Oscbert (942) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
~Strong banana fruity ester and wheaty bread aroma. Some light bubblegum and caramel.
~Pours a very cloudy/murky light brown color with small lasting off white head.
~Banana bread and caramel in taste with some light bubble gum notes and some spicy clove.
~medium light bodied, frothy, med high CO2, sweet banana malty finish.
~Pretty good dunkelweizen. Light and enjoyable. Wish it had some more spicy clove flavor
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle served in a shaker. Cloudy brown pour with thin, lasting head of soapy tan foam. A small amount of slippery lace was left around the glass. The aroma had a nose of fresh bananas, nuts, toasted caramel, and also some hints of chocolate. The flavor had spicy clove, bananas, toasted wheat, and nuts. Also an underlying tartness. The mouthfeel was watery and thin. Light to medium-bodied. Light carbonation. It smells good, but the flavor just doesn’t deliver.
gregwilsonstl (866) - USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wonderful caramalized aroma. Very dark red. Crisp. Well balanced dunkel.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
From notes. First reviewed 9/19/2011. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
This pours a medium intensity amber brown color, somewhat hazy in the center. A wispy fizzy white head fades pretty fast and doesn’t leave much lace. It is worth noting that pouring the second half of the bottle dumped a lot of sediment into the glass. This created a murky brown mess.
There is not much in the aroma. Faint notes of grain, clove, and honey, but it smells like tonic water more than anything.
This is awful. Fizzy tonic water with only spots of flavor. Some grains and clove, but really this just tastes like an acrid tonic water.
Thin, watery, fizzy. The body is almost nonexistent. There is a graininess in the second half of the bottle from the monster load of sediment.
Was this a bad bottle? This was atrociously bad - I drank just enough of the bottle to ascertain the relevant information and poured the rest.
Haslinger (804) - Orange, California, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice deep reddish orange pour. The caramel taste is very pronounced and there is a good buttery aftertaste. I would definitely like to have another one of these. Would buy again
rcasta (781) - EL SALVADOR - MAY 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
en scottsdale, sesion de birrias de trader joe´s. oscura y citrica; interesante una oscura de trigo a lo aleman gringo, con caracter.
Aggie80 (776) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very strong banana aroma and even the flavor is strongly banana esters,pretty much overpowering all the other flavors. White head with a bit of lacing to it. Smooth and thick mouthfeel to the brew.
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Hazy, copper color, medium head bubbles down...it looks the part. The aroma isn’t very appetizing, more yeasty-sour than I’m used to. Taste is better, equal measure sour and sweet. Overall, a good doppleganger, but the Germans do it better.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown and hazy with a foamy off white head. Aroma is of wheat, clove, citrus, yeast, along with a nice caramel malt component. On the lighter bodied side, smooth and easy drinking, malt comes out a bit more on the palate. Very faint bitterness on the finish. Surprisingly good and a great deal for the price.
DTM (747) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a muddy amber color. Smelled just like bananas. Tastes like fruit with malty flavors. A little too carbonated for my taste. The aftertaste is a bit much, but all in all not bad for the price.