Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Brew Ha Ha 2005: Poured a dark yellow not as dark at the deScription. It was very alive in my mouth - nice carbonation.
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Long lasting head with a banana bread aroma and a murky brown, sparkling body. Very mellow dunkel with a mild banana and apple taste, slightly sweet. Lively carbonation. Superb aftertaste with just the right amount of hop bitterness with wheat and spices. An excellent beer (and cheap too, especially at Harris Teeter)
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2005 (500 ml bottle: $1.99 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) Pours a cloudy, ruddy brown body, but the large, billowy head, over two inches tall, prevents me from tasting this beer for awhile. That’s fine, it looks like this bottle of beer is reasonably fresh, not the easiest feat with imported beers. Wheat and moderately sweet banana emanate from the glass, wheat easily being the dominant aroma, with some other estery fruitiness in there as well, perhaps some apple, and some light spices. The restrained flavor is also very "wheat bread" in character, only mildly sweet, with a fair amount of banana, and a touch of indistinct spice. Despite the mildly sweet undertone, the palate is somewhat dry, but very smooth and does not fatigue the palate. Body is generally light-medium, trending toward medium. And now that I’ve finished the beer, there’s still a sizeable head to this beer. It’s a very good beer, but not a great one.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured dark gold, slightly hazy with a humongous dense foamy head that slowly faded, leaving very attractive sticky lace up the entire glass. On the nose was a predominant note of banana over grain, straw, bread and yeast. Tart, fizzy an refreshing with flavors of malt, an herbal spiciness full of cloves, ginger, cardamom and corriander, well balanced by a fair amount of hops -- lending both bitterness and flavor. I like big, malty ales so Weisens are not my favorites, although we had some September heat here in NW Ohio so it was quite refreshing. I kind of expected it to be a bit more Dunkel.
HenrikSoegaard (11869) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fantasic appearence, fully lasting white head, dark amber colour, Cloudy ofcourse, Delicate aroma with hints of citrus, powerfull flavour, but only average finish duration. Better than regular Franziskaner weissbeer!!!!!!
pivnizub (9485) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught(?) anywhere in Schwerte: Reddish brown coloured, cloudy, big rocky head; yeasty and fruity (mainly bananas) nose, some malty traces; malty, but mainly fruity taste, light bitter flavour with a sharper, nearly tart finish. All in all very well quaffable, quite well rounded.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big, creamy head with a very bubbly, dark brown body. Taste and aroma were pretty weak, with hints of banana and some mild yeastiness, but really nothing special. Flavor was maybe a bit asparagus?? Not bad, not great. A bit buttery on the palate was kinda nice.
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - SEP 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big lasting head, brownish opaque appearance. Tastes great - thick, smooth, nice malty & fruity flavour, very characteristic and typical of other Franziskaner beers. Very good dunkel.
darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Surprisingly mellow. Very smooth and malty. Good hop bitterness. A very good dunkel.
bkurtz (1009) - PERU - AUG 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a cloudy brown with a creamy head. A little sweet, but a nice long finish. Good beer.