phaleslu (7226) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Galbraith Alehouse in Auckland. Pours a hazy gold with a fairly large frothy white head. Aroma of banana, clove, wheat, yeast, malt, lemon citrus and a dash of vanilla. Flavor is incredibly consistent with the nose. Smooth, medium-full-bodied, sweet, satisfying, and easy to drink. Nice hefeweizen overall.
gam (3514) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big frothy head on top a straw weizen,aroma banana,clove grain flavour sweet malt,grain green banana,clove,bitter that is smooth,nice maltiness,sweet to the finish,nice Weizen.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
1.25L rigger from Regionals. Pours hazy golden, white head.
The aroma is dominated by banana esters, bubblegum - and a hint of citrus. Caramel malt aroma sits in the background.
Flavour is much the same as the aroma, caramelised bananas, clove and bubblegum dominate the mouth. It is somwhat sweet, which takes away from its palatability.
I get a bit of booze, at the end, but otherwise quite a nice brew.
HenWrist (4) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2009 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A wonderful drop. Poured from the taps at Regionals. Instantly hit with the beautiful fragrance. With my nose sitting 20cm above the glass there is nothing but the smell of sweet bananas and bubble gum wafting upwards. Lovely bright colour with a slight cloud. Taste wasnít as intense as i thought it would be but still top notch.
Jimthechap (1979) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This hefe oozes all the classic characteristics that wheat beers have. Lovely bubble-gum, banana and cloves aromas and flavours It is a good looking pint too, with its lovely fluffy head and sexy bright yellow pour.
I have no trouble in recommending this beer to friends and the family of my girlfriend (my own family are addicted to stout). Good publicity locally hasnít hurt it either.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours slightly hazy with a frothy white head. Wheat, banana and clove. The mouthfeel is smooth and I liked the spicy notes here. A decent attempt at the style, which usually fails dismally in the South Pacific.
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
...again, bottle from the wonderful Purvis Cellars. Didnít pour, and commited the Blasphemy of drinking a Hef out of the bottle, but hey, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. Anyway, liked the creamyness of this brew. Nice wheat and yeast flavors, with a good balance of spicy clove, fruitiness, citrus hints and some tartness at the finish. Over, a breat brew, those guys over there know how to brew the tough styles. Definitely a must try, I was surprised
DuffMan (7616) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy golden with a dense creamy head. Classic aromas of banana and spice and a little bubblegum. Balanced palate of banana and mildly estery wheat, subtly spicy and slightly tart finish. Lively carbonation, but soft almost creamy mouthfeel. Well done.
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - FEB 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the malthouse. very cloudy appearance. appropriate spicy, banana aromas. Nice subtle flavours that are not overpowered by sweetnes and yeastiness. Overall a very good hefeweizen.
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy gold with virtually no head. Banana is strong in the aroma, with some lemon and bubblegum malt. Deliciously sweet on the nose, with very little hops.
Nice carbonation that tingles the lips and renders the beer smooth and creamy in the mouth. Excellent banana and bubblegum malt, with hints of spice and citrus.
A sweet, malty finish.
A very good take on a hefeweizen, made in NZ! Excellent.