bhensonb (11908) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle marked 8.2%. Hazy gold color with frothy 7 finger off-white head. Aromas are primarily citrus and wheat with a fair backing of banana. Near medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is wheat, citrus, clove spice. It’s wild. Tropical fruit comes and goes. Finishes very dry and pretty bitter. Not to mention a bit spicey. It’s a sensational drink.
harrisoni (14508) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle from Utobeer. Cloudy dirty/gold/brown. Thick beige head. Hop, banana, bubblegum, grapefruit aroma. Cereal in mouth. Lovely hoppy aroma. Plenty of hop and cereal in mouth. Lovely version of a weisse, like a weizen IPA. Hops are quite resiny/piney, but goes well with the banana bubblegum. What a lovely drink. I had this as an aperatif to Sunday lunch after doing some work in the morning and felt like I’d earned it. Alcohol doesn’t come through at all. Some passionfruit/mango throughout. Stunning.
markwise (4586) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy yellow with particles in it. The head is very frothy and energetic. Has definite aroma of banana, spices, cloves, and citrus. The taste is slighly heavy with all of the notes present in the aroma, a bit heavy on the banana. The finish is kind of peppery and banana-y and I swear I taste Bretomyces.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz.bottle on 6/17/08.
Aroma - Floral, spicy dlove, light stone fruit, and citrus
App - Cloudy, bright gold pour with a healty, durable white head and thick, sheeting lace.
Flavor - Very subtle light sweetness, zesty tartness, gentle bitterness, perfectly balanced.
Palate - Light to medium body, medium carbonation, clean and dry palate.
This is simply a wonderful "collaboration" effort, and a sensitive and well done evolution of the style.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Upon opening the bottle there was a noticeable lack of aroma. The flavor is like that of a weak spicy banana. Not impressed.
det2nj (31) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really unique weizenbock because of all the hops. Great aroma of hops. Pours deep, cloudy gold (more tan-brown once you get all the sediment from the bottom), with classic wheat-beer carbonation bubbles, but lots of floating particles, too. White bubbly head. Taste was way more hops than I expect-- it has the mouthfeel (tingle) of a wheat beer, with a bit of fruit and honey, but the hops really dominate. This is really in its own class.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of honey and lemon citrus. Golden yellow and opaque with fizzy white head. Strong honey comb, lemon, pine, and fruit aroma. Thick body with strong carbonation. Bitter finish with a good long duration. Very good.
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours cloudy orange with heft white head, the hops are very present in the aroma i also smell some bananas or some citrus theres enough stuff going on that you wont be bored with it the flavor is very citrusy almost like grapefruit juice with a kick! Try this!
hoooraybeer (53) - Westfield, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a very thick lemony off white head.
Aroma is clean and subtle.
Mouth feel is effervescent & full. The lacing is made up of very clear luminescent bubbles.
The banana sweet wheat flavor is not so much balanced as it is beaten down but the dry champagne flavor and hard hop edge. There is an almost chalky lemony flavor followed by a very brief sharp hop bite.
Interesting combination of flavors. I have never had a wheat that works with so much IBU. Its refreshing and you can feel it in your belly.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 2. A careful pour yields a very lightly hazy golden-orange color. A foamy, snow white head shows fairly good retention, settling slowly to a thin layer with a solid edge. Lacing is sudsy, with a few spots and patches remaining on the glass. Aromas include fresh banana esters, orange peel, sweet, bready yeast, wheat, and lemony hops. Some spicing is present as well, notably clove and a touch of coriander. Flavors basically follow suit, though the citrus hop content is surprisingly potent. The fruity, sweet elements are well balanced by the bitter hops, as well as a spicy, peppery finish. Tastes really fresh. Quite drinkable, even at 8.2%. Medium-plus bodied, the lively, fizzy carbonation intensifies the spiciness a good deal. Overall, this is a very enjoyable brew. The primary differentiation from the Brooklyn-brewed version is a heftier citrus hop billing. Because of this, I’d give the slight edge to the Schneider-brewed version.