TChrome (1429) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice spicy aroma consisting of maybe
ginger? Pours up a nice big head which lastes \
throughout the experience. Nice amber cloudy
appearance. Spicy flavor compliments
the aroma. Quite drinkable.
rknight99 (7) - USA - APR 9, 2002 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like this one. It’s one of the few dunke weisse that have tried and I really like to combination
steintilter99 (2) - USA - APR 4, 2002 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Just a bit of lemon flavor at the finish. Golden amber color. No bitterness. Me likes.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge, creamy white head, which grew enormously, even by weisse standards. The color, resembling ice tea, is a bit lighter than I expected. The aroma is mostly banana and grain...so I guess it’s like a nice loaf of banana bread. Light to moderate carbonation, and the mouthfeel is a bit watered down. The malts are nice and smooth, but it needs a bit more bite. More clove/spice would be ideal.
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 29, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a 5.5% alcohol by volume dark wheat beer that pours with a cloudy, brown color very similar in appearance to a strongly brewed iced-tea. This beer is not labeled as a ’Hefe Weisse,’ which means that active yeasts were not added to the bottle for additional bottle fermentation and aging (Hefe is the German word for ’yeast,’ Weiß is the color ’white,’ as most wheat beers are light in color). When poured, this beer will produce a huge, creamy off-white colored head that settles very slowly in the glass, so you will want to be sure to pour slowly and gently.
In the nose, this beer present the classic dark wheat beer aromas of cloves, some banana fruit, and yeast. It is a pleasant smell, something lighter than a freshly baked loaf of banana bread.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I can’t say that I liked this one as much as the Ayinger Ur-Weisse or Hacker’s own Weisse Bock. Too much banana, not enough spice for me. Nonetheless a fine beer.
Ernest (6485) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2004 12 oz, best before 5/05. Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, fully lasting. Body is hazy medium brown, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (bread, nuts, caramel), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of banana and clove. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation. Very pleasant, clean, and well made, but not quite up to the level of the best dunkelweizen. Surprisingly so, considering how well I like their regular hefe.
deadboi7799 (62) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
not as good as the other from Hacker but still pretty good
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy light-brown. Huge, huge head, hung around forever. Malts are sweet, fruity, and citrusy, with some bread and nuts in the finish.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 10, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Monster head that won’t quit. Wow this is great. Crap, I only bought one bottle.