ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 2, 2012
On tap at Brewpub in Orland Park. Poured a cloudy light copper color with a one finger white head. Aromas of banana, clove, sweet and bready malts, and a touch of alcohol. The taste followed with the banana and clove flavors upfront, spicy pepper came into the middle, and a balance of caramel malts and alcohol in the finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. islay (2764) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
14 oz. pour, on tap at the brewpub on 7-11-12. Labeled as “Vice ‘n’ Roll.” Tapping date listed as 5-29-12. Served too cold. Aroma features heavy banana, darkened banana, banana bread, and clove scents. Powerful and appetizing smell, but I wish it were more complex. I give the aroma a high 7. Maroon / medium brown pour with a small amount of beige head. Delicious, sweet and rich taste features chocolate and chocolate brownie elements. Malty, bready taste. Fruity upon multiple sips: Plum, banana, and tangy orange. A little bit of mineraly dryness in the finish. Really quite tasty. I give the excellent flavor a low 9. Medium body. Lively in the palate. Surprisingly very good overall. sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - MAY 17, 2011
This one was interesting. Seasnal wheat, aroma is wheat, lemon, bubble gum. Thin ring and lace. Appearance is orange/brown, dark, cloudy. Medium hops and medium mlat. high alcohol content, wheat, taste is banana, gumball, clove, and spicy. Palate is not clean, malty, and full body. Overall, okay, but too spicy for me. Very complex, but the brewers thought out of the box on this one! TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
Sampled on tap at the brewpub (Orland Park, IL). Pours a nice well hazed dark amber pour, some glow to the edges, hazy and dulled with a moderate offwhite near tan head that dies to a good film, laces ok. Aromas are prominent estery fruit, banana and clove mix into touches of brown sugar, toffee, and biscuits. Some more spice, fruity banana, and sweet fruits and malts. Initial is medium bodied, a heavier ester fruit, banana and cloves, touches of spice, with good glove, yeast dough, flaked wheat. Some bropwn sugar and toffee, caramel, biscuits, and toast. A darker slanted wheat beer, with some lightness to it. A light touch of bitterness in the finish, lingering yeasty spice, and a touch of ABV heat. A firmer wheat, with sufficient sweeter malts that heavy it up, but true to form with bigger fruit esters, cloves, and yeasty bread dough spice. Brown sugar and toast seem to provide some body and darkness. Not bad, a little too sweet for me. tmoreau (4369) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Mug served at Orland. Cloudy, unfiltered deep amber/orange color. Modest but clingy, white lace. Hints of spice/clove, banana & dark fruit. Also malt sweetness & a little bread in the flavor. Ends with a slight, dry finish. As described on the board,-- hefeweizen meets amberbock. Nice example of the style.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2008
reddish brown color, tiny bubbles. aroma of airy malt. flavor of floral malt, cloves. light bodied. kinda unmemorable. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2008
tap at rock bottom orland park...close to the best thing that i had here today next to the wet hop brew.... cloudy maple brown pour with a thin circular film of white head..... aroma very much centered around banana and cloves.... lots of banana and clove apparent in the flavor profile. nice and assertive. sweet lasting and generally decent on the palate. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2008
on tap at RB Orland Park, pours murky copper with white head, caramelly and nuty aroma with some banana and clove mixed in as well. nutty and caramel malt body with banana and clove, a bit spicy finish. mouth feel is a bit thin. very well done and rather sessionable too! Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2008
On tap at the Orland Park, Illinois, Rock Bottom where proper punctuation is still allowed: This had a deep caramel body with a short head that still manages to lace the glass nicely. It had an aroma sharp clove, a mix of old and young bananas, and a touch of bready malt. The flavor is quite spicy with clove and pepper, stays with the older bananas, has some caramal, and just a hint of alcohol. Very nicely done by Iain Wilson.