Ughsmash (7253) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
World of Beer Festival. Poured cloudy, milky golden with a tall cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up very sweet banana and vanilla notes upfront with white pepper and clovey accents.. warm and strong, but inviting. The flavor found more vanilla and banana sweetness at the core.. black pepper and clovey spicage plus wheaty sourness around.. a little too much residual sugar in the end. Sweet overall on the palate, which managed to hold the alcohol warmth in check.. filling and tasty.
madvike (3033) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery - Really excited that this came out of retirement, but honestly I found myself liking the dialed-down, regular old weizen better. Still, a lot to like about this one. Pours really hazy brown with a small off-white head. Smells pretty smooth, with clove and cinnamon, banana, and some sticky sweetness. Lots of tropical fruit in this one, with flavors of mango and banana, sweet wheat, light clove, and a touch of heat. Pretty full and sticky, which along with the sweetness makes it a bit cloying. Not bad, but the refreshing, clean fruitiness of the regular weizen was much better.
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Happy to see this one pulled out of retirement. Sampled via 12-oz bottle at the Great Northern Beer Festival in Eagle River, WI. Pours a hazy amber colored brew with a creamy off-white head the slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of mostly banana bread with a hint of walnuts. Some yeast, multi-grain malt and a touch of honey. Taste is full bodied, soft carbonation with more banana bread profile, roasted nuts, a hint of honey and floral hops. Finish is quite sweet, with a long lasting banana/yeast aftertaste with some dark bread. One of two of my favorites of the beer festival.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straight out of the fermenter at Capital. Pour was cloudy medium golden with a strong aroma of banana, clove, and sweet malt. Body was pretty full and flavors of bread, more strong banana, light clove, and nice fruity esters were well blended. Good brew. I’d like to try it when it’s completed.
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy appearance with very little aroma some spicyness in the first hit to the palate and very easy going down.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: a cloudy, peachy golden hue, with a fine, solid white head. Aroma: spare, initially, but eventually giving up hints of spice, and a good helping of fruit (orange, peach).
Good play on the palate, nice and chewy, though this wears away.
Very smooth, very mellow. Flavor is complex, in that contains things I cannot entirely comrehend, yet one-dimensional, in that it offer up little else throughout the drink. A sweet, candyish citric taste is predominant. A little plastic-feeling.
Not a bad drink, quite enjoyable, and unigue. But compares poorly against the hallmark of the style, Aventinus. What doesn’t?
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2001 bottle. The light, golden body is surprising when compared to other weizenbocks. Sweet raisin, maple syrup, caramel and honey. A moderate body that might be a bit on the thin side. I didn't get much of the Weizen elements, but it was still a tasty beer. Nice malty, fruity body with a crisp hop kick at the end. The biggest problem is the lack of effervescence I'm used to from Aventinus and others.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Deep straw/amber, very cloudy, wispy vaporous head. Nose simple but effectively strong lemon-malty. Flavor huge, lemony, coriander & clove laden, brandied bananas show up soon, just a hint of syrupiness, big alcoholic warm finish. Excellent.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2004 Orange/amber colored and hazy with just a collar of lacing and a pronounced fruity aroma. Medium to full bodied and citrusy on the tongue, sweet and meaty like sauerbraten with stewed dried fruit, cloves and a touch of alcohol. Clean finish on the sweet side and it tastes German to me!
jgb9348 (4946) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super hazy golden/orange colour with a nice thin dense tan head. Aroma of super strong bananas, cloves, brown sugar, yeast, malt and some citrus. Medium to Full-bodied; Sweet taste with a blessing of bananas and caster sugar up front with a strong wheat presence soon behind. Aftertaste holds some of the sweetness, but also reveals a bit of the spicey character noticed in the aroma. A slight lactic sourness resides on the palate a few minutes after the last sip, however. Overall, a very nice beer...perhaps one of the best Weizen Bocks i've had! I was lucky enough to get this twelve ounce bottle in a trade with BigBadBear63 and sampled it on 18-December-2003. Thanks again Mike!