BillKismet (3024) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich, hazy mustard yellow with a lively head. Piquant aromatic medley of German wheat, German yeast, and zesty phenols with clove more prominent though banana playing lightly as well. Richly complex and enjoyable bouquet with touches of spiciness. If there is any drawback, perhaps it is a bit under-bodied, however the flavors of wheat, German yeast, and spicy phenols are again pleasant and conjure up the German pub experience.An outstanding German hefe and definitely a top-notch American example.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Kingdom Liquors (Tampa, FL). Pours a hazy amber golden color with one finger white head that settles quickly. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of banana, clove, grass, hay, spice, light citrus and lemon notes. Flavor is sweet and floral with notes of banana, clove, yeast, nuts, gras,s hay, honey, some light caramel notes. Generally light to medium body with a refreshing spicy finish. Nice Hefe -- rivals some of the Germans we have had.
IrishBoy (3641) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from GM Liquors. Nose of wheat, banana, and yeasty light funk. Murky yellow with a big pale yellow head. Flavor is loads of banana, light bitterness, and grainy white bread. Finish is lightly bitter with a touch of pepperiness. Great hefe, glad I can get it locally and cheap!
rocbyter (1775) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at ACBF. Mild sweet wheat aroma. Cloudy yellow color with a medium white head. Wheaty with a little bitter finish.
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. Pours with a big fluffy white head. A nice hazy and opaque yellow color, lots of yeast present, of course. Aroma is strongly yeasty with some banana ester and nuttiness. Creamy, yeasty flavor - banana esters abound, and it’s got a pleasant level of spiciness throughout. A smooth palate with a clean, semi-dry finish. Evidently I really liked this beer, because I downed the 12 ounces in about as many minutes. It’s wonderful for the ridiculous hot weather we’ve been having here lately. A competing hefe with the lovely Live Oak Hefeweizen, I’d say.
esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Double D. Hazy banana yellow-orange with a large white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, clove and some tasty banana nut bread. Standard hefe faire with banana, clove, yeast and wheat. Pretty easy drinking and quality addition to the sierra Nevada line.
lb4lb (2050) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy, dark orange with a white head. Smell is wheaty, and creamy. Taste is creamy, strongly wheaty and slightly fruity and citrusy. Extremely drinkable, fresh and flavorful. Rich creamy body and normal carbonation. I really like this and am glad that it is readily available for the hot Texas summer.
RCL (2029) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma like whole grain banana bread (as I woud imagine it.) Pretty light mouthfeel but medium strong flavor of banana cream. Pretty nice.
chimaybier (109) - Redding, California, USA - JUN 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Six pack purchased from Liquor Barn in Redding, California. I was hoping and praying to GOD that this would not be another interpretation of a Hefe with too much hops. From what I read of the earlier reports before this beer was released, I had good hopes. Bouquet: Banana / clove esters. Palate: a bit spicy & dryish, but not overly so. Definite wheat graininess. Finish: great balance of yeasty spiciness & citrus. I’ll buy this again for sure!
SSSteve (3390) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. very cloudy opaque yellow under a large creamy white head. moderate amount of lacing. delicate wheaty, banana aroma but fairly one dimensional. the flavor opens up with banana and pink bubble gum. not too spicy though. medium-full bodied. fairly dry. creamy and smooth palate. a great german style hefe.