Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely a classy bottle-conditioned Dunkelweizen, with nice slightly nutty caramel notes alongside some wheaty tanginess, just citric above the vienna-ish malt. I swear also there’s a nice spicy and tad floral bit of noble hops drying out the finish. Aroma is a bit subdued compared to the fairly robust flavor. Yum.
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a huge head on a good deep smokey brown body. Looks great, now for the aroma - WTF bugger all, a faint slightly sharp yeasty nose is wafting about somewhere in the background. Flavour is also very subdued, sweet malty with some yeast presence. A bit of wheat is apparent in the faint finish. I expected more from this beer, perhaps the bottle I had was old but judging from the other ratings I dont think that age is the problem.
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - AUG 5, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml. big ’ole brown German bottle. Freshness date is of 08-2004. At the end of it’s useful life then. I will make sure I bring that to the attention of the store where I bought it. Poured out a deep chocolate brown color, with a fast fading tan colored head. Aromas are almost non-existant, since this sample is so old. Slight yeastiness is all I can pick out. Tastes are rather blah. Not much in the way of malts, hops, or yeast characteristics. Sorry, this sample was a drain pour. Maybe I’ll rerate it when I can find a MUCH fresher sample.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet bubble gum and tart aroma. Almost black colored with nice brown foam. Little bit of bland start, turns out to have nicely hopped and carbonated crispy ending. Some chocolate in aftertaste too. Based on aroma and appearance I expected this to be more bodied, that was little disappointment, still very nicely hopped and refreshing dunkelweizen.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown color, light malty fruity aroma and taste, medium body, malty finish.
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Creamy, quite rich but I tend to go with the majority here and say that I would have liked something a bit more assertive and robust. Still above average beer. C+, could have done better.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tart aroma. Big head, dies quick. Body is raisin brown. Very light in body but still a little creamy. Taste of dark malts, slightly fruity and citrus from the wheat.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somehow I expected a stronger, heavier flavor than I experienced in the Erdinger Hefeweizen. the only distinguishing difference I detected was the darker color.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2004
2.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2004 The smell and body of this beer were fantastic...very malty and almost THICK in aroma...the head was absolutely huge and very rich, making me think I had a rich dunkel-weiss on my hands...seriously disappointing...thin watery body with little hops OR much maltiness to detect...this was a 16.9 oz bottle of ehhhhhhh......lots of banana though...
arjoseph (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into small plastic tasting cup, Humulus Lupus @ Jak’s Tap (Chicago). Didn’t smell like a weiss, rather malty. Creamy head and brown in the cup. Tasted like an oatmeal stout, but lighter: nicely sweet with a little bit of soft hops. Creamy and soft in the mouth. I liked it.