jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 1pt. 9oz. euro brown bottle with no bottled/freshness date.
Made a good appearance, poured a hazy nutty brown with a large foamy, bubbly topped beige/whitish head that settled into a thin foamy lacing, moderate carbonation.
Had a sweet malty and yeasty nose, toffee and caramelized, with faint hints of cloves and bananas and a sweet apple fruitiness.
A malty crisp, slightly slick and creamy smooth light bodied mouth feel, above average drinkability.
Toffee and caramelized malty taste followed by subtle clove and banana rind, a subdued spicy hoppiness that never rise to surface and a dryish malty and yeasty finish.
A nice Dunkel Weizen, not a great one, but still very drinkable.
DarkElf (2961) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 6, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(500 ml bottle: $2.59 at Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA) Another bottle with 2 of the 3 date numbers blocked out, so there’s telling how old this bottle is. It tasted decent enough, presenting mostly bready, mildly toasty wheat and yeast, with the breadiness really taking over the finish. It really lacks the finer points for a dunkelweizen: no banana, no spices. Bready wheat and yeast in the nose. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate. Somewhat cloudy, dirty amber in color wiht many streams of swiftly-moving carbonation bubbles rising through the beer. Nearly an inch of light-tan head fades to a ring, and even that is probably kept alive by all the carbonation bubbles. Overall, it’s not bad, not great, just a fairly simple, drinkable dunkelweizen, but not one I’d buy again.
shrubber85 (5972) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Banana, clove, and roasted malt aroma. Orange brown color - cloudy with nice head. Spicy - cloves, pepper, dark malt with banana/orange aroma finish. Very good.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark copper with a tall off-white rocky head. Sweet toasty caramel malts and a nice amount of clove flavor and aroma. I didn’t pick up much banana esters, but the clove esters came through nicely. Medium body on the palate with a very nice balance and smooth finish.
Ernest (5609) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially huge, frothy, off-white, fully lasting. Body is hazy medium brown, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (bread, caramel, toasted grain), trace yeast (cobwebs), with notes of brown sugar, banana, clove. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Decent dunkelweizen, nice aroma and balance, less fizzy than most, great appearance. Just a tad bland, though, and not crisp enough.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Medium brown under a big, foamy white head. Aroma was a blend of fruit and spice and malt and sweetness. Medium feel in the mouth. The flavor repeated the aroma of fruit, spice, malt, and sweetness. Just not my thing.
DYCSoccer17 (3012) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma very initially had a sweet rown sugar characteristic. This dissipated in a yearsty, banana, estery, sour aroma with hints of pineapples. Wood chips, wood stove fire notes as well. Remarkably aromatic! Pours a mildly hazy dark garnet copper/amber color with a big light tan head. Start is somewhat sour and a little astringent. Slightly thin and malty middle. Yeastly banana chocolate malty finish. This is a good beer, but unfortunaltey, the taste doesnt totally jive with me.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown color. Large white foamy head. Aroma is malty, biscuity, hints of banana, clove and caramel. A light to medium bodied German Hefe. Malts are fruity and sweet. Nice banana and clove flavors. Hints of caramel. Hops are slightly spicy. A nice light and refreshing hefe. The taste is maybe a little watery, but it makes up for it with a nice crisp dry finish. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy brown color, big foamy white head, yeast, clove, light hops, bananas in the aroma, malty wheat flavors, citrus, banana, finish slightly bitter and watery. Enjoyable beer.
argo0 (10365) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque brown body with big, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, clove, banana, caramel, light smoke. Taste is sweet up front, banana, adding wheat, clove and lemon mid-body, finishing watery banana. Light-medium body, decent crispness, fairly high carbonation, and some tartness.