sweet malty finish. Satisfyingly warming. Complex, really delicious :P
Klimaet (298) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with a thick light brown head. Aromas of caramel, malt, sweet bananas, wheat. Taste is sweet ripe bananas, some wheaty notes, wood, malt, caramel, slight smoke.
Graham77 (281) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle conditioned. Pours a cloudy brown colour with a large white head which retains well. The aroma is sweet banana the flavour is sweet banana and sour at the same time with a lightly spicy finish which lasts. Very good beer.