jrob21 (3454) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber pour with lots of bubbles. Spicy aroma, reminds me of alcohol. Smooth easy drink. Full bodied, with hints of apple and caramel. Finishes a bit bitter and sour. Well balanced beer. Great beer for the winter season.
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer #100!!! Here we go!
Bottle. Pours a beautiful hazy red, with a generous bubbly off-white head.
Aroma is sweet malty caramel. Spicy. Hint of yeast. Very promising...
Alcoholic sweet flavor. Malt, caramel. Fruity and yeasty. Slightly bitter, alcoholic aftertaste.
Medium-to-full body. Rather heavyish carbonation. Gassy.
A wonderfully warming beer for cold winter evenings.
JFowler (32) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2006 Very Intriguing brew. Aroma full of fruit yet subtly wheat. To much carbonation.Sweet malty flavor makes it easy on the taste buds. Good overall character. I personally like the clove finish.
ghawener (1567) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - FEB 6, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle: Dark cloudy ruby colour with a heavy white head. Aroma of ripe red fruits, strong wheat presence. Taste is complex, a mixture between a great wheat beer and a doppelbock without losing one or the other, alcohol is nicely hidden.
geastman (5) - USA - FEB 4, 2006 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Is a bit fruity, with a slightly nutty taste. Highly carbonated. Very good complement to a meal, but not interesting enough on its own
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with red tints, has a small white head. Aroma is strong of yeast, some fruit notes and wheat. flaor is of a wheaty belnd with dried nuts and fruit. There is a slight peppery flavor to it. Medium carbonated mouthfeel. Pretty good.
BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[bottle] Murky brown color. Smells like strong yeast and fruits. Taste is excellent. Dried fruits, plum, nutty malts. Good wheat background. Very nice.
thornecb (5538) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2006 Pours deep amber into an english pint with a massive head -- which constantly recedes. Raisins, pepper and soy aromas. Full-bodied and creamy. Upfront caramel malts and clove -- slightly sweet. Lasting roasted honey finish.
Zeswaft (1671) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2007 My biggest complaint about this beer is that it (the bottle) looks cheap and like every other poorly rated european beer. That aside it’s a pretty good beer. Has a sweet malty character and a little bit of that bubblegum flavor. Due to lack of clean glassware I drank it from the bottle but it looks great in that picture. Alcohol is well hidden. Cheap, too. <$3 for 500ml
rerate. I was too imature when i first drank this to really appreciate it. Lately I’ve been on a dunkleweizen and weizen bock kick. I decided to revisit this. This is awesome. Lots of esters with a silky texture and some sweet kind of chocolately notes. not as good as ramstein winter wheat but close. further rerate. i had this on tap a month or so ago, and I’m drinking a bottle now. it was phenomenal, very lush, from the bottle is totally delicious too. when you factor everything, price, flavor, alcohol content, availability, this might be the best beer ever.
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - JAN 28, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. For some reason, I always tend to overlook German beers. It probably has something to do with the large glare coming from the Belgian section right next to the Germans. Whatever. This is one damn fine beer. Overactive head, but it was fluffy and dissipated rather quickly. Great aroma. Banana, bubblegum, clove and chocolate all in the nose. One of the better aromas out there. It’s a little light, and that’s the only thing keeping it from a 10. Spicy and sweet mouthfeel. Very active carbonation in the mouth as well. Great flavor to match the nose. Somewhat vinous, but not too much. Also the aforementioned chocolate, banana, bubblegum and cloves. Very good beer. This one’s for Dortmunder.