pivnizub (9444) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (kindly delivered by joss!): Hazy, mahagony coloured, quite firm smaller off-white layer; sweet fruity-wheaty and also caramelly nose with a touch of almomds and raisins; moderate sweet-sourish flavour, a bit fizzy, medium bodied; sweet caramelly finish, balanced by a light acidity. A friendly, well crafted Weizen, creating a very faint illusion of an belgian ale......
jonas (6141) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Roasted almond aroma. Cloudy brown with nougat cream on top. Nutty, bready base with banana and clove notes. Chewy body, medium. Mellow mouthfull. Desert finish. Pleasant enough, but not overly exiting.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A slightly hazy amber coloured beer with a decent thickish whitish head. The aroma is wheaty and has hints of bubblegum. The taste is on the thin side. A little banana and a little caramel. Pleasant enough but uninspiring.
Geiserich (3741) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Aroma is malty, light fruity with roasted malt notes. Hazy, dark amber color. Flavor is round, malty and velvety. Notes of spices, light fruitiness and caramel. Light astringent, dry finish with roasted malt notes. More like a dunkelweizen.
leaparsons (8916) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown with an off-white head. Aromas are wheat with chocolate. Malty with citrus notes. Flavours are dry wheat with lots of metal notes. Earthy malts with some soft citrus. Tastes a little stale. Fairly bland but unoffensive.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice sessionable hefeweizen... as if any decent one isn’t. Pouring a very hazy, deep amber body with a thick, creamy ecru head, the base of the nose is a soft wheat atop which is heaped vast quantities of banana and bubblegum scents. Soft mouthfeel. The flavor has some buttered toffee to it with a handful of Wheaties, but the bubblegum and banana surge forward accompanied by a spritz of lemon. Surprisingly dry finish. More.
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JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazed oxidized copper color with a tall stable brownish white head. Mild wheat aromas with faint smells of peat, earth and buttery caramel corn. Rather weak bouquet. Pleasant flavors, though still rather light. Dry malt and wheat start and lead to a mild citric middle. For a ur-weisse this is very mild and unexciting, but quite drinkable.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 12, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(500 ml bottle: $2.19 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) So I can’t figure out what the deal is with this beer. According to the company web site, there are three different versions of the Malteser Weisse (Hefe, Dunkel, Kristall), but none of the bottles match mine. My bottle is entirely in German, so that’s not helping me either. The only thing that might identify the beer is the word "Naturtrüb", but I doubt that is a clue either. Anyway, this beer is pretty dark, pouring a murky ruddy brown color. The off-white head rises quickly to about an inch before slowly subsiding to a thin, broken layer. Moderate aromas of wheat, banana and bubble gum, but not much in the way of spices. The flavor is actually pretty bland and really disappointing. Yeah, it’s wheaty, but the banana-like esters are extremely timid, and again, no spices. Sweetness is very light, and there’s a mild citric tartness in the finish. Light bodied, flimsy, and kind of watery in the finish. So this looks like a Dunkelweizen, but tastes like a watery Hefeweizen. Whatever it is, it’s entirely forgettable.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The bottle I had poured a deep brown, with a decent head, true, its pretty smooth, but the aftertaste is quite good, lots of spicy banana flavor, nice beer. Maybe bottle quality varies with posters, but I think I got a good one from Hollingshead!
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish copper colour. More like a dunkelweizen that a hefe. Low carbonation. Some banana and spice in the aroma, but there’s something volatile and chemical about it too. Also a touch of licorice. Sweetish, creamy wheat flavour. Vaguely citric, with a bittersweet finish, developing into a rather tart aftertaste. No malt in evidence. Rather thin body, with a slightly metallic edge. OK, but nothing special. 500ml bottle frombeersofeurope.co.uk.