triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cloudy brown with a thin head. Aroma starts with the classic banana with sweet malts. Tastes sweet, good Hefe banana and a hint of smoke. Medium body, slight dry finish. I really like the hint of smoke, this is a very good smoked wheat.
jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Vintage. Pretty darn good beer. I get a lot of rasins and chocolate with a good bit, if subtle, notes of smoke. I could easily drink this again.
cbfobes (2646) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Vintage, pours dark amber with nice white head that laces through out the glass, aroma is malty with smoked wood, very nice overall, it has a great malt backbone with a strong smokey finish, nice, very nice.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the Vintage brewpub in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear dark burn brown colored brew with a slow dissolving off-white head that leaves behind some excellent lacing and a white ring. Aroma of toasted and burnt citrus wood, caramel malt, banana esters and a hint of plum. Taste is medium bodied, a hint of smoked malt, yeast, banana esters and some tropical fruit. Finish is semi-sweet with a nice aftertaste of smoked malt, banana esters and some clove. Actually this was quite enjoyable and ready for the autumn season.
madvike (3059) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours hazy brown apple cider with a ring of white head. Light sweet smoke on the nose mingling with a smooth wheat. Taste is same, like a real sweet, boozy hefe with a mellow smokiness. Pretty highly carbonated, but not biting. Pretty impressed with this one, as Vintage’s smoked beers have been hit or miss so far.
Ughsmash (7322) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Vintage. Poured deeper reddish-amber with a creamy whitish head. The aroma picked up deeper caramel and chocolate sweetness upfront with bananas, biscuits, and raw wheat behind.. light peaty accents.. loved it! The flavor found tangy raisins and darker fruit plus a hit of alcohol over chocolate and biscuity sweetness.. a little greener alcohol and some smoked malt on the back.. long, memorable finish. Creamy, rolling carbonation on the palate.. medium-bodied.. a little sharp at times, but very good overall.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft st the brewpub. Aroma of cinnamon applesauce, tastes a bit of the same. Solid, but I won’t tosh to have again.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Vintage Brewing. Dark murky brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of smoked malts, banana, rye, yeast and mild spices. My problem with this style is that the smoke always overtakes everything underneath but this one allowed the aromas and flavors to come through. Taste of smoked malts, mild banana, rye and mild spices.
blutt59 (6163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap, poured a golden amber color with a nice smokey campfire and sweet fruit cocktail aroma, flavors are smokey malts, toast, plum, tropical fruits, finish is malty
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of mustiness, subtle smoke, raisins, chocolate, and marshmallows. Flavor of raisins, dates, earthiness, banana, and smoke.