BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[bottle and draft] Cloudy amber color, very nice white foam. Very hazy. Strong banana aroma, with some mild clove. Flavors are tart and spicy, with some slight caramel malt sweetness. Full of great weizen yeast character in the finish. Spot-on for the style.
MaBeer1972 (1246) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Got two 22oz bottles from the gift shop next to the brewpub. Came out of the bottle with a wonderful frothy head, almost like a nitro brew. Wonderful banana aromas. The flavor is well of banana and malts, with a little spice on the back side. This is a perfectly balanced, delicious and refreshing dunkelweizen. My idea of a "perfect" beer! (I also had it ontap at the brewpub, and it was equally great).
Goodgrief (1744) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A darned fine example of the style. Pour was chestnut brown, no head or lacing. A nice rich dlavor of banana, roast and clove. A typical description, but rich and a nice balance of all the classic flavors. Well done.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really excellent. Aromas of clove, banana and milk chocolate - classic. The flavor is lightly chocolaty, with notes of plantain and just enough spices to make it delicious and interesting with a full, rich mouth-feel.
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy brown pour with a slight off-white head.. Aroma was sweet caramel malt with some sweet banana and clove up front. Flavor was a little harsh, banana and clove spice that really was too phenolic at points. Some definite peatiness, as identified by FlacoAlto, but really a bit muddled. An ultimately unsuccessful interpretation in my mind.
thornecb (4172) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep mahogany into a Sam glass. Mocha conglomerate head with good retention recedes leaving sheet lacing. Dark caramel aromas. Slightly thin with sweet bubblegum upfront turning to roasted caramel and sweet cloves before a lasting slightly sour smoke finish.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black body with no head. Smells of wheat and a little lager? Tastes like a great mix of the two and it is a beautiful balance
AirForceHops (2722) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
had a pint on Tap with liveFREEorRYE. Head was nearly gone by the time it got to the table. Deep dark amber color. Aroma very nice malt. Lingers slightly on the finish. One of the better brews this place has to offer. A+
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Extremely aggressively carbonated as a very soft pour nets me seven fingers of foamy, lightly browned head (including one above the rim of my glass) and some foam overflow on my desk. The beer is a dark plum color that shows a hazy, red amber color when held up to the light. The aroma has lots of clove, a touch of up front banana, a toasty malt character and a definite smokiness in the finish. The smokiness has overtones of burning plastic to it, though it never gets really out of hand and really reminds me of Peat smoked malt. Definitely interesting, certainly not bad, but I was not expecting the smoke.
The taste has a sweetness to it up front with some light clove notes, the smokiness then kicks in adding smoky flavors as well as phenolic notes that seem to be a little harsh at times. This has a rich maltiness to it up front that is quite nice (unfortunately this is quickly drowned out by the salty peat smoke). The peat smoke really lingers on in the palate too and interferes with subsequent sips; it is really hard to pull out any other flavors because of this.
A very interesting interpretation of a Dunkel Weizen. I think that beech-wood smoked malt would have been a better choice here as it would have melded better with the traditional Weizen flavors (indeed I have had good smoked Weizens in Bamberg before). Ultimately the Peat-smoked malt clashes with the rest of the beer, such that this really just doesn’t work for me. I do like the attempt though as it is an interesting try.
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a modest white head. Lots of yummy nectar fruits, a killer yeast character, and a slight hint of roasty malts make for a delectable quaff.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Murky, dirty brown with a small tan head. Wheat, caramel, bubblegum and light banana make for an interesting nose. Complex flavor too, all of the above plus an underlying spiciness and a whiff of smoke. Good stuff!