DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown-orange hazy beer with firm beige head.
Sourish aroma with tones of dried fruit.
Almonds and banana in the mouth.
Harsh and round feeling.
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice change from regular wheat---darkness threw me for a moment, but the taste is very nice. Not great, but nice blend of fruity/spicy/malty. If it were alittle more "full bodied" I would rate it higher, but seems watery compared to best wheats.
chiconoman (5) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2002 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice tight head that lasts. Colour that reminds of an aged tawny port. Aroma is full, with nice malty notes, clove and a bit of banana. Medium length on the tongue, with a mid palate finish and a refreshing length at the end. The flavour is a bit watered down, but hints at greatness if given fuller extraction. Quite nice.
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2002
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Huge head that overflowed. Very yeasty and very cloudy I couldn’t see through it at all and it was sitting for two weeks. It was watery in it’s finish and did’t have much of an impact on me.
mds (2193) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells kinda spicy. Large foamy head. Tastes great.
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yeasty, spicy nose. Seems a bit watery at first, but malt thickens in the mouth nicely. Bitter and Sweet struggle amongst one another nicely. Loved the gentle fruit aromas and flavors.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smelled like the yummy kind of fruitcake. Tons of flavor and beautiful head. Tasty stuff.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Some fruit taste, but foremost was a strong synthetic plasticy/rubbery flavor that I didn’t like. Sour aftertaste with an acetic apple taste throughout. I think they would have been better off leaving the malt out.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark and cloudy with a large head. Smells of fruit and cloves. Darker fruit tastes stand out most in this one.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky bamboo color with a huge and creamu amber head. Bubbles stream like a jet to the surface and do a magnificent job maintaining the head. Strong aromas of banana taffy. Flavors of banana and toffee are surrounded by a mouthfeel of burnt toast. Quite an enjoyable ’darkish’ wheat.