CapFlu (5047) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(500ml bottle) Graciously shared by Joss on his trip to Victoria, CANADA. Pours a cloudy amber body and a white head. Nose is banana bread, machine oil, iodine. Flavour is lasting of hops and reminds me of Jolly Pumpkin with a strong perfume. Yeasty with white pepper. This has got to be one of my favourite beers for 2007. Thanks so much Jonas!
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a muddy straw that resembles apple sauce. Gynormous head that dies slow to a ring with little lacing. Smells of clove, spice and a hint of banana. Tastes sweet and full of clove, banana and spice. Full in the mouth with a sting of carbonation on the tongue. A lingering bitter/bland taste remains well after the sip. ABV is non existant. A tasty brew indeed but kind of full. Drinkability reminds me of a Bells 8000.
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2007
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2012
2012-11-20, draught at La Fine Mousse, Paris, 8-4-10-5-20=47
Cloudy golden color with generous creamy head. Nice aroma, spicy, with a fruity hint (oranges and cedar) more Belgian than German. Good body structure, the mouthfeel is very smooth, nice malt flavor, quite sweet, with background spices, and very nice fruity hops; correct-to-strong bitterness.
Fresh, balanced, elegant. Wonderful.
2007-11-30, bottle, 6-3-6-1-11= 27
Muddy golden color. Aroma with some malt, German hop, light fruitiness, but unfortunately too much yeast as well. Good body, some sweet malt, spicy and sweet, but unfortunately the yeast covers everything, introducing also a harsh bitterness.
Must try again a bottle that rested for one month…
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gorgeously opaqued in a heavy cloud of dark gold. Massive, fluffy, shiny, crunchy looking off-whitish foam sits and hardly moves from its place once its poured. Keeps a head about it for superior strength and length. Impressive. The lacing is covered in all sorts of thickly shelved webbings.
Big wheaty aroma with fine hints to banana, orange, pineapple, and other citrusy peels that are perhaps a bit over ripened and soggy. Quite a big and complexingly delight of fun fruityness on the nose.
Flavors are bold and ripe with fruity tropical punch and wheaty tang that start out well but pale out after a while and become a heavy faction of wheat toned tang and orangey/banana mush. Which isn’t bad mind you, but it seemed to lose its complexity a bit as it went along. But damn if it isn’t good. The extra pithy character of yeast and hops is quite unique and bright. Making for a nice tropical bite in the finish.
Feel is just over medium with a huge wheaty base and tang of tropical fruit goodness and partailly parching bite and bitteness of pith and peels. Big on the orange character with a twist of pine, grapefruit. lime, and lemon.
What a fun beer to enjoy. Big, fruity, wheaty, and hopped up with a delightful gleem of tropical sensations. A very nice concoction between Brooklyn Brewing and Schneider Weiss!
Becker (14) - Bayern, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2007
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
It may say draft only but, this bottle is labeled with this name and brewery. Pours a sandy, cloudy brown, with a pillowy white head that fades to a thin dense head. Impressive wheat and grainy aroma, with some spiciness. Tart and stringent flavor that is overpowering with wheat and grain. I’m not sure I can finish this. This is a garish, excessive beer that almost mocks the style.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Assertive hoppy nose, almost smells like an American IPA. Cloudy goldenrod color. Big boomy mouth covers the whole palate. Hoppiness carries all the flavors, this is delicious.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Long lost rating. Bottle consumed circa late summer 2007.)
Hazy golden brown with a nice offwhite average head. Sweet estery nose. A juicy sort of hop. A bit of alcohol provides balance to the sweetness. Low carbonation, a bit of thickness, nice. Alcohol bigger as it warms . Ester and hops less harmonious in the flavor. A bit wheaty. Some bubble gum Apples, alcohol and dry hops in the finish. A little peppery.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I think most of the 4+ ratings here are from people who like their beer completely overloaded with hops, no matter what the style. If there are any of characteristic flavors of a hefeweizen (banana, cloves, bubble gum), they are comletely overwhelemed by piney, resinous hops. The variety too, probably chinook or centennial (no way is that Hallertau), is completely inappropriate for a wheat. Not good
sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle] Pours a dark murky orange with a huge white head. Aroma is banana, hops initially, a lot of yeast, and maybe a bit of cloves, but not too much spiciness. Taste is like a really good hefe with the banana, but the yeast is much stronger than usual, there are once again hops quite evident (especially before warming) and malt in the finish. Very nice mouthfeel. This is an excellent beer.