hopscotch (10663) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Hazy, red/amber ale with a huge, frothy, off-white head. Maybe a sign of bad things to come... a thick layer of caramel-colored yeast sits atop the liquid. The separation is very cool looking, but unusual as well. The nose is of caramel and flowers with a rumor of mint. Caramel and cocoa flavor. Terrific balance. Medium-bodied and ultra fizzy. Finishes crisp and clean. Thanks to headbanger for the bottle.
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2006 12oz bottle- huge amount of carbonation on dark rust body. An aroma of alcohol. Taste of wheat and alcohol. A good tasting beer.
HildigŲltur (5105) - KÝbenhavn, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Dark hazy orange coloured. Rather weak aroma and flavour. Fruity, sweet and slightly yeasty. Bland.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle obtained in a trade with <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>OhioDad, thanks Scott. Batch 7119. Orange-brown in colour, a very slow pour produces a very large pillowy beige head, great retention, lots of lacing. The aroma is of yeast, light bananas, some sourness, bready malts, lemons. The flavour is bready, yeasty, bananas, lots of citrus, light chocolate, earthy, chalky. Very full mouthfeel, medium body, extreme carbonation. FInishes with a long medium bitterness. The high carbonation makes this one filling beer.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUL 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks go out to Walt for this beer. Poured a very effervescent hazy burnt copper with a fizzy tan head that dissipated completely. Aroma of light brown sugar and honey wheat bread, sort of faint. Flavor is dry lemony citrus, rye bread, somewhat metallic. Dry metallic finish. Body has stinging carbonation which feels a bit forced. A few sips feel like theyíve given me enough fuel to belch the first paragraph of A Tale of Two Cities. Not really impressed with this one... not as complex or tasty as the four.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Copper color, thick head, lots of carbonation, large bubbles. Nose of light belgian notes, citrus, spruce, tangy. The flavor is snappy, tart. Less carbonation would be nice. Decent though. Yeasty! Much richer and flavorful though once the yeast is mixed in.
demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle: Pours a highly carbonated cloudy brownish/orange with a huge fluffy tan head. Aroma is of wheat, lemon, light caramel and chocolate notes, and lightly spiced. Taste consists of caramel, a rather high wheatiness, light chocolate, and semi-fruity with a bitter sweetness to it. Palate light, bubbly, and sweet. Overall, Itís good, but not great. Iíve had better dunkelweizens than this. If you can get it as a single (like me) try it that way.
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A flavour explosion on the palete.Too
much for me.I prefer the 4 ,a tasty
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
meh. this was ok. better than the 4. Aroma is chocolate and wheat with a hint of perfume. Flavor is chocolate, wheat, and a tinge of bubblegum flavor with a hint of lemon. word.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Bottle. Batch 7119 (?) I picked this up at Blue Max Liquor in Burnsville, MN. The color is a somewhat muddy dark copper with an enormous frothy tan head and some sticky lacing. The nose has loads of caramel and bread dough. The flavor is smooth with lots of malt and spicy notes with a balanced hop bite in the finish.