HopBackDoc (473) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy golden color with fluffy white head. Aroma of wheat and pale malts, banana, and yeast. Flavor was rich with wheat, pale malt, apricot, banana, and some citrus. Full flavored but light in body and very refreshing. Great for a day out on the beach or on the boat.
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep hazy orange tinted golden coloured body with a frothy golden tan head - very nice in appearance! Aroma of pale wheat, yeast, coriander seed, apricots and a hint of juniper berries. Light-bodied; Super mellow wheat flavour with a cool coriander seed freshness, a curacao blast and a little bubble gum on the palate - nice and refined. Aftertaste shows mostly yeast, a bit of bread and a very mellow sweetness. Overall, this beer is very mild, but it works well for the style and the season - middle of summer. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Half Time in Poughkeepsie, New York on 11-June-2009, sampled at home in Washington on 19-July-2009.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy golden hue with thick billowy white head that sustains well. Nose dominated by banana esters and clove phenols, hints of wheat and sweet fruit. Flavor follows suit, banana and fruit syrup sweetness up front balanced out by milder tones of cloves and grassy hops, finishes sweet. Medium-body with thick creamy texture, moderate carbonation. A complex and flavorful American hefe variant, texture may be a bit to thick and chewy for purists, bit overall delicious!
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: June 23, 2009
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque yellow. pillowy white head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet banana aroma, touch of bubblegum, spicy balancing clove
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet banana flavor, light spicy clove, just a hint of the bubblegum
Overall: sweet and creamy banana hefe
Date: June 25, 2012
Source: tmac kennesaw
Appearance: opaque yellow, creamy off white head, solid lace
Aroma: sweet banana aroma with a heavier clove presence than the bottle
Flavor: dry wheat flavor, banana and clove in balance, just a touch of estery sweetness
Overall: much too dry, I hope the bottle hazent changed
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid hefeweizen for sure. Nice banana and clove aroma. Good wheat character. Crisp palate. Heavily sedimented. Perhaps slightly over carbonated, but in general a very enjoyable beer. And, for the price you can’t beat it.
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stop in to a Sunoco to get a pack of gum and you find this little gem on a shelf.....never seen it anywhere else. A really delicious Hefe from Sierra Nevada who I am continually impressed with, turning out large amounts of quality beer. Sweet, with subtle bananna, well balanced and spicey. Light-medium carbonation. If you find it pick up a six pack....you won’t be disappointed.
halfonit (1129) - 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 (5362) - 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 (1411) - 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.