eaglefan538 (3020) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2008 Re-rate, 5/08: Quite nice. Have had this many times since the original, and this is a pretty solid bottled American-produced hefe. The appearance could be stronger as could the mouthfeel fuller, but the flavor and originality are solid. Original rating: Pours a hazy, slightly cloudy, but still not heavily bodied yellow color with a head far smaller than a traditional hefeweizen. Aroma was of bananas. Flavor was bananas, some cloves, shocking, was expecting an American wheat before the pour. A touch of citrus zing in the aftertaste, possibly from some hops. Very light mouthfeel was a turnoff, needs more body for a hefe.
melvin980 (177) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2007 A very good beer. This beer reminds me of Victory Golden Monkey, which I love. It seems like a Golden Monkey Light to me.
muzzlehatch (4468) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from the bottle (12 ounce) at the Mondial de la Bière in Montreal, 2006. It pours a hazy (but not close to opaque) light yellow-gold with a smallish but lasting head....very fresh, light citrus and banana notes, more lemon than anything, grasses and a touch of sourdough in the nose....the body to my taste is closer to an American wheat, the fruity esters are subdued and it’s more light, sour/tart and bready, though there is plenty of juiciness at the front and it never dries out totally....pleasant, unremarkable rendition.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy yellow with a medium head and a good amount of carbonation. Banana in nose with some citrus and spicyness, taste is slighty citrus bitter with banana and clove, also spicy and slight tart lemon in the finish.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straw hazy colour with a medium head. Aroma of citrus, wheat and clove. Wheaty flavour with notes of lemon, banana and a hint of spice. Good all around hefe.
Sammy (10896) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow with a bit of lace. Yeast in aroma. sourish taste and assertive carbonation. Tasty, cloves worked,
VAYankee (345) - Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow, slightly hazy body with a white head. Malty, yeasty, spicy, banana aroma. Light refreshing taste of banana, clove, malt, mild spiciness. Finishes includes tastes of malt, yeast and grass.
Ernest (7252) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is mostly lasting.
Body is hazy light to medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (bread/grain), with notes of banana and clove.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Pleasant, simple, sweet rendition.
csuders (30) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on Tap at the local pub. Cloudy and a bit of head. Very cramy tasting and filling. A great summer evening drink.
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malty aroma with slight hoppy style.
Appearance is a cloudy texture and decent head.
Very mild but pleasant taste. Easily drinkable. and one that goes good with a warm spring day and chilly night.