dEnk (3135) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ RBESG. Aroma has loads of spices and quite some smoke. Flavour is big smoke, some caramel and loads of spice. Interesting but not my thing.
weihenweizen (1390) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle poured into a english pint glass. Pours hazy deep golden with one finger white head. Aroma is slight smoke, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is tart and some light smoke. Interesting, but not something I would go out of my way to have again.
ansjelaah (860) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
@ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting, oranje, niet helder, witte schuimkraag, ruikt en smaakt naar banaan, mout en een beetje rook
rodenbach99 (2809) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 500ml bue à Paris. Intrigante bière que cette Grätzer, une bière de blé sûre et fumée. Un style quasi disparue aujourd’hui. Un liquide jaune dorée avec une mousse blanche. Un nez quelque peu fumé avec des notes lactiques de blé sûr. La bouche est agréable avec ses légères et subtiles notes fumées. Une finale, fraiche et franche, épicée et rafraichissante.
mrmartin (630) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear straw pour with small white head. Smokey citrus and wheaty nose. Unique smokey, slightly sour taste. light body and wheaty texture. Slightly sweet finish. Wish I had chilled it more
pivnizub (8385) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle( kindly delivered by jfb!): Deep golden, cloudy , slowly collapsing loose white head with a little lace, sweetish wheaty-fruity (apricots) nose with very faint traces of smoked malt; dryish sourish-sweetish flavour, light bodied; lingering hoppy and sourish finish. Not too special, tastes a bit like an average German Hefeweizen…
Martinus (2531) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale, slightly hazy warm golden colour, white head. Aroma of banana, smoke, wheat and wood. Smoky flavour, ash, malts and wheat. Lots of carbo. Finish ash and wheat.
(From 50cL bottle @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting, De Molen. Thanks for sharing, jfb!)
PapaSkeetSkeet (788) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rather hazy yellow with nice white head that fades to 1-2mm. Aroma of tart grain, cedar, hint of banana and smoke. Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Flavor is dry grain with bark bitterness. Zingy grain sweetness. Not overly sour or smokey. Ok.
DSG (4714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Cloudy yellow. Pretty smoky aroma, somewhat meaty, with some fruitiness and an oxidation note. Flavor has light sweetness, quite a bit of smokiness, a bit of fruitiness, faint sourness, and a finish with light hoppy bitterness. Light to medium-bodied.
ineedbeer (433) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is moderately estery with notes of red apple cider, pear and banana. There are light acid and smoke notes, but the esters seem to dominate the aroma. Light malt character with hints of phenolics.
Pours a cloudy, dull gold with some light brown highlights. Medium sized white head that recedes fairly quickly.
Flavor starts with some maltiness with notes of wheat and lightly toasted bread. Light acidity, nowhere near as acidic as Berliner Weiss. The smoke hits in the finish and is fairly light but definitely noticeable. Moderate ester notes that trend more towards banana. Light wheat note in finish as well. Low noble hop flavor in late palate with low bitterness.
Mouthfeel is light bodied and a bit watery, carbonation is medium high. No astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall an OK beer, but I wonder how representative of the style this beer is. The esters seem too strong and the smoke too light based on the little reading I have done. Also it could use more hop character.