FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy deep red to brown color. Very fruity smelling, notes of ripe plum, a bit of banana, and some definite clove in the aroma. Well carbonated, pours with a rousing head. Tastes sharp from the carbonation. There is some definite banana flavor in the finish. This beer is lightly sweet, has a light bit of astringency in the finish. the dark malt adds a richness to this beer, in combination with the yeast, it gives the beer dark fruit type flavors. This is like a richer, more chewy, fruitier older brother of a great Hefe-Weizen. All of the characteristics are here, just more so. My only complaint is that I wish it had finished with a slightly higher final gravity, a little more thickness & sweetness would have been ideal.
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - OCT 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewed in 1999. $5.99 each. 500 ml. brown bottle. Bottling date of 3/13/99. Sampled on 10/20/03. Poured out a deep brown color, with ruby colored highlights. Had a short lived tan colored head, that quickly faded to a thin lacing of a head. Tastes of sweet malts. Hops are very subdued, if any present. Aromas of bananas, cloves, lactic wheat malts, and an odd aroma of Nyquil. Tastes ok, and finished sweet & malty.
pilsnerrogge (2397) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown, hazy color. Huge, fluffy head. Estery banana-aroma. Thick, smooth mouth-feel.Sweet, malty Toffee-flavor.The alcohol shows up in the finish, but in a pleasant way. I kept drinking it in small sips to make it last.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2012 (Bottle) Pours a dark cooper color with a thick bubbly head. Aroma of raisins, brown sugar, and wheat. Flavor of raisins, grain, and brown sugar. A descent dopplebock, but not one of my favorites.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a dark amber color with a lively light tan head. Sweet, spicy, malty aroma. Alcohol and clove are also noticeable. Initial sour taste, followed by caramel maltiness. Slight wheat/witbeer characteristics as well.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very strong yet well balanced dopplebock. It has a copper color to it, with a long lasting head.Very pleasant to drink. Its very full bodied.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 500mL bottle. The beer pours in a fin du monde glass making an impressing and dense off-white head. The body is dark brown with medium to high carbonation. The head is initially very dynamic, the bubbles at the top get larger and its size diminish fast, but a greatly tight laced one-incher stay up there for the whole 30 minutes I took to drink it. Cold, the aroma is nothing to shout about. On the other hand, as the beer warms, it develops a nice brown sugar and fruity malt complexity. In mouth, I first notice bananas, pears, grapes, brown sugar, berries as well as spices like cloves and cinnamon with a wheaty/bready aftertaste. Pleasant medium mouthfeel, a little biting, creamy. While weizens are definitely not among my favorites, this one is complex, refreshing and pleasant.
Alcohol was not noticeable at all to me. Thank you CapFlu!
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2005 Complex aroma with lots of sweet fruitiness and a touch of smoky spice. Big off-white, large bubbled fully-dimishing head on an opaque golden-amber-brown body. Sweet banana esters start the taste which opens up to a rich maltiness which then gives way to a residual bitterness and an almost tart flavour with some yeast and alcohol mildly apparent in the finish. Medium-full body and rather effervescent on the tongue at the start but carbonation is not long lasting. This is one to savour and reflect on. It’s a complex journey for the senses - and I bet the carbonation issues are non-existent if you get this in Europe. Bottle.
Boutip (4436) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep trouble copper appearance with a nice head. Aroma is quite complex. Alcohol is very discreet. Not my favorite style or indeed a style that I know much about but I wouldn't mind trying this again.
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 Nice deep copper appearance, big head, relatively large bubbles. Aroma of tropical fruits and cloves. On the palate, there was a definite bite from the active carbonation. Flavors of light caramel sweetness, cloves, maybe a hint of banana. A touch of sourness. Not my favorite style, pleasantly surprised overall. RERATE: A long past due re-rate, as I’ve had this many time since and have grown to appreciate it more each time. Had this in a correct glass from a bottle at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill in Las Vegas. Cloves are there, along with a bunch of sweet, chocolate accented malts, with a touch of wheat. Flavor matches, and there is some gentle fruitiness present in the malts as well. My original rating of 8,4,7,2,16 was the result of my issues with the bock style and the associated sweetness. But 7+ years later, tastes change a bit. I still don’t care for bocks, but a well done Weizenbock? That works for me.