jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2010 (bottle) hazy golden-orange colour with a cloud of hop particles in suspension and a firm white head, nice lacing. aroma is hop spices, tropical fruits and a hint of alcohol. flavour has a strong tropical fruitiness, most noticeably pineapple and passion fruit, lovely peppery and citric hop spices, fresh malts and light alcohol notes. dry, with a pleasant medium-bitter finish and light citric sourness, full bodied, smooth carbonation.
Christian (11784) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden with a lasting white head. Juicy aroma with pineapple and apricot hops. Dry hop dominated flavour with the apricot dominating.
Goodgrief (1869) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 28, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was digging this. Cloudy dirty blonde pour with fluffy head, some lacing. Wonderful aroma of floral hops. This beer was delectably fruity sweet and the hallertau floral-like bitter hops perfectly complemented it. Bananas, citrus and flowers with a pleasant alcohol bite. Heck yeah! I need to get the other version now.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 mL bottle. Poured a hazy gold color with floating particles. Poured into a dimpled mug. Aroma was wheat and earthy/piney hops. Flavor was citrus, slight banana and spice. I absolutely loved this beer. Solid wheat beer.
KyotoLefty (7552) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cloudy, even murky, with an orange-gold color, thick white head. Rich wheat malt aroma, ahh, but with so much hop! Sweet, yeasty, banana, cloves, citrus. Never smelled anything quite like it before. Rich flavor, lots of wheat malt, sweet, with tons of bananas, alcohol, but infused with hops. Spices, lots of citrus and grapefruit. Amazingly complex. Tastes lighter than 8.2%. A very original beer that is almost but not quite perfect, very well done and tasty as hell. The hops are matched very well with the weizen. There are all kinds of fruits, and the hops really prick it up and make it less cloying than your usual weizen bock. Excellent stuff.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy, light gold in color. Decent head on the pour. Smell is wheat, but I’m getting quite a bit of clove in this as well. You get a bit of the lemony banana flavor in the taste. A little zing from the citrusy hops. Decent mouthfeel and a pretty easy drinker for being 8.2%.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Immy. Poured a murky gold, I like the yeast, its good for you, so I always throw it in. Easy drinking for an 8% brew, some banana,Hops, Citrus,and alcohol, Abit subdued for the alc% thats a plus for sure, a nice drink on a hot California night, refreshing, nice.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy and buff colored with a huge soap bubble head. Sharp and spicy citrus and bubblegum aroma. Tart, quenching, spicy and hoppy with citrus and some hints of vanilla and toasted bread. Well carbonated and full in body but still refreshing. Amazingly light in character for such a high strength beer. It has a lingering banana/citrus hop flavor that melds well with the mellow dry bitterness. This is an inspired and well executed ale.
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy light amber beer with a whitish head. Nice hoppy aroma over wheat and light spice. Citrus hop flavor with wheat, spice, and light banana. Medium bodied. Lingering hops, spice, and light banana. Nice hoppy beer. It surprised me how good and enjoyable this beer is.
GMCC2181 (1554) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2010 Bottle. Nice orange color, good head. Aroma is fruity, spicy and some hops maybe. Taste is spicy fruity, yeast, lemon and some bitterness in the aftertaste. Hoppy with some bananas. Dry as well. Smooth very easy to drink. Carbonation level is medium. No trace of the alcohol (8.2) what so ever. Overall a very enjoyable beer.