madvike (2682) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Hilldale Dane - Yes! The longest-named beer I’ve ever drank...I think. Hazy brown pour with a creamy thin tan head. Nose is big bready malt, some melon, pear, banana, and some yeasty spiciness. A lot going on, though it’s a bit muted. Taste is a bit syrupy sweet, with banana, melon, pear, and a long, bready, yeasty clove. Slick and fairly thick with medium carbonation. Not fantastic, but pretty tasty. Worth the pour and such an awesome name.
wilnatp (561) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great pour. Tap. Pour is a rootbeer brown but opaque - pretty cool looking. Aroma is caramel and grain. Taste is slightly sweet.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Imperial pint at the downtown brewery. There was an overthetop sweetness and a strong fruit-fermentation-booziness. No carbonation whatsoever, and a bit difficult to take the whole pint glass due to the huge, sweet flavor. This one is probably best in small doses.
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I never thought I was ever going to track this one down until I attended the GTMW 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a hazy and dirty brown colored brew with an average sized tan head that slowly dissipates to a creamy top and excellent lacing. Aroma of dark banana bread, milk chocolate and a hint of clove. Taste is full bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of roasted chocolate malt, banana esters, a hint of clove and toffee. Finish is quite smooth and semi-sweet with a yeast/banana and chocolate aftertaste. Yum!
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not the most unbelievably interesting beer I’ve ever had, I just wanted "more" in all regards. The flavors were pretty good, particularly the nice banana note that crept through in the middle and the slight powdery chocolate at the onset, but there wasn’t a whole lot else to grab hold of and the beer wasn’t as good as it could have been. My rating is thus a hedge between what was a very nice beer to drink and at the same time a beer I wish offered more everything.
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muddy brown pour - bubblegum and clove flavors abound in this one, with a very high sweetness - lacks the wheaty tang I like in my wiezenbocks - a bit yeasty through the middle, with notes of raisin, brown sugar, spices - decent, but I want more earthy wheat flavors.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the downtown Great Dane. Poured a murky brown color with a tan head. The aroma was attractive enough with black cherry, clove, and subdued banana notes. Medium to full bodied and dryish up front. There was plenty of clove and banana flavor accented by touches of toffee and sassafras. A somewhat detracting tart fruitiness emerged at the end.
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the downtown location, pours a very dark cloudy red with a thick but quickly dissipating off-white head. You’re greeted with a lovely bouquet of bananas, and slightly lessly some caramel malt. The aromas gave me great expectations for this beer, and the taste did not disappoint. Bananas dominate early and late, with a nice malty balabce and ever so subtle floral hop finish. Very smooth and light without being at all watery. This is a very good beer.
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky dark brown color with an off-white head that lasted and left good lacing. Smell was yeasty, plenty of clove, chocolate and banana. Taste had a little extra yeastiness to it that makes me detract a small amount, otherwise it’s very complex and delightful. There were notes of caramel, chocolate, and of course banana and clove. Full bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. A darn good beer certainly worth trying; I’d get more next time, but I’m sure it will be long gone by then.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the 2005 Great Taste of the Midwest, listed as Dunkel Weizenbock (I assume this is the same beer): Pours a hazy, muddy brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma is sweet, wheaty and malty with a good bready German yeastiness. Body is a very nice balance of sweet maltiness and authentic bready yeast with a touch of milk chocolate toward the finish. A very nice weizenbock.