beerbrains (26) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2014
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not much of an aroma - somewhat sweet (bubblegummy); clear with a thin head; sweet taste; thin and really fizzy (high carbonation) - overall a light, sweet and fruity wheat beer - not as drinkable as some (I would have to switch after 2 or 3 to something more bitter). I’ll take a free one but I probably won’t buy this again
Westchesterco (1113) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at lost dog it is a clear yellow color with a slight head. The aroma is malty with some citrus. The taste is banana and lemon and Cloves and the finish is definitely a candy banana
Iphonephan (3652) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Lost Dog in McLean. Pours a clear gold with a white head. Aroma of cardamom. Flavors of banana. Short clean finish.
kidobutai (424) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Very little head, a small but noticeable amount of lacing, cloudy orange. Hay and banana aroma, wheaty with some citrus. Smooth finish. Not a fan of what beers anymore, but this was refreshing after a run.
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little underwhelming. Too much on the sour side without having much of the banana or pronounced yeast. Pours orange without much head or lacing. Bottle.
Darkmagus82 (1830) - - JUL 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 7-7-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a medium white head. The head faded very fast to give only a light amount of lacing.
Smell – The aromas are heaviest of wheat and yeast. There are notes of pepper and banana as well as a very light citrus flavor.
Taste – The taste starts out wheaty and a little on the sweeter side; the sweetness is of a citrus orange nature. The sweetness fades slightly over time as flavors of yeast start to work their way into the taste. A light peppery and banana flavor accompany the yeast and take the flavor to the end.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the average thickness with a carbonation level on the higher side of things. Both fitting,but rather average for the style.
Overall – Not a bad brew and quite easy to drink. Well worth a try.
Dacrza (544) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
DATE REVIEWED: July 18, 2014... GLASSWARE: Weihenstaphaner weizen... OCCASION: beautiful camp day to a close...APPEARANCE: cloudy golden yellow body with generally large bubbles at the bottom of the glass; quickly flattening head--zero left behind, creating a bald brew... AROMA: banana and bubblegum--a yeast strain that is a bit clean for a hefe... some clove late... PALATE: crisp, reasonably medium-bodied; swift aftertaste; not really unfiltered... TASTE: yeasty banana, and yet not too flavorful; slightly acidic, but rather smooth overall, missing the rougher, more natural flavor profile of a hefe... OVERALL: refreshing on the deck at Friday 5 pm, yes--flavorful enough to distinguish itself or hold interest, no...enough to be a hefe, definitely not; the sampler hit on two of four (the IPA and pils) and struggles elsewhere...
Hangover (1065) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden pour with a small, creamy white head. Aroma is yeasty with a lot of banana. Banana flavors dominate, light clove, yeast and light fruit. Finish is a bit sour and soapy. Good flavor, finishes flat.
SSSteve (3833) - - JUN 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. mostly clear gold, lifeless, no head. tart, grapefruit pith and banana aroma. thinnish light body. some flavors of bready grain and green banana. tough to keep these fresh for long. pkg 3/10/14.
rolltideroll (20) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Interesting brew. Definitely some hefeweizen characteristics, but I didn’t pick up on much of the banana and clove. The appearance was nice but nothing special. Same for the taste. Definitely pour it in a glass. Tried a few sips from the bottle, but the carbonation was overpowering. Not bad, but this one is not for me.
60minuteman (867) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A none too offensive German style hefe. Pale malt, corn, wheat, pine, citrus and mild spices. Balanced with a little peppery zest bite on the end. Perhaps that’s the clove but I think it is more peppercorns. Light body. The spices come through as you drink it. I am enjoying this a lot.