jake65 (2901) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Straw color with a light haze and a finger of creamy white head. Nose is wheaty, spices (cloves), and yeast. Some fruity esters. Tastes very smooth into a crisp, tangy wheaty kick with a lighter spice and yeast presence. Very nice. SN scores a hit!
NPRugby11 (219) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is absolutely brilliant, beautiful banana sweetness and very refreshing. Another winner from Sierra Nevada for sure.
sebletitje (7901) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours golden hazy, thick creamy white head.
Aroma is yeasty, hints of hops, light spices and herbal.
Flavor, clove, wheat, yeasty with hints of fruits.
williamherbert (1395) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of toasted bananas and cloves, of course. A little minty and herbal. better than the average. Wheat and a hint of orange rind.
Appearance is super cloudy bright yellow. Big creamy Noxzema head. Lots of powerful carbonation and good lace.
The flavor is heavy, spicy banana. Some spicy Belgian ale flavors too, like orange zest. Not too different from a typical hefe, but a pleasant flavor.
Dry feel at the swallow, a little ashy. Some smooth buttery notes on top.
A decent, thick and fruity beer overall. Solid, if pretty standard.
Capa (2316) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy glowing hay color with minimal white head. Aroma of banana, sweet malts, light citrus, wheat, and faint yeast. Crisp body. Flavor is along the lines of the aroma. Banana, citrus, some light spices, and wheat. A tasty wheat with a geed feel and nice finishing kick to it.
viet959 (81) - , Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Wheat, banana bread, citrus. Appearance: Clear straw yellow with a nice medium but dense head that leave some lacing. Flavor: Wheat, light clove, banana, citrus. Palate: light body, thin feel, lively. Overall Impression: This a very good hefe.. My 2nd favorite behind Paulaner.
kennydiaz (353) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice golden color with creamy head. Taste and smell filled with citrus notes. predominate taste is orange and lemon. An excellent hefenweizen perfect for a summer day.
Kuzo (116) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy orange color. Thick white head with nice lacing and carbonation. Smells of banana/banana bread and clove. Hints of wheat. Tastes banana, clove, yeast, grain, and lemon. Some spice. Overall quite drinkable.
PartyBear (29) - Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Intensely cloudy yellow honey in colour, medium size dense white head. Heavily carbonated.
Aroma: Clear citric notes, with grainy wheat hints. Can definitely smell bananas, kind a banana bread-like. Slightly acidic bready yeast.
Taste: Very bready grain-like flavours. Sweet fruity banana. Lemony citrus, providing a mildly sharp hit. There is a very subtle spicy flavour, possibly cloves.
Mouthfeel: Lively, and medium bodied. Quite chewy.
Drinkability: Easy to drink and enjoyable. Will probably have this again.
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, #494. Opaque pour with large white head. Sweet aroma of wheat, clove and citrus. Flavor follows with a bit of grassiness. Not my style, but very good brew.