Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very hazy golden colored beer, with a thick foamy white head. A very strong aroma of hop bitters with sweets of wheat and fruits. like banana’s with citrus. The taste is hop bitter with the sweets of a German Weisse. These taste are having a battle. In the aftertaste the bitterness of the American hops is predominating.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled draught at Bishops Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Pours out in a cloudy dark golden colour with a rich, sticky white foam. Fresh, fruity and fragrant aroma of spicy and floral noble hops, yeast, cloves, cookies, mild lemon and apricots. Medium to full-bodied with notes of yeast, cloves, oranges, apricots, fresh grassy and spicy hops with touches of dough and crackers. Long medium-bitter and hop aromatic finish of orange-peels, grass, mandarin, yeast and spices.
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome looking pour, cloudy amber body with a big soapy head. The aroma is stunning. This has got to be the best smelling beer I’ve ever enjoyed...its the standard wheaty/banana goodness of a hefe, meets a bizarre, but wonderful citric/spiced cider fruitiness. Wow. Ok, the flavor is pretty good too - something like a toned down version of the aroma. Many of the standard hefe notes are present, the tropical/citrus hop flavors really add an extra kick. Medium bodied, relatively dry, and pretty refreshing for such a big beer. Mild alcohol warmth late in the finish. This beer rules...I would like to see a lot more hopped up hefes after drinking this thing.
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled) Opaque orange with a small, lightly lacy and partly lasting head. Very pleasant, exotic-fruity, citric-aromatic-hoppy nose with peppery-coriandery spiciness, and a touch of alcohol. The neutral flavor is wheaty-malty with orange-peel-fruitiness, but also some dull-ashy touches. Medium to full, slicky body with soft carbonation. Definitely an interesting hybrid, but unfortunately the somewhat dull flavor is no match for the great, hoppy aroma.
mike_77 (5062) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, hazy, orange colour. Sweet citrusy aroma with strong hints of orange oil. Light texture, sweet on the tongue with lots of orange coming through which pairs well with the bitter (but fresh) hop finish.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a cloudy yellow with lots of sediment and a nice head a very sweet taste and a light dryness left on the palate
finol (2931) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours solid looking beige with a dirt white head. Smells of weat and hops.
Surprisingly big body. It has some dryness like white wine to it.
hirigalzkar (2786) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Look: Hazy golden, creamy white head. Smell: Candy banana, orange, hops, wheat, dry white wine, vanilla. Taste: Wheat, honey, fruity (citrus), nice hop bitterness in aftertaste. Overall: Big body for a wheat beer. Refreshing and deep flavor.
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with ArmEd. Aroma of bananas and vanilla offset with fruity hops - lemon and light hints of peach. Appearance is cloudy yellowish orange with a nice foamy head and decent lacing. Flavor is like a Weissbeir with a solid twist of hoppiness. Nice combination. Would love it if the ABV wasn’t quite so high.
Borresteijn (6165) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at In de Wildeman. Unclear yellow colour, white head. Aroma is of a typical Weizen with addition of strong hops: yeast, banana, wheat and citric menthol hoppiness. Flavour is ping-pong between banana sweetness and hoppy bitterness. Really interesting, but the flavours don’t blend in very well. Nevertheless, a thick and fullbodied beer with a good alcohol kick.