DrunkenCumquat (86) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark, dark brown with a pretty big, medium persistence off white head. Straight, simple, clean and smooth wheaty chocolate malt flavour, little else to speak of. Pretty good, but very simple.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(500 ml bottle: $2.19 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) Best by August, 2005, so that’s pretty close. This beer pours a murky, dark brown with a fizzy, light-tan head that dissipates rapidly. Probably the darkest German Dunkelweizen I’ve seen yet. The aroma is sweet and malty, a maltiness that is reminiscent of a doppelbock, just less alcoholic, but the wheat and banana are not too far behind. Sweet banana, caramel, and wheat seem to be the most flavorful components, but it’s less out-and-out malty than the nose indicates. Nevertheless, it’s still a pretty sweet beer, sweeter than most others in the class. Medium bodied, perhaps even leaning a little beyond medium. Carbonation is moderate-to-high, so it’s pretty zesty on the palate and certainly helps to keep the beer from cloying. This is a decent beer, enjoyable enough, but the sweetness could be toned down a bit.
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle best before 03/2005 which probably explains the carbonation but otherwise the beer seemed unaffected by the extra age. Pours dark brown with a small fizzy tan head that quickly leaves just bubbles on top. Roasted nutty caramel malt (grain) wheaty aroma. Fizzy and carbonated dark wheat malt that is slightly bitter near the end and a touch metallic. Medium bodied and fizzy.
edunavega (18) - Niterói-RJ, BRAZIL - SEP 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strangely tastes just like the Erdinger hefe. More creamy and a little more sweet. The color is dark brown andvery nice. Little browned and very creamy head. It goes down nice, and refreshing.
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - AUG 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color that changed to a really nice dark red color when put up to a light. The aroma had the typical banana and wheat notes but not strong enough. The flavor was slightly sweet and enjoyable. I liked the flavor, just wish it was a little stronger.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a mostly black color with a light tan head. Malty with a light roast, caramel, fruity, light citrus. Medium body. Pretty tasty.
hjf (3) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A refreshing beer, which got to be tried in an original Weizen glass. Full bodied, but yet still a refreshing enjoyment to drink in summer
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Very dark brown with a nice, full head. Very soft mouthfeel with notes of both chocolate and licorice. Less wheaty than your typical Hefe and not overly complex considering the four different malts. 220100
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2005
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was a bit let down by this one, It was very carbonated, and flavor was a bit lacking, Mine had a bit of a white wine flavor to it. not bad by any means, and I am a weissbier fan, but this one is a bit different.
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2007 Pours out a dark brown with a lighter brown head. Wheaty malty goodness throughout, with a touch of roastyness. Slighty sours toward the end. A rather enjoyable beer.