DocLock (6789) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with nose of earthy malt, caramel, roasty, hops. Tastes rich, complex, with earthy, some nutty, and cacao notes. Very nice, as with all the Ramstein offerings.
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a film of tan bubbles. Smells of alcohol and toffee. Tastes is very rich with cherries, grapes, nuts, and some of that alcohol popping up. The alcohol is surprisingly prevelant, though not enough for alcohol burn. Rich caramel candy finish. Unusual but tasty!
Rastacouere (6041) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Vinous aroma allows much more alcohol through than I’d anticipate for this style. It comes out in a phosphoric, minty and anise like foreground that quickly reminds of a strong roasty tea with notes of cloves. Body is very dark, schwarzbier like, but the little off-white head dissipates quickly. Biting carbonation doesn’t last long. Once again, a surprisingly fruity and vinous flavor, nutty, alcoholic and not quite to my liking in its balance despite the rather vast array of esters and malt nuances.
shrubber85 (5972) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler (actually a plastic yeast jug) from the brewery. Ripe banana, clove and chocolate malt aroma. Hazy dark brown with nice big head. Ripe banana, clove and chocolate malt flavor. Very nice body - just a tad on the light side. A spectacular dunkelweizen. Truly nailed the style.
blutt59 (5652) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, walnut brown with good tall foam, aroma is nice chocolatey nuts and wheat, flavors never really get going like the way it smells, good body and carbonation
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a slightly hazy brown with a thin beige head. A touch of sour and unpleasant grains, vinyl fruits. Sweet, toasted corn. Caramel, chalky. Light bitter finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a mahogany body with a tan head. Nice banana, apple, chocolate and caramel notes. Vanilla and some light spices to round out the malt bill. Good brew.
jtclockwork (5092) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice dark muddy pour. Nose and taste is pleasant roasted malts, barley, hays and toffee. Rated 11/11/2000
5000 (4967) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2004 Bottle pours murky burnt caramel with a small frothy off-white head. Quite dark for a wheat, must be a Dunkles Hefe. No visible carbonation, lacing seems exceptional. Aroma is heavy on banana, bread, and some minor spicing. Up front it feels a tad thin for a German Hefe, but the flavor is there. Definately not one that weighs you down. Middle is wheaty, of dark bread, with some banana and cloves. Finish tends to fall off a bit too quickly. Tiz decent, especially on a hot day and when you needn't worry about getting too full from other German Hefes. Thanks goes out to TChrome for the trade!
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, light chocolate, slight spice, light whet, and a hint of clove. Poured deep orange/brown in color with a small, tan head that disappeared except for around the edges. Hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of wheat, light chocolate, slight spice, and a hint of roasting. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Wheat, chocolate, and roast finish is dry.