generallee08 (778) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014 hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An interesting beer. I’m a fan of wheat beers, so I was anxious to try this. Since it isn’t a microbrew, I wasn’t expecting anything earth-shattering. And it wasn’t, but it wasn’t bad. Nice cloudy appearance with a decent head. The aroma was bananas and yeast. After the banana, it gave off the aroma of a steamed hot dog bun. Taste was spicy with a considerable bite. Fairly refreshing.
This beer has a hazy and bright straw yellow colored body with a nice two to three finger white head. The head fades slowly and its lacing is slick. The aroma is full of nice banana and some light clove notes from the yeast which also adds nice bready notes to the sweet wheat maltiness in the aroma. There is a tasty sweet bready/wheaty malt base with a nice fruity yeast character that adds to the base maltiness. The banana notes are sweet up front then dry out a touch towards the finish. The body and texture have an average medium feel with average carbonation.
edgallow (4619) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2012 Pours a cloudy (unfiltered) yellow-orange color with a head that stands up about 3/4 of an inch tall. Head quickly reduced to a ring of foam that only covered the outer ring of the glass. Smells of bready/wheaty malts and spices. Taste is similar to others in this style, but I found this beer to have a slight metallic taste towards the finish.
jcweaver (770) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark golden with a decent white head. Nice aroma of bubble gum and clove with hints of lemon and banana. Flavors of clove, lemon and banana with a hint of some other spice. Decent for a German hefe and also for A-B.
wlajwl (7201) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Decent if faint banana and yeast aroma, not a horrible interpretation of a hefeweizen. pinkandgeek (56) - Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2010
A pleasant carbonation is offset by the watery, sour finish. Not enough of that yeasty punch that I like out of a Bavarian style beer. On a hot summer day, it may hit the spot.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a tall Pilsner glass. There appears to be no freshness date only an odd bottle number. (09232 VB49)
Appearance: This beer has a hazy and bright straw yellow colored body with a nice two to three finger white head. The head fades slowly and its lacing is slick.
Smell: The aroma is full of nice banana and some light clove notes from the yeast which also adds nice bready notes to the sweet wheat maltiness in the aroma.
Taste/Palate: There is a tasty sweet bready/wheaty malt base with a nice fruity yeast character that adds to the base maltiness. The banana notes are sweet up front then dry out a touch towards the finish. The body and texture have an average medium feel with average carbonation.
Notes: This is an all-around solid beer in my opinion and one that I would like to see it by itself in 6 packs.
Edmoe (241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Pours a hazy pale orange. Head dissipated almost immediately. No lacing. I can smell the sweet aroma from feet away. On closer inspection a sickly sweet smell overpowers everything else. Smell artificial orange flavoring and something that smells vaguely of circus peanut candy. The more I smell it the more unpleasant it becomes. An otherwise completely average hefe weizen is made worse by artificial orange flavoring and watery mouthfeel. This is more like a beer flavored soda than a beer. alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a medium sized off white head and decent carbonation. The aroma provides a nice whiff of banana, some cloves, yeast. The flavor is primarily banana with cloves, yeast and wheat playing secondary roles. Light-medium bodied, refreshing. For what it is, this wasn’t a bad option at a party with non craft beer types.
BanjoDude (57) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - APR 30, 2010
Definite banana and clove aroma and taste with a phenolic aftertaste (which is something I desire in a Hefe-style). Not too bad, but not the best in this style. Poobah (479) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Pale golden color with barely any head. Clover honey nose with hints of banana. Smooth entry and with a moderately carbonated mouthfeel followed by a finish that includes banana, cloves, satsuma and some smokiness. A little watery but not bad.