RichardGretton (4739) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pale golden beer with a strong head. The aroma is very yeasty and the flavour is banana, fruity and a yeasty citric finish. Overall a nice beer.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 15, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle: pours light yellow with a big white head. Light hefe aroma of banana and light yeast. Flavor is understandably a bit thin. I prefer cloudy hefe’s with a bit of yeast in them. But even so, it’s a nice, highly drinkable beer.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml bottle. Thick white head. Crystal clear. Golden yellow in color. Looks very nice, but has very little of anything else. Aromas are bland. Very little hop aroma. Only some wheat notes come through. Flavour is just as boring; slightly buttery wheat flavour. Why bother.
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Only marginally better than a standard lager. Almost no character; a very bland experience.
ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear, light gold with a large, fluffy, white head that was constanlty replenished by a steady stream of bubbles from the bottle. This might be the clearest beer I’ve ever seen. Amazing. You could easily read through the glass. Slight hint of banana in the aroma and not much else. The taste strikes me as a Belgian Tripel of Abbey wannabe. This would be a fine summer beer.
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 55cl. My wife bought me a case of this. Pours a darker golden color. A big fluffy head. Slightly sweet aroma with a little wheat. This was a pretty good beer.
Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle.Dark gold in colour.large head,aroma is fruity,taste is smooth and fruity with some malt.
Skinnyviking (9325) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. White lasting head. golden unclear body. The expected banana aroma. Flavor: Kaum vorhanden or in English almost none. What a disappointment.
ALLOVATE (2980) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2006
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty bland offering from this old Munich institution, I wonder if it has anything to do with the ugly folks working behind the InBev war machine. Well charged; upon cracking it I had to aim it at the kitchen sink to take the brunt of expanding foam, whatever made it to the glass assumed a 50-50 mix of a huge dome-like white head atop a crystal clear, palest straw-gold body with a lot of carbonation keeping that crown in it’s place. Pleasant ’across-the-board’ nose showing sticky lemonade, husky grains, fresh crushed banana and some salted fish (?). Overly subtle and desperate for character in the mouth. Thin in body and mostly sweet for flavour. Sugary, tangy lemonade and palest starchy barley flavours shine right through to the short, lightly sour and heavily soapy swallow. Becomes lightly gummy as it warmed, and also becomes increasingly soapy with a detergent flavour coating the tongue ruining it completely. I’m not huge on Filtered wheat beers, and this just didn’t excite me at all. Average. (50cL, BBE 04/06, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Very clear very clean. Huge head that kept forming from a constant stream of bubbles coming off the bottom. Aromas were weak, almost like a pilsener. Flavors were still pilsenery, but the hefe flavor came through a bit. I just think something is missing... oh, it’s the yeast...