KyotoLefty (7452) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Hotel. Deep orange. Very cloudy and effervescent, with a tall, pillowy head. Lovely. Huge, classic nose, banana, clove, orange, a touch of smoke maybe? Bit of caramel, melon, fresh-baked doughy bread. Sweet flavor, caramel, banana, clove. A bit cloying, though tart melon and orange in the finish help to balance. Crisp, prickly carbonation works with the heavy body. Good, but a bit too sweet.
mR_fr0g (5253) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bamberg jolly day 2 25/01/2014. On tap at the Brewpub in Bamberg. Burnt orange coloured pour with a big lasting white head. Aroma is orange, clove, toasted bready malts, semi-sweet. Flavour is composed of spicy clove, light banana yeast profile, wheat. Some chalk on the tongue.
AndySnow (4756) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where: At the Wild Rose Hotel.
Appearance: Amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, spices, banana, floral.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Ester banana, spices, wheat.
Theydon_Bois (12595) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Day 2 of the post Xmas Bamberg Jolly, Tap at Wild Rose Hotel/Gastahaus, 25/01/14.
Hazed orange amber with a good sized off white head.
Nose is bitter orange, light floral notes, pinch of spice, bread dough, toffee, nana.
Taste comprises banana, bitter orange, straw, spice.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation.
omikr0n (803) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy orange to light brown with nice white head. Aroma is wheat and bananas. Flavor is very full with wheat, bananas, spices and even some chocolate tones.
3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Wilde Rose Bamberg.
super turbid and cloudy orange body with a rocky white head. calcium / mineral nose with light bacterial armpit sweat notes (light enough to be suitable and well-placed in the nose, if you believe that). lots of gummy banana and orange citrus juice and acid in the nose as well. wondrously soft approach with slow-growing acid across the back: prickly, zesty and vibrant but tart juice / pulp / pith with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. though a bit sludgy and yeasty it’s very soft and nimble.
blipp (6880) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours hazy orange gold with a white head. Wheaty, fruity, light spiciness, some soft minerally notes. Not in-your-face, just a well executed hefe.
EithCubes (5215) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the Gasthof. Ugly gradient orange pour with a lovely rocky off-white head. Heavy yeast and wheat nose, not much else in the mouth, some light banana character. Medium body, smooth.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Gasthof Wilde Rose: Amber gold. Thick cap of stark-white foam shows stellar retention. Outstandingly elegant nose of cookie malt, banana cream pie, cantaloupe, and vanilla cake. Perfectly measured clove and bubblegum in the background. Creamy carbonation has a feathery weightlessness. Fresh pineapple-acid delicacies meld with fluffy creamed banana and a wonderfully polished contrast of crisp cookie malt and slicker, beefier wheat. Simultaneously satiating and appetizing as it showcases both the sweetness and texture of pureed bananas swirled with fluffy buttercream. Some mineralic grip provides lift and gently balances the residual sweetness. As in the aroma, the esters are carefully calculated, with merely a dab of clove and gum exuding. Dryish, immaculately attenuated conclusion features a twinge of peppery-clove sass amid a hefty wheat backdrop which is lightened by a toasty, cookielike malt edge. Here’s a weissbier that, with all it finespun nuances coupled with spellbinding complexity, is equally quaffable as it is contemplative. Another winner from a seemingly unheralded brewery.
Ernest (6699) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated at Wilde Rose (the hotel-restaurant near the town’s big shopping area) in Nov 2011.
Head is fully lasting
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is moderately malty (bread), with notes of banana, pepper, lemon zest, gum, honeydew melon.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation.
A truly wonderful, vibrant, luscious rendition. I rarely get excited about weissbier, but this one was an eye-opener.