jonas (7611) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2010 blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On Tap at Barcade, Brooklyn, NY. I actually didn’t like this one so much even though I do like smoked beers. The aroma reminds me of a nice banana citrusy weisse beer with a bit of smoked ham thrown in. It just seemed to get worst as I drank it. Initially I tasted a lot of the yeast, banana, citrus, spice characteristics which was nice cold and refreshing but as I drank this, the smoky flavors and the sweet sugary flavors seem to become more dominant and I felt it didn’t go well with the wheat malts and I could not finish it. I’m still a little confused about this one...
Copenhagen beerfestival 2007. Light smoked banana aroma. Cloudy red amber, creamy golden brown head. Fairly light fruity base. Banana, light smoke, oranges. Refreshing. SanfordBrewer (1577) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2009
(tap at Eli Cannon’s in Middletown CT, served in beautiful complimentary Brooklyn stemware, 8%)alexsdad06 (10485) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2008
aroma has all the wonderful banana clove bubblegum esters of the hefeweizen yeast but also complementary and rich beechwood-smokey complexity.
very flavorful, all the maltiness and fruity-^alchl-complexity of the weissbock accentuated by a nice smokeyness and earthy-hops, works wonderful together as all flavors build off each other rather than vying for dominance. I wanted several of these, nothing negative to say at all.
Taken from notes: Sample from a growler. Pours a hazy light brown color with a small off white head. The aroma shows some caramel malt and a light smokiness. The flavor has moderate sweetness, caramel, a light smoked quality, and some banana. This was a pleasant surprise on the day. The smoked sensation did not dominate. Goodgrief (2039) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Mar. 2007 - Growler from State Line Liquors. Beer poured murky caramel brown, very little head and no lacing. Weak aroma of caramel and wheat with some smokiness. Flavor was banana sweet, caramel with an imperceptible smokiness. Very carbonated mouthfeel, a bit too much so. I was kinda hoping for more smokiness, which was more present in the aroma than the flavor. Okay, but not great. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - NOV 1, 2007
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Golden(1)->Dark brown(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 3
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 3   Lacing : 4
Intensity : 3
Yeast : 4   Bread : 2   Tropical Fruits : 3   Soap : 1   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX   Fusel : 3
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 3   Hay : XX   Toasty : 2   Caramel : 5   Fruity : 3   Nutty : XX   Honey : XX   Maple : XX   Molasses : XX   Cereals : 3   Grainy : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 2   Leafy : 2   Spicy : 2   Floral : 1   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : 2   Dates : XX   Bourbon : XX   Bubblegum : 1
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Sourness : 1   Bitterness : 1   Complex : 2   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 4   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: A fun brew, quality-brewed as was expected, but perhaps overly polite with its smokiness and a bit exaggerating on banana and caramelly sweetness.
(on bottle) Head like whiped cream, hazy, amber. No trace of smoke in the nose and neither in the taste of bannan and cream. Somewhere in that sweet finish I can sense....no thought it was smoke, sorry. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Draft at the Blind Tiger with golubj; aroma of banana/bubble gum, brown sugar, caramel and smoke. Flavor was similar and very good. Very enjoyable beer overall. golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Draft at the Blind Tiger. Aroma mostly of bubble gum, some dark fruit, sugar, toffee, and a little bit of smoky malt. The flavor is quite similar, dominated by the bubble gum and sugar. There is an initial fruitiness that I can’t quite identify. Good beer overall. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Date: 02/08/2007guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Source: Sunset, Boston
Appearance: opaque dark orange, fine off white head,
Aroma: sweet smoked candy caramel aroma,
Flavor: rich banana and chocolate flavor with smoke all balanced together,
Overall: an interesting combination but it works,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Foggy, deep amber appearance with a tiny off white head and little lacing. Yeasty, spicy, smokey aroma complimented by fruity banana esters. Taste was initially fruity, respectably spiced, layered with sweet, malty, wheaty flavors and a lingering smokiness. The smokiness was a little more pronounced in the aftertaste but gentler than most rauchbiers. Smooth, medium-to-full bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a medium length, slightly cloying finish.