AirForceHops (5986) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ the 3 FFFs on 30 November, 2013. Weizen glass with the correct hazy, milky gold color. Lasting head retention. Lovers of this style will enjoy this, I did.
Nose is the blend of banana, clove and bubble gum that a German yeast should exhibit. The yeast and bread malt come together nicely. Flavor is thick bready dough like in body with the fruity banana, apple, bubble gum and maybe a trace of vanilla cookie or sugar cookie. The flavor is pretty much spot on for the style and the brewers hit the nail on the head. This could very easily pass as a true German brew that came from across the ocean.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes. First reviewed 1/25/2011. Served on tap in a bow tie at Three Floyd’s.
This pours a turbid orange tangerine color with a hint of brown in the middle. Although this is not the most attractive color, I am unsure of how it would be possible to make a ’pretty’ looking 9% Hefeweizen. A modest sea foam cap rests on top. Nice retention and spots of lace on the glass.
Honey and bananas provide the sweetness in the aroma, and there are a ton of cloves here. Quite sweet, with pale malt existing in the background.
The taste starts very sweet, with crystal malt, honey, banana, and then some spicy yeast, a ton of cloves, and really no hops to speak off. It finishes, no surprise, sweet.
This drinks big for a Hefeweizen, as I would expect knowing the ABV ahead of time, but the alcohol is remarkably well hidden. Lots of residue behind the lips, and the tongue dries out a bit over the course of a sip. Medium carbonation here and definitely full bodied for the style.
A bit cloying overall. This is not something that I would be able to repeat, at least not back to back.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy yellow-brown color....Nose is heavy on the banana and clove with a bit of cinnamon and lemon zest noted. Full-bodied palate leads to a boozy amalgam of flavors. Heavy banana and spice with a slightly tart note at the end to represent the wheat present. Too boozy for me and somewhat of an overkill.
patrick767 (3951) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at Trion - Pours hazy orange with a white head. The aroma of primarily of bananas with some spice and yeast. It tastes sweet with flavors of caramel and banana along with a little alcohol coming through. Medium bodied, this brew is quite tasty.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Three Floyds last Saturday. Server in a miniature weizen glass, as best as I can describe it.
Poured a hazy golden color that was a bit darkened, though still fairly light. Quite hazy. Good white head with some fluff and nice retention. The nose brings quite a bit of clove along with banana and bubblegum. Touch of alcohol there as well. The taste integrates everything fairly well, though there’s no real pop bringing it to the next level. Mouthfeel is good--nice carbonation and a bit of a creaminess with just a bit of booze in the finish. Quite tasty.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 03-01-2011
jcr (2527) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Cloudy, golden body. Off-white head, rapidly diminishing. Sweet aroma of banana, toasted grain, clove and alcohol. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. The finish is moderatley sweetn, moderately bitter and lightly to moderately acidic. Medium body, velvety texture and moderate carbonation. This is a very sweet heffe with a little more hop presence. Nice tanginess in the finish, but there is also too much peppery alcohol. Cloying, thick mess. Better to stick to good heffes.
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap at Three Floyds into a bowtie...The beer is a dark honey gold, murky, ugly. Tope head with good retention and lacing, doesn’t make up for the color...Strong aroma of mostly clove, but banana, honey, and lemon accent...The taste is all cloves, a tad too sweet and much for me. The finish is pureed bananas, and while I’m not a huge fan of that, I do like it as it breaks up the clove...Incredibly easy to drink the alcohol is totally hidden.
This is really sweet but crushable. Cloves aren’t my thing but if you like this style I would get this for sure.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Haymarket. Pours a hazy orangey gold with sticky lacing head. Nose is nice enough, with banana and clove. A hint of booze is there as well. Some caramel, but starts to lend itself to bubblegum. On taste, I ask myself why. Why is this so damn phenolic? Bandaid and hot alcohols take over. Overly sweet and caramelly as well. I guess that’s what people expect from a weizenbock? Doesn’t work for me. At all.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great in everyway. On tap at three floyds in munster. Yeast in perfection. Smooth. Banana, citrus, clove. More like a hefe than weizen bock i think. I love it. Cloudy, hazy nice head.
arkurzynski (2196) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at FFF served in bow-tie. Great looking beer - yellow/orange with super-haze. Nose is spice, citrus, fruity esters, mild banana. Sweet wheat malt, citrus, spice, some banana, and mild acidity. Jello mouthfeel, a whopper on the palate. Alcohol warmth on the finish without booze in the flavor. Way too easy to drink. A fantastic hefe on ’roids!