OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler via trade with footbalm! - Thanks Eric! - Pours cloudy brown with a healthy offwhite creamy head that fades back to a ring and laces some. Aromas of bannana, clove, slight caramel and a touch of chocolate. Flavor is good and malty upfront then some nice bannana and clove flavor that gives way to a slight spicy note at the finish. Very much like a chocolate covered bannana. Smooth well carbonated palate. I found this one pretty pleasant to drink..
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On-tap at the brewpub: Muddled brown with a solid capping of lightly tanned frothy foam. Keeps a good amount of lacing strung about.
Aroma is wheaty sweet with a soft haze of banana, cocoa, and some clove spicing.
Taste is fairly firm with a good base of wheaty fruity sweetness and rounded out cocoa with some slushy banana notings as it goes through the middle. Clove spice is light to medium and touches just a bit of dryness and grain in the finish. Stays smooth and soft with a good wheat fluff and hefe-like substance.
Has a good body of wheat based malt and evenly balanced flavors that sit well across the palate among a medium body and carbonation. A smooth easy drinkin’ brew for sure. Quite solid.
Stine (1649) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick, rustic orange in color. Woodsy, wheaty, orange peel aroma gives way to a pleasantly spicy flavor: clove and lemon zest...almost reminiscent of saison. Very nice if a bit thin.
Nuffield (3804) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a particularly good interpretation of the style, but reasonably enjoyable as a beer. The wheat is plainly apparent, as are a host of spices: coriander, clove, and a bit of fruit, after a fashion. Bitter finish. Let down by a watery yet slightly overcarbonated body (this brewpub appears prone to overcarbonation).