bluevegie (3029) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2005 Well it is the middle of winter so it is the right time to sample this beer.Thought the aroma was of citrus first and then cloves, the taste of nutty, spicy, malt, caramel, wow too complex to describe rather enjoy drinking this beer than rating it. Like the alcohol content!
jfm (1725) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color is hazy brownish with a good solid white head. The taste is sweet and strong. The alcohol shines through which makes it nice for a winter evening.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy brown body with a nice white head. Sweet, wheat, alcohol aroma. Sweet malt flavor, almost red wine like. Has some alcohol warmth, but is quite drinkable.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2003 Deliciously sweet and wonderful weizen bock. Great beer. Lighter and sweeter, it tastes almost like an apple cider feel to it. Lots of cloves and caramel. Overall, one of the best beers ever.
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely aroma and pour, with a great sized head. Great taste of cloves and caramel compliment this beer. This is my favorite doppelbock.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2004 Poured a monster head that faded fast and flat. Rich amber-brown color. Nice aroma of raspberry, chicory, cloves and yeast. Rich malt and dark fruit flavor with a subtle warm, phenolic quality. Full bodied and smooth mouthfeel. Nicely rounded and well-conditioned beer overall. A classic.
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2003 This is the first wheat beer I've tried that I like. Presents itself in a transparent reddish brown; aroma is of grapes; the flava is mostly grapes and very sweet -- not very complex -- with a palate of bananas. Very decent brew, but I'm not sure it is worthy of its top 50 status. Checked later: well, I guess I knocked it down from the top 50...it is now 51:)
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2007 2003 bottle consumed 2003I say this very little, in fact, this may be the first time I am saying this:
Smells of clove and yeast. Not terribly sweet/almost slightly crips aroma. Mountain of off-white head, that lasts. The picture on the left isnt exaggerating. Muddled brown with some dirt colored browns and grays and of course a little gold peeking through. Completely clouded over by the sentiment.
This beer was challenging from the start. Very sharp spicey tones attack the palette. The carbonation is already too much from the outset. It settles a bit in the middle and a full, if somewhat wet, body arises. The clove and banana are in full effect, and I certainly detect bubble gum esters. There is some caramel malt present but it is small and watery. They should do like Spaten and add some roasted malt. Alcohol is quite present and lingers long on the finish, with a slow, sweet burn. As the carbonation dies away (somewhat, and after a long while) I am able to detect the chocolate it talks about on the label, yet it is hardly perceptible. This beer is mostly banana and clove and is too unbalanced (complexity is masked by too much banana/clove/bubble gum sweetness). I enjoyed the finish and aftertaste the most (probably due to the lack of the carbonation). There was a complex mix of wheat, yeast and malt. However, beers need to be more than a pleasant aftertaste. This one needs some work. Would benefit from cellaring, and eating a hearty meal while drinking it. 2000 wrapped bottle. consumed Jan 03. Well this should be illegal. holy S**t this is unreal! SOOOOOOOOO good. It’s like a whole new beer. palate is near perfect, flavor as well, minus a touch of wateriness on the finish.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Foggy brown colour with bold, energetic white head that left an attractive lacy trail all the way to the bottom of the glass. Served in the correct style glassware, picked up in Prague, the beer looked a treat. I was expecting to drink this beer at the time, so I wasn’t immediately impressed but this beer had won me over by the finish. Complex and interesting, it was more like a wine then a beer, changing flavours and characteristics with every sip.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2004 Re-rate Massive head on this one. Sweet. I think this bottle might not have been the freshest as the flavour was a bit muted but still quite good. Raised my Aroma, Flavour and overall 1 point each. First rating - Got a bit of a kick to it! Bit of an alcohol bite to it but it's nice. Sweet with touch of cloves. Similar to Schneider Weisse but sweeter and stronger.