fraternie (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy malts and hints of citrus. Yeasty with bread and banana notes, medium length.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At tap @ Piece. Dark thick brown with a thin tan head. The aroma is of banana and cloves. Sadly, the beer smelled better then it tasted. I thought it had a little too much carbonation.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at piece. pours murky brown with tan head. nose of cloves, banana, and rum raisins. flavor has nice dark fruits, touch of chocolate, and cloves. palate is a bit short. lively carbonation. tasty indeed.
AndyAle (6) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2008 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served in a 12oz. footed weizen glass, cute. Aroma of banana, clove, munich malt, and a faint bubblegummy finish. Hazy brown with a dense tan lingering head. Banana and esters on the palate initially then the flavors of dark wheat and malt present themselves; finishing with the flavor profiles of weizen yeast. For a double dunkel it’s quite refreshing and inviting!
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours cloudy dark brown with a spare fizzy off-white head, mostly diminishing, spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, toffee), average hops (grass), heavy yeast (dough) with notes of banana and pineapple. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity and bitterness; nice roasted nutty and caramel flavor.
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Piece. I’m told "Double D" refers to it being a "Double Dunkel Weizen." An Imperial Bock, if you will. Pours an intense dark body in a midget weizen glass. The head disappeared in the time it took me to try my "Dark Bier" taster. Big big big big big weizen smell. Taste is of a Bananas Foster, extra rum, please. Then there’s plenty of wheat beir texture, too. A little spice, a lot of alcohol, esters and a touch of dark malt. A Hacker-Pschorr’s evil twin. Finished with a touch of brandy aftertaste.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours out looking like iced tea with a modest, bubbly beige head. The aroma is of rusty wheat with old bananas. Acutually quite tasty, a soft caramel with wheat tartness, banana, and lemon zest. Sweet, watery finish. Fairly decent.
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iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, early 2006: dark orangey brown with an off tan head. Sour, sweet, tart and mushy banana aroma…slightly astringent palate with a fairly strong, bitter banana overtone mostly covering the bitter pine needles and lemon zest flavours. Not quite as good as I would have anticipated, missing the flavour complexity from Piece’s other great Weiss beers.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy purple with a thin, tan head. Sweet, fruity aroma of passionfruit, banana, wheat bread, caramel, a little cocoa and maybe some bubblegum and pineapple. The body is moderately full with very active, prickly carbonation on the tongue, despite a relatively flat appearance. The flavor is good, sweet and estery with some definite German wheatbeer characteristics. I guess it’s a Weizen Bock, but could be a dark Hefeweizen; I’m not sure, but it’s not bad. It lacks a little depth relative to some of the better Weizen Bocks, but it’s pretty good. I guess I expected a little more from Piece and they’re wheat beers.