pivo (2655) - GERMANY - OCT 31, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasted malt nose, yeast, raisins. Dark brown color, low fizzy beige head. Full malt body with caramel and chocolate, some yeast, syrup and nuts too. Later toffee and then a hint of coffee bitterness. Chewy, fat body. Big beer and great balance. Well done.
harrisoni (16820) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from Pitfield Beer shop. Black beer, thin beige head. Nice dark wheat beer with good malts, choc and liquorice. More liquorice in mouth with a mild oily feel. Molasses on end. Bit over carbonated. Choc nose is quite intense.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Erdinger has a weizenbock. Who knew. I quite enjoyed this. Huge brown head on top of a brown-nearly-ruby body. Big aroma, wheat, dough, banana, nut, clove, yeast, cola, nuts. Drinks a little milder than Aventinus, not quite so sweet, a little drier and spicier, with a mild, softly carbonated, lingering sweet finish. No trace of sourness.
pfr (121) - KÝbenhavn, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown head, beige nose.
Nice malty aroma.
Sweet og special taste
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, best before end date 06-2005. Dark mahogany beer with a big tan head that soon dissipates. Aroma of sweet dark fruits and dark malts. Flavor is less sweet than the aroma. Starts out mildly sweet, and dries out at the finish of each sip. Spicy and complex with a full range of dark fruits and malts, and just a hint of
tartness. Alcohol is noticeable but well covered by the flavors, and not boozy or distracting. Thick, full body. This is no Aventinus, but nonetheless an excellent weizen bock. $3.29 at Broudys, Orange Park FL.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle. Yeast in bottom. Brown colour with a great white head. Complex aroma of yeast, roasted barley, sweetness and wheat. Great complex taste, that ends up with a warm feeling. A great wiezen bock.
mephisto (1285) - TAIWAN - OCT 12, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
not exceedingly impressive. sweet, fruity, and alcoholic. yes, sweet and alcoholic.
SudsMcDuff (7765) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
big healthy foam, sticks around quite nicely..this stuff is ..like BooM! ...its everywhere! has this odd but pleasing taste...like beef jerky or something...sweet musty smell..sharp maple syrup and berries even...this is a mood orientated beer...thank u sir
haukur (1624) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
interesting complex aroma, walnuts, malt, wheat and a little bit of yeast. Very much like an ale. There is quite much lacking, flat palate and a wierd finish. Interesting to sample, but nothing I would buy again
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 21, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(500 ml bottle: $2.49 at Windy City in El Cajon, CA) Wow, the nose is extremely aromatic and complex. Iím getting strong, dark malts, brown sugar, molasses, spices, raisins and other dark fruits, alcohol, and much more. I keep trying to identify more aromas and after that mild hyperventilation, Iím getting dizzy, so that will have to do. The flavor isnít a rich as the nose indicates, but itís plenty tasty. Lots of wheat and esters, sweet rich malt, dark fruits, and molasses, plus itís fairly noticeably alcoholic, but not boozy. It seems to taste a slight bit oxidized, and I guess thatís not surprising since I didnít buy this beer at the most reputable of liquor stores around here, and the "best by" date on the bottle reads Oct, 2004. Fairly thick and syrupy, the sticky sweetness is unchecked by other flavors or the medium carbonation levels and seriously cloys the palate. I usually love sticky, sweet beers, but I think this is bordering on too cloying even for me. Very dark ruddy brown in color and only slightly translucent through the center of my pint glass. When pouring the beer, the tan head is very fizzy and dissipates almost as quickly and frantically as Coca Cola. But Iíll tell you, for a beer thatís a year out of date, this is one damn fine beer. Of course, this is a style of beer I really love, but itís done very well here. And despite the sticky sweetness, Iíve managed to finish this entire bottle and I have no more bottles left. Oh darn, I guess that means I have to go buy more!