RuneStumo (2034) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
05.08.2006, 0,5l Bottle. Brygg nr 3. Colour is dark brown. Big head, lively carbonated!. Aroma and taste nice.
thebeertourist (4600) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle at Lorry’s, Oslo. A huge offwhite head that quickly shrank to a minimum tops this dark brown beer (Strangely,that seems to happen with all the HaandBryggeriet brews) A lot of sediment- yet another characteristic. Very fruity, berry-like aroma, rather sharp and acidic for the style. Flavours are full of berries and chocolate with the latter taking the lead towards the finish. A very lively beer. Not at all typical for the style, but scores on originality. The Germans would hate it, but I am not a German: Worth the 10 euros.
gunnfryd (9707) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark brown colour wih a beige head. Pleasent mix of dunkel and weiss.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Frothy fizzy fast dying tan head, unclear dark brown body. Yeast and herb aroma with notes of wheat, banana and brown sugar. Sweet wheaty flavor. Toffee, spices and dried fruits and a bit of chocolate in there as well. Too much carbonation. Sharp and unbalanced with a too dominating yeast note. My least favorite from Haandbryggeriet.
jonas (5439) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - sampled at the RBESP 2005
Murky brown, lively bottle.
Light fruit, light body.
Fizzy. Needs more work.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBESG grand tasting, August 2005. I thought this was a pretty decent, quite full bodied dunkelweizen, but refreshing too (although the run of heavy sweet doppelbock type beers that preceded it may have influenced that impression). A bit murky looking, but the estery and clove notes are all in place, underpinned by a caramel malt character that is not too pronounced. Good effort.
yngwie (12514) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2007 Bottled at Lorry, Oslo. (#3) Brown, with a light tan head. Hazy. Aroma of cloves, banana and acid. The co2 level probably hides some of the flavors. Banana, cloves and some roastiness is detectable. Medium body, but way too fizzy. Will probably have to rerate this one later on. (051123)
madsberg (9527) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Brownish coloured. Murky. Light brown head. Liqourice, banana and yeast in the aroma. Quite wheaty. Almost llikee a hefe. Fruity, light acidic, yeasty, spiced and notes of liqourice in the flavours. Quite good this one. Spiced, bananaish, wheaty end.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Murky brown colour with a big, but fast disappearing tan head. Wheaty sweet aroma with a dark fruit sweetness. Sweet malty flavor with a light roasted note, and hints of chocolate and caramel.
larsga (5890) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2005 Big, tan, coarse-laced head which quickly subsides. Body is dark brown-red, nearly opaque. Carbonation keeps going on. If you pour in the yeast sediment you can enjoy watching yeast balls sinking, then getting caught by bubble streamers and being carried up, then being dropped at the top and starting over. (Or not, if you find yeast unappetizing. :) Aroma is yeasty, sweet, peppery, with lots of roastiness. Taste is huge, roasty, and sweet, with an aftertaste of coffee. Very good! This is a great dunkelweizen, though the weizenness of it is not exactly obvious. It’s more like a cross with a stout, really. (0.5l bottle.)