nuplastikk (3275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dratt at Dexters. Spiced clove cinnamon aroma. Super thick orange brown color. Steady off-white head. Sweet and clovy. Nutty, light and quaffable on the palate, not sticky and overly specialty malted. Sweet, rich, but quite a subdued beer. Not particularly authentic at all, but enjoyable enough. Nice.
Pailhead (3859) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate bubblegum, light banana, grain, and a hint of alcohol. It pours a mostly transparent amber with just a touch of haze. It has a small off-white head that fades to a thick ring around the edges of the glass after a minute or so and leaves spotty lacing behind. The flavor starts with a quick dose of banana. The finish has some graininess, light bubblegum, alcohol, and a touch of clove. Medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat thin mouthfeel. Overall, an okay Weizen Bock that tastes stronger than 8.5%.
Glouglouburp (5545) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A spicy sweet bubblegum in a bottle. Meh.
How: Bottle 12oz. 2010 vintage (8%). Consumed when probably about 6 to 8 months of age. Bottle sent to me by oakbluff, thanks Scott
The look: Almost clear orange-blonde body topped by a small persistent white head
In long: Nose has a lot of yeasty fruity esters (bananas & peaches mainly) but also annoying acetone. Taste has banana bread, cloves, hospital gloves, bubble gum, Sainte-Catherine taffy, nutmeg, honey, some maple. Did not feel very sweet although Iím sure it is. This truly was more a strange liquefied candy than anything else. Not bad, not good. I seem to like this beer less than most people here but I stand by my opinion because I am someone with as much self-confidence as I am totally awesome.
tmoreau (1625) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass with a cloudy, apricot nectar hue, silky, off white head foam that reduced rather quickly to a ring and bubbly film, but left some nice waves and spots of lacing. The aroma was a little grain, light tartness, orange and citrus, a bit of syrupy sweetness, banana hints, and some spice as clove and vanilla. Ditto on the flavor, with some alcohol warmth, moderate hop bitterness, lively carbonation, and a light creaminess to the mouthfeel. Medium+ bodied, and very enjoyable, Kirby!
Rando7 (607) - Iowa, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours dark orange with thin white head that fades to a persistent ring. Aroma malts and banana. Strong banana taste with bread, malts, candy and a hint of clove. Finish brief with almost no hops. Palate full and fairly thick, mild carbonation. Alcohol minimally apparent. I liked this one although the banana flavor was less enjoyable as it warmed.
arminjewell (4159) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange-amber with white head, nice carb level. Aroma is banana, bread with a touch of the yeast component, some spices, touch of candied raisin and toffee. Taste is banana, bready yeasty takes over in the middle with some slight spice notes, then the yeast kicks in with a touch of sweet toffee and dark fruit at the end. Has some good qualities, but is a bit lacking in aroma and complexity.
rubbishystuff (1564) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the most banana-y smelling weiss biers Iíve tried.(Maybe too much, not sure yet) I liked this quite a bit but something about it didnít push it to outstanding. Serving: Bottle
kbutler1 (1259) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 2010 vintage. Poured into a DFH tulip glass a slightly hazy copper orange color with a 2 finger head of bone white. Nice lace left as the head settles. Banana, caramel, spice, wheat, and slight alochol round out the nose. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet dark fruit start with a caramel raisin taste along with banana and clove. Some orange as peach notes as well. Ever so slight bitterness in the end. Alcohol warms the throat as an afterthought. Pretty decent and easy drinking.
crossovert (4548) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Compared it side-by-side with Aventinus and it was no-contest, this one was inferior. It was lighter in both color and taste and it didnít have a huge head that stuck forever like the Aventinus.
auerbrau (2952) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks Kevin! Seems paleish for a Weizen Dopelbock (does that make it a Weizenbock?), but with a big banana nose, lots of ripe fruit and juiciness. Flavors are complex and hold a bevy of tartness, lemon, clove, banana, citrus, wheat-oils and light fruits. This feels more like a beefed up Hefe, which is how they describe, than a Doppelbock with wheat or a Weizenbock (not enough darker malts). Itís a touch confusing, but well done. Drinkable for its heft and above average in complexity.