Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red color with a fairly thin head. Very fruity aroma. Bananas, caramel, pear. Definitely mouth watering. Definitely taste cloves in the flavor with plenty of cooked banana. Sweet but not to sweet. Slightly more citrusy than a doppel bock. Very enjoyable. I had never tried this style before but I’m very impressed with this one, I would like to try some more.
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle-This brew poured out with a small head and a dark ruby color.The beer was full bodied and rich in flavor,similar to some of the trapist beers.This is a really good one.
Tmoney99 (11817) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at The Ginger Man, NY. Dark hazy amber with a small off-white head that left good lacing. Complex fruit and spice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Full flavor with long finish with a small alcohol bite. Very good brew.
NachlamSie (2942) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2007 Bottle. Pours a dark, hazy red/brown with a nice tan head. The nose is full of clove, banana, more spices, and a dark fruit bouquet. Nice mouthfeel, and a complex, appropriately sweet flavor. Hints of cloves, grapes, banana, thin chocolate, and a weakly tart finish are present. Pretty nice.
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Ruby brown with little head but fairly gassy. Full bodied with plenty of flavour, similar to a Belgian Trappist.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appears a a dark hazy red toned brown with red being more noticable towards the bottom of the large wheat glass that it was drawn into. Nice tan head that never truly dies out is a right-on sight. Not a whole lot going on for lacing though.
Smell is awesome. Lots of bavarian yeastiness going on and kicking into a hearty wheat with caramel, dark fruit, banana, clove, and a hint of chocolate and bubble gum makes this top notch.
The taste is superb, especially this draft version which makes the complex aromas and tastes seem less contained.
The mouthfeel is smooth and about medium-full bodied. All the flavors run nicely along the palate without gumming up and becoming cloying. You can keep these coming all night for me on draft. The ABV isn’t as noticable from the draft either. I love this brew!
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank this bock wheat out of it’s signature glass. Full bodied and full of flavor. Dark copper-auburn color. A kick ass wheat beer that hit the spot. Bulbously delicious!
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, ruby and cloudy. The alcohol is very prevelant in both the smell and the taste. Sweet but not overly so. Some bubble gum and coke in the nose. Very complex flavor... malty, hoppy. Lots of carbonation. Finishes sharp on the palate woth lots of alcohol in the after taste...Maybe too much.
mrbrownale (7) - DENMARK - SEP 29, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at a restaurant in Munic the day before Oktoberfest :-) Great toasty and roasty aroma vith some hay(’ish) notes. Very dark brown and hazy (Just the way I like it!) Full flavor and a very little note of licourice !! Well... Like it a lot!
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2006 Found a 500ml bottle in Carrefour Athens. Looked nice (never tried it before) the price was ok so i took a bottle. Wow. it pours a red brown color, with a brownish HUGE head that lasts. Excellent aromas of wheat, malt , nice flavours of plum and spices. Great aftertaste to, kind of sweet&sour (which i really like). An excellent beer !