mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 23, 2004
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light yellow color, little head. Sweet fruity smell, a little skunky. Dry tasting, with an aftertaste of bad hops. Could be better.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky yellow, lingering white head, some spiciness along with the wheat and citrusy aftertaste. Pretty good stuff.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 18, 2004
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Gold in color with no head. Aroma reminds me of grape juice or wine. VERY watery with some white grape taste. Doesn’t even have the bitterness of a Bud Light. VERY dissapointing.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice golden yellow, kind of cloudy, with a medium head. Aroma is pretty bland with some wheat. The taste has some malt and some wheat, but it’s overall a very calm beer. Decent enough, but I’d never hunt it down again.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was the organic version. Hazy golden in color with a medium white head. Very strong clove aroma and flavor with a spiciness too. Very light and refreshing, and deceiving alcohol. I can’t believe it is 6.2 percent. After adjusting to the clove flavor, this is a good one.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2004
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy amber with thin white head. The aroma was a fragrant clove scent. That appealed to the nose but the carry over of the potent clove in the taste wasn’t as appealing. Just too much clove. This may be an excellent cooking beer. The spice will go well in many foods. For drinking, however, it didn’t cut it with me.
PorterPounder (5099) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2006 Rerate Too murky an fizzy this time around. Flavor about the same. Fresh aroma. Original 3.7 Light orange appearance, little to no head - starts out sparkly upon the pour but settles into a light murkiness; barely there head. Fresh, light fruity aroma, much different than most hefe’s not the traditional banana, more like nectarines and white grapes. Refreshing carbonation - not overdone. Mellow hefe flavor, not as estery as most hefes, a nice change. More lemon-lime like - not too different from a vodka tonic in some senses! Pick up a bit of yeast in the finish. Overall, a very decent effort from a superb brewer - have not been dissapointed with them yet.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2004
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2004 July 04: 22 oz glass at Resi’s Bierstube, Chicago. Gorgeous, hazy, bright sunny golden with a smallish slow-dying head. Bananas, vanilla and grapes on the rich nose. Big malty caramel-pepper notes sitting side by side with subdued bananas, and a hint of lemon-lime. Seems a little overcarbonated, but overall another nice offering from one of Germany’s best. 8/4/6/3/14 3.5
Dec 2004, Swedish dregs, Alts etc tasting w/MartinT, tiggmtl and Rastacouere #3. 500 ml bottle. Much more spice in the nose this time (clove, nutmeg and a hint of mango), still seems a bit watery but citrus-banana texture is prominent and delicious. A near-masterwork.
bluevegie (3039) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale cloudy grapefuit coloured body with a fairly poor but mainly lasting white head. Cloves on the nose. A little watery in the taste but definitely cloves appearing once again, some bubblegum, banana and a touch of spice, light to medium body with a little bit of citrus on the finish.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Organic version. Cloudy with huge head. Banana nose with a very familiar hint of cascade hops!!! Smooth and refreshing, i didn’t notice that the alcohol is kicked up a bit in this. Strong cascade hoppy finish is quite unique and unexpected. good stuff!