Trev (1960) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cola brown pour with a medium head.
Aroma is nice cocoa, light clove, roasted malt.
Flavour is wheat, semi bitter chocolate. Bit light through the middle of the palate, but still very tasty.
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Guerde (1182) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(asininely waxed bottle) After struggling to cut through the unnecessarily thick waxed bottle in order to open, the beer pours a ruddy color with a large light tan head that sticks around in the weizen glass. Aroma starts off well, with some toasted wheat bread and butter (which works here, and is not unwelcome) along with some dried banana chip quality lurking underneath. The nibs show up after this sits a little. They really nailed the toasted wheat bread quality, and it smells a bit like breakfast. Some roasted malt showing up further on. Further warming displays some light smokiness and peppery scents. The flavor is more of a classic dunkel, with a good amount of roasted malt, cereal (glimmer of Cocoa Krispies), faint banana, and a good hit of bitter chocolate that’s quickly ended by a snap of tart, crisp wheat on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium and carb is a little duller than anticipated (could use a bit more for the style). Overall this is a decent dunkel, and would be one I’d definitely buy again if it were available in six packs with unwaxed bottles. In its current vessel, with the plastic-like wax and $premium$ price (it is a part of a "$erie$" after all), this will be a one-time purchase.
BVery (6961) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bomber shared by Brandon - thanks! Brown pour with a yellowish cream head. Semi sweet chocolate aroma. Maybe a bit of yeast and dark fruit as well. Pretty good!
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the special release event at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours a cola brown colored brew with a thick beige head that has some nice lacing and head retention. Aroma of Hefe yeast, Baker’s chocolate, a hint of roasted caramel malt and a touch of clove. Taste is medium to medium-full bodied, some sharp carbonation with flavors of Hefe yeast, chocolate nibs, a hint of white pepper and roasted caramel malt. Finish has a distinct dry yeast aftertaste, followed by lots of chocolate nibs that lingers after the finish. Enjoy this one fresh for the chocolate, age a bit and more hefe yeast could dominate.
Bacterial (1710) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer from the Bad Weather boys. Pours a nice darkish brown with a nice head. Lots of chocolate in the nose and belgian goodness. Solid offering and a really nice combo of flavors going on. Not sure if this is something you should cellar or not though.