tennisjoel (1300) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
As with the altbier, this one had some diacetyl in it as well. Not nearly as overpowering as the alt, but it still detracted from the overall experience. Some fruitiness noticed with typical hefe qualities. However, based on the diacetyl, this was much less drinkable than the regular hefeweizen, which was pretty good and much better by comparison.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the brewpub in Menomonie: Poured a clear brownish colour with a two finger sized off white head. Firm and malty with brown sugar, cinnamon and something that finishes tart. Cranberry and sour cherry for sure. Aroma is really nice, semi sweet with some toast on the nose. It was easier to distinguish different tastes with these beers being served slightly warmer then normal.
Baumgartner (122) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
July 2nd, 2008 Sample platter. Moderate cookie, and molasses smell with a very light flower aroma. Frothy head atop a almost clear brown brew. Sweet creamy taste with a slight hop aftertaste. My favorite brew on the sample platter.
akevitt (97) - Valhalla, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sep 29, 2007
Draught at the brewpub. The beer was murky brown with a moderate amount of foam. In the aroma I got caramel malt, banana, wheat, and yeast, and alcohol. All those things were present in the flavor as well along with a very mild smokiness.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub on 6/22/07: Transparent dark copper appearance with a frothy, clingy-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet caramel malt with a touch of banana and lemon citrus. Starts fairly full and dark caramely sweet with nice bready German yeasty balance. A nice dunkelweizen.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark amber, fine off white head, drippy lace,
light sweet banana and clove aroma with a hint of chocolate in the background,
rich sweet chocolate and banana flavor, lite clove for complexity,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Skyview for sharing. Pours a nice murky dark brown with a small tan head. Nice banana, clove, toffee, and yeasty spiciness. A little bit of a butterscotch like sweetness preceeds, very nice sweet banana, ripe dark fruits, toffee, and a hint of roasted nuts.
JK (5571) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another from Skyview. This is an outstanding dunkelweizen, just what the style should be. The aroma has considerable wheat and banana, as well as light citrus. Flavor is really good. Very light roasted grain, and abundant wheat, citrus, and banana here as well. Thick and grainy texture, it reminded me of New Glarus Black Wheat. Sweet, but not with a sugary flavor. Thick and full mouthfeel.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to skyview for sharing. Bannan nose with cloves and wheat of course. Dark brown color with minimal head. Body similar to the aroma in flavor.
badgerben (4767) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another growler thanks to Skyview. Brown color with a medium head. Big aroma of wheat, banana and cloves. Sweet, caramelly flavor. The expected banana and wheat are there with a little bit of roasted malt. Excellent brew and great for the style.