rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber hazy hue, with a light and thin foamy head, with a multitude of sparkling small bubbles due to the méthode champenoise used. The nose is very fruity of raisin, plum, fig with a clovey spiciness touch, in the aroma, follows through a medium-bodied palate with a fruity-raisiny, dark fruits and sweet malted flavors, leading to a chocolaty accent marrying the clovey aspect in a alcoholic warmth finish.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2006 RATING # 1000!: Big clovey, banana, yeast nose. Deep cloudy ruby colour. Big, compact, lasting ruddy head. This is one of my all time favorites. I cant help but give this high marks. Big clovey, banana, faint caramel, toffee, cocoa, phenols, soft luxurious mouthfeel. Pleasantlly bitter yeasty finish, with subdued alcohol. This is a total classic. The representation of the weizen bock style. Perfection...one of my absolute favorites. One aday will keep em all away.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cellar Temp. Great aroma of dark fruit, cloves, and molasses. Reddish brown with a effervescent white head. Very complex robust flavors of dominated by cloves and dark spices in a background of unripe berries. Light bodied and highly carbonated. Finish is very clean with just traces of alchohol and brown sugar.
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2005 pours dark ruby with a gargantuan head. the aromas of banana and clove that I associate with most wheat beers are here, but less dominant, allowing richer aromas of fruit cake and raisins and berrys to come through. pleasant mouthfeel with a refreshing finish despite the alcohol content.
BpaiHorngnam (14) - THAILAND - MAR 6, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
When I found this beer in a cooler of a convenience store in a small Thai town, I filled my pants and my shopping basket. My glass was filled with a sweet malty aroma; the color and head were as per above photo, with the flavor similar to a malted coke float. Certain sips were almost salty, but I have no idea what the bottle I bought had been through prior to arriving in my living room. Perhaps customs doctored the mixture with a hint of fish sauce. Even so, it was a real treat.
jackamackson (127) - USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a dark clear brown with a really fizzy white head (I actually have the glass for this beer), aroma is cloves mostly. taste is wheaty, sweet, and most of all, i taste the cloves. very crisp and fizzy mouthfeel. pretty good, makes me wanna try the eisbock
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours a cloudy caramel amber color with a lasting, lacing white head. The aroma is a unique blend of spicey lager yeast, fruity ale yeast, and estery hefe yeast. Behind all that is a thick sweet raisin/caramel malt aroma that lingers. The malt sweetness dominates the flavor, drifting between raisin caramel malt and sweet wheat malt before giving way to a yeast finish. The beer is viscuous on the tongue and finishes warmly. This beer definitely takes the winter chill away, and likely the winter blues, as well.
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - MAR 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a very tasty brew. chocolate color w/ fruity aroma. it’s definitely quite unique in its texture and aroma. just a nice brew.
rbloodworth (15) - CANADA - FEB 22, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2005 I’ve recently changed my mind about this brew - it’s quite good. The biggest selling feature for me is the colour - a purplish brew that screams raisins and other delights. Huge frothy head and wonderful taste...I will get this again!
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is simply one of my favourite beers, and one that I don’t really think has the reputation that it should have. It’s an absolute beauty, loaded with flavour - fruits, malts, wheat and just a touch of bitterness to counter the sweetness. Fantastic, and a relative bargain.