Ratman197 (12661) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, fruittiness, carmel, toffee and light brown sugar. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of wheat, carmel, toffee, fruittiness and light spice with a smooth lingering fruity finish.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, 2010 vintage, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of banana bread, rye, nuts, caramel, and bubblegum. Flavor of banana, wheat, caramel, raisins, and dates.
crossovert (10758) - Illinois, 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 didn’t have a huge head that stuck forever like the Aventinus.
Sammy (10659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spot on weizen, very fruity aromas and initial taste. The second glass was heavier to drink, this is a tickers’ beer who likes it initially. Still very good, but the fruitiness dissipitates to just very good maltiness. Worth seeking out for fans of the style.Aove average mouthfeel.
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.
BVery (9189) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow/orange pour with a smaller white head. Big banana on the nose.Moderate palate, some carbonation. Taste is banana and a bit of caramel. Nice brew.
Ughsmash (7503) - 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.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit strong, but what can you expect in a dopplebock. The wheat adds a significant bouquet to this beer as well as a pleasant maltiness.
blankboy (7072) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o HogTownHarry. 2010 vintage. Pours a hazy orange-amber with an average size diminishing frothy off-white head. Aroma of banana candy, bubblegum, light spices, yeast, nuts and more. Flavour of yeast, wheat, banana, light spices and a light bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Light to average bodied. This is not exactly to my taste but that’s not the beer’s fault, it’s very well made.
BBB63 (6509) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2003 Rerate: The spicy finish seems to have mellowed and the fruity charcter is more defined. Original: Hazy copper hue with fully dimishing head and no lace. Aroma of banana esters, spice, citrus, wet wheat husk, toasted malt, and earthy yeast. Big fruit and sweet taste with a tone of alcohol presence. Large spice tone in middle. Acidic nature on finish. This chewy and heavy weizen bock is interesting in it's approach, not an finesse beer, big fruity and alcohol kick. Over the top with the spices and it's very flat on the palate, causing low ratings in those categories. It appears to be bottle conditioned.