vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a hazy brown color with no head and high carbonation. Smell is of carmel/roasted malt/carmel. Taste is of roasted malts/banana and finishes with a dry light light alcohol fizz. Overall not my favorite wheat, but not bad.
Larbytown (4) - Golden, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Is this the best dark wheat beer around? It has to be one of the best. Colour, gorgeous. It is so nice to be able to taste the wheat in a beer, something a lot of the American brewers don't get.
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours mahogany with a large head. The aroma hits you even before you pour it into the glass: sweet and spicy with notes of caramel, banana, and cloves. High carbonation produces a lively and tingly mouthfeel that enhances the slight acidity and tangy wheat character. Flavour is sweet, fruity and malty, but with some pepper and spice adding to the complexity. Medium finish. Not necessarily one of my favourites, but still an accomplished beer.
haddon90 (1374) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown color with a fizzy, frothy head with bubbles rising to the top. Kind of faint aroma,. but some caramel, spice, and some chocolate in the aroma. Somewhat dry taste. Malty, plums, and raisins dominate the taste. Pretty decent! And finding this in Knoxville was a real treat!!
Crockett (1001) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2004 Dark brown and cloudy. Off white fizzy head. Spicey clove grape aroma. Boozey taste. A bit peppery, chocolate malt, coffee, and caramel. Raisins with plum, cherries and citrus hide in the background with a subtle smokiness. Spicey boozey pleasant, with a warming finish. At about $2.50 a bottle, you can't go wrong.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle-Nice sweet aroma, lots of grapes that make it smell like wine in some ways. Dark brown/red appearance with lots of carbonation. palate is full and has a nice mouth feel. Flavors of fruits, slightly sour, somewhat musty malts and some wheat on the finish. The best weizenbock out there!
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - JAN 30, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big fluffy off white head that seems to last forever.
Nose is very complex--fruit, caramel, raisin, maybe cream soda.
Smooth malt flavor with a banana like charcter I hadn't found in a beer before. Warming alcohol level with a sweetish finish.
This is a great Weizen Bock--usually I'm turned off by the wheaten wang and the acidic character it brings, but this beer pulls of the wheat with a smooth maltiness that is unmatched.
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is not too frothy and short lived. Hazy brown/amber color. Clove aroma with a very distinct clove flavour, hints of nutmeg and other spices. Bitter Malty aftertaste, slightly sweet. Not a fan of wheat beers but this one is alright.
maeib (8284) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2013 Bottled. A deep chestnut coloured beer with a good off white head. Complex and scrummy full bodied weizenbock with good banana and toffee notes with wood and alcohol. Hints of chocolate and leather. Best in class.Score 4.1
Subsequent ratings scored 4.1 and 3.7. Average becomes 4.0
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Think Belgian dopplebock. This was *really* good.
Poured a nice brown with a large head, but not much lace.
Smells wondefuly malty.
Tastes malty with a hint of wheat, but it's much more complex. It's sweet but far from being too sweet. Bananas and cloves are the most prevelant taste.
Mouthfeel is actually better than either a dopplebock *or* a wheat. It's nice and full without the excess carbonation of a typical Belgian. Drinkability is great, I could easily have several of these.