hopscotch (8395) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2007 Bottle... NTB Ernesto Festo ’06... Murky caramel-colored ale with a large, frothy, off-white head. Excellent retention. The aroma has all your typical hefe esters and phenols (banana, pear and clove), chocolate, cinnamon and light smoke. The flavor is about the same with fairly good balance. Light to medium-bodied and fizzy. Short, crisp, clean finish. Better than expected. Surprisingly refreshing on a hot, sunny Cape Fear/Southern N.C. beach day!
DocLock (7225) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2006
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle from Super Saver. This one was a complete mess. Hazy dark brown pour with medium off-white head. Aroma of tart fruit, caramel malt, some pear, clove, banana. The taste was tart, somewhat fruity, with some brown sugary notes. As it warmed, it just seemed to fall apart, with a total lack of complexity or balance. Points for originality here, but this one didn’t work for me.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting... The listing is called Weissbier Dunkel, the pictured label reads Dunkle Weisse, and my bottle is Schwarze Weisse.
It pours a hazy light brown with a tall rocky head. Good lacing. The aroma has a strong, bready yeast content covering caramel/toffee malt and old banana, peels and all. There’s also a slight sour milk smell. The flavor is banana with a lightly roasted malt and a touch of smokiness and a mild bitterness that develops in the finish. Just in time for the Summer.
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TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2009 Pours hazy light amber with orangish hues and a big foamy tan head.
Notes of clove, caramel, and mild banana. Taste tends more towards bread dough, phenols and sweet yeast, Medium bodied with lush carbonation. My first bottle of this beer was old and oxidized, which made the beer have more chlorine and plastic flavors. This bottle was fresh and delicious.
2006.06.11: 126.96.36.199.13 = 3.1
2009.07.31: 188.8.131.52.15 = 3.7
2009.07.31: Ar 7 Ap 3 Ta 7 Mf 4 Ov 14
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating for Moosbacher Schwarze Weisse at 5.0%, as seen <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/full_size/ />
Clear (hazing late) coppery/brown with a spongy, off-white head that faded rocky and laced wide. Yeasty, dusty banana aroma with toffee and roasty grains that take on a smoky persona late. Hint of metallica to start but a flavorful smoky banana follows. A bit thin but the mouthfeel is overall creamy. Lingers sour with mild bitterness and savory notes. Smokiness truly comes out late in the flavor but the yeasts get a little offensive as well.
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goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a murky brown color with a medium sized off-white head. The aroma was sweet and malty. Some fruitiness mixed in and light notes of leather. Sweet caramel flavor with notes of raisins and bread. Semi-dry finish.