09maso3 (72) - vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy orange-yellow appearance. Like peach juice with large thick white head. Very full spice/fruit aroma. Bananas predominate. Fruity and spicy but clean to the taste. Fairly light, carbonation is not too extreme. A very refreshing, thirst quenching veer with enough going on to keep you interested. I feel like i could easily drink a few pints...In fact i think i will
Jethro6191 (506) - Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours light cloudy gold with two fingers of nice foamy head. Citrus hops and clove aroma. Light and watery with citrus, banana, and clove flavor. Finishes dry.
deyholla (9638) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the Bloomington Beer Festival. Poured gold with a near white head. Aroma was sweet with yeast notes, bring out a sweet grain or sugar cookie note. Flavor was sweet as well with a distinct yeast flavor and a dry finish. A bit sweet for my liking.
Strykzone (6178) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a cloudy golden and is just a bit dirty looking. An aroma that is fruity, yeasty, and funky. This is a beer that is full of zest. Plenty of fruit, yeast, and sourness. Again, funky. Nice and dry. So very good.
blankboy (7058) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a slightly hazy, bubbly gold with an average size somewhat-lasting fluffy white head. Slightly sweet aroma of banana, yeast and light spices. Mild, yeasty flavour along with light spices, sweet malt, wheat and banana (too much banana for me, but any banana is too much for me). Average bodied. A decent Hefe, though a bit too sweet and banana-ey for me but that’s a personal preference and not a knock on the beer.
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle: a very good hefeweizen. Hazy orange, thin white head. bubbly and good. Smells of banana and spicy cloves. Tastes similar, nice balance of paper hops.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Pours transluscent golden with a thin, wispy white head. Aroma of hay, wheat, hops, and lemon. Moderate to light bodied. Weak mouthfeel. Loose, clean finish. Decent hefeweizen.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours cloudy golden in color with thine white head. Aroma wheat, lemon and spice. Taste wheat, spice and lite hops with dry finish.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (in NZ), pours a cloudy bright gold with a foamy white head. Cloves and a little banana, a touch metallic. A grainy palate, a good moderate dryness, with a lemons, pepper and cloves. An easy drinking Hefe.
NachlamSie (3172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bOTTLE. Pours cloudy orange with a large head. Smells promising. . .lots of coriander, banana, spice, and papery hops. It’s very tasteful and delicate, not at all blunt or candied. The flavor follows up excellently. It is remarkably similar to Weihenstephaner’s classic example of the style, but doesn’t quite live up to that legen. Still, complex depth of spices, grain, lemon, banana entertain my palate. This is a surprsing offering from Sierra Nevada. I love the brewery, but often when they stray from the standard PNW approach to brewing they falter. This ,however, is win.