Benzai (8800) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Opaque murky orange brown color, small off-white head. Very sweet aroma. Taste sweet, floral. Can’t describe it but it’s actually quite decent.
DutchDrebus (4266) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by benzai. Hazy to murky amber colour with a small off-white head. Smells herbs, speculaas, malts, sweet. Tastes malty, lots of herbs and spices, yeasty, candy cane. Medium body, soft carbo.
Hermod (3420) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle from Bier-deluxe. Bbe 07/15. Label says 7,4%. Murky brown, thick off white head. Boozy was my first reaction when dipping my nose into the glass. Red berries and ripe banana, not a very nice combination. Flavor is better with ripe banana, spices and wheat. Boozy though. Long sweet fruity finish. Tickly mouthfeel. the boozyness evens out later on. A disappointment.
Erzengel (3441) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very smooth and floral beginning. Intense with lots of clove. The mainpart is yeasty-smooth, slightly alcoholic, intense with a nice sweetness, that is not too sticky. The aftertaste is full and round, smooth and yeasty, more clove than banana, fresh and thick in one. Voluminous.
rederic (3058) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, slight hazy dark amber hue, with a thick pillowy beige head, with a Nice fruity banana, spicy, doughy, yeasty nose, with some dark dried fruit esters of raisin, fig, with some wheat, toasted, caramel, bread malty, spiced raisin pie, clove, cinnamon, raisin strudel dough accents, with a toffee, banana bread, apple sauce, soft raisin cookie dough note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a good spicy, fruity, doughy, yeasty, bananish, cinnamon, clove, dried raisin, fig, apple pie, raisin pie character, with some wheat, toasted, caramel, biscuity malty, subtle sulfuric ashy, raisin strudel dough, faint toffee, subtle flowery leafy hop, plum juice flavours, leading towards a spicy, fruity, doughy yeastiness, clove, cinnamon spiciness, raisiny, figgy, sweet wheat, toasted, caramelized, biscuity maltiness finish.
kevnic2008 (8363) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brown colour, off white head. Aroma of sweet banana, yeast, fruity esters and some alcohol. Flavour is sweet, spicy, banana, some clove, light spritzy finish.
Boutip (4828) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a clear dark brown color bock with a nice thick foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of huge banana bread ester with quite nice with some caramel malt and some residual sugars also noticeable. Taste is an easily quaffable mix of banana bread ester with quite a bit of residual sugars and some caramelized malt also noticeable. Body is about average for style with strong carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I’m probably not a 100% objective as I really enjoy weizenbock but I thought this was a great example.
GonZoBeeR (2937) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma:banana bread,light yeast...
Appearance:dark cloudy brown-cooper,light head..
Flavor:alcohol-banana, light chemical flavor...
MartinT (8030) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My Bottom Line:
A rich nose of pears and clove-like phenolics join dates before plummeting into a slightly astringent, excessively raw, yeasty flavor profile.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam surfs the dark brown.
-Carbonation is ample, as is to be expected of the style.
-Too bad the flavor profile can’t follow up on the aroma...
-The finish is rather, but also dusty/yeasty.
AlainG (1323) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
D’un beau brun cuivré et limpide. Une généreuse mousse la recouvre sauf qu’elle un peu négligente sur les traces qu’elle laisse. Un nez herbacé, de raisins secs, de miel et de fleurs sauvages. Mais tout semble être dans une autre palette. Son goût est aussi du côté des herbes. Acidulé et sûret sur les bords. Une légère amertume arrive en fin de bouche. Une impression de beurre mou. C’est d’une simplicité et d’une efficacité remarquable. Version à 7.5% (M.A. 13.06.14) (1138-050714)