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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 163   ABV: 5.42%
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Sold only on draft at the brewery. This unfiltered ale is fermented with a special wheat beer yeast which imparts a clove-like spiciness with vanilla or nutmeg notes and a fruitiness reminiscent of bananas or apples. Low in bitterness and mildly tart with a soft roundness characteristic of a Hefeweizen (hazy wheat).


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gwillrich (151) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - MAR 4, 2014
Cerveja de trigo honesta. Boa formação de espuma e pouca retenção. Aromas frutados e de especiarias.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Buikus (6) - Alabama, USA - FEB 26, 2013 does not count
Decent beer, not what I would expect from a beer named "Ruthless", a tad light and lacking flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerology (27) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Pours dark orange color with a light top. Light hoppy aroma. Nice palate with nutty end. Over all good IPA with a light bitterness note. ---Rated via Beerology

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kevin (2077) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 9, 2009
cloudy dark yellow with a bubbly head. light lemon apple nose very clean flavor with a bit of banana way back in the finish. extremely easy to drink , a bit bready but overall non-descript. 4 5 4 4 9

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9794) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2009
On tap at Lanesplitter in Berkely poured a cloudy orange with a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of wheat, yeast and a hint of spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, clove and yeast with a crisp lingering spiced finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2008
On tap at Showbox in Seattle - how the hell did they get this? Hazy dark golden. Moderate spicy malt with some sweetness. Refreshing. One hell of a surprise when at a concert at a very non-beer joint. Far from mind-blowing, but solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5887) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2008
on tap @ Blind Tiger Sierra Nevada tasting. Very nice american made hefe. Pours a cloudy light yellow. Clovy, banana light citrus aroma. Taste follows the aroma up correctly. Nice beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2008
Draught at 99 Bottles in Santa Cruz. Lightly cloudy yellow with a moderate white head. Aroma is light banana, somewhat sweet, with a bit of clove. Flavor is the same, with a small bit of hops in the finish, and a good bit of yeastiness. Slightly sweet, though none of the bubble-gum sweetness of some hefeweizens. Not exceptional, but solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ahalloin (54) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2008
I had this beer at the Sierra Nevada tasting at the Brickskeller in DC. Pours a yellowy-golden unfilitered (or lightly filtered as Steve Grossman said) look with a good amount of head. The head retention is fantastic. The aroma is of orange peel, clove, and maybe some banana. The beer imparts a lovely bouquet of spicy wheat, clove, and non-descript fruit in a smooth medium-sized mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2008
Hazy golden yellow. Aroma of wheat cereal, bubble gum, clove, and banana. The flavor is very similar. Medium carbonated, smooth, and rather light.


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