JaBier (5877) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at TBK. Menu calls it Herbst Weisen, but the online tap list calls it Dunkelweizen. Clear copper pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of banana, clove, bread and caramel. Banana and clove flavor with some caramel before a bready finish.
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2010
1.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Strong initial banana aroma. The flavor is very boring. Thin, a bit of malt, very thin. Metallic, not good beer.
kramer (5499) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ TBK. Pours a ruddy orangish amber body with a small off-white head that faded to a thin film. Lots of fruity esters of banana bread and light vanilla with a good amount of yeastiness. The flavor is fairly soft with a nice tweak of tangy yeast and a bit of toasty malt over the wheat. Soft on the palate with nice fizzy lively carbonation and a lingering yeastiness. Overall maybe a little thin, but pretty decent.
Beerman6686 (5615) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a dark red color with an off white head. Aroma was roasted malts, some clovey spices and darker fruit. Flavor was was rich chewy roasted malts followed by nice dark fruit and spices from the wheat. Above my expectations.
Tmoney99 (12404) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at Brew Kettle. Poured a clear orange/brown color with a large off-white head that was mostly lasting and produced fair lacing. Good banana and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Good hefe sweet flavor with an average sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable brew.
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft@Brew Kettle. Cloudy dark orange-brow pour wearing a vague off-white head for a wheat beer. I like how the aroma manages to combine both toastiness and roastiness in a competent unisson. Nevertheless, it quickly becomes buttery, oily and this is less pleasant, limiting the malt development. Wheaty indeed, but feeling like cookies, with subtle chocolate notes. It keeps on packing small malt nuances, but the yeastiness is vague, lacking in character which makes any weizen mostly insipid. Medium bodied, with almost creamy and full carbonation.
aracauna (3317) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I now officially love The Brew Kettle. This is a beatiful beer with a rick cloudy ruby topped off with a thick, dense, off-white head. The aroma is strongly of caramel and bananas. The banana in the flavor is almost breath-taking, but the finish is a bit short. This could probably stand for a bit more clove from the yeast to balance out the esters, but still an excellent dunkelweizen. I donít think I could tell it from a good German-brewed one on a blind taste test. The main drawback is that it lacks that creamy palate of the best hefeweizens and dunkelweizens.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber copper hue with big frothy off-white head and excellent lace. The aroma had notes of lemongrass, lime, banana ester, caramel toasted malts, floral hops, and bittersweet chocolate. The taste starts fruity and wheaty, banana and lemon taste mostly. Undertone of mocha, sublime spice and grains towards finish. The feel is smooth, dry and lively; chalky upon finish. Overall itís a quaffable brew than hints of all things in style, but ultimately needs to be bolder in presentation. A worthy effort which has potential.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
Lasting frothy light beige head, very hazy brown body. Light banana ester & hints of chocolate, very light hints of clove a lightly medicinal chloraseptic/band aid aroma. Also some slight wheat and munich malts. Every part of the aroma is light. Banana esters dominate at first, but fade quickly and the entire beer falls flat on the palate. Well balanced but after the initial flavor, it goes away; light wheat flavor & hints of clove at best. Finish is a bit tart and dry, aftertaste is void. There really isnít any of which to speak. Highly carbonated & smooth, lighter body. this beer needs more of everything. Not completely tasteless, but would be a good beginner beer for people who "donít like wheat beer or dark beers".