badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy gold color with a thick head. Nice sweet, wheat, honey and banana aroma. Fairly strong hop bitterness in the flavor (though Noble hops for sure). The wheat is certainly there, but takes a back seat to the yeast and the hops. Very good and tasty.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
Biiiiiiiiittter! Way frickin’ bitter. Sucks balls. Barely a wheat. Not a bock. More of an american wheat and massively fizzy. Metallic. Avoid.
TheEpeeist (3400) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz bottle. Foggy orange brown with a big bubbled white head. Wheat, orange peel and coriander. Quenching carb with lime tang. Wheat and banana make a brief appearance. Final pour clouds things up but adds body and flavor. Bitter grass and hoppy finish. Aggressive for a Weizen Bock.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Capital Ale House downtown. Hazy, muted copper/straw color. Wheaty, spicy aroma, hints of fruit, bananas. Palate is medium, perfectly carbonated. Initial flavor is malty with a bitter hop crispness which gives way to complex wheat character. Hops are not subdued but not overdone. This is well balanced with notes of clove and honey.
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from keg liquors. slightly hazy golden with a big lasting great off white fluffy head. well blended floral banana clove aroma with light hints of caramel. balanced bittersweet banana clove flavor with an extremely floral backdrop with a touch of caramel. floral bittersweet medium dry spicy banana clove finish. medium body. lively carbonation. i found the beer quite balanced. nice interesting blend of wheat beer and floral hops. i really like the way the hops and the clove play off each other. well done.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle served into a large Kapuziner weissbier glass produces a murky amber body and an immense offwhite head. Second pour with the yeast swirled in results in a dirty mustard body. Head becomes pitted and rocky. Aroma of clove and fresh oranges followed by an onslaught of IPA type hops that offer up pine and grapefruit notes. Taste is like a mix of a Hefe and IPA. Citrusy grapefruit lords over the faint banana and wheat notes. Clove and white pepper notes add a nice spicy element. Finishes with a bitter grapefruit rind bitterness like an IPA. Interesting effort from two great breweries but I don’t personally care a great deal about such a hopped up Hefe.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2007 Bottle. Opens with a pleasant nose of bananas, cloves, white pepper and German hops. A good amount of dry hops, yeast and wheat on the palate. Nice balance between sweet and hoppy dryness. A worthy effort, for sure.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was really enjoyable. Beautiful head and body. I thought the hops were wonderful, but they seemed to overpower the better aspects of the weizen side of things. That is, the hops interfered with the clove or banana yeastiness, and kept the beer from acheiving the full measure of its promise. I see, however, that few share this view. Notwithstanding all that, the rich malt base worked really well with the hops and the result was still excellent.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from State Line liqours, Elkton, MD. My wife asked me why it had a muddy look and I sipped. It had a powerful banana citrus-esque blast with some peppery bitter hops and a heavy yeast character. I enjoyed it but am not sure where this falls on the drinkability scale because it seems a bit too sweet and fruity. I love hefes but there is a bit too much of a cloying element which could be the coriander at work. I would still say this is well crafted given these flavors.
hopscotch (9553) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Cloudy golden ale with a huge, fluffy white head. Incredible retention. Yeasty, earthy aroma with heaps of esters and phenols such as soap, wet leather, pale grains, clove, soft campfire smoke and black pepper. The flavor is spicy and beefy and bows toward the bitter side of balance with alcohol and a hoppiness that really puts the clamps to my palate. Pale grains lend support underneath it all. Medium to full-bodied and astringent as Hell with lively carbonation. Spicy, Mojave-dry finish. Kudos to boboski for giving me this bottle!