jazz88 (2467) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A dark couldy brown color with a tan head. A more subtle banana and clove spice than the Helle Weisse and the Weisser Bock but still enjoyable. Still fairly light in the body but it carries a malt and bread flavor. It doesn't carry all the elements as well as the Weisser Bock.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark murky brown color, thick head formation. Sweat treacley malt and pear aroma. Pretty light bodied but decent amount of flavor, baked banana bread, a little charred and toasty towards the end.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Watery aftertaste and somewhat watery body. Maltier than regular wheats, which is to be expected. Decent, but like the other Hopf beers, not great. Nice head retention.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
What on earth is that...oh yes...yes....yes!!!! I'm having an orgasm just watching this pour and smelling the aroma...very nice! Aroma is banana, caramel malt like, more fruit, wheat, and more malt...very sweet and dark aroma. It pours very low in carbonation with no head and a nice dark brown dunkel appearance, with a brownish red when put right up to the light. The taste is very smooth and nice. Banana dominates with wheaty maltiness drying out the palate nicely. Fairly low carbonation level here..enough to liven up the palate and allow for the wheat to really sneak up on you in the end and make for this extremely pleasant aftertaste..nice and malty sweet. Thin mouthfeel, and little carbonation are probably the only two knocks, but really a damn nice beer.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown color. Medium head. Aroma is banana, cloves and cherries. A light to medium bodied dunkel. Lightly roasted malts with a very pronounced banana and clove tones. Pronounced, but not overpowering. Kind of light bodied for a dunkel. Flavor does not live up to the expectations of the aroma. Light and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a big thick creamy beige head over a murky brown body. Bananas and cloves hit the nose, but not overpowering. You get the bananas delivered up front, followed by the spicy clove that mixes nicely with the hop finish. Decent, but nothing to make it stand out.
motelpogo (5530) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
didn´t taste particularly dark. some passionfruit in the aroma. very easy drinking - not as heavy as some dunkelweizens
Bov (8158) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
cloudy pale brown colour, fine head, nice lace, banana and corn aroma, smooth, light-bodied,with a touch of acidity
kaaskop99 (16) - escondido, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The body is too thin for the style
jonas (5041) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2004 Re-rate 5 3 6 3 9
No nose at all, muddy brown no head.
Ryebread, slightly lactic.
Thin body. Flat mouthfeel.
Not at all the experience I get the first time around. Averaging ratings out.
Old rating 9 4 7 4 13
Great smell of cherries and banana. Extremely dark with a moderate head. Light bodied and the taste can't quite live up to the aroma.