omhper (19659) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2008 Bottled at RBESG. Cloudy deep golden, rich head. Orangey banana aroma. Medium-full bodied. Fruity and yeasty, juicy and aromatic. Feels lighter than it’s size. By weizenbock-standards unusual amounts of hop bitterness finishes it off.
ekstedt (5484) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2009 Sampled at RBESG08 grand tasting. Weird murky beige appearance, probably the ugliest beer I’ve ever had. Very yeasty and fruity aroma with pineapple and citrus. Medium bodied and smooth. Good balance with a dry and bitter finish. Quite good but I had expected something much better.
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Very different this time. Hazy orange golden, medium whitre head. Fruity and spicy aroma, with peaches, apricot, and some rubber notes. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Well balanced, moderate to firm bitterness.
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy amber pour with a huge head and very effervescent. Floral aroma and less sweet then I expected. More of a blend from hops and citrus. The somewhat high ABV is hidden well, making this dangerously easy to drink. One of the best beers I’ve had yet.
patrick767 (3584) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle - Pours hazy gold with an ample white head. It smells of yeast, citrus hops, and a little spice. The flavor nicely combines the sweet, yeasty malt of the weiss with generous hops accented by good citrus notes. It’s lively on the palate and leaves a crisp, bitter finish. Tasty.
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into an Aventinus glass. Pours a hazy golden with a big white head. Leaves a nice lacing. Aromas are bready, yeasty, a bit of cloves, noble hops, a touch of spiciness, a little fruity. Flavor is slightly sweet, malty, a touch of alcohol, spicy, cloves. Mmm, very good. Medium mouthfeel. I prefer the Brooklyn version (amarillo hops!), but costwise, this is a bargain for a wheatbock.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Purchased at: OakTree BuyRite, South Plainfield, NJ (Thanks, Jason and Matt)
Price: $3.99 (!)
Size: 16.9 fl oz
Estimated Calories: 300 C
RateBeer Rating: 96
Aural: quiet opening, visible carbonation, heady pour
Aroma 10 out of 10
Malt Aroma: banana bread, vanilla, walnut
Hops Aroma: cinnamon, orange
Other Aroma: banana
Notes: One of the clearest banana aromas I’ve ever encountered.
Appearance 4 out of 5
Clarity: hazy, nearly opaque.
Head Retention: persistent
Notes: beautiful, deep, hazy, thick, and dark with depth.
Flavor 10 out of 10
Malt Flavor: wheat, quick bread, maple syrup, walnut, caramel
Hops Flavor: cinnamon, clove, orange, lemon
Notes: Very much the taste profile of banana bread - nicely done. Very hoppy for something that has the impression of sweetness.
Palate 4 out of 5
Sensation: drying warming
Notes: A very bitter, fruity finish. Very nice.
General Impression: 19 out of 20
Personal Taste: loved
Notes: Reminds me of Chouffe’s Dobblen IPA. A very nice mix of hops, sweetness, fruitiness, Belgian style, American ingenuity, and craft.
hurrisnow (6) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 3, 2008 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is an incredible beer. It is the best of both worlds. The Wheat meets the Hops. This is a beer that would satisfy the hophead and the wheat fanatic.I had this beer in America and at the Schneider brewery In Kelheim, Germany. If you can get this, don’t pass it up!!
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours like hazed grapefruit juice w/ a tall lasting head. A full canopy sets like a pancake. Beautifully aromatic smelling citrus, tropicals, and piny hops w/ a touch of medicine. Full nectar w/ chewy carbonation that almost goes creamy. Bitter grapefruit rind, banana spice and other tropicals w/ a spoon full of medicine in every pint. The finish is bittered well leaving peachpit pock marks on my tongue. Theres quite a bit of sediment that pours in the last half. Good stuff!
Fin (7538) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up from Uto Beer, Borough Market, Lahndan Tahn 21-06-08 This pours looking for the world like chicken gravy, and its only salvation in the looks department is the nice rather attractive white foamy head. Banana and in particular clove come through on the nose but also yeast and a good dollop of fresh hops. The taste is bitter, wheaty and there is a nice pithiness from the hops, lovely very refreshing and amazingly drinkable for the abv. Thanks to Ian (Harrisoni) for the tip off about this one.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from beersofeurope.co.uk- pours brown orange and pure hazy. nose is bubblegum caramel apples, slight toffee, funky earthyness. apple crumble. Tastes slight earth funk with loads of banana wheat flavours. fluffy mouthfeel. Agood hop bitter finish. Delicious. Best wheat I’ve had without a doubt.