ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Compared directly to the Josephsbrau Hefeweizen I had earlier.
A: Pours a very dark tawny color with strong yeast haze. The head is a two finger light cream color with decent enough texture, but low retention. More aesthetically pleasing than their hefe.
S: Banana, wheat, brown sugar, caramel, and some lighter fruits. Weak but pleasantly aromatic.
T: A decent amount caramel and brown sugar to start. There are hints of crisp apple and other dried fruits in spots, while the finish is smooth and wheaty. Just like TJís hefe, itís decent enough, but kind of nondescript.
M: A little less carbonation than I anticipated. Thinning out the body a little bit would really help this one be more drinkable - like a lot of the Josephsbrau beers, itís too heavy to support the flavor profile, but itís drinkable enough otherwise.
O: Pretty damn average on all counts, but thereís a modicum of enjoyment to be found here. Itís cheap as hell, so itís still definitely worth a look.
bluejacket74 (1570) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle, label says best before 10/30/15. Served in a weizen glass, the beer pours a hazy amber/reddish brown color with a couple inch frothy light tan head. Head retention is good, and thereís a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like cloves, bananas, wheat/grainy malt and some caramel. For the most part I think the taste is the same as the aroma, but with the addition of some apple-like fruitiness. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick with moderate carbonation. I liked this, even though I donít drink dunkelweizens very often I might have to grab a sixer of it. $1.08 a bottle at Trader Joeís.
youdictategood (435) - Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy copper/brown pour with a finger of tan head. Aroma has an artificial sweetness - sort of like banana Laffy Taffy. Not much else. The flavor is balanced much better though - standard banana/clove weizen notes with a liitle bread/malt. Very watery mouthfeel. Just fine for supermarket beer.
weihenweizen (2267) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a weizen glass. Cloudy medium brown with small beige head. Nice banana aroma, medium/light body, medium soft carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is dark malt, caramel, and banana.
ttoadee (1010) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy light brown pour, restrained off white head.. nose is medium roasted malt and subtle bananas. Bittersweet. Middle s caramelized grain followed by spice and soft fruit.. finish is carbonation, soft fruit and yeast.
LGKdude (15) - - MAY 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very surprised by this inexpensive beer. Had great flavor, nice body, and nice finish. First dunkelweizen and now I'll have to try more.
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geologyguy (986) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very unique smell on this one thatís hard to place, sweet and nice...not really fruity...sorta like bubblegum?? Taste is similar to smell, hard to place maybe ginger? finishes crisp and dry, wish it had a touch more smoothness on finish..unique
joeneugs (4305) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a cloudy brownish orange color witha khaki head. The aroma is sweet with lots of bubblegum, a little bread and plum. The favor is similar with more spicy cinnamon and clove, bubblegum with some bread. Medium acidity. Just ok.
mike5326 (1275) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle. Murky copper color, huge frothy off white head. Pepper and clove aroma. Light body with a week clove flavor and a watery finish.
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Velkyal (313) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle, pours a deep deep amber, bordering on garnet, with a light tan head that settles to a steady centimetre and leaves nice lacing down the glass. Aroma is toffee, bananas, and a faint touch of cocoa, almost like grilling a banana and dipping it in cocoa powder. Taste is fresh bread, traces of caramel, bananas, and a grassiness in the background. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation is evident without being prickly. Overall a good, well made, drinkable beer.
Clarkdvm (293) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from trader joes. Pleasant aroma. Watery beer. Not bad but surely not warsteiner dunkel.