ChainGangGuy (4233) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Dark brown body with a head that you’re pouring harder and harder still from an increasing height and still only get like a 1/6 inch-high head.
Smell: Thin scents of chocolate powder and caramel mingled with a note of mealy wheat and fruit.
Taste: A bit of burnt wheat-based biscuit, some very, very minute hints of sweet chocolate and caramel. Slight raisin. A tired fluttering of leafy hops with a low amount of bitterness. Zero banana esters, zero clove-like phenols. Lightly sweetish, somewhat bland taste on the hohum finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Like the Leavenworth Whistling Pig I tried the other day, this beer is kind of a flop. I fear it’s time to just clear the word "Dunkelweizen" right off the label, guys. Black IPA’s are all the rage, so let’s call this a Black American Pale Wheat Ale. Feel free to shoehorn "alpine-style" in there somewhere, too.
SSSteve (3560) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. dark brown with a small white head. nose is fairly light for the bold appearance with some dark fruits and mild cocoa. mild hints of vanilla in the flavor with a very light cocoa note. lacks any creaminess or fullness.
gsmitty80 (1693) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a really nice dunkel. It was not too bready nor did it have too much banana like alot of others. Really enjoyable.
TheBeerGod (4913) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark, cola-colored brown with tall, foamy brown head. Malty, sweet aroma with grains, toasted wheat and soft yeast notes. Taste is toasted, sweet malt, grains, big yeast, dark bread and cocoa. Body is light-medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more big yeast notes, cocoa, toasted malt, dark bread and grains.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: Wow. Not what I was expecting. It was a very interesting and quite tasty beer, but it really didn’t have the flavor or aroma profile for the style. The flavor got better and better as it warmed.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium to dark brown with red highlights and a large to huge, tan head that mostly diminished and barely left any lacing. The aroma had light chocolate; light pepper, clove, slight banana and bubble gum yeast notes; wheat; and an awful lot of cherry Kool-aid that turns into bubblegum notes. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet and slightly sour; while the finish was moderately sweet, lightly acidic and light to moderately sour. There was milk chocolate, chocolate, sour fruit, a sort of lemony thing going on, a little wheat, a little tea, and some yeast that was a bit peppery. The slightly lighter than medium body was a little creamy, but mostly watery with soft carbonation and a moderately astringent and lightly dry finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with an average, creamy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is dark wheat, toast, and cereal with faint fruitiness and spicy hops; clean lager character. Flavor is heavy malt, light hops and bitterness with a clean lager character. Medium-light body, low warmth, and medium carbonation.
pumpmaster (1053) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke pines, FL Very good for a wheat ale.
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle. Itp ours a cola colored brown with a head that disappears is no less than two seconds. The nose is on the roasty side, almost porter like. The flavor is a mix of a little dark caramel note, wheat, roasted malt, and nuts (black walnut maybe). Interesting and different. Medium bodied with average carbonation. I wouldn’t mind a little more wheat presence here.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a light white head and spotty lace. Aroma is roasted malts, with hints of chocolate and smoke. Taste follows nose as the roasted malts with slight smoke and chocolate only seem to come through more in the finish after an inital bland wateriness. Smooth mouthfeel with moderate.
dcschiller (2157) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle). Pours hazy cola color with khaki head. Aroma has caramel, spice and some fruit. Taste is sweet with some roast and maybe some smoke? Medium bodied with sticky texture. Smooth finish. Ok beer.