Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big frothy head, lace that blankets the glass, deep some what cloudy brown color. Malt and banana like nose. Start is sweet, not overly so, the middle is full, rich, creamy and relatively light, finish is nicely attenuated with hops, maybe a bit dry. Quite a decent but mild Weiss, but like Mikey ’ I Like it’!
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A well balanced beer in every way.
muzzlehatch (4772) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stunning-looking brew, with a huge thick head (stood up an inch-and-a-half above the glass without any spillage) and cloudy copper hue. Nice lemon-banana notes in the nose, with some bock caramel as well. Flavor is complex, hard to grasp in one shot; great mouthfeel, banana again and roasted/burnt grain, with perhaps a little too much yeastiness. Nice finish. Another winner from NG, but I’ll have to have another to see if it ranks among their best.