hfmejias (352) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours a dark brown with minimal off white head that disappeared very quickly and no lacing on glass at all. Aroma of fruits, spices, wheat and caramel/molasses. Taste is also quite sweet but spicy balanced with toasted malts. Very good overall.
ben4321 (2979) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013
Location: Draft at Texas Arizona, 1/3/13
Aroma: The nose has a lot going on, wheat, clove/winter spices, banana, and raisin to name a few
Appearance: Pours a dark amber-brown color with a soapy beige head and medium lace
Flavor: It is medium sweet, much like the nose, fairly complex, with lots of spice/clove flavors
Palate: It has a medium-plus body, a tingly feel, and average-plus carbonation
This one was served way too cold, and really needed to warm up to develop, but thatís not the beerís fault. Anyway, I thought this was quite solid, with a nice amount of complexity. Good stuff.
orangesol (451) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on Nitro-Tap at Alís of Hampden into a tulip glass.
A - Pours deep, dark, brown with a small thin cap of off white head leaving little to no lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of dulled wheat, chocolate, banana, light spice, sweet toffee, and some dark fruits. Not as strong as I was expecting but still plenty going on. The booze is ever present, getting stronger as the beer comes to room temp.
T - Flavors are similar to the nose with plenty of chocolate, clove, dark fruits, tart cherries, and bready wheat. The booze is light at the beginning only getting stronger as it warms. Finish is a mix of chewy wheat and lingering sweetness. Good balance overall, just a touch too much booze.
M - Medium-Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Full, chewy, feel with plenty of dry lingering chewy sweetness. The booze is ever present.
O - Not so much. I thought this one was ok but not anything mind blowing. The combo of strong flavors and 11% ABV. really make this one hard to drink.
Doodler (299) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle / 2007. vintage? Shared at Aaronís big German beer tasting. Poured a deep cola brown with a thin tan head. Nice nutty aroma with caramel and malty notes. Still decently carbed with banana bread and caramel flavors. Finishes with a bit of vanilla and a semi-sweet warming finish. Not bad for itís age.
adnielsen (6153) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Danís, courtesy of doodler. Huge mother fucking thanks!!! Reddish brown appearance with a small tan head. Super rich caramel, dark fruity, banana, cinnamon, toasty malty aroma. Tangy, rich caramel, toffee, tart, banana, spicy, very caramel malty flavor. Cool beer, thanks Scott!.
Jesterdeal (1042) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of floral, wheat and subtle banana. Pours deep brown. Taste of caramel banana and wheat. Very pleasant.
BrewBoxer (1226) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Dark brown/black color. Thin head. Smells of carmel, maples and wheat. Taste is more malty then wheaty. Booze is not present. Very drinkable. It almost has a mocha and sour taste to it. Very interesting
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance - Surprised by the deep black color. Short lived, light brown/amber head
Aroma - Light roasty notes with a bit of funk. Delicious full body aroma
Taste - Notes of chocolate and light roasted malt. Little to no hop character (or aroma).
Palate - Smooth, crisp full bodied mouth feel
Overall - Solid beer overall. Only being sold at the brewery this year and I got this bottle from a friend (Thanks Steve!) who attended the release party. Nothing mind blowing but absolutely worth a try if you come across this beer. Although a "winter wheat" this beer would be perfectly fitting for a crisp Autumn day and would pair great with roasted squash/pumpkin!
oakbluff (395) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brown cola medium clarity, very thin head and minimal lacing.
Nose- cloves, molasses, figs and other dark fruits. Taste- tart, almost lactic like qualities initially with a high roast like quality. Difficult to pick up a significant wheat component. A very unique take on the style, esp with the level of sourness. Carbonation is moderate, drinkability on the low side- this is a thick chewy brew.
nickd717 (3394) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, 2008 vintage thanks to Arbitrator. Pours cola brown in color with a small, quickly fading tan head. The aroma is somewhat stout-like with caramel, molasses, milk chocolate, toast, and a hint of wheat. The flavor has slight sweetness and a substantial tartness as well (not infection though). Chocolatey, wheaty, and toasty, with caramel malt. Medium-bodied with a low level of carbonation. Good beer overall, if a little past prime.