hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at he Victory Brew Pub (CBC Saphire Weiss). Poured a lighter and hazy yellow color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of spices, bananas, wheat, and sweaty. Tastes of the same spices, wheat and bananas. Some lacing left on the glass.
JoeMcPhee (8575) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Pale yellow, very cloudy pour with a thick white head. The aroma is great. Nice pronounced herbal/spicy hop aroma. Quite a light wheatiness on the back as well. There is a bit of vanilla and light clove, but none of the banana that I normally associate with this style. Lingering spicy flavour on the back. Soft wheaty palate up front. A little bit of cotton candy sweetness on the back. Soft palate... sort of like pilsner meets American wheat ale. It’s pretty nice.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours hazy deep gold with fluffy white head and clingy lace. Nose is heavy bubblegum, banana, clove, hopcit. Taste isn’t quite as bold as the nose, but the flavors are crisp and well defined, a medley of clovey spice, hopcitrus, banana, and Bazooka. Very solid.
jredmond (5667) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy yellow body with small white head. The aroma is solid. The taste is pine hops, overall a refreshing hefe.
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Victory pours a hazy yellow
with a medium creamy white head that laced. Aroma of lemon zest, tart wheat notes, light banana and cloves. Flavor of a mouthful of lemon zest, orange, light banana and crisp wheat.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1st rating, tap at the brewery restaurant today. Pours cloudy yellow with a bright white head. Nose is sweet, wheaty and light. Taste is bittered, smooth, wheaty with a touch of banana.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Sweet, banana chips aroma, chewy and bright. Mild, light, wheaty flavor, with a nice hoppy finish. Smooth and easy drinking, this one was built for non-adventurous drinkers but does what it does very well. Quite tasty, would be a great summer beer.
boto (1891) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Victory: This one pours a cloudy straw yellow color. It had a thick, fluffy white head that left some lacing. The aroma is quite good. Wheat, citrus, grassy, clove are the main ones. The taste is good. Wheat, a touch of citrus, spices. There is a dry finish with a touch of bitterness. Nice.
Nickls (1887) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Old BA rate - tap BT, 09)
Cloudy light marigold color and poured with a thin white head; head dissipated quickly and no real lacing to speak of. Yeasty; bananas really come through; orange/citrus aromas; bit of clove in there as well. Banana flavor comes up first and dominates; light citrus flavors; yeastiness toward the end. Creamy is the word here; very light carbonation. OK, not as refreshing or tart as I would like for the style; and a tad sweeter than I like as well
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light golden with a very lightly hazy body, nice head... Very little aroma to speak of, with a touch of hops... Flavor packs more of a punch with notes of bananas and yeast... Very one dimensional... nice mouthfeel, lingering banana and yeast in the finish...