17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2009 Pours a sunburst of orange and gold with many tiny bubbles and a crazy creamy off-white head! Sweet aroma of clove and yeast with distinct hoppiness. First taste has definite hotness from the alcohol, some melon juiciness, clove and touch of banana. Soft banana/vanilla cream pie type flavors. Strange bitter hop, yeast, spice finish. This is just way too hot... crude. Thin but heavy and undercarbonated body. 188.8.131.52.12
[2.11.2009] Pours a hazy golden and yellow mix with a tall very thin frothy root-beer float-like head. Sweet dusty yeasty aroma, maybe slightly infected, some faded noble hops, faint ripe banana and spices. Flavors of honey, still hot but not nearly as much as before, whisky-like vanilla and honey from oak barrels, touch of ripe banana and spices, clove, pepper. 184.108.40.206.15
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I donít where it says in brewing that the addition of hops automatically makes everything better, or why you would want to take an already perfect German Hefe in Schneider Weisse and add large amount of hops. I digress, this beer has an interesting amount of fruitiness, unique flavors, almost a hint of coconut, but ripe apple skins meld nicely with the toastec cereal malt flavors and some yeasty clove, and then a mouthful of un-needed hops, that just kills the style.
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml. Voluminous white head atop a hazy, almost murky dark golden body. Nose is fairly unique with grassiness, sweet malt, some spice and some tropical fruit. Body is great, lots of apple, pear, wheat, banana and some other tea-like qualities. Dry, hopped finish. Very tasty and quite unique.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from Countryside Liquors (Florida). Pours a cloudy caramel with thick fluffy head. Clearly visible chunks of yeast floating around glass. Aroma: strong citrus aroma with notes of bread, yeast and honey. Stronger notes of orange on subsequent smells. Strong citrus taste, not unlike orange juice, with a medium to full body, slightly syrupy, with notes of grapefruit, tartness and honey. Finish is quick and slightly bitter with grapefruit notes. Interesting hefeweizen unlike most others we have consumed.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[bottle] Pours a hazy gold with a large off white head. Aroma is citrusy hops with some lemon. Flavor is lemony with some pears and orange flavor. Smooth mouthfeel.
jimel001 (36) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
By far one of the most unique beers Iíve ever had. The mix between the bitterness of the hops and the rich maltiness typical of hefeweizens is pretty amazing. The taste is really unique and this is definitely a beer I would recommend.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle from WeeHeavySD, Thanks Jon! poured a hazy golden with a huge whiteish head. nice hoppy aroma mixed with some typical banna weiss . Nice complex flavor rich and fruity. long finish. yummy!
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at the Bull and Castle, Dublin.
Great fusion beer, bringing together the traditions. Banana and wheat malt, then the hops kick in to make this a multi-dimensional beer. Deceivingly easy-drinking, you donít feel much of the alcohol. Someone said pineapple smoothie, but I enjoyed this a lot. Grassy finish.
auerbrau (3164) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Zenoís Pub - State College, PA. Rich, floral nose in cream of wheat and bubbly champagne esters. Pours a really murky, middle gold with bronze corners and rim of white. Flavor is intense. A really deep, rich wheat flavor, glowing with some caramels, toast and almonds. Thereís a fresh bread that moves through a portal of vegetal character. Deep, hearty and a bit meaty. Real and deep. Most interesting here in the hop flavor. Itís got a grassy, bamboo character. A very unique plant character. Not bad, but really, really fresh and vibrant. Gives stunning balance to the beer, but leaves me taken aback. A fresh, well delivered beer. Could have sat a little lighter on the palate, but itís pretty decent. Not as nice as the reverse version.
kappldav123 (4798) - GERMANY - MAR 20, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big thanks to joss for the bottle. The bottle looks really good, the beer in the glass is incredible. Very turbid, aroma like a barley wine. Tastes the same - very strong, hoppy, finish very long and intense. Canít remember a beer as good as this!