jameswolfe (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I love Hefe’s and FFF’s so I was excited to try this. It was no surprise that their take was a little different and had a lot of strength to it. The banana scent was a little lesser than some of the big Hefe’s, but the taste was stronger and more complex.
DoublEE (509) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I could drink this all day long and for the rest of my life and not miss anything else. It’s a damned shame they don’t bottle this. Get there and give it a go.
KickInChalice (842) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. First reviewed 11/18/2010. Served on tap in a pint glass.
Drunk Monk pours a hazy faded golden color, with a small white head, which fades rather quickly to a ring on the edge of the glass. Light lacing on the sides of the glass.
Banana, clove, and wheat are all present in the nose. Other spices and floral hops provide the support.
Although the banana flavors are quite strong, this is actually somewhat tame for FFF. Maybe I was just in the mood for something stronger. It starts out moderately sweet, with lots of banana, clove, and spice. A kick of bubblegum in the middle, finished out by light citrus but mostly floral hops.
The feel is sticky sweet, and moderately carbonated. Medium body.
My ratings may be weighed down by my exceptionally high expectations for Three Floyd’s, but to me this was a decent, not a great beer.
wilnatp (438) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2012 Bottle at Darkness Day 2011. Pour is yellow/orange with a white head. Spice and banana in nose and flavor. Good beer.
cbfobes (1672) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Three Floyds, pours a hazy yellowish orange with a nice thick white head, the aroma is of heavy spice and banana, the flavor is very crisp and clean with a good amount of clove coming through with the banana and other spices, nicely done brew.
Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a hazy yellow to orange color with a white head. Aroma was lots of lemon zest and coriander, mainly spices and light fruits with some pale malt too. Flavor was much the same, very lemony and bustingly refreshing for a hefe. Really liked this one.
savnac (2056) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ FFF. Hazy deep yellow with a small white head. Typical Hef aroma of banana, clove with some bready malt. Smooth malty flavor with light tart yeast. Medium body with average carbonation. Nice solid Hef.
ekoerper (548) - Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: clove and banana, wheat malts. Pours a very hazy golden color, slight tinge of orange, white head with fair retention. Flavor has the expected clove phenolics and faint banana, bready wheat malt, a bit subtle. Body is on the thin side, medium carbonation.
ryanfolty (1457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: October 22, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Darkness Day. Full description not available as I sampled way too many beers during Darkness Day!
DalzAle (1737) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler pour. Extremely dense creamy yellow/orange pour, frothy 1/4 inch head and a nice spicy banana nose. Flavor is also slightly creamy, heavy on the banana and cloves and finishes with a little bitter herbs and lemon. Really tasty, but not sure if I’d pay another $24 for a growler of this.
gyllenbock (2967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brewpub, October 21, 2011.
Hazy yellow with a small white head. This is a descent German Hefeweizen. Aroma and taste of banana, clove, wheat, citrus and some yeast. Not a bad beer for the style.