steview (1035) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 27, 2003
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2003 foggy, huh? wheat, citrus aroma. citrus lemon orange, banana. leathery. a very high acidic orange/citrus taste. feels good.
better aftertaste than initial taste, probably because of the acidity. wait a minute... bad bad sourness. sour done bad. there's a problem here, it cannot be the brewer's intention. i have to re-rate.
Ernest (6514) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle is "enjoy by Aug/04". Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is murky medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (bread, caramel), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of banana, toffee. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, acetic. Finish is lightly sweet, heavily acidic, lightly bitter, acetic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The sourness is off here, like orange juice that has begun to turn...infected, perhaps. Nice enough aroma, but nearly undrinkable.
egajdzis (5481) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a cloudy brown color with no head or lacing. Mild citrusy, clove aroma. Sticky sweet taste of citrus fruits, in particular harvest fruit, as noted in the commercial description.
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is banana, clove, yeasty-typical weizen beer. A little bit of alcohol. Low carbonation with a sweet flavor. A tinge of fruit and spice. Tasty.
BBB63 (6346) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Pabobcat for the brew. Neat multicolored hue that is orange on the outside and brown in the middle. Good off-white head and very good lace. Aroma is very weizen: lemony, banana, spices, wheat, and yeast with a toasted malt nose amplified by the bock nature of the brew. Yummy fruity and spicy taste initially followed by a mild bitter and zesty yeast character. Lively and smooth mouthfeel with a lingering spice finish. Alcohol was completely masked, great job. Well done and very enjoyable beer. Citrusy enough to be refreshing yet increased body to be a fall classic. I liked it a lot and will need to get more.
jgb9348 (4943) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great ruby tinted dark copper colour with a thick, dense tan head that leaves a perfect lacing behind. Great aroma consisting of yeast, wheat, caramel sweetness, bananas and even a hint of grapes. Medium-bodied; Strong maltiness masked with the banana flavour as well as some spices (think cloves, even allspice). Aftertaste is a bit thin, but still leaves behind a great spiceyness with the adequate amount of sweetness. Overall, a great beer, definately one to be had by everyone! I bought this twelve ounce bottle (Best by 11-September-2004) at Beers of the World in Rochester, New York.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
yeasty aroma with slight lemon and banana esthers, cloudy reddish orange appearance is a perfect synergy between bock and weizen, soft mouthfeel with bock sweetness and hints of lemon with a bitter finish
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
wow...dont think i've ever gotten as big a banana aroma from anything other than an actual banana. some citrus present in the aroma as well with maybe a little clove, but the spices are mostly masked to this nose. big banana flavor and large amounts of citrus (orange), but not bitter at all...alcohol is 100% masked. this is one of the strangest beers i've tasted, but damned good.
VAYankee (334) - Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber with a tan head. Nice aromatic beer - banana, clove, and spice. Tastes of banana, yeast, spice, and malt. Sweet fruity aftertaste. Higher alcohol content not noticeable in the flavor. Excellent!
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy reddish brown, tan head, banana, clove and a hint of alcohol in the nose. Tart start, banana middle, slightly bitter finish. Minimal alcohol presence on the palate is a plus.