73 / 100
Tried on-tap at GABS 2015 in Melbourne.
Pours a straw-slightly-off-to-pink colour with solid hazing to the body. Decent weight to it and very fine carbonation. Head is yellowish white, full and fresh leaving very solid and thick lacing.
Nose has some nice robust hefeweizen notes, fragrant and slightly organic. Banana and spice definitely come through, but these are cleaved with a sweet fruit note from the quince. There's a slight sharp chlorine note as well, but this accentuates some of the roundness a little. It's nice.
Chunky, full sweet opening to the palate, with some chewy stewed fruit int he centre. Slight estery tones come through as well, and the back has some pleasant vanilla, and light, thin banana characters to clean it up. It does meant that the flavour evaporates in the finish to some extent, but otherwise it's nice.
Feel is chewy but ephemeral.
Overall, this was a very solid brew. A good hef, with some nice twists for interest. I liked it.
60 / 100
Pours a straw colour, hugely sedimenty, opaque even. White foamy head, retaining OK. Pretty decent look, I like the cloud in particular.
Smells weizeny. Chestnutty malt with a touch of oatmeal that develops some nice spice notes and lots of banana. Clove, coriander, maybe a touch of rye character as well. Not bad.
Taste is a bit sweet actually. Buttery caramel and spent grain, then that banana ester comes through with a touch of clove. I expected more tartness, or more quince at least. Tastes like a sweetish hefeweizen.
Body is thin, to style, flat and fairly uninteresting.
Nothing special, could have used more fruit flavours. Still, a decent hefeweizen but pretty unexciting.