Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - MAR 17, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly brownish, cloudy appearance with thick head. Not as malty as Edelsweiss dunkel-weiss, more like a regular hefe-weiss with the sour notes predominating and not much fruitiness. Still, a very refreshing beer.
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - MAR 14, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color with a thick creamy head that never completely dissipated. Yeasty (cookie, banana) aroma and a faint toasted maltiness. The aroma was almost ’Belgian’ in a way. Taste is very acidic (citrusy), but behind the acidity is a faint toasty coffee taste as well as faint characteristic hefe flavors of banana and wheat as well as a hint of spiciness. Overall, the acidity seems to overpower the other flavors.
Ernest (6010) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2004 Head is initially huge, frothy, off-white, fully lasting. Body is hazy light brown, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread, burnt caramel), lightly yeasty (mold), with light notes of banana, vegetable matter, and clove. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, husky, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Foul stuff, this...I don't recall it being this bad years ago, but you never know what higher production can do to the final product. Foul yeast and somewhat vegetative aroma, poor aftertaste. Looks great, but a complete drain pour.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2006 Bottle: Cloudy brown orange with a good-sized diminishing white head, dark banana bread in the aroma, dry ending, starts and ends lightly sweet, medium bodied with a touch of sharp carbonation.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A slightly better than average wheat beer. A good maltiness to it.
adsti3 (29) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I quite enjoyed this when I had it in germany. I didn’t know what to expect from a Dunkelweiss but I was not disappointed!
mitch3499 (45) - APO, California, USA - FEB 11, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
for those of you who like dark beer and have yet to find a hefe you like...try this as I kind of understand the hefe lovers a little more now...and you Hefe drinkers should do the same...as true cross over beer.
joharrel99 (2) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This has a great aftertaste, similar to Duvel.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JAN 20, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice beer to enjoy. However, I like their regular hefe-weiss better as it has a stronger aroma and is a little more fruity than this one.
Tack99 (5) - USA - JAN 15, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A we bit flat for my taste. It could have been better if it werent served to me with lemon zest floating in the glass. Much better naturally. Good flavor and aftertaste.