halfonit (1099) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice cloudy light yellow color. Smells of malts and yeast with a hint of lemon. Taste is of sweeter malts with a little citrus. Has hardly any aftertaste. A pretty good brew, especially coming from a brewery that loves to use hops.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 Wonderfully cloudy, straw yellow with a dense, rocky, white cap of foam. Great foam retention. Aroma is yeasty, bready, slight cloviness with a touch of lemon and banana. The flavor is citrus and clove with a sufficient amount of carbonation without being abrasive. Light on the tongue. Quite a refreshing and well designed hefe. I’m not catching the "uncommon depth and flavor complexity" though.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I picked this up at the Binny’s in Orland Park, Illinois. This is right up dm9831’s alley, and I must present him with some. It pours a hazy yellow body with a tall white head and leaves much lacing in its wake. The aroma is yeasty and bready and has loads of fresh bananas with some wheaty tartness. Very spritzy mouthfeel. The flavor is wheaty with fresh bananas, bubblegum, a dash of clove, and a touch of lemony tartness. Very well executed example of the style.
coldbrewky (1372) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2009 yeah certainly worth the $8 bucks a sixer. Sweet/tart and smooth. Easy drinking moderate bosied and wel integrated. No bannanas in mine.
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This stuff is delicious. Amazing aroma of bubbly gum, bananas and a hint of clove... a little bit of bready aroma but it’s o.k... Flavor is sweet, bubble gum wheaty, bananas with a nice slightly chewy mouthfeel. Great stuff!!
Ron (2199) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 Bottle. Poured with a bright yellow color and hazy, with a gigantic head. The aroma is classic German with banana and yeast. It drinks with the same classical characteristics, quite effervescent and tangy on the palate. A delicious Hefeweizen. #900 7/17/2009
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours slightly cloudy straw color with a big white head. Strong banana aroma with some wheat, cloves and pepper. The flavor is a little underwhelming compared to the aroma, wheat with a banana aftertaste. The body is very light, good but not great.
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice to have something a bit different from Sierra Nevada, a nice classic wheat beer, good for summer, with a distinct cloudy appearance with primarily orangy-banana-like smell and flavor. A bit of bacon drippings even! Moderate white head. Slightly thin on the aftertaste.
Ratman197 (8515) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a cloudy gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, bananas, light bubblegum and light clove. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of wheat, yeast, banana and light clove with a smooth yeasty finish.
Nate (3464) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Nice banana clove aroma, bready and yeasty, light and fresh. Light characteristic sulfur notes with malty undertones. Cloudy butterscotch-amber with thin foamy-creamy lacing off-white head. Medium watery body with medium-high carbonation, just short of fizzy. Starts bready and wheaty, with a great classic Hefeweizen flavor. Banana and clove, light carbonic acidity, and clean finish. Very light hop bitterness, almost undetectable. Full in flavor, sweet and refreshing. This is a very nice beer and really captures the essence of good German wheat beer. It could be just a bit more full bodied, but other than that it’s a keeper.