Marduk (2472) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. Clear brown color. Tiny to almost no head. Malty and sweet aroma. Sweet, mint, malty, caramel, faint chocolate and candy in taste. Malty, spicy notes in aftertaste. Faint sense of alcohol. Sweet and sticky.
uhclem (359) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a good drink. The aroma made a promise that couldn’t be kept. This resembled a beer the same way Frankenstein’s monster resembled a man - it was a mishmash of ingredients that failed to cohere. 3 sips and down the sink.
JPDurden24 (1527) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown pour, nice frothy head. Lots of banana, cloves, and sugary sweetness, but doesn’t seem to blend well together overall. Its good, but missing something.
daknole (8854) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown pour at Fate. Light tannish colored head. Banana, cloves, yeasty, bread, wheat thins. Solid but not amazing.
dcschiller (2203) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught for the Fate Ska tap takeover. Pours clear light mahogany with an eggshell head. Aroma is banana, coriander and biscuit. Taste is banana, malt, candied sugar. Medium bodied and sticky. Good, but a little sloppy compared to the Germans.
IrishBoy (3799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by Ratman. Nose is banana, caramel, cloves, and a little bubblegum. Clear rust with a small beige head. Flavor is white peppery with caramel and light bitterness.
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a large, frothy and fizzy light tan head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is cooked and lightly caramelized bananas, faint nutty malt notes, toast and cookie malt with spicy hop notes and candi sugar. Flavor is heavy banana and sweet malt, spicy wheat notes with no hop flavor, light to no hop bitterness, and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation. This is like liquid banana bread.
arminjewell (5993) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap at the CO rare beer tasting 2012, dark reddish brown pour with slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of banana, toffee, spicy esters, touch of earth, chocolate, hints of sweet fruit in there as well. Taste is a mix of sweet caramel, toffee, some banana, spicy esters mixing into some fruit notes, finishing fairly sweet. Eh.
drjay44 (2566) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, ivory head, over a clear red amber (SRM 17) body....nose is banana, bubblegum, brown sugar, treacle....taste is sweet banana/bubblegum, treacle, brown sugar, light clove....mouth feel medium, sticky, alcohol (? ABV) hidden, carbonation makes a creamy sweet foam. This is a very simple version of an elegant complex style. The best Weizen Bocks are redolent with layers of dried fruit, spice in both aroma and flavor. This is not. Additionally it is very, very sweet. This dominates the other characteristics. BJCP 7/3/11/4/5
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (caramel), with a very strong note of overripe banana, other notes of brown sugar, maple syrup, bubble gum, alcohol.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Good grief...this is an absolute sugar bomb, in both nose and mouth. Unreal. I guess if you like drinking Karo syrup you might like this, but wow...this is painfully one-dimensional and almost impossible to drink.