BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great German beer. I loved the flavor the color and the aromoa. This is a great beer. I had this on Tap at the PIB (Portland International Brewfest) WOW I like this beer. A great Dunkel.
DarkMagus (503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brownish/reddish color, fairly hefty head that dissapates quite slowly. heavy on the malt end of the spectrum. sweet and somewhat nutty in flavor. A very sturdy beer--nothing jaw-dropping but a very good dunkel all around.
ericnixon (743) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish color with a consistant, thick head that lasts and lasts. Malty yeasty aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, but it could use a little more carbonation. Malty and refreshing.
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice surprise. Pour and wait... Strong wheat taste at first. Spaten never gets enough credit. This is a fine effort that rates better then 71.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2005 This beer pours with an absolute pillow of a head. I could lay down and fall asleep just gazing at it. Millions of miniscule bubbles raise to the rim of the glass before combining and melting into giant creamy mounds of foam. Sorry, but this is the best head I’ve ever had, errrr poured. Anyway, onto the aroma. Overripe banana, spice and dates offset the otherwise mundane, sweet dunkel nose. More of the same in the body, but whatever flavors are initially present are quickly washed away by the overly watery middle. This qualifies this as an easy drinker, but what about the flavor?
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Cloudy brown body with a thin white head. Sweet banana bread aroma. Spicier banana malt flavor, the carbonation brightens it up. Slighlty weak mouthfeel.
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy light brown. Has a banana nut granola malty smell. Refreshingly moist with medium-high carbonation. A banana nut malt taste that starts and finishes smooth. Overall, an enjoyable beer at a good price. ($1.99/1pt-9oz)
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent dunkel. Nice long lasting head like most hefes’. Dark murky brown. Smells like an ordinary Hefe with a little bit of molasis and malt. Worth drinking for this catagory, but a little less worthy than a Paulaner dunkel
ABUSEDGOAT (2583) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2006 Dark brown body with a huge rocky head. Aroma is hard to pick up but certainly caramel and wheat. Some citric notes with banana as well. Flavor is the same, a little more interesting. Had a mass produced feel to it, really didn’t think this was very special. Lacks complexity...
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - JUN 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with beige head. Nice Hefe aroma with a bit of a nutty quality. Typical Franziskaner flavor with some caramel/hazelnut flavors. Refreshing, crisp but a touch thin.