Heat99 (56) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The first thing I noticed after the pour was the great head that stayed with the beer for a while. It was very clear for a wheat, which was unexpected. The aroma was very fruity as was the flavor with a very dry finish. It had a lot of body in the flavor, but the carbonation overpowered it in my opinion. It was a good beer, but I have had better. By the way, I drank this while putting up our family Christmas tree this year, so an early Merry Christmas to you all. (Yeah, I had some SN Celebration Ale too...mmmmmm)
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 29, 2001
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sort of like a combination bock-weiss beer, and sort of successful. Nice balance of malt and hops, but somewhat undermined by a serious carbonation issue. This ain’t 7up, guys! Smooth it out!
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - OCT 25, 2001
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice darker weiss.
lot of natural fruit flavors and aromas.
strikes a very good malt/wheat balance.
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 16, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent head and faint barley-wine-like aroma. Layered when poured. Quite dark for this style, almost green. Too much malt but generally respectable; your call.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2003 A great beer. The flavor was unbelievable. It didn't taste like an average beer, it was really good. I would feel bad getting drunk to something as good as this. Absolutely great with lasagna.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
There is no doubt that this beer is rather highly carbonated, but I really like the banana flavor.
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoyed this as an after dinner drink. Goes well with a little lemon slice. I can get them fairly cheap. So I will buy again.
dins (266) - Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2001
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
joet (2042) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 30, 2001
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
There’s a weird nose on this. I’ve had a few great local versions of this style in Germany, more crisp, slightly darker, and perhaps even more effervescent but with less tendency to foam.
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 16, 2001
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A fair beer, looked great, but sadly had a very unipressive taste, which was compounded by loose, foamy bubbles that were not creamy at all. Its not terrible, but not worth my time to drink again.