Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to my wife for carting this from NY for me. Orange-yellow with only a thin top. Banana creme essence, but the flavor also carries a bit of an odd funk to it. (#3479, 11/2008)
kramer (4564) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2009
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz bottle, from brewery. Pours a hazy orangish amber body with a small fizzy off-white head that vanished quickly. The nose is not especially clean, there’s some spoiled veggies that are coming on stronger than the usual banana and clove notes that I would expect from a Hefe. The flavor is similar, there is some positive yeast character, but it’s mostly just a murky mess. Why is there so much caramel character going on here? Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little too heavy, with moderate fizzy carbonation. There’s a weird stickiness on the back end that seems out of place as well. This was just plain old not good. I’m not even sure that I would pick this out of a line-up as being a Hefe.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dark yellow with a fluffy white head. The aroma was of banana, cloves and wheat. The flavor was a tad watered down with flavors of citrus, spice and wheat present. Overall, decent but not great.
arventresca (533) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2008
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Cloudy with lots of head. Something is very strange here. Maybe an old bottle or something, but I taste wheat with a "hot dog" type taste. Not much of a wheat fan, but this one is quite unique.
TomDecapolis (4386) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a haT golden orange with a small buubly white head. Aroma of banana, clove, wheat and light citrus. Flavor of lemon, clove, light banana and some tart wheat.
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow to bronze, small constantly replenishing head. Lemon and wheat on the nose, some grain. Taste very nice: upfront a bit indistinct with tart wheat note, some honey. Mid-palate this turns distinctly fruity with both lemon and predominant banana. Finish is extremely spicy, clove and coriander, as the fruit fades out completely. Aftertaste brings it back full circle, to grains and some overpowering wheat. High carbonation while retaining a full feel on the palate, some slight bitterness. Very nice, really refreshing. Better than the sum of its parts.
Brewbie (447) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler. cloudy gold, small white head. aroma of spice and banana. sweet citrus taste, slightly sour, lots of banana. nice hot summer day beer.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extra from beastiefan2k - thanks. Hazy orange/gold, thin white head. Nose is yeast, wheaty lemon, some undefined bright fruits. Fine but not exciting. Flavor is yeast, slight phenols, bananna, a hint of clove but that is covered by an odd chemical note. More clove and bananna in the finish. Kind of tingly on the tongue - I love the way this dissolves into a sea of bubbles. They nailed the body.
iowaherkeye (2684) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz, no date as an extra from Eugene, (beastiefan2k), thank you. Overcarbonated. Cloudy soft orange yellow with a four finger off white head, with about three ounces left in the bottle. The carbonation doesn’t take long to die down. Aroma has lots of lemon and banana, but not the big sweetness that I get sometimes with the banana notes. There is also some light spicy wheat and dusty yeast. The flavor seems to think that the yeast got stale. The lemon took over here and almost completely masked the banana, and it kinda became a bit of a sour mess. There is also a light toasty quality Sharp overcarbonation with medium body. Not impressed.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow with a thick white head. Light estery aroma of banana and clove. This does have some sweetness, but compared to most hefes it actually falls on the dry side. Banana notes are there, but I actually get quite a bit of lemon tartness, along with a zesty yeast bite in the finish. If you are looking for a super estery hefe, this may not be for you, but I think I found my new favorite beer for the dog days of summer.