SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Poured into a stein. Golden with slight orange/brown tints with significant yeast haziness and a fairly thick 2 finger head. Aromas of citrus and a little malt. Taste is awesome. More hoppy than i was expecting and the citrus tones were delicious. Great blend of styles here with the increased hop taste. Loved it. Would definitely buy again ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2009
Yellow with brown hues, plenty of yeast haze. 4 cm white airy head that dissipates after a while, while leaving nice lacings on the glass.
Nice hop character in the nose - grapefruit, grass an resins, some pine-needles. Banana. Some yeast. Quite a lot of white pepper. Decent malt character beneath - white bread, wheat. Quite nice overall, but there are some notes that are slightly too assertive, not really harmonious.
The taste is not as impressive as the smell. Again, there are plenty of hops, but they are not as well defined as in the smell (grape, grass, floral notes). A rather sweet and juicy malty backbone mixes with a prominent spicy character (mostly white pepper). Some flavors of bubblegum, and of course banana. The finish is mildly bitter and dominated by a very sweet and sticky taste of alcohol, making the beer slightly perfumy. Faint mineral-notes, bread and hints of lemon lingers in the mouth.
Moderate body, plenty of carbonation but the bubbles are rather calm. Slightly chewy due to the alcohol.
This is a rather good beer, but for some reason it didn’t really do it for me. This one proves that more hops is not always better. It lacks balance, the flavors are not integrated with each other and the alcohol is too prominent.
Serving type: bottle
(Copy of old Beer Advocate review) Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Poured from a larger bottle into a tulip pint glass to drink. The beer had a cloudy, light sediment straw-gold color with a good-sized foamy and creamy white had that had good retention and decent cling. It had a sweet fruity, floral and citrus hops aroma with some banana components, a bit of yeast and orange, with some malt too. It was a sweet, fruity beer with some banana and orange flavors, and a bit of underlying bitterness too. A wet, slightly watery beer with good carbonation, and a lively mouthfeel. One of, if not, the best I have had in this style. Ygberg (143) - SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2009
Aroma of citrus, apples and yeast. Appearance is cloudy amber with medium white head. Flavor is surprisingly hopy and dry with hints of citrus and yeast. Weiz-beers are usually not my style but this beer is actually really good and has a similarity to an IPA. angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2009
Bottle. Clear gold pour with foamy white head. Delicious aroma of pine and floral hops, citrus, esters. Flavor is nice astringency up front, orange peel, esters, coriander. Nice lively mouthfeel.
Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2009
0.5 l bottle, thanks Ismo E! Murky yellow brown color. The aromas of grapefruity-pineappley hops, clove, pepper and fruity tartness. Sweet, hoppy and phenolic flavor with complex hop flavor featuring lemon, grapefruit, pineapple and some herbal notes as well. Clove is very apparent in finish.Full bodied oily palate. Weird medicinal (aspirin) and soapy note in the aroma and flavor. Very complex and original but not completely in balance, there are some very odd notes. gam (3924) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2009
Large frothy head on top a slightly misty gold pour,hint of straw colour,aroma floral perfume like spice,wheat fruity,malt and green banana,flavour smooth banana yeast mourishing,spicyness lemon orange clove hint of grapefruit,finish smooth alround easy to drink very tasty. jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Reviewed 8/22/2009 (Bottle):
Pours an opaque orange colored body with a small foamy white head, diminishing. Strong spicy and banana aroma. Alcoholy. Lemony aroma. Spicy taste, very strong. Creamy mouthfeel. Lemony, citrus taste. Some banana but not too strong.Not too shabby. anders37 (26605) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy what malty hoppy aroma. Fruity wheat malty hoppy flavor with some alcoholic hints. Has a warming wheaty hoppy bitter finish. roscoehalligan (1) - USA - OCT 29, 2009 does not count
I always like the Schneider beers, but this is something different all together.
Pours withe a nice rocky, slightly persistent and snow white head. Aromas of zest, grains and pretty hop notes.
the palate has great intensity and a lingering sweet ginger bread character that is utterly appealing.