TheBeerGod (5499) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at the Bier Garden in Portsmouth, VA on 1-8-05. Dark brown body with splashes of ruby. Medium foamy tan head. Nose is malty with light chocolate notes and fruit. Taste is very malty and fruity with light sugary notes and candy. Light bubblegum notes as well. Body is medium and very carbonated but has some creamy notes. Finishes with light chocolate, more fruit, and bubblegum. Nice beer!
haf (525) - Gijon, SPAIN - JAN 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
muy buena cerveza negra/tostada/trigo con cierto sabor a regaliz y la gasificación justa
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown cloudy in color. pours with a huge head that does dissolve after a bit. Aroma is sweet but yet light malt smells. Upon drinking it is full bodied with a bitter aftertaste.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice malty brew with some hints of raisens, plums, wheat, malt and light grass. The alcohol is in there, as you can tell as it warms up. Pretty damn good. Pours with a huge head that bubbeled out to total flatness.
Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark amber with lasting head.
Flavor: Dry, toasted grains and malt throughout.
Palate: Again, leaves a toasted grain flavor upon departure.
Overall impression: Good but not great. Would drink again, but I won’t go out of my way to look for it.
shrubber85 (8762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2006 Bottle. Nice malty banana/bubble gum aroma. Dark, dark opaque brown with small head. Has both weizen and bock flavors - light banana with typical estery bock flavor. Has a nice bock taste with typical Weizen characteristics.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 24, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle BB OG-2005. Pours like chocolate milk. Big, thick, creamy head. Hearty lace. Malt, cloves, bananas in the nose, but not very highlyu aromatic. Some slight chocolate in the flavor, dark fruits, wheaty/sharp/crisp finish is what I DON’T like about, contrary to the what the Commercial Description here tries to convince me of, I don’t like that finish. It makes me think of cardboard, but I don’t think its oxidized...its just the yeast. Good body, OK, just not my style. it’s probably a pretty decent Weizenbock, I’m just not into German Wheat beers.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12.22.04 .5l bottle completely poured into Aventinus glass, the brew is a muddy root beer brown with a thick, brainy head of glistening, soapy bubbles. Noble hop aromas; wheaties with fresh banana. Lots of banana flavor and honey and nuts. Light body retains nice sparkly eff throughout.
This beer is no Aventinus, but it fills the bill and doesn’t disappoint. A brew new to the locals.
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours to a deep brown color in the glass with a lasting off-white head. Has a very faint sweet aroma that belies a rich malty blend of chocolate/caramel and dark fruit flavors. The alcohol is perceptible, but doesn’t overpower the finish. A bit of wheat tartness complements the light bitter finish very well. A good, if slightly understated, bock.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured out a brown with a reddish highlights and a tall growing beige foam head. The head recedes fairly quickly to a cap of bubbles and doesn’t leave any lace stuck to the glass only a trail of head after each sip. Fruity sweet malt is the strongest smell in the aroma. Fruity malts hit the palette first with a nice sweetness that is not over done. Caramel flavors are also quite apparent, as is a dry spicy finish. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with good carbonation. I could definitely put a few of these away they are tasty with a fairly complex taste and its not too heavy on you. This is a pretty good example of the style that I would gladly have again.