hayduke (5032) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was shared in a joint tasting with Strykzone. Poured a cloudy golden yellow with an attractive creamy white head and excellent lacing. A big rich nose of cloves and banana, and citrus. Medium and very smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is strong and every aspect of it delightful including the banana, clove and orange peel. A beer that is good from first sip to last drop. An outstanding hefe.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Market of Choice. Poured a cloudy yellow with almost no head or lacing. Smells of wheat, a little clove and very light notes of pepper and bubblegum. Flavor is also largely wheat, though clove is a little more prominent as is the bubblegum. Not a great example of the style, but still very drinkable.
JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2nd rating. Trade bottle from DA. Poured a hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma was bubblegum, cloves, spices. Taste had some banana and spices with a hint of vanilla. Good carbonation. Nothing crazy but glad I got to try.
Strykzone (6946) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from a trade with Hayduke with whom it was shared with he and Rick. A hazy well carbonated beer that had a nice thick white head that never left. The nose was cloves and banana and those were also prominent in the flavor. Oranges were also tasted and that was not peels but the fruit. No bitterness at all but sweet citrus fruit. The feel was creamy and slick. This was a very nice hefe, not quite among the elite but not far from it. Thanks Ron!