nearbeer (4050) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2011 Updated score with draft version 10-14-2011. Bottle thanks to lithy at his Septemberfest. Cloudy, orange-brown with a nice lasting head. Nose of banana, clove, toasted nut, bready yeast. Flavor is pretty much the same. Medium body is smooth and dry.
jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from variety pack. Malty with strong banana and cloves. Starts sweet but ends with a nice earthy finish.
SSSteve (3916) - - SEP 12, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. cloudy tan color under a small white head. wheaty, banana, melon aroma. flavors of banana, clove, a mild astringency. medium body. nothing special.
thegreenrooster (3453) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a cloudy brown with a large tan head. Aroma is a decent helping of wheat and cloves. Flavor is a very light banana and clove and finishes very watery. This is a very thin example of the style.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle.
Appearance: Hazy amber with a small, foamy, off-white head. The head is gone in seconds.
Aroma: Wheat and wet dog. Definitely some spice in there too.
Taste: Clove, wheat notes, and perhaps a touch of banana. I was actually expecting a little more flavorwise. A little on the watery side in my mind.
Palate: Medium-high carbonation with a medium-light mouthfeel and a medium-short, wheaty finish.
Overall: Tough to call on this one. Not terrible, just nothing worth remembering either. I would say skip it.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009 Bottle - Pours out clear light brown with a small white head...aroma is malty and fruity, with nicely present spice, nut and dk grain...flavour is similar, slightly dirty on the end and a little thin, but overall a passable Dunkel...
mcox90 (1650) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle, part of a mixed 12 pack. Pours a hazy brown with a small off white head. Aroma is clove spice, banana, and wheat. Nice full bodied palate with some effervescence on the tongue. Flavor is dark wheat, clove, banana, and malt. Pretty straight forward dunkel. A bit better than I expected it to be.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at lithy’s Septemberfest. Pours hazy rust color with light beige head. The aroma is clove, toast, cucumber, and a bit of banana. The flavor is banana, raisin, mild spice, and a toasty finish. Fair enough beer.
mar (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. amber pout with a cream head. nose is circus peanuts and not much else. light on the palate with a flavor of bananas and circus peanuts. clean aftertaste that leaves banana.
Suttree (5420) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this more than I expected. Reddish brown, decent sized loose, spongey head. I got some rye, some banana, some toasty aromas, and the flaor was more rye. Nice and clean, no "off" flavors to speak of. Tasty. Sampled at lithy’s Septemberfest.