kdm1984 (806) - Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orangeish gold with small head that sticks around and leaves a creamy ring of lacing. Big zingy lemon and pepper aroma. Taste follows suit. Very refreshing.
metalspice (272) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tåkete melonfarget med lavt skum. Gjæret dominerer duften med klare toner av banan, honningmelon og krydder. Frukten følger i smaken og avsluttes med en lett bitterhet. Fyldig munnfølelse på et godt karbonert øl.
ClarkVV (4164) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 4/7/15, drunk 7/3/15
Heavily hazy, deep amber golden liquid is heavily carbonated and produces a massive white head that is well-retained.
As with the kolsch and pilsner in this Summer 12 pack, I get more hops up front, with the actual style character in the background. This one has probably the most non-hop character of the three, with light clove and bubble gum and a very heavy mineral water-like character. Rather rustic, with baked bread, hay, some light plaster. Nice, if not exactly classic hefe territory. Anyways, no resin or alcohol, no flaws but it would be nice if there was more spiciness to it.
The flavor is soft, with sticky honeyed malts that are fairly well-attenuated wrapping around very light white pepper and clove suggestions. Breadiness builds up but the watery texture and ample carbonation help clear the palate. Tons of bubblegum on the finish and a lingering spicy dryness that is pleasing, if somewhat too brief. I’m drinking this right from the fridge without letting it warm and its borderline too sweet/malty, so I’d hate to see it if it sat for like 10 minutes, though at the same time, it dosent really give the esters and phenols as much an opportunity to shine. Still, it’s clean and passable if actually a bit too clean. We’re entering American wheat territory here....Also, the beer is oddly very, very watery, much moreso than even a 5% hefe should be.
To be fair, I’m rating this lower to-style here (a clean, but very, very light, watery, borderline bland, German hefe). Feel free to add ~.5 to the score if you’re scoring this at home as just a "Wheat beer".
Jyrsa (183) - - JUL 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear yellow with snow white head. Nose of banana and bread. Banana and herbs with other fruity notes. Sour and bitter yet a bit sweet; very refreshing.
jdjuice (434) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - JUL 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden yellow with a whole lotta yeast. Aroma is fresh banana bread with considerable spice. Flavor is lighter than expected with the strong aromas, has kind of a sugar substitute sweetness that tastes kinda weird.
Bosco (231) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very cloudy yellow, head and lacing wash away quickly.
Slightly medicinal up front, then banana bread, bubble gum, faint cloves, bitterness comes through on the finish.
Has the palate, aroma and sour-ness of a classic Kellerweis.
Bottled on 4/28/15
Consumed on 6/30/15
$14.99/seasonal mix twelve pack at Publix Boca Raton Florida
Hiero (161) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy with plenty of carbonation. Light-medium body with strong banana flavor. Very pleasant taste, good hefe.
Knilas (22) - Sidney, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Highly impressed! Nice aroma. Banana bread in spades! Hazy yellow color, pure white head. This one will have a permanent spot in my rotation.
hman43 (569) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours straw color with a full bodied head that does leave lacing as it diminishes. Aromas of spices, bananas, and wheat,. Flavors of bananas, spices, and yeast. It is light and refreshing.
tsd08460 (191) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: banana, cloves
Appearance: hazy gold, white head
Taste; light sweetness, belgian yeast
Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
OnTheTrail (75) - Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best hefe I have had yet. Rich aroma of bananas, spice and vanilla. Banana clove taste, smooth mouthfeel.