ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Jay (springslicker) Thanks. Probably my least favorite of the four. Dark colored pour without much of a head. Smell is similar to four and six, smokey malty presence, but this one is different. Taste is rich and smooth but it has an odd taste to it. This odd taste was present in all 3 beers (possibly the yeast?) but its most prominant in this one. Not bad but not the best. The darkest one of the bunch too..
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had 8, 4, 2, and Love. This one is excellent...they all are. And they each have a somewhat distinctly different flavor. This one was VERY wheaty, yeasty, smooth....
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Aroma: Dark roasted malt, toasted rye bread, belgian yeast, slight metallic twang, coffee. Appearance: Very dark brown and hazy. Noticeable clumps from a unsteady pour. Head was medium beige and slightly creamy and soon dissipated into a small cap. Flavor: Sweet malt, toasted wheat, and a light tartness. Slight coffee, as well. Light bitterness. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Finish was fairly clean. Overall: Easy to drink dark wheat beer. Flavor is a little muddled. Was hoping for more esthers/phenols or belgian character.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Murky, near black ale with a mid-sized, frothy, khaki-colored head. Good retention. Chocolate, wheat and coffee aroma. Moderately sweet flavor with notes of caramel and chocolate. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and average carbonation. Chocolatey finish. Headbanger provided the bottle!
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich malt nose, caramel also, deep brown, tiniest of tan heads. Flavour has bitter almonds, dark roasted malts, some pit fruit. Full bodied, bitter as can be! Terrific! Thank You mds.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark chestnut-brown body with a small white ring of head. The aroma is nutty and toasty along with creamy roast - not entirely pungent but it’s nice and delicate. Chocolate nuttiness and creamy almond flavour but kind of thins out towards the end.
Headbanger (3578) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz-A nice dark brown with a small head. An aroma of chocolate and coffee. A taste of wheat dark malt and coffee. A medium body and very tasty.
demitriustown (1155) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black opaque pour with a tan foamy head that lasts for quite a while. Wheaty aroma, lights notes of hops. some malt textures too. Taste consists of a definate hefewiezen taste, the wheat and orange notes, a very light caramel note, with some backing of the malts and the hops. Palate is tingley, oh so lgihtly bitter, carbonated, and some what thin. It’s a decent dunkelweizen, but it’s nothing special on that part.
Aubrey (3501) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown. Light texture; moderate carbonation. Mild flavors and aromas. Hint of bitterness in the finish. Faint estery yeast in the background. Not a lot of depth, in general, really. And sure, you don’t expect massive depth from a dunkelweizen, but still. I suppose I kind of expected a little more from such a stellar brewery.
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, almost black body, fingers worth of tan head. Toasty malt and mocha aroma, burnt wheat. Hint of coffee bean but not roast, something else. Tart wheaty bite, nutty dark malt. Bit grainy at times, lightest hint of mocha, some charred malt notes. Average, not quite medium palate. Interesting but a bit tough to drink at the same time.