Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick white head which dissipated quickly. Aroma of spicy bananas. Spicy flavor which turns to a fruity, almost candylike, finish. Not at all what I expected.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - APR 19, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy iced tea appearance with some small yeast chunks. Foamy off white head with some cocoa powder flecks. Light color for a Dunkel Weizen. Heavy carbonation. Doughy aroma with some cloves, cocoa and apples. Nicely malted with a mellow body and light wheat tang and sour fruitiness. Lighter in body but not in flavor. Lingering roasted chocolate aftertaste. Finishes mellow and lightly tart with an apple/chocolate mix. Quite nice, but thinner than Iíd like, and again a pricey choice.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fruity, full-bodied dunkel. Sweet malt flavor, smootj finish.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 9, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A big bottle of this answered my craving for some Wheat beer. This brew pours a hazy medium golden. Floaties. The colossal rocky bone colored head is fully lasting with fair lacing. The nose is very fruity: banana, bubble-gum, grape, apple, etc. Some spices like ginger aroma also present along with caramel, cereal, and flowers. Finishes like it starts very sweet, kinda acidic, and somewhat bitter. Overall very rich, sweet and fruity. The medium creamy/dry body has lively carbonation with an alcoholic feel to the finish. Ahhh!!
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The fizzy nature of this beer spoiled it on many levels. The weak taste of the dark component of this beer was disappointing as well. Of course this beer is millions of times better than stuff like Becks, Molson, Newcastle and others beers that most people think are great.
Terminus (3042) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 29, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth summer style beer with a nice hint of sweetness to it. Decent color and head tops off this spicy finished beer. Good stuff.
igneous1 (1477) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hops dominated....good beer....my first dunkel wheat
PhillyBeer2112 (2474) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber with med head that dissipated very quickly. Citrusy and spicy aroma. Wonderful sweetness with great clove spiciness and a refreshing acidity. Zesty and refreshing, finishing with some green apples tones. Great flavor but not the total package.
Ernest (5930) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2012 Bottle.
Head is initially large, creamy/frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted bread, caramel), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with a strong note of banana/gum/marshmallow, hint of pepper.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Quite the banana-candy bomb...canít say itís unpleasant, but more malt and hop presence would help a lot, as would stronger pepper or clove phenols. In the mouth itís quite sweet...not enough tartness to clean things up. Itís a "rich" example I suppose but itís too sweet and banana-heavy to be a winner.