ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a somewhat cloudy brown color with a lot of head. The aroma is fairly complex, the flavor isn’t. It’s still pretty smooth. Easy to drink, but nothing very interesting here. Worth a try I guess...
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown, much darker than other dunkels I’ve had. Pours smooth in a Hefe glass with a nice large carmel head. Smells of coffee and molasis. The taste is not as strong as the aroma would have you believe. As a candle this would make a great scent, but as a beer the flavor just doesn’t quite add up.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark brown with a thick tan head. Not much lace. Smells of over ripe banana. Rich wheat malt. Bready. Spicy clove and pepper in the nose.
Flavor mirrors the nose. Ripe banana, bready wheat malt, sweet and sticky and spicy pepper and clove flavors. a lemony finish and sticky in the mouth. Pretty good stuff if not overly complex.
SDalkoholic (2173) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a dark leather brown and creates a monstrous beige head. Has a small aroma divided in between caramel and malt. I wasn’t expect the flavor to be so bland, but it is and taste just like an ordinary dark American lager. Somewhat bitter while also maintaing a decent carbonation level although i won’t plan on buying this again.
oh6gdx (20869) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Black opaque, big beige bubbly head. Sweet caramel, yeast and wheat in aroma, very pleasant. Plummy and yeasty flavour with a bit soapish hints. Rich carbonation. Pretty watery palate.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Black and opaque with a large tan head that lasts well. Great looks all round. Standard mouthfeel, a little too much carb me-thinks. Heavy malt and yeasty flavour, not as creamy as it looks but ok. Much better than the white and I would have it again.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2010 Pours dark brown with reddish hues and quickly receding tan head. Notes of spice, dark bread, rich and chewy malt, hint of banana. Starts moderately bitter, slightly sweet, and moderately acidic. Medium bodied with lush carbonation. More malt-centric than other breweries which emphasize the yeast profile.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Man their beer pour with huge head. Muddy, murky brown. Caramel, cocoa, plum and vanilla in the aroma. A bit metallic in flavor with just a ghost of the flavors the the aroma displays. Some smoke and leather comes through.A little tart and chalky in the finish. Like the Weiss, better to smell than drink.
HenrikSoegaard (10724) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice aroma wonderfull appearence lots of creamy fully lasting head. Flavour OK
JK (4587) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Banana, cloves, and wheat in the aroma. Dark, cloudy brown with a large white head. Looks like I’m drinking water from the Mississippi. Flavor of gentle wheat and a very nice malt taste. The malt is similar in aroma and flavor to an abt. Somewhat sweet.