Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
.5 liter bottle. Pours a lighter than expected hazy deep blonde- moderate white head- fades a bit. Aroma is big with fruity banana esters- yet balanced with big fresh restrained clove-phenolics, slight vanilla as well- good fresh doughy wheat malts as well. Good full sweet wheat malt flavor, doughy, cracker, banana, clove, pepper, good fresh malt sweetness and a clean finish- extremely well done. Nice. BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Beautiful aroma,mostly clove, with a solid dose of banana esters to balance. Color looks beautiful, hazy golden orange with a massive white head. Flavors really showcase the wheat and yeast charcacter. Full bodied, dense mouthfeel, with a rather dry finish. A prime example of the style; outstanding. thegreenrooster (4552) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is a nice clove/banana with a bit of lemon in there. Flavor is creamy with notes of bitterness and wheat malt. A decent beer and easily drinkable. BlackForestCO (1288) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle. Poured a lightly hazy golden-yellow color with an 1 and 1/2 inch, dense white head that receded to a 1/4 inch layer and left some spotty lacing. Sweet, doughy yeast aroma with hints of wheat, crisp fruit (tangerine, lemon peel, banana), a moderate spiciness (clove), and a light grassy hoppiness. Crisp, lightly sweet entry with hints of sweet dough, wheat, and clove transitions into a moderate fruitiness with hints of crisp citrus paired with sweeter banana that finishes with a lightly dry grassiness and light undertones of doughy yeast. Light, yet lively, carbonation rounds out a crisp, easy drinking mouth feel. Overall, a tasty, enjoyable beer that does seem to share a lot of common traits with it’s hefe brethren, but that certainly doesn’t make it any less enjoyable. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Pours a bright golden brass with a frothy well-lacing white head. Aroma of light sweet wheat and banana esters with some doughy Bavarian yeastiness. Starts with pretty good fullness and a sweet light malty body with some lemon citrus and clove spice before a drier toasty toffee finish. A true to style and enjoyable heller weizenbock.
boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2009
[Last rating of 2009] Bottle... Poured a vibrant, cloudy, golden/orange with a huge white head. Aroma of cloves, coriandor and wheat malts. Crisp, refreshing, on the dry side with a fruity, hoppy balance to the otherwise sweet, wheaty base. Finished with banana like notes. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle from the Orland Park, IL, Binny’s: This pours a hazy yellow body with a substantial head and laces the glass nicely. The aroma is sweet and doughy with fresh bananas and a light spiciness. Pretty much the same wth the flavor, except that it has a hit of alcohol near the end. Except for that hit and a dryness to the finish, I would’ve been sure that this was a hefeweizen. blipp (9689) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Hazy orange with a fluffy white head. Sweet fruity banana aroma with nutmeg and other yeasty spicy notes, and a light lemony citrus hint. The flavor has spicy notes up front, with notes of nutmeg and anise, and some sweeter notes of banana. Love it. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2009
50cl bottle. Large white head atop murky apple cider body. Aroma is moderately sweet, clove, bubble gum, light banana. Taste is moderately sweet, clove, some bubble gum, banana, light alcohol warming. Creamy medium body. Ratman197 (15346) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle poured a hazy golden yellow with a lasting cremy white head. Aromas of wheat, banana, spice and light sulfer. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of wheat, banana, spice, light carmel and light sulfer with a smooth spiced finish.