Holdwine (1065) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This I liked, but maybe too much alcohol. After a day of tasting I bumped into this. Slight fruity nose along with nice malting. Spicy finish. A tad too heavy on the carbonation (a critique, not a complaint).
guzzler67 (1476) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The recently released 04 version of this seasonal brew has been kicked up to 8% abv. An unfiltered copper appearance with an average size head offered up the fruity banana esters of a typical hefe, complimented by a malty, earthy aroma. Nicely carbonated, with a smooth, medium-to-full bodied flavor with a long, slightly sweet, fruity finish. A worthy alternative to the proliferation of octoberfests around this time of year.
Ladyhedgehog (34) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2003 Pale and cloudy in appearance with a small head. Aroma is sweet and mildly spiced. This beer is very smooth and creamy, reminding me strongly of a banana milkshake. My only complaint would be that this beer was a bit too sweet for me, although I didn't have any trouble finishing my glass. Overall, quite nice, but I think that next time I would have it with dessert rather than with my meal.
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[On tap] Cloudy amber color. Strong clove and banana aroma, typical of the style. Excellent flavor profile filled the whole tongue. Perhaps a tad too sweet, but that's arguable. An excellent brew!
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy light brown color with a very small head. Aroma of banana, and clove. Malty flavors accompanied by the banana and some spiciness. A decent offering.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very hazy amber colour with a thin tan head. Potent aroma of bananas, cloves and yeast. Medium to Light-bodied; Strong malty flavour with the added aformentioned sweetness. Aftertaste shows a lot of spiceyness: cloves, coriander seed and nutmeg. Overall, a nice weizen bock from the Mid-Atlantic! I had this on draught at the Pizza Plant in Buffalo, New York.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Served via growler) Big banana and clove nose. The palate is nourishing with, a smooth mouth feel. The finish is full of malt and flavorful yeast. Tasty weizenbock.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An excellent beer with exceptional hints of banana and clove. There are many better Weizenbocks on the market, but the smooth, subtle hints that this beer gives make this more of a classic style of this beer.
jonas (5445) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at brewery. Color of muddy water - half a week or so of additional lagering would not have hurt, bad head retention.
Nice banana and clove with a good full body. Not quite up to par with the weizenbocks I have become used to here in Bavaria, but not bad either.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewery--good head over hazy light brown body. Fine, full mouthfeel with flavors of banana, clove and spice in huge quantities. I don’t perceive some of the bubblegum flavors I’ve detected in previous years nor the piercing fruitiness I’ve had in the past for this one. Still, very nice.