jredmond (4021) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. Brown hazy body. Aroma is wheat. Taste is roasty, funky, and some wheat.
jgb9348 (3964) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy deep brown coloured body - thick and heavy with no head at all. Aroma of wheat, brown sugar and light nutmeg spice. Medium-bodied; Sharp roasted malt flavoured body with a mild spice flavour and very little else. Aftertaste shows malt and some spices, not much else. Overall, an alright dunkel - definitely not a ’classic wheat’ by any sense of the word, but a good beer to try, regardless of that. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from K&E Discount Beverage in New Paltz, New York on 25-March-2006.
theisti (2821) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Thaichile. Best before October on the notch. Pour is hazed brown and ruby, with a cola tan head of about an inch. Carbonation bubbles are present and crackling. Some nice lace. Aroma of roasted wheat, some fruit sweetness. Can’t quite identify type of sweetness, peach maybe. Taste features the toasty wheat, the sugar sweetness and a very roasted finish. The sweetness in the taste is more of a sugary black cherry - more like a soda than the natural fruit, as there is only slight detectable tartness. Tartness / sourness picks up as it warms. Palate is medium-thin, slick and quite carbonated. Easy drinking, and interesting beer. Thanks for this one Mark.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate head of taupe bubbles. Brown colored liquid with a umber hues when held to the light. Heavily toasted malt, cortland apple peel and light clove scents. A dunkelweizen aroma, but with not much pizazz. Dark toasted malt and wheat flavors. German chocolate also creeps in. Not much spice or hops flavors detected. A touch of light pepper in the finish. Linger is dry and quite uneventful.
Heathen (1386) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: I was very surprised to find out this "classic" wheat beer was a dunkelweizen. Nice beer, but not the best dunkelweizen. It’s a little too sweet for the style. It’s almost like a cross between a sweet stout and a dunkelweizen. But it did get a little more dunkelweizen-like as it warmed.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown with reddish amber highlights and an average, light tan head that mostly diminished. The aroma was cocoa powder, light to moderate yeast, some spiciness and a little sourness. The initial flavor was moderate to heavily sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet, lightly acidic and bitter, and sour with an average duration. There was cocoa powder, sour wheat and then just a little hops. The medium body was like watery syrup and sticky on the lips with fizzy carbonation and a light astringent and slightly chalky finish.
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
To me, this beer is about the balance that wheat beers tend to lack. Instead of being all sour, yellow, and weak, this beer is about playing sour malted wheat flavors against almost british-style malty sweetness (which is suggested by its dark brown color).
My favorite wheat beer ever!
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle to a dark brown color with a nice tan head.Aromas were of rosted malt and caramel.The taste was of banana,wheat.spice,and light citrus.Pretty good Dunkel.
Slipstream (1775) - USA - MAY 19, 2008
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had a 12 ounce bottle a couple of weeks past the freshness date, and that probably has something to do with the rating I am giving it. A dark, foamy pour with a big, bubbly head. Simple, European-style label. This has an unpleasant macrobrew aroma of yeast and cooked vegetables. The flavor is crisp, sour, and a little funky - similar to a homebrew. Citrus and wheat are present. It is not hoppy, but it is more robust than smooth. This rustic brew is unspectacular, but worth a try.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color was deep brown. The head was creamy, thin, and light beige. The aroma was spicy, sweet, and had a plastic/phenloic smell. The flavor was bland, some spice, and slightly tart. The palate was thin. The finish was abrupt.
emacgee (3433) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks hophead75. Pours a still dark brown with ruby notes. Head is about a finger thick creamy tan. Banana in the nose, sweet, lightly spicy, a bit sour, chocolatey. the flavor has banana, wheaty, a bit weak. Sweet, some chocolate. Decent finish and no carbonation. Wheaty banana finish.