Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown. Aroma isn’t very typical for a dark wheat. It avoids any yeasty, banana/clove aspects but its dark malt aromas are profound (chocolate) along with hints of red apples. Taste is full of sugar covered raisins, milk chocolate and grapes. Quite honestly, this doesn’t seem like a wheat beer to me at all but much more a sweetened dunkel or something else that tastes bizarre. Pretty terrible for the style.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The colour is dark brown with a tint of red. The liquid is very cloudy. The head is enormous and it dissolves slowly into a very firm cone of pale brown foam.
The smell is quite gentle with sour notes of caramel, some hops and a roasted touch of tar.
The carbonation is mild, yet fresh with small bubbles.
The taste is soft with sour notes, but I also noticed some sweetness, a mild hop aroma and a slightly roasted touch of hard toffee. The body was surprisingly good for a wheat beer. The aftertaste is clean, burned with notes of French loaf.
A nice beer, that accompanies Spanish Tapas in a fantastic way, a combination that I really recommend!
DUBWICHT (7) - CANADA - FEB 17, 2005 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Supurb smooth beer with body, flavor, color and a great head. Not for bitter lovers! The best beer I have ever had. Too bad it costs $4.00 per bottle in Canada.
highlandlad (1412) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2005 Sickly-sweet German dark wheat beer. It poured a mahogany colour with a huge rocky head that lasted and lasted. Great aroma - fruit cake, dark malts, hint of licorice. Sweet chocolatey notes at the front of the mouth, some caramel, spice, and a light bitter finish with a little ’burn’ from the alcohol. Medium bodied and quite aerated. However, I found the spicy sweetness cloying by the middle of the bottle and struggled to finish it. Needs some bitterness to provide balance. (Bottle, Best Before Sep 2005)
Guitarsessions (21) - Crestline, California, USA - FEB 6, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is awesome. Nice and dark... nice taste. Very nce body. Good hoppy flavor to cover up the alcohol content. I like this beer alot.
steview (1016) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma of smoke, bacon, wheat, mustiness, sweet fruit. very dark body, big bone white head that diminishes airy then into a nice ring around the glass with some lace as well. anyway. fizzy, prickly, and quite good. i like it. primarily a smokey wheat with a little bit of fruit. i enjoyed this.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint+.9 Bottle: Pour wasnt very exciting. Head went away, no lacing and kinda carby. Some floaters bouncing around which kinda weirded me out at first. Overall drinkage is flat and water. Taste is average for a WheatDunkle. Some smokey malt, brown sugar, little caramel. Raisins, and even a little banana. Taste and texture warmed up to me a few sips in to where I could enjoy it more. Retains its flat and carby texture though.
Geiserich (3268) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2010 Aroma of smoked malt, light sweetness. Dark brown color. Flavor of burnt malt, rasins, cloves. Smoky. Light bitter aftertaste. Unusual but nice black wheat.
pugsbarcom (10) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2005
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Having had many wheat dunkels my expectations were not high. With great flavor and a clean finish however, this has become my dunkel of choice. I recommend everybody that is a weissbeir dunkel fan try this beer at least once. It won’t be your last.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4763) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Being the wheat beer fan that I am I had to try this one, especially as I had liked their regular Hefe rather well. Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy dark brown color with a large tan head. The aroma was sour malt and light citrus. The flavor was sour, tangy and had a bit of wheat and citrus in it. There was an underlying nut element as well. The middle was surprisingly sweet and thick. A nice beer, and one that I will have to try again.