dreddy (17) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle into an Andechs weizen glass.
Pours with a tawny, amber-cola body that sports a healthy dose of carbonation. Attractive head sits as a crown of khaki bubbles up top, retaining well and leaving a few patches of lace behind. Creamy weizenbock- like aroma with vanilla and German yeast esters of bubblegum and banana.
Very flavorful beer, with floral hops and a big malt presence that coats the palate with wheat-y vanilla, banana, and clove. Alcohol lurks in the background, adding a spicy semi-heat to the finish. Mouthfeel is hefty, but not overbearing to the tongue. Smooth carbonation makes for a smoother finish. One of New Belgium’s better LoF releases, and a great hybridization of the Weizenbock/Dunkelweizen style
Mittenator (453) - Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Not much aroma from this style or how dark it poured. Really malt heavy and sour.
kambei70 (303) - - JAN 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
No comments entered at time of rating. Will try another and enter more specific notes.
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Rrauth (637) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From beerlicious iphone app: Aroma is caramel and pepper. Brown clear with rocky tan head. light bittery notes finishing sour. creamy medium body lively carbonation and astringent finish.
Jndubbs (104) - West Des Moines, IA, Iowa, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has an funky, non-offensive, unidentifiable smell. Tastes like your basic coffee chocolate stout. Gets better with each drink. Has a dark chocolate aftertaste.
Palidor19 (2727) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is fantastic with strong flavors. The taste is an assortment of dark fruit with prunes. Also has a bit of smokey wood, slight toffee. A beer for the true beer drinker
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nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is lightly toasted malt, chocolate, and sour fruit. The appearance is brown with a medium head. The taste is somewhat like the aroma with a slight sourness. The palate is smooth. Overall this is not that great.
IrishBoy (3617) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Supermarket Liquors - Fort Collins.Nose is banana, toffee, cloves, and sweetness. Clear light brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is ripe sweet bananas, cloves, and a hint of bitterness in the background.
arkotramathorn (41) - Eau Claire, USA - OCT 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured black browned with fluffy tan head. Tastes of roasted nuts and wheat. Nice malty character with the perfect amount of hops will buy again.
PapaSkeetSkeet (678) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with a healthy, lasting ran head. Aroma is caramelized/candied banana. Flavor is more complex and features clove, apple pumpkin spice bread, banana, and a complexity we couldn’t put our finger on, but was attributed to pepper by a companion. I don’t actually see pepper listed in the description though. Either way, this is a masterfully brewed beer, by far the best in the style that I’ve had. A delightfully chewy flavor that only gets better in the aftertaste.
maxwelldeux (2222) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a small head. Not a lot to this - very malty, but not much else to it. Meh.