IrishBoy (3960) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from TheEpeeist after two years of waiting for them to produce their Matador (still listed with no ratings). Nose is banana, wheat bread yeast, with a hint of vanilla toffee and cloves. Murky amber with a medium, lightly lacing, beige head. Flavor is lightly bitter, sweet bananas, and very spicy and peppery. Nice weizenbock!
AleRider78 (222) - - AUG 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a good size frothy beige cap and has a fairly dark amber/coppery appearance. Good lacing. Aromas are wheaty and malty with notes of yeast. Flavours are mostly malty, some toffee, earthy hops, spices. Full bodied mouthfeel.
chinchill (3119) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at The Mansion (FL).
Good looking. Sweet aroma and overly sweet flavor despite some obvious hop bitterness. Lots of toffee and brown sugar with some banana and too much clove.
BuckeyeBoy (3686) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours out a amber with red highlights topped with a white head. Nose is rich pit fruit belg yeast spice and a heavy malt. Taste is more of the heavy malts some sweetness and a nice belg twist.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with my wife. Pours a clear browned amber with a large white head. Yeast on the nose, toast, malt. On the thicker side of medium bodied, sweet with a bit of toast and malt. Picks up some dried fruit notes. Warming alcohol makes a brief appearance, but nothing distracting in any way. Long toast on the finish, soft bitterness.
cattaneopapa (233) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle from LCBO, Parkway Mall, Scarborough, ON. 7.5% alc. / vol. Pours a hazy ruby brown colour with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malts and a whiff of plum. Taste matches the aroma with notes of banana. Well balanced taste with a light body finishes dry. Low carbonation.
thorongil2 (1779) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) lear, bright reddish amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of sour fruit, earth; balanced flavour with a lng, light bitter finish; creamy palate
pootzboy (1650) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle – poured a honey-amber color with a substantial puffy white cap. Aroma was pungent – smoky banana, biscuity, grassy and succulent fruit (Lots of esters in this) . Flavour is rather dense for a wheat ale – big chew of caramel malts balanced with dark fruit esters and some herbal hopping, goes a bit drier in the finish where the dusty wheat malt shows up balanced with the hops. Not a bad weizen heller bock but a bit heavy and sweet for my tastes in this style.
Randy4Beer (368) - - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice dark brown coppery colour, albeit filtered, with an off-white head that dissipates pretty quickly.
The nose is treated to brown sugar, bananas, and sweet malts.
Palate is medium bodied and more crisp than creamy.
The tastes range from caramel malts, to nuttiness, to light banana esters, with hints of wheat as expected in a Dunkel.
It all drinks quite nicely, and I’d definitely grab some more bottles of these. Yet another Southern Tier beer that I am really enjoying.
dalekliz (899) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber brown with an off-white ring. Sweet aroma, of caramel, malt, brown sugar, hops, dark fruits. Taste starts sweet, with dark fruits and caramel malt, then picks up quite a bit of hoppy bitterness. Lingering sweet bitterness. Decent.
OntBeerDrinker (495) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
smell’s malty, bready, wheaty, yeasty, a little sweet with hints of caramel and banana. Top is amber read bottom is kinda light syrup caramel color. Bubbly head leavs fast. small carbination alot long time. Malty body with some sweetness, a little carame, hints of cherry and a little banana. The hops in it are citrus grassy and leave a bitterness that shows more as it drys out. some sips have a little warmth in belly. Would like bitterness tamed down, more moister then dryness and a bit less malty/sweet but not a bad beer. Cheer’s. Just not the best in the style and a style I do like.