BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 15, 2008
8th Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines. Pours hazy orange with an average, frothy, off-white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grain, hay, straw), average hops (herbs, grass), average yeast (barnyard, earth) with notes of banana, apple, and pear. Full bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness and bitterness, moderate acidity. jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2009 CBC @Sam Adams-on tap-pours a thin white head and cloudy orange color. Aroma is clove, light malt/wheat, light fruit. Taste is clove, light malt/wheat, light fruit-apricot/sweet. Syrupy mouth feel. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Three Weiss MenMartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2005
Source: Brewfest, Extreme Beer
opaque dark yellow, frothy head, huge sweet banana aroma, nice sweet banan flavor but a bit of a letdown after the huge aroma, light clove and bitterness in the finish,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
I would like to rerate this beer.
Sample at XBF:CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Peach cream and an alcohol waft from a banana daiquiri. Enticing if not linear.
A predominantly sweet and fat malt body proffers peaches, alcohol and a canned fruit salad syrup. Ending is very bitter, carbonation and sweetness are puzzling for the style.
Sampled at the 2005 EBF: Pours a hazy cloudy dark copper with a frothy off-white head. Rich yeasty, esthery aroma with nice sweet wheaty balance. Tart wheaty and complex body with a little too much acidity. Nice authenticity though and a good beer from Sam Adams. I don’t know why they don’t make this in bigger batches and bottle it, but perhaps there isn’t much of a market for it.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Sample @ BCTC 2008. Was exicited to see something I have never heard of from Sam. Pours a creamy orangish amber color.Aroma is kind of funky hefe. Almost a buttery aroma. Had some weizen characteristics with some strange sourness ClarkVV (6839) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2004
AOBF 2004 Draught. Probably my second or third favorite at the festival. Pours a deep peach/apricot orange with some light rusty brown hues on the edges. Small yellow-beige head, moderately hazy. Aroma of rich sweet yellow fruits, caramel, wheat and yeast. Flavor is immediately intense. Sweet, succulent caramel and wheat, with a balancing sharpness coming from the big fruit esters. The yeast apparency, which is like a mix between sour german yeast and belgian yeast adds a very unique element to this beer. Towards the end, it dries out a bit and gets very creamy with some vanilla cream flavors making their way in. Finish is pretty quick and clean, surprisingly, with lots of apple-like flavor and almost a cidery feel to it. I really enjoyed the mix of fruit, yeast, wheat and malt at the start. Even though it is a bit too sweet, I thought the flavor was very interesting. Body is full, tending to medium on the finish. egajdzis (6692) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2008
[BCTC 08] Poured a murky amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, light banana, some clove, nuts, and citrus fruits. Taste of caramel malts, nutmeg, black cherry, some banana, nuts, and faint clove, with just a bit of alcohol in the finish. Liked it a bit more than the others, but I did have higher hopes after reading the previous reviews. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2008
On tap, BCTC 2008. Pours a cloudy amber body with a small fizzy head. The nose is very buttery with lots of wheat, yeast, and to a lesser extent fruity esters. The flavor just seemed really off to me. Cooked veggies with heavy alcohol, tons of sweetness, and spoiled wheat. Full bodied with fizzy carbonation, rather sticky. This one just didn’t seem right to me. I’m shocked that people liked this. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Pours a dark brown/amber with a tan head. Smells of clove, bananas, spicy. Tastes of sweet wheat, molasses, coriander, cloves, some spicy hints.