beertholomeus (952) - California, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber color with creamy white head. Smell is of bananas and some wheat. Banana, yeast, wheat and some caramel flavors. Creamy body and average carbonation.
Eberndt (215) - - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark caramel color with lots of head. Plenty of banana in the aroma and the yeast strain is quite present. Good value.
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a weizen glass in late 2013.
A: Dark caramel color with a slight head. Very cloudy with yeast. The head recedes quickly.
S: Strong banana. Delicious. Slight banana bread.
T: Follows the nose.
O: This is a great value for the price. It’s not as good as the German dunkels, but it’s still good.
malrubius (1900) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh bottle from Trader Joes. Cloudy amber brown with lasting tan head and lace. Fresh mild banana clove and dark bready aroma. Mildly roasted nutty caramel fruity sweetness with wheat tang and mild minerally bitterness. LIght and extremely refreshing. Soft carbo. Fairly dry. A very reserved example of the style. Delicious and refreshing. Wish I bought a sixer.
PorterPounder (5757) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Trader Joe’s - 12 oz bottle - Murky dark orange pour, thick, sticky white head with decent lacing. Slightly funky, butterscotch aroma with some ripening vegetable notes. Flavor has some of the same ripening vegetables, a hint of cotton candy sweetness. Finishes kind of rough with some metallic notes. Thickish mouthfeel.
Aurelius (4443) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very foggy, medium-dark brown. Average label, but a little better than the other Josephsbrau varieties. Standard 12oz longneck. Fruit and caramel, candied, mossy aroma with a faint nuttiness. Candied and lightly bitter up front, a tight carbonation break in the middle and then an almost herbal mossiness at the end. Slightly funky aftertaste with some peanuts, then it goes fadingly sweet. Tasty, sessionable. TJ’s, Tallahassee.
chinchill (2270) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle with a BB date stamp of 17 April 2015.
The body is dark reddish-brown, slightly hazy, with a durable and creamy tan head. There’s some lacing.
Aroma: banana, clove, caramel and baked dark bread.
Flavor: parallels the aroma but with less obvious banana and more prominent medium malts. Moderate complexity.
O: very impressive and inexpensive version of this German style.
maddmatt639 (295) - Pacifica, California, USA - DEC 29, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
No retention and no lacing. Smells of toffee, coffee and bubble gum. Tastes of caramel, toffee and raisins. Sweet aftertaste.
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boozedude (2095) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle into glass at club w, shared with hakes , sunday dinner, poured hazy brown with off white head, aroma is spices and herbs, fruit, tast eis similar, decent dunkle
crossovert (8181) - Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle. Hazed reddish/brown pour, off/white head. Inintila aroma is diacetyl and toffee, certainly not on point. Flavor is weird, definitely lots of caramel and toffee, some dark fruits, bit watery. Just not a great example of the style.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Like most TJ beers, not a bad p/u for a buck, but nothing to get excited about either. just on the tame side of all te attributes you expect from the style. bubble-gummy, a hint of spice and roast, and banana. a little thin."