hayduke (4484) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass amber with an off-white head. Nose of rich malts and banana. Medium plus in body. Smooth mouth feel. Flavor is roasted malts with dark fruit, banana, and there is clove in the finish. Very nice.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Neshaminy. Poured a deep amber color with an off white head. Bananas, cloves, and spice.
60minuteman (1268) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big bottle. A bready dunkelweizen, it may be banana bread but it’s not crazy. Cloves and earth components dominate and it has some hops.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a cloudy and very dark chestnut brown color that’s completely opaque with mahogany edges and a thin off-white head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Not much in the way of lacing.
Spicy clove-like aroma with a weird acetone/solvent presence that is not usually associated with the style. There’s also a strong bready yeast character along with subtle banana and a sweet chocolate malt notes. The chemical presence is really throwing me off, overpowering the sweet chocolate banana bread notes that make this style appealing.
On the fuller end of medium body with a prominent zesty clove presence up front but again, there’s an artificial chemical-like flavor coming in mid-palate that throw things off a bit. It’s not as offensive as in the nose but it takes away from the spice, banana bread and sweet malts. The bread and banana flavors stand out more than in the nose as do the sweet chocolate malt notes. Sweet chocolate with caramel, toffee and biscuit. Again, the metallic solvent like character shows up in the finish, lingering a bit after the swallow. Overall, this beer has some decent flavor but it’s buried underneath a mess of other things that don’t work well for the style.
keepersj12 (3050) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has lots of malt and bread. The flavor has a nice malty sweetness with a little more hops than expected. Very nice indeed.
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katrinaez (1152) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice yeasty blend. Done well in scent and taste. A little light and could use more flavor, but it has a heavy saison taste to it. A little too light for the dunkel style. Nice color. Tap
emacgee (4576) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks zathrus13. Pours a dark cloudy brown with two fingers of creamy tan head. Nose is banana and raisin with some burnt toast. Smooth and creamy in the flavor with burnt toast and raisin. Medium full bodied.
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper. Spiced clove aroma. Bready taste with banana on the finish. No aftertaste. Starts out pretty good but, fades to thin and bland. Decent but, worth trying at $4 for a bomber. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ KBF. Pours a cloudy dark chestnut brown color with a thin off-white head that settles quickly into a thin ring. Sweet banana aroma is dominant with hints of earthy grain and dark bread in the background. Taste is of sweet dark fruit and roasted malts with a nice burnt caramelized bitter finish. Medium bodied, a bit syrupy, with tight, moderate carbonation.
alobar (3428) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy hazelnut colored pour with aroma of bread, banana, and spice. Bread background flavor with banana and spice. Very nice beer.