frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2017
(From an old notebook) Mid-golden/amber, highly carbonated under a creamy, sand-colored head. Spicy nose with abundant clove & cardamom and yeasty banana notes. Tart, yeasty flavor with a large amount of cloven spiciness. Dry & chalky on the tongue, mildly astringent, low alcohol notes late. Very good. Draught off jockey-box at FSRB circa 2009. xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Clear golden amber with small white head. Big wheat aroma with yeast and some spice. Yeast and wheat flavor upfront with spice, a little cloying. Medium body with medium carbonation. Too sweet. holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2008
On tap at the Station on 7/10/08. I’m glad I got to try this before it was gone. Pours a clear golden orange. Nose of banana, sweet malts, and a touch of creamy wheat. Light spritzy body. Lemons dominate with bananas and clove in the finish. Too much bananas in the flavor and lacking much that is interesting. Ok beer. dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2008
pours hazy yellow, white head with nice lacing. nose of citrus, and wheat with a hint od banana. i found the banana in the flavor to be much too dominating. medium bodied with a hint of spice at the finish. relaxing summer brew, but not a favorite style of mine.
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2008
on draft at FS. pours hazy with golden white head. nose is yeasty and lemony. flavor is wheaty, lemon, banana, clovey finish. decent but nothing special.
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Poured on tap at the Brewpub. Pours a yellow hazy cloudy with a prominent eggshell white head that laces very well. Aromas are very citrusy, with a subtle touch of banana. Initial taste is very similar: Lemony citrus zest dominant over any banana feel with a light spiciness that is enjoyable. Smooth, refreshing, and a light bodied brew very nice for the warmer months. However, I prefer my hefes on the banana side. Either way, this was a good brew! I laugh at the fact that everyone’s score is practically the same.. but i rated this from my notes from the pub. "Spot on
Rating", you might say. Cheers! MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2008
On tap at Flossmoor Station and served in a shaker. This hefe poured an evenly hazed golden orange hue with a thin head of creamy off-white head that slighly lasted. Lots of spiderweb lacing left around the glass. The aroma of the beer was made up of light citrus and bananas with some spicy yeast esthers. The flavor included banana, cloves, lemon zest, and a bit of malted wheat. The mouthfeel was light-bodied and easy-drinking with light carbonation. A really nice hefe. Subtle and sessionable. I can’t wait to take home a growler to get me through a hot day. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Good looking pour, a milky straw colored body with a tall fluffy white head and oodles (a technical term) of lacing. It seemed to have a bit more lemon tang in both aroma and flavor than previous FS hefes but still satisfied. The fresh bananas that were somewhat subdued in the aroma had a stronger presence in the taste and had the addition of a light clove spiciness. Very good drink for thew warm weather that we have to see sooner or later in the Chicago region.DrnkMcDermott (3123) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2008
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Draft at FSRB. Cloudy darkish yellow body under a short-lived head that leaves a coat of lace. Smells mostly lemony, with slight notes of weizen yeast. First taste is closer to an american wheat, with light wheat spices and a prominent malt flavor. I had to work my way down a little to get back that nice lemon zest, then a little hefe banana ester and matching clove notes. Nicely positioned style-wise between a <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/goose-island-312 and a <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/schloss-weizenbi bomb. RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Light and extraordinarily easy-drinking hefe...so much so that it may not get the respect or love it deserves. At first blush this summer refresher may seem insubstantial. But it hits all the right notes...bright citrus highlights, hefe yeastiness (light banana and cloves), and a wheat creaminess that lingers gingerly on the palate. It’s just that the brew disappears so swiftly as to only leave a vague pleasant memory. All in all a near-perfect wispy summer idyll, here briefly, then gone on the summer breeze.