sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2006 smelled wonderful. massive bananas and spices. maybe a bit of orange, but that might have been the garnish. the flavor was a bit empty, however. and maybe a tiny off flavor. rerate: probably one of the two best hefe’s i’ve ever had. muzzlehatch (4970) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Sample at the brewpub. Everlasting thick foam atop an opaque lemon-gold body and thickly coating the glass as it disappears....simple but quite effective banana-clove nose, heavier on the fruit than spice but very very fresh and ripe...delightly full, soft body becomes more pillowy, soft and inviting with every sip....moderate but significant yeast and lively carbonation, delicate fruity flavor adn a hint of marzipan....though fairly typical in its profile, this is superbly done in every way and may well be my favorite American brewpub hefe; odd that the ratings are so split here, I’m certainly with the lovers. Splendid. Zeswaft (1776) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2006 A pretty big banana and bubble gum aroma. Served with a lemon. A pretty tasty little hefeweizen. Light and refreshing. Wish it was 80 out not 25. Rerate. This is just a fantastic freakin beer. so much flavor. awesome beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2006
(04.25.06) On tap at Onion Brewpub, Barrington, IL Poured hazy deep golden yellow with small white head. Soft carbonation. Clove in the nose. Medium bodied weisse beer that starts with light malt sweetness with smoky/clove flavors. Some banana esters noted. Finished with light malt fade. Smooth and flavorful, this is a very enjoyable hefeweisse. frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Dense golden/sand colored with a white ring for a head. Aromas were big and spicy with allspice, whole cloves and incense. (They’re using an aswesome yeast for this and their dunkel weiss which held similar aromas.) A touch of new leather or rubber in aroma as well. Flavor was mellow with a spiced, smoked ending, and bananas that sneak up on you (the last time a banana snuck up on me was in a dream featuring Christopher Walken and a penguin that spoke French... but I digress). Dry & creamy mouthfeel. This was a big treat in the line-up. I’m not a hefe-drinker, but this may be my highest ranked one to date. I enjoyed it so much that I brought home a growler and my wife really enjoyed it as well (SHE’s the hefe-drinker).
badgerben (5281) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2005
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Hazy gold color with no head. Strong banana and wheat aroma. Very heavy and rich wheat taste. Strong malt base with a slight finish of banana. If I had tried this blindfolded, I would have guessed it to be a dunkelweiss. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Cloudy Yellow Coloring with White Ring. Lemon and Yeast on the Nose. Dry Malty Background, Yeast, Wheat and Lemon Notes on the Tongue. Dry Tang of Lemon/Hop on the Aftertaste. Nice Hefe! Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2007
On tap at Onion. Poured a slightly-hazy paler golden with a short white head. Aroma picked up sweet bubble gum and well-toasted bananas.. sweet overall with very nice balance to it.. seductive. The flavor backed up the nose well.. sweet toasty candied bananas with a bit of bubblegum in there.. sweet and tasty all around. Nice interplay between the very sweet base and the tart wheaty notes.. well-carbonated. Very good stuff! StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Semi-translucent pale orange with a white rung for the head. Aroma is bananas, linen spray, cloves and lively pepper. Creamy then rapidly thinning banana effervescence is the initial impression. Cloves and pepper help to liven a vanilla sweetening that presents itself midway through the tasting. Lemon sugar cream sweetness. Fairly well done. SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2005
very heavy bannanas in the nose along with some yeast. Pretty much the same in the taste. Id say a pretty good nearly similar beer to castelain blond beer.