Haslinger (887) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap @ The Bruery, wonderful aroma of spicy banana nut bread with a hint of clove. Taste is very similar a bit of bubblegum and candy cake. Wonderful beer
Stephen_S (20) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of those beers if you like it than you like it. All the reviews are personal opinions anyways. For me this beer is great. Banana, fruity, hay, reminds me of bierre garde style of beers and being in the northern style of france. I enjoy it for what it is.
bhensonb (12945) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Bine & Vine. Pours dark brown, but not "very", with a creamy/foamy light tan head. Aroma is sort of banana cake with brown sugar. Haven’t had that in years. Near full bodied. Flavor is brown sugar, banana, arguably some clove, and finally it’s suggesting (a new thing in the universe) banana treacle. I’m really liking this. Treacle. Banana. Spice. What’s not to like?
Bule (1394) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy brown color with a yellow tinge. Bold caramel flavors and a little banana. Nicely balanced sweetness.
SudsMcDuff (7254) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
i always am happy to see a weizenbock .. . mild wood, yeast, bubblegum, and chocolate banana .. . medium mouth .. . sweet finish .. . i liked this .. . . i really need to go bowling.
Blairgus (3567) - California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2015 28 Oct 2015, bottle from 2012. ruby/brown, lightly cloudy with steady bubbles. nose is sweet bready malt, bananas, caramel, softly spiced. med body and mildly fizzy. really does taste like spiced cake. alcohol comes out a bit. sweet overall. very nice.
(original rating - 7 3 7 3 14 = 3.4) 13 dec 2013, bottle. Light brown and faintly cloudy. Nose is spiced amber ale. Med body and mildly fizzy, slightly syrupy. Sugary syrup malt. Nice.
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merc7186 (2706) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Oranges, Cream, Mild Spiced Cake
Appearance: Brown/Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
Taste: Spiced Cake, Mild Orange Creamsicle, Mildly Bready
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
48FanInCali (827) - California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber - Maple brown colored pour with off white head. Nose of malt, bananas, cloves, vanilla, and dark fruit. Taste follows the nose. Solid craft and one of the better ones of this style I have had.
slowrunner77 (7852) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown pour with ample head and lacing. Big aroma of banana, clove, plum, and other spice. Body is bigger than usual with a little booze showing (it’s one fault). Flavor is big too...similar to the aroma and just a bit heavier than is typical for the style. Cool to compare to Deschutes, who also just brewed a big Weizenbock. They get the nod, but this was damn good too
ineedbeer (1366) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is nice with medium banana and chocolate notes. Lighter clove and toasted malt character. Medium light melanoidins of toasted bread and cherry. As it warns you pick up some plum and prune.
Pours brown to dark brown with hints of ruby. Big, tall, thick tan head that has really nice retention. Medium lacing and medium small legs.
Flavor is similar to the aroma with a balance between the maltiness and the fruit notes. Fairly sweet with some toasted bread, caramel, toffee, chocolate and even roast. Balanced with banana, pear, cherry, plum and prune. Moderate bitterness and low alcohol spice help cut through the sweetness and dry out the finish a bit.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation and a bit of a silkiness. Low but present astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall a pretty nice beer, especially the aroma but the flavor has a bit of an odd twang in the finish. I also find the beer to be a bit sweet and possibly under attenuated. I like the malt and ester complexity though and they they play off each other well.