nearbeer (4117) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
0.5l, Schwarze Weisse version, bb Jun 08. Nearly opaque red-brown with a medium and lasting, sticky head. Aroma is metallic caramel malt. Flavor is toasted bitter nut, sour caramel, bitter cocoa, sour corn, tart acidic fruit, cardboard. Light body is frothy-sloshy, watery, and astringent. What a disappointing mess.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with nice white head. Surprisingly not hazy. Fruity nose, wheaty taste. A little malt on the palate, but a somewhat sour/metallic finish. Feels a little weak on the palate, watered down. Easy to drink. Nothing special, but really not bad.
Ibrew2or3 (7411) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5L bottle poured brown with a slight haze and weak off white to tan head. The aroma is a bit light and yet distinctively fruity with Concord grape jam, black currents and boysenberry. If there is a malt or wheat note in there somewhere itís really faint. The taste is just like the aroma but includes mild tart acidic fruitiness before a tepid level of malts rise up at the finish in the face of the stronger dark fruity notes. It seems to become roasty with a dash of chocolate malts into the finish and a bit beyond.
heemer77 (5165) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Labelled as Schwarze Weisse. Medium beer bottle brown with a huge, slightly off white head. The aroma is lightly sour with some apples and leather. This reminds me of apple scented soap. The taste has some tart apples with a little bit of molasses. Some nice notes of leather show in the finish. As it warms, you get some annoying Sweet Tarts.
thegreenrooster (3499) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a dark hazy brown with a large white head. Aroma is a very sweet brown sugar molasses combo. Flavor is sub par. Some dirty malts show up but not much else. Finish is watery and weak. Not as bad as some have said on here and Im sure its much better in Germany.
FatPhil (10610) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 6, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark, very lively with a big and soap-frothy head - self supporting, and after the initial pour itís pretty tight. Banana, and some dense spicy aroma - promises good things. Good carbonation in the mouth, but on the excited side. Unfortunately, the promises from the aroma arenít delivered in the taste. There is a very pleasant wheaty hefe taste, but just as youíre swallowing something odd jumps out. Unfortunately I canít identify it; itís not ívegetablyí, but itís definitely íorganicí, part of it is muesli grain, perhaps. Thereís also the spiciness back again - something not sharp or aromatic, but dark and almost, pungent. I didnít find this particularly sweet, unlike other reviewers. Perhaps this is one where the quality varies.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I was not impressed with this beer. It reminded me of a weak, watered down syrup with extra metallic flavoring added.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
label says schwarzeWeise.Pours a cola color with a thin lacing head.Aroma had cereal and malts.Mouthfeel was watery with a grainy tatse.Finish was bitter and couldnot get the last few ounces down.this by far was the worst of this style Iíve had.This couldnít have been German standards.
Tranquillity (1453) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled under the name Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse. Iím surprised this one gets such a bad rating! Hazy brown, with a medium beige head. Sweet molasses aroma, quite fruity. Fruity also on the palate, with figs and raisins. Long finish.
obguthr (4527) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Molasses, raisin, and hop aroma, with wood and nut undertones. Relatively dark brown color with a huge almond colored head. Flavor is very, very sour, with only traces of bark. Weak moss finish. Enjoyable, but given the price, it isnít a great value.