Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really good spice flavor with a smooth finish, crisp refreshing and different, my favorite of the style.
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A cloudy dark yellow color with a medium head. The aroma is classic wheat, lots of yeast and citrus with a hint of bubblegum. The flavor is wheat, clove, and yeast with a nice dose of citrus, a very refreshing taste. Medium bodied and one of the best, cleanest tasting wheat beers I’ve had, just all around good flavor.
Rune (11050) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml gushing bottle shared with Stefan and Elisabeth. Decent white head, pale golden body. Aroma of wheat, fruits, and lighter traces of spices. Clove, dusty hops, ripe banana, and yeasty fruitiness in the taste character. Sweet and tart endnotes. Medium bodied. OK drinking (Tromsø, 22.08.2011).
IrishBoy (4095) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 7, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle from BevMo online (Pleasanton). Nose is big ripe bananas, yeast, and wheaty bread, with hints of cloves.Hazy yellow with a big pale yellow, lightly lacing head. Flavor is very bready wheat, bananas, white pepperiness, and very light bitterness. Excellent! Wish I had a case!
KyotoLefty (9123) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Probably getting near the drink by, though I couldn’t find it. Very cloudy medium gold with a fine, low head. Pretty. Aroma dominated by lemon and sweet orange, wheat comes through well. Sweet, spicy, rich wheat flavor, orange, clove, banana, almost tropical fruit: a bit of pineapple. Somewhat bitter fiish. Big, smooth, rounded palate. Low carbonation. Delicious.
poisoneddwarf (2269) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2011
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
16.9 oz bottle. Pours cloudy yellow-orange with a nice pillowy off-white head. Aroma consists of clove and SweeTarts first and foremost with some banana lurking in the background. Taste is sweet and spicy. Flavor is much more banana-pronounced. Also very bubblegummy. Mouthfeel is pleasantly creamy and the carbonation is high. Yummy..
williamherbert (1486) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is cloves and lemon peel. Orange spice. Halfway between a weizenbock and a hefe. Excellent for style.
Appearance is hazy bright yellow. Tall foamy head. Big carbonation. Sunny.
The flavor is strong bubblegum and flowers. Touch of citrus and alcohol. Spicy clove. A sugary (but not too sweet) malt base grounds it -- a real backbone. The astringent alcohol (it IS 7.7%, after all), is the last flavor.
The palate is creamy, chewy, with a solvent-like finish. You can drink this chilled or warm. It’s a well-grounded, not too sweet, not too banana-y, dark-flavored hef. You could call it Hef-Wei between.
DiarmaidBHK (4155) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from bottle as though a brown ale were simultaneously poured into a pilsner. Nice yeast notes on the nose. Nice clove balanced by some malt on the tongue. Finish tends to hang around a bit. Nice!
Mortlach (1886) - Rome, ITALY - AUG 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16/08/2011 Ma che siete venuti a fà (tap). Color miele, torbida, bel cappello di schiuma bianca, morbida e abbastanza persistente. Al naso sentori di lievito, frumento, frutta (banana), leggero agrumato e spezie. In bocca morbidissima, incredibilmente ben bilanciata, dolciastra, con note di frumento, frutta, lieviti. Buon corpo, cremosa al palato, carbonazione soft. Magnifica.
cgarvieuk (21070) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at caley ... hazy amber ... bubbly white head... soft sweet banana ester nose ... light fizzyness ...soft sweet fruits .. nice toffee bubblegum ... soft juicy easy ... clean...