Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2007
Light white head slowly departs from the rather dark, golden to amber pour. Warming fruity nose, playing more in the ester than phenol ballpark with citrusy lime/lemon flavors backed by solid banana puree and a firm dose of supporting hops. The mixture works pretty well to make a very fresh impression. Medium bodied, expansive, yet easy-going carbonation. A very satisfying first half-pint at this favorite Norwegian brewpub of mine. OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2007 On tap @ the brewpub. 2007 version [very different compared to the previous (06) batch]. Tiny and quickly diminishing beige head over a cloudy, dark orange colored, soft carbonatied body. Pleasant aroama of sweet citrus and floral hops. Taste is fresh with an initial flavor of lemonade and yellow apples, followed by banana, mild spices and sweet berries in the aftertaste. Almost no hopbitterness . Smooth, soft and easy, and utterly refreshing. Moreish! yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Served too hot. Pale yellow-golden and a small, white head. Weak aroma with banana and some cloves. Sweet flavor with banana and grainy notes. Creamy, carbonated mouthfeel, but a bit thin and sticky. The finish has some lemony notes, as well as banana and spices. Not worth returning for. (060827) Sigmund (8022) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Very pale colour, nearly crystal clear, appearance more of a Kristallweizen than a Hefe. Served with a lemon wedge on the rim of the glass, not IN the beer, T.G. Moderate head. Typical weissbier aroma: citrus, banana and cloves. The aroma was somewhat "disturbed" by the fact that the brewer was cleaning the brewing vessels with the door open while I was there, a strong wort aroma filled the brewpub, but that’s a rather charming part of the game IMO. The flavour is more citrussy / lemony than most German weissbiers. Light bodied and refreshing, a very moderate bitterness in the finish. An okay thirstquencher, but certainly no masterpiece. Rune (13723) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2006
330ml on tap at the brewpub. Pale yellow and a surprisingly clear body for the style. Small head. Sweet aroma of cloves and banana. Light flavour of coriander and ending with a sourish touch. Crisply, watery and lively carbonated (Oslo, 22.08.2006).
KnutAlbert (6798) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Fine bread-like aroma. Mild taste, dominated by the citrus in the finish. A bit on the thin and watery side, I would ahve liked more substance.
I question the name and category - this was too filtered to be called a hefe IMHO. Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2006
On tap at the brewpub.
Yellow colour, with nice foam.
Aroma of yeast,malt and banana.
Smouth,citric,banana. Short finish. Nice again from OMB. thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy, pale golden with a slightly creamy white head. fruity aroma with banana and bubblegum. Good banana and spicy flavours, leading towards a refreshingly dry finish. Light to medium body, above average carbonation, but still soft. A refreshing, harmonious and well-made hefeweizen. larsga (7675) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2006
Medium lasting creamy white head over pale yellow faintly hazy body with ongoing carbonation. Soft, spicy banana aroma. Sweetish watery banana wheat taste with fuzzy mouthfeel. Some acidity. Faintly metallic aftertaste. A decent weizen, but a bit too watery. (On tap.) omhper (25949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2004
Sampled draught at the brewpub.
Cloudy yellow, brief lively head. Bready banana aroma. Sweet and fairly estery. Soemwhat clean and hard malt profile, resulting in a short finish.