neocon (34) - Gold Canyon, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty aroma, nice amber body color. Head lasts long and thick with a cream color. Decent lacing. Goes down smooth.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice ruby-amber color and relatively light head of a tan tint. Strong fruitcake flavor and aroma from all that malt, with the slightest amount of hops on the finish. Seems more like a beer to have along with cheese, crackers or some other snack food. Quite cloying on the palate, but with food this wouldn’t be as important.
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2005 Deep amber color. Aroma is subtle and darkly sweet. Thick and rich flavor. Earthy and semi-sweet with slight coffee/caramel presence. A bitter sweet finish that pleasantly lingers. [$7.99/6pk]
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a bright amber with white head that leaves quickly. Smells of apples and cider. Tastes semi sweet with a bit of bitter in the end.
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bright copper colored beer with somewhat shortlived white head. Aroma is sweet and bready, which is found again in the flavor, but with some alcohol. A sweet but tasty classic.
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fairly carbonated head has decent longevity; reduces to thin off-white head with medium bubbles. Sparkling clear light amber color. Attractive malty aroma- with slight alcohol scent. Very smooth texture leaves mouth slightly velvety. Well balanced doppelbock.
Christian (12663) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malt aroma with a honey sweetness. Dark red body with off-white head. Rich malt flavour with just a hint of hops in the aftertaste.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Instant caramel sweet aroma even from the bottle, a little thinner that I expected when poured. Huge head that I wasn’t quite ready for. I can barely notice any presence of alcohol, if this is 7.5% you could probably get a buzz quick because of the sweet inoffensive character of the beer. Half way finished with the glass and I don’t agree with this cloying as it warms it’s just not thick enough to be overpoweringly sweet. There is a slight bitternes trying to fight through but it is quickly squashed on the palate by carmel malt. I wish I would have tried this before I tried a Celebrator Dopplebock. It’s like visiting Colorado after you’ve seen Alaska. Still, this is a good beer that I could easily see buying/drinking again and could also be enjoyed by many who are not into trying and rating beers. Too thin to be great.
haf (531) - Gijon, SPAIN - MAR 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Buena cerbeza de color tostado. Muy buena aunque tampoco es la mejor cerveza del mundo. jejeje
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 Bottle. Sweetish, rusty sunset orange offering from Paulaner. Definitely needs a good chill to keep the malty profile in check. Done deed, this is a pleasant, rich brew from the old weissbier guys at Paulaner. The 2006 bottle is way better than 2005 as I remember it -- in fact, superior to a degree that I had to rerate every single parameter. Last year, I found no reason to push this higher than a 2.4 total -- reaching a respectable 3.1 now, I’d say something remarkable has happened.