blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brewery Tasting: I got three flavors from this, banana, clove and yeast. While i liked the beer, the yeast could of been toned down slightly.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, medium golden-orange color; fluffy white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Pleasant clove and banana in the aroma; a bit of spice. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lively carbonation at the tip of the tongue, with a dense, almost fluffy banana and clove presence; light presence of esters; some bitter citrus notes come through at the very end. Very enjoyable and drinkable. I feel like some of these Wagner Valley beers are sorely underrated.
beastiefan2k (2190) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2007 Another surprisingly nice brew from this brewery. Pours golden pale with a small head that
quickly fades and leaves absolutely no lacing. Some thick sediment comes out as well,
usually more used to seeing this in tripels. Aroma is strong, lots of banana and lots of
clove, just the way I like it. Nice bananna sweetness. Taste is lemon-y and zingy. Too bad
most other beers labeled as "summer" beers dont end up this good. Just my type of hefe. Nice
light-medium body, very low bitterness.8/3/7/3/15
Rerate: 7 months later, now about a year old bottle. This has aged nicely and has really turned into a sweet yeasty bomb. Aroma is straight sweet candy and taste has went Belgian-esque with thick sweetness. Also a very fizzy head and palate. Looks very nice with the thick sediment making clarity low and the large fizing head thats loud as heck. Gotta love a good yeast!8/4/8/3/16
ABUSEDGOAT (2144) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden body, fairly large head, varied lacing. Big nose of bananas and cloves. Very fruity. Smooth finish with quite a bit of tartness. An interesting Hefe. Nice, I liked this.
roder60 (1269) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a hazy yellow color with a nice amount of froathy white head. Aroma is sweet and slightly banana-ey. Flavor is likewise very smooth, essence of banana and some citrus. Overall, nice summer beer.
Lubiere (9028) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rather clear golden colour for a hefeweizen! Nice white head, creamy and lacing. Rather strong cloves in aroma, overpowering, with maderized honeyish overtones. In mouth, not half bad, with bananas and cloves as expected, but rather thin in mouth. Actually, this bottle is more than a year old, and still decent.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2005 The Lure:
A dessert-y herbal sprout (old cloves?) is muffled by sweet peaches and oranges which in turn are smothered by the power of restraint. A nearly headless being of a pale apricot color, attempting to hypnotize with its thousands of tiny, floating yeast particles.
A yeast powder does not mingle with the stale, bloated banana sweetness. A hefty, sticky body, not helped one second by the low carbonation, awkwardly offers this obese fruity sweetness.
I agree, a child’s first attempt at making Jell-O is fun to watch.
CapFlu (4236) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
(Bottle) First off: Its a deep orange and a bavarian hefeweizen? Huge white chucks are sloshing around the glass. It poured nearly no hear and has no carbonation. Nose of bananas is not there - its more of an adjuct lemon. Flavour is slightly more to style though it is neither crisp nor refreshing. Its got more of a lemony, English ale that is weak on taste and strong on the water. Below average.
Ron (2182) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had a sample of this at the Flour City Brewfest in Rochester NY.
I was disapointed in the Hefeweizen. It must have been the sourness. Maybe having 30 other beers 1st had something to do with it. I did not finish this one.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark and hazy amber color with yeast in suspension and a thin head. Nice aroma of bananas and bubble gum. Weak flavor of bananas, maybe clove too. Very full and creamy body.