egajdzis (5458) - 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 (6299) - 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 (4924) - 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.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 8, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice burnt caramel color with off-white head. First sniff is fruit and wheat. Initial taste is sweet bananas. Chewy mouthfeel. Really like this lager.
WabashMan (1016) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lovely dark amber color and impressive light tan head start off this one from Victory. Nose is wheaty, with some very nice fruit (banana?) notes. Banana is even more noticable on initial tasting. Good full flavor, dominated much more by the fruits than the wheat, but perhaps a little too much of the banana is present here. Also, there is an interesting aftertaste I can't place my finger on, and that just doesn't sit too well with me. Not a bad beer, by any stretch of the imagination, but not my cup of tea, either.