FROTHINGSLOSH (4456) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-brown color with a large creamy beige head that lingered and produced good lacing. The aroma was sourdough bread, brown sugar, lemon, clove, cherry and a hint of nutmeg. The flavor was tangy and citric with notes of clove, brown sugar, cherry, sourdough bread, nut and faint hints of anise and nutmeg. The finish was long with sourdough, brown sugar and cherry lingering. Fairly full bodied. Excellent.
argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle. Minimal off-white head atop lightly hazed copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bubblegum, banana, caramel, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, bubblegum, caramel, some banana, light spice. Medium body,
unclemike (2152) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
burnt orangepour, with aroma and flavor notes of wheat, banana, clove, and sugary malt. Fairly complex, with a fruity, wheaty, smooth finish.
CptAmerica (29) - USA - MAR 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a white head when poured. The head doesn’t last long when poured. A very unique flavor. Has a flavor of hops with a slight citrus flavor.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent deep dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet toasted wheat and dark fruity nose with a touch of bready yeast. Starts with pretty good fullness and lightly sweet biscuity dark wheat and caramel maltiness with some light fruity notes before a slightly drier and thinner finish. Pretty true to style, but could use a little more body and complexity.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, yeast, spices, clove, wheat, and banana. Poured brown/deep orange in color with a a tiny, tan head around the edges only. Hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, wheat, yeast, banana, spices, clove, and metal. Medium body. Dry texture. Malt, wheat, yeast, banana, finish is dry.
jgb9348 (4437) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very hazy amber coloured body with a nice thin tan head on top and a very nice caramel honey colour with a lot of haze at the bottom. Aroma of potent alcohol, yeast, wheat, raisins, figs, pit fruits, nuts and a touch of spice - very potent and nice. Medium to Full-bodied; Potent yeast and wheat flavour with a lot of raisins and pit fruits coupled with some caramel and mellow sweetness. Aftertaste is sweet with a little malt dryness and a touch of the yeast flavours throughout. Overall, a nice weizenbock with good sweetness, some dry and spicy notes and a large malt and yeast presence. Nice to try and pretty respectable for the style! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Market Cellars in Reston, Virginia on 11-December-2010 sampled at home in Washington on 11-January-2011.
Drake (7836) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy red-amber color. Thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of banana cream pie, yeast and a mustard-like note. The taste is caramel, banana, yeast, bread, spicy notes, leafy bitter hops. Thin-medium bodied. Decent beer.
adrian910ss (2274) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a deep rusty orange brown with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of cloves, banana and honey nut bread. Taste of cloves, banana, honey and nuts. Good beer.
PapaSkeetSkeet (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy, neutral brown with thin, oily head. Aroma is sweeter than the flavor would suggest, with notes of candy cherry-apple and yeasty cloves and phenols. This is apparently the Hefeweizen recipe jacked up 50%, but at this intensity, there appears to be some overall differences. For one, the moderate banana notes found in the hefe move to the background here, the yeast character is more towards cloves and phenols in the flavor. The flavor has a moderate maltiness, a slightly grainy sweetness that doesn’t necessarily taste as astringent as I would expect from a wheat beer. Very good, but still not my favorite. It’s tough to beat the Pennypacker Porter! By the way, this has an awesome palate; it is both creamy and frothy up front, with a dry, textured finish.