CanIHave4Beers (4189) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2010
On the bus at RBSG. Pours a hazy yellow with a small-ish head. The aroma has a lot of good clove and orange with a huge banana presence. The flavor has a nice clove spiciness and a citrus zip, it’s a pretty standard hefewizen but it’s well made and tasty as well. deyholla (11759) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2010
From a growler shared by Adam on the bus down to the Michigan Summer Beer Fest. Poured a cloudy gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of banana and clove with a bit of spice and wheat lying underneath. Flavor was more wheat with the clove and spice growing towards the finish. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2010
On tap at the brewpub (Bloomington, IL). Pours a murky glowing gold straw, a touch of orange body, ring of frothy head laces ok. Aromas are a nice estery banana, clove, wheat bread, flaked white wheat, faint citrusy quality. Initial is a nice blast of estery banana and cool vanilla, touch of clove, bread, flaked wheat, mellow sweetness underneath finishes dry with a light bitterness. Moves from fruit to finish pretty well. Not bad, a tasty Hefe with a quality fruity estery blast up front and moving into a bready easy drinker further in. I do like a good fresh Hefe. peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Nice cloudy straw pour with pillowy soap white head . Nose is full of fruity esters, dominated by banana, with little to no clove. Also a touch of hop on the nose. Slight fusel characteristic. Flavor is sweet with a minor sour note. If you like sweet estry hefes, this one is for you. Carbonation was spot on perfect with this one. kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2010
Draught, pours a hazy orange hued golden with a creamy off-white head that leaves thin lines of lacing. Aroma is a touch sour, citrusy with notes of bubblegum. Flavor is tart, a bit sour with a slightly dry wheat grainy finish. Lacks the rich clove character that distinguishes a stellar hefe.
Full creamy feel.
drowland (8831) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Bananas/esters with a hint of alcohol. Banana, bubblegum, and esters big with lingering spice - pretty dead on the style, and one of their best. User29624 (1683) - - SEP 7, 2008
Unfortunately, this was one of the better beers I had in the sampler. It still wasn’t that good. Pours a cloudy gold with a white head. Sweet aroma of banana, it really stands out. Very sweet flavor, a little too sweet. I didn’t like it at all at first, but it finally grew on me a little bit. DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
22-Aug-08 (22-oz bottle with a competition label only: Free sample bottle for stewarding the 2008 World Beer Cup in San Diego, CA) Entered as a South German-style Hefeweizen, the nose certainly is yeast driven. Strong and very sweet aromas of bubble gum and over-ripe banana stand out, with clove adding some spiciness. The entry mirrors the nose: brown, mushy bananas and bubble gum taste very sweet, with sour dough bread and a touch of plastic phenolics toward the finish. The aftertaste is all banana, and it gets old after a few more sips. Medium in body, but the tartness just can’t cut through it all, so the mouthfeel is a bit heavy and tiring on the palate. Carbonation is rather on the light side, but there is a spicy tang that gives much needed life to what is otherwise a dead, heavy mouthfeel. Very hazy, golden in color with just a few carbonation streams. The beer pours with only a large-bubbled crown that quickly dissipates. I admit that I hate the taste of over-ripe bananas, and because the ripe banana character in this beer is overpowering, I don’t find this beer at all enjoyable. Dial this one back a notch or two. laguerita (111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2008
I don’t even know why i bothered. i don’t like hefe to begin with but this one was particularly crummy. overly sour no body. no thanks NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Again, at the brewpub. Pour is an orangey pale tan with a little fluffy head. There is a fair amount of sourness to accompany the cloves and citrus that was present. Unfortunately, the body doesn’t hold up and there’s not enough breadiness for my tastes. Wouldn’t mind re-trying at another time.