crossovert (13413) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Not a bad beer. Nice banan notes, it is light and refreshing, a good biergarten beer. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
A bit oxidized with some banana and clove. Backing hops and bitterness. Cardboard behind that. Clove spice in the background. DuffMan (10549) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
On tap @ Farmhouse. Cloudy medium yellow, average white head. Complex aroma, sweet, with notes of pear skin and parsley. Bright, hoppy palate, green fruits, citrus, sweet wheat. Fresh and complex. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Hazy yellow with good, foamy, white head, some legs / Full nose of banana, citrus, spice, bread / Medium body, creamy, moderately sweetness but high hop balance and some astringency, and good, bitter finish / Flavors of banana, pineapple, lemon, straw, biscuit, clove, coriander / A bigger (hefe) style, amply balanced by big hops. BVery (10711) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at Haymarket in Chicago. Hazy bright yellow pour with a really nice white clingy head. Wheat, mild banana, and light citrus in this, but it hits a little flat on the tongue.
kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Draught from the brewery. Pours a hazy orange hued golden with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is mildly sweet with banana, spicy and some citrus. Crisp, nicely bitter with grapefruit citrus dominating and pretty dry finish. Fairly highly carbonated for a weizen, even if a "cascadian" one. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
On tap at the source... Pours a hazy fairly bright, hazy golden hue and topped with a frothy soapy white head... Aroma of footy grains to pair alongside citrusy notes of orange and tangerine... Flavors are more of the same, less footy, with emphasis on the orangey citrus. Light grain on the backend with barely a trace of bitterness although a little comes through in the finish. Lighter than medium bodied with lighter than a stage carbonation . Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy, orange-gold colored body with an inch thick, dense, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is strong citrus hops mixed with a good amount of banana, some clove, and a grainy wheat backing. Lots of floral grapefruits with some tangerines, lemons, a light earth, and some grass. Flavor is similar. Bitter citruses mixed with a good amount of yeast and esters giving off some banana and light clove notes. Somewhat grainy and bready wheat malts with a good amount of florals before this finishes earthy, dry, and moderately bitter with a light spice, crackery wheat, and a good amount of citruses. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid hopped up wheat. Citrusy, bitter hops that mix with a nice hefe base. Good beer. Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
New beer on at Solemn Oath. Picked up a growler today. Served in a Hacker-Pschorr Weisse glass.
A: Pours a very hazy golden straw color with some darker hues in the body and towards the head. A thick and frothy two finger sized head forms on the pour. As it recedes a sticky webbing of lace is left down the whole glass.
S: Great yeast presence fills the nostrils. Light spicy pepper corn, some fruity esters and a little banana are all present. Grassy and citrus-like hops aromas are pulled out towards the back end of each sniff. Pretty good stuff and nicely balanced. Light lemon grass and wheat are present as well.
T: Yeast presence is up front and that’s followed by a solid cracked wheat. Some bubblegum and spice with a hint of banana. The light citrus flavors pop up towards the back end.
M: Medium bodied with a medium to low carbonation. The growler released quite a bit gas on the way home (audible hissing) and it seemed to hurt the beer here. The finish is drying with light fruity esters sticking around the palate. Would have been close to a perfect 5 otherwise.
O: Very solid hefe. The addition of the cascade hops really added a nice little pop on the finish once the yeast flavors started to subside. On a nice hot day this just what I needed. Would like to revisit straight from the tap as to have the proper carbonation.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 07-07-2012 esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2012
On tap at GTMW 2012. Mildly cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma of wheat, light cloves and mild bananas. Taste is in line with aroma. Ok.