Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample bottle. Pours brown with a tannish head. Smells of bananas, cloves, some bubblegum, some caramel, touches of chocolate. Taste repeats the nose and is also accompanied by an earthy finish with some spiciness at the end. Not bad.
EKGoldings (523) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Compared to the Irish Ale which was the other in the pub comparison, this was quite good. I thought it had decent wheat character with nice yeasty notes, some banana and spice and a hint of dark malts. Iíd buy this one, the Irish red no way..
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted 10/24/07. 12oz bottle. SAMPLE B. Dark brown with a ruby tint. Lacing off-white head. Yeasty floral peppery nose. Notes of toffee and bananas. Light to medium bodied with a smokey roasted flavor. Wheaty yet off-putting. Odd sulphorous note. Smokey bready flavor. Tingling and mildly dry. Didnít care for this one too much.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Sample B" provided by a rep for Sam Adams. Dark brown beer with a thick tan head. Lots of lacing. Banana bread aroma and flavor with some roasted malt and a hint of chocolate. Lively carbonation. Nice
Strykzone (4201) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Perhaps the darkest weizen I have seen. Aroma is big and malty with some spice. Aroma is better than the flavor which was not substantial. Body was thin as well.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ the brewery with the Mad_Indian. Part of a contest to see what beer is going to be bottled in January, the contest was the Dunkle versus the Irish red, both were pretty good, however the dunkle was better. Poured brownish with a small head. Aroma of banana spices, and caramel. the flavor is sweet, spices, banana, and caramel. I voted for this brew however i thought the two beers we had at the end of the tour, the weissbier and the Weizen were much better, figures.
MadIndian (2222) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled with Stegosaurus during our second Boston Tour. Served at Sam Adams. Brown pour with mild head. Good caramel and roast aroma. Finished smooth. I voted for this over the Red.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ the brewery. This was an offbeat but wonderful dunkelweizen. Pours that wonderful deep cloudy brown color we all know so well with a smallish (for the style) brown head. Aroma is clove, banana, and a hint of black licorice. Taste is the same, with the licorice really coming out in the aftertaste. A great beer from Sam Adams.
bozoNZ (716) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 31, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle from NZ Beer Awards. Very dark brown almost blacj but you can see thru the glass. Really nice head, holds firm then thins but still covers the surface. A touch spicey on the nose with roast malt flavours wafting through. Iíve stiored this a few months so itís perhaps past itís best. A touch oxidised but still the flavours come through. Nice dark malt profile. Wheat not perhaps as dominant - perhaps filtered? Reasonable, but wish Iíd got got it fresh
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is roasty chocolate. Brown in color. Flavor is sweet, roast,y and wheaty with a little bit of clove and yeast perhaps. It has a lingering sweetness as well. It is definitley better than the Irish Red which it is competing against.