Cybercat (3961) - Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong aroma is yeasty and wheaty with an undertone of orange. Pours a clear, rather wan yellow with a frothy white head - let us hope that appearance is the one weak spot. Flavor, fortunately, is better - yeasty and wheaty, a hint of citrus, not outstanding but still refreshing. In the body and fizz departments, mouthfeel is about average. OK if not the best - give it a try if you like this style.
bconch (314) - - SEP 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, golden pour with a nose of banana and cloves. Taste is mildly sweet with a distinctive banana presence. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Very nice.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.
Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow color with a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of lace left behind.
Zesty spice aroma with some pepper, coriander and clove along with bready yeast, light fruit and citrus. There’s also a subtle banana character but the citrus/lemon and spice notes are most prominent.
Medium bodied but fuller than expected with a really nice balance of zesty spice, bready yeast, light fruit and crisp citrus. Heavily spiced with strong clove and pepper flavor that’s nicely complimented by citrus juice and lemon zest. Slightly tart with some banana and bread notes toward the finish. Well balanced, really refreshing and easy to drink.
rumproasts (4004) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. golden with small head. big clove with subtle banana. pretty darn good for an American hefe.
jrob21 (2890) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow color. Toasty grain and light wheat. Crisp grassiness. Banana and a little grassy finish. Slight bitterness but a yeast bitter not hop bitter. Decent but nothing I would die to try again.
PhillyCraft (3875) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at PH, pours a murky gold straw color, thin loosely bubbled head, no lacing. Aromas of spice, lemons, german yeast, and grains.The commercial description is dead on with regards to flavor, tons of clove spice, orange peel, bubblegum, coriander, underripe bannana, and yeast. Aftertaste is spiced, with a little peppermint vanilla. Very refreshing.
ChainGangGuy (4505) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Illegible, smudged dating on the neck of the bottle, unfortunately.
Appearance: Pours a lightly clouded, pale gold body with a small-sized, short-lived, white head.
Smell: Very gently toasted golden wheat nose with smooth banana notes and spicy clove accents. A little lemon showing moments later.
Taste: Malty wheat with some crunchy toastiness to it, perhaps a low touch of grain. Lightly honeyish quality and not overtly sweet. Faint, faded lemon fruitiness, then, the near-ripe bananas followed by spicy notes from the clove phenols and German hops. Drying finish pointed by the crispish carbonation.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Passably refreshing and sufficiently representative for an American-born hefe.
fluffy (1918) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
my only real complaint is this was a little too filtered to be a german hefe. it looked more like an american wheat or wit. but otherwise, probably in my top 2 or 3 of american made hefes. i hope they make this a regular part of their lineup.
gyllenbock (5728) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Rattle N Hum, July 2012. Hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma and taste of spices, bubble gum, pepper and glove. Drinkable but not that interesting.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy pale golden pour with a medium-sized, fluffy white head. Aroma was lots of clove, bubblegum, creamy banana. Flavor was that plus some light malt. Fairly sweet. Creamy, slightly thick mouthfeel. Solid hefe.