Sammy (12491) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008
A full flavour hefeweizen. Thick mouthfeel and full of bannana flavour and aroma. If you like your hefe bannana like, this one is one to have. Great carbonation. A fruit shake with thick head and lace. johnmeier1 (13) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Aroma has citrus, banana, hay. Appearance is golden, hazy, cloudy, frothy. Taste is medium sweetness, lightly bitter, and amazing for a domestic Hefe. Palate is light body, lively carbonation. Really my favorite beer from Ottos in a while. DunmoreDrinker (3) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2005 does not count
Amber Marigold color that is slightly cloudy. Medium head that dissipates quite quickly and leaves little lacing on the glass. Bitter taste in the spirit of a hefe with a palette of little floral spicing, tart and semi-dry with a hint of sweetness. Nose is of tart grapes, a white zinfindale? Mouth feel is smooth and rich, but a little dry. Very Drinkable. Defiantly an excellent brew, topples last years showing. I can’t wait to try this years Belgian Wit. dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2007
8/18/07 - Sampler at pub. Good hefe nose, banana and clove. Same with the taste. Banana and clove explode in your mouth. Can tell its very fresh. Nice lacing, even after sitting in a sampler glass for a while. Probably one of the best hefe’s I’ve had. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - JUN 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-30-12 -
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a super hazy orange color with a nice billowy white head. The head faded relatively fast to give only a light amount of lacing.
Smell – Big aromas of yeast and a wheat-bready smell are most dominant. There are also some nice aromas of orange, lemon, banana, and a little bit of spiciness mixed within.
Taste – The taste has a very pleasing wheat backbone. The wheat bread taste is initially complemented with a good dose of yeast cake and some spice. The taste starts out more on the maltier side, but as the taste advances it sweetens as more citrus orange and lemon come to the forefront. Other fruit flavors of banana develop more toward the end. The spiciness intensifies again at the end and when mixed with the sweeter fruit flavors leaves a spicy sweet taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – Medium to just a bit above medium in body thickness with a slightly higher than average level of carbonation. The lighter body and the higher carbonation complement the style well and make it a very drinkable brew.
Overall – A wonderfully flavorful session brew. This is one I think Otto’s should put on their permanent roaster.
Beerapprentice (208) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Light aroma of spicy cloves, wheat, and plantain chips. Colour is a cloudy yellow with nice large white head. Tastes of corn, malts, and plantain. Good beer! mike5203 (38) - Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
WOW, one of the best beers I have had in a long time. Got this as a treat at a tasting. It reminded my of some beers brought back from Germany. Poured cloudy, with a nice white head. It had a nice banana and spice aroma and flavor. I can’t wait to visit State College! TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Bottle pours a hazy golden with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of ripe bananas, clove, cereal grains, wheat and citrus notes. Flavor of the same, more citrus in the flavor. Well done fresh and refreshing. jar72404 (426) - USA - AUG 10, 2011
On tap at brewpub. Cloudy dark orange with thin white head. Aroma is banana. Flavor is banana, caramel and hay. Refreshing and smooth. Dacrza (1008) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
DATE REVIEWED: August 21, 2014... GLASSWARE: Weihenstaphaner weizen... OCCASION: catching up on some DVRs...APPEARANCE: dark copper body; very little effervescence; snow white head settles quickly to a sudsy, thin consistency; no lacing... AROMA: warm banana and aromatic bubblegum, with a hoppy citrus dimension; secondary scents like pepper and vanilla can be detected ... PALATE: intriguing balance of soft and strong--smooth mouthfeel but slightly heavier at the throat--revealing an ale character... TASTE: rather nondescript flavor, with lemon hints late and bubblegum, mint and grass--some malty sweetness too...OVERALL: bought as a bomber from the brewery itself, this brew compliments the humid August night well; an easy-drinking, tasty beer that I will seek out when returning to State College next summer....