thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ SPH. Pours that unmistakable cloudy golden-orange with a surprisingly small white head. Aroma is banana, clove, and slight vanilla characteristics as well. Flavor is spicy up front with noticeable cloves and a nice sweet finish with heavy notes of banana. Beer again remains smooth throughout, and while it did not exactly match the classic hefeweizen, it was more than worth the price of admission.
LilBeerDoctor (3516) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at SPH. Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of spices and clove. Flavor is spices upfront with a nice fruity (banana) finish. Full-bodied palate. However, after a pint of this, the spices started to annoy me. Ok hefe though.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Publick House. Cloudy, cloudy, cloudy. Aroma of banana, reddish fruits, wheat, spices in the background. Flavor more of the same, maybe gets a bit tiring by the end. Full, creamy body. While a bit different from an authentic German Hefeweizen, a much more interesting attempt than I’ve come to expect from an American brewer. Sort of like wheat candy.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at SHPH. Pours a cloudy yellow hazy body with a creamy fluffy white head. Aroma is mmm banana sweet malt and some wheat. Flavors are sweet wheat and banana. yup said the same thing twice.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hop Devil Grill. Hazy golden in color with a nice fluffy off white head. Spicy fruity aroma. Banana clove notes. Malty fruity flavor. Banana citrusy flavor. Smooth. Well balanced. Finish is spicy. Very nice beer.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Hop Devil. Lovely pour, super hazy with a nice, bright white head. As cloudy as this was, though, it had little body, making both the aroma and the taste very watery. Some of the right pieces were there, but this really was lacking a distinctive yeast character that hefes should have. Really quite unexciting.
beerbill (3565) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From my long lost notes. On tap at the SPH August, 2003. Servied in a pint glass. Arrived at the table a hazy gold with a thin white head. Very pleasant aroma of bananas along with some spice. Flavor was definitely wheaty with bananas and yeast as well. A bit of spice in there as well. Fairly smooth and medium bodied. Very good summer brew.
egajdzis (5545) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a lightly hazy, golden color, with a medium sized, creamy white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of gingerbread, some banana, and faint cloves. Taste of more banana, tart citrus fruits, clove, and a light yeastiness.
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at SPH. Hazy golden coloured beer. Sweet aroma of banana, some nice wheaty character in the nose. Not a lot of clove or spice. Seems a bit undercarbonated and sort of lifeless. Flavour is pretty good, medium bodied, banana and apple flavour. Lingering wheaty spice on the back. Malts seem a bit light, but it’s quite refreshing.
beastiefan2k (2804) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the Publick house, enjoyed while talking with JoeMcPhee. Poured cloudy yellow into a shaker. Aroma is faintly wheaty and taste was too watery. This was one of those unimpressive beers served at the Publick house. They must of changed the yeast because their are no complex flavors.