72 / 100
Poured and swirled aggressively, this ends up relatively hazy, a bright yellow-to-amber hue with fine carbonation and a fizzling head of white. Very fine bead when tilted, and the body looks solid. Not bad, apart from the head.
Nose is mild and slightly acidic, with some true banana esters, but minimal spice. When swirled, the pungency increases somewhat, giving a sharper, more noticeable estery character, but it's a little one-dimensional overall.
Taste is smooth and pleasant, with a slight kick of phenol and spice on the back to reboot the palate after the long sweetness. Feel is great, extremely smooth and chewy, but light enough to make it quaffable. It's actually not a bad stylistic example on the palate.
Pretty decent Australian-made Hef here. Sure, the Germans still have years and years on us, but this is a solid example of a style that's often done poorly locally.