Cantabrian (739) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The only low point is the aroma, with little banana or bubble gum, some cloves and lots of skunkiness. It is a bad start, but it only gets better. Unusual mix of oranges, apples, canteloupe and some grass into the traditional flavour of a Weizen Bier. It is a detour from the style, but far from being a desecration, as I believe Martin is a devout follower of his own Reinheitsgebot. Carbonation is ok, and the beer has a nice head, although I’d prefer a bit cloudier on the light golden body.
ShaneJ (383) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Plonk. Clear, bright golden, cloves, spice, banana, yeast, wheat. Ok.
Pdubyah (247) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 23, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A shocker if you’re expecting a wheat beer, which is how thy describe it. What you get is no aroma, no cloudy, no taste and a bit of fizz.
I wish it’d been better I had hight hopes
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice. Lovely golden colour with lots of attractive cloudiness (hey, I like that touch). Butterscotch and bread-dough on the nose, not as much banana as I’d expect; but that comes when it fills the mouth nicely on the taste. This’d be a good one for a summer afternoon session, moderate alcohol, refreshing, interesting without being obnoxious.
gam (3011) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong carbonation yellow gold pour aroma banana yeast sopme clove fruit flavour honey banana orange some clove in there smooth grain taste fair tasting hefeweizen finish a sweet aftertaste of herb fruit and malt
DuffMan (6073) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. The pour begins a pale golden, but then a big pile of chalky sediment falls in at the end, causing a chalky cloudiness. The white head is small and short lived. Aromas are of banana, lemon, and yeasty spices. Quite light, medium carbonation lends a soft mouthfeel. Estery banana fruit and a slightly tart finish. Low spiciness. Not bad, but needs some tweeking I think.
Jimthechap (1420) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
First of all the colour was a beautiful yellow gold, just perfect. You could see the nautral carbonation in this beer, but there was no head on it whatsoever. As this is a hallmark of most wheatbeers, I felt a little bit cheated, especially on what was quite an expensive pint.
Big wheatbeer-typical flavours of bubblegum, bananas, cloves and nutmeg. I look forward to seeing another installation of this beer in future.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. It is very cloudy! A light gold with thin but creamy white head. A spicy yeast aroma with citrus tang. Light mouthtfeel, not too much of the yeasty flavours I would expect from a Hefe. The finish has a bit more spice and dryness though. Drinks easy, but lacks punch.
Papsoe (25100) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Very cloudy, pale golden with a white, lacing head. Classic, yeasty aroma with cloves and coriander. The body is a little too light to be a genuine German Hefe, but the flavours of banana, yeast etc. are certainly there. There’s a light, underlying acidity and some phenols. The finish is dry. Not too bad. 300108
bozoNZ (716) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours a nice light straw golden a big enough head that doesn’t take over but lingers well to firm up a nice head of tight whiteness. Soft bubble gum aroma, very soft palate, light bananas and spices maybe a touch chalky in the finish. Perhaps a little short but good effort.