beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2009 Growler filled at the brewpub and consumed later the same evening. Pours a deep brown with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first third of the glass and left partial lace. The aroma is mild malt with some subdued banana and cloves. The flavor is similar with again malt, but with a touch of roast and smokiness, along mild banana and cloves. Somewhat drying towards the finish and leaves the impression that the beer just sort of disappears or fades away on the palate.
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I took some detailed notes about this, but they appear to have gotten lost. I will update if I find them.
Served in a weizen glass. Cloudlike white head with a deep copper brown body. Aroma is very earthy and malty. Flavor is rather nutty while maintaining the earthiness mentioned in the aroma. Probably won’t be on tap for much longer, so I suggest you head over there soon.
tgncc (3085) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The nose was the ripest banana aroma, clove, and slight chocolate and caramel. The appearance is a deep brown, hazy, off-white head. The flavor is spicy, wheaty, clove, sweet fruit, banana. The finish is spicy, light hops. Medium mouthfeel. Nice dunkelweizen overall.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 30, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this flip top filled bottle he got from PilsnerPeter. Pours a deep brown with a small bubbly off white head. Aroma of banana, clove, toasted malt...and cigarette butts (yuck). Flavor of the same, some cardboard and sulfur notes too.
beastiefan2k (3371) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large weizen glass pour at the brewpub. Comes to the table with a large frothy head and a dark brown color, too dark to see through. The head eventually fades to a surface covering lacing. Aroma is strong with dark ripe banana esters, lots of strong earthy bark, and lots of thick dark malt flavors including light chocolate, raisins, etc. The mouthfeel is a bit spiky and mineral. The taste is a nutty, leafy, forest with esters around it. Easy drinking as usual for Black Forest. Another very nice brew.
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Brewpub: Pours a deep brown with a fading tan head that laces. The aroma has a vinegary touch, along with toasted clove, graham cracker and a subdued banana note as well. Crisp feel to the light body. A mild acidity is present in the flavor. It’s a nice blend of wheaty tartness and toasted flavors. Has a very mild vinegar aspect to it, but it’s not infected. It’s just a sharp wheat note, along with cocoa, graham cracker and clove. Very crisp and drinkable. The wheaty tartness dominates this example, rather than sweet esters (banana). A solid interpretation.
hopdog (11168) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flip top bottle fill acquired in trade with pilsnerpete (thanks!). Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of sweat, bananas, bubble gum, and some spices. Tastes of chocolate, bananas, and wheat. There was just something about this that turned me off to it. Body was thin and watery.
notalush (5706) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served in a weizen glass at the brewpub - pours a cloudy dark amber/brown, with a frothy, well-sustained tan head - strong earthy wheat in the aroma, with notes of cocoa and dried cherries - the flavor starts with some light phenols and bubblegum character - develops a light sweetness through the middle, with dried fruits - cocoa flavors develop as the beer dries out - tangy, tart wheat through the long finish - nice and full in the mouth, with hints of clove and other spices - a tasty and super-drinkable dunkelweizen.