harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was extremely tasty, but not really my bag, baby. Dark and richly creamy, with a strong, very complex, and full bodied flavor. I tasted lots of rich caramel, and slightly peppery cloves and figs. I am told that every time you have this you discover something new about it, so I really look forward to the next time I can try it, but it is not something I would actively drink.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is a sweet wheat aroma with good malt notes. The color is an unclear dark brown and it has the best head I've ever seen in the fantastic beutiful glass. The flavor is sweet, strong, with a powerful wheat note, and lesser alcohol notes. It starts out as a light beer - even though its so strong, but the palate and alcohol stregth hits You in the end. The best wheat beer I've ever had.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The most complex beer I have tried to date. The flavors keep coming. Discover this beer! Cloves figs raisins champagne.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wheaty, malt, syrupy smell. Vivaciously bubbling off-white head. Not as thick or dark as I had expected. Looks like a cola with a touch of cloudiness. Taste is fruity malt nose with clove or licorice spiciness and pine cone hoppyness. Aftertaste has enjoyable balance of hop/malt flavors and a definite alcohol presence. Carbonation is abundant throughout. I suddenly feel like im sitting next to a pine tree waiting to open presents. Christmas in July indeed!
Jayb0 (959) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap - extremely creamy and delicious. Tropics in the nose and mouth, slightly sweet. light chocolate note. Offsetting spiciness. Nice alcohol warmth.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2005 Dark amber/brown/orange with lots of haze and a large tan head. Yeasty, spicy, wheaty, mild alcohol, some clove, and plenty o’ banana. Good amount of malt as well with a bit of raisin. Medium to full bodied, creamy yet active. Great beer.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 26, 2003
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rich amber ruby color with a thick reactive head. Aroma of wheat, yeast, banana, clove, fruit. Flavors in addition to aroma with fig, complexly delicious. Warm alcohol mouthfeel with a dry finish. This is a good combination of flavors and has a good german wheat taste to it.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Groovy. Sweet and yeasty nose. Chocolate, sweet body with lots of carbonation. It finishes with usual bock bitterness and spice. Hides alcohol content well.
NightOwl (45) - Midland, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick thick dark creamy malty. A "big" beer with strong complex flavouring. Great if you like chewing your drink (and I do).
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2003 What happen to my head, disappeared way too quickly...hum? Color is a nice ruby brown and it is medium-bodied. Detected raisin/prunes, bubblegum, roasted malt, and bittersweet chocolate in the aroma, very nice! Sweet, fruity, and spicy tastes rush to the forefront followed by a warming honey sweetness, not aggressive, but you know the alcohol is there. Very complex beer. Great mouthfeel and nice lingering sweet and sour taste. Yummy. Among the very best beers I've ever had! RERATE: Poured into the same Aventinus glass shown to the left, the head now remains and the aroma is even more pronounced. Again confirming my opinion that this is among the world's greatest beers!