Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the brewpub near downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pours a hazy orange amber brew with a thick white head that slowly dissipates to a thin and creamy head. Aroma of light banana and yeast scents, a touch of cloves, and some white multi-grain malts with wheat. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonated with an average hefe style flavors of banana esters, cloves and a touch of bubble gum. Finish is semi-sweet, with a lingering banana and yeast aftertaste.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap: May ’06. Looking at these ratings, not sure what is going on. Cloudy orange, decent head, lacks for a hefe though. Huge banana aroma, tons of clove. Flavor much the same, straight forward banana an dclove. Nice chewy/yeasty character near the finish. Carbonation lacks a bit, but overall a very nice brew.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap pours hazy gold, short lived head, no lace. Aroma of spice and some hops. The flavor has standard clove banana and some hops with a nice refreshing palate. Pretty good.
sthlm (1283) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Growler, thanks for sharing Badgerben!] Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is dominated by wheat with only a little banana showing through as it warmed. Taste is also pretty grainy with light banana. Mouthfeel is a little thin, but it does have a decent finish. The banana could be a little stronger and I was surprised that I didn’t notice any clove. Either way, a somewhat average hefe.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[growler] shared by badgerben. Poured a cloudy gold with a largeish off white head. Not a whole lot of aroma, but some yeast and tartness from the wheat present. Flavor is wheaty, with banana and yeast. Mouthfeel is light and a little chalky with a dry finish.
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a growler into a weizen glass.
Poured a pretty nice hazy golden color with a soft, pillowy, white head. It left a nice lacing in the glass, with plenty visible carbonation bubbles rising to the glass, this one looked pretty tasty. Smell was of banana and clove, but I didn’t find it to be amazing. Taste does have some banana and lemon zest, but cloves mostly dominate this one. Pretty good, just could have been better. Medium bodied, high carbonation, fit in well with this one. Drinkability was ok, but for a weizen I think it could be better. Pretty good, I just expected more.
Stine (1761) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light color of golden kiwi, letting no light through. Somewhat milky in appearance. Aromas of vanilla ice cream with bananas, lavender hand soap and wet paper. Taut wheat taste is lively but not spicy – lacking along traditional lines. Slightly floral with citrus soda notes. Crisp but smooth palate. Refreshing to some degree, but failing to make up for its shortcomings. Needy, but passable.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of wheat on the nose. Cloudy yellow body with a little head. Definitely a hefe with some bite.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hazy golden color with a thin white head. Smells faintly of banana and clove, bread yeast is in there too. A slight whiff of bubblegum.
I taste a sweetness up front that is at the same time yeasty. Some spiciness and a bit of banana and citrus follow that. No bubblegum in the flavor. The mouthfeel is sharper and dryer than the aroma and flavor suggest.
Nuffield (4081) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Way yellow, pineapple/peach juice blend in color. Standard range of flavors (banana and spice) but relatively intense. Sweet, and in my opinion, too leavy. The carbonation is there, but it needs a bit more lightness and/or effervescence to rise to the top of the style. (on tap at brewpub)