Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice dark amber/brown color,large tan head that had some staying power.Malty sweet aroma with hints of fruit.Very nice flavor,sweet with a spicy fruitiness,malty,with the alcohol being fairly well hidden,it does come through but in an over powering way.The after taste was malty,mildly sweet with a slight spiciness along with a warm alcohol feeling as well.This is a great brew and i'm glad a have a few more for later enjoyment.
guzzler67 (1484) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
When I write my own "great beers" book, this one is going to be in there. Huge head. Complex, multi-layered nose of caramel, clove-like spices and fruit. Equally complex taste, with the fruit showing up a little more, but balanced by the malts. More than enough alcohol to warm you up. Excellent.
Raaha (67) - Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Low B high C grade Beer. Very good flavor, nice body, just not the bite I expected in a dark beer, expected something just a bit stronger. Still a good beer though.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
cloudy, deep brown-orange gradation with a full amount of head. full aroma of raisins and wheat galore. very complex. very fruity. wheat with apple, raisin, and banana flavors. sour finish.
abbotsampson (15) - PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 28, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very interesting weisse bock. The appearance is a deep, somber purple-brown with a large, creamy and carmel-like head. The nose is fruity with something that resembles a very pleasant burnt wood aroma. The taste is quite complex and deep at first, growing more interesting toward the back of the mouth. The wood flavor I picked up in the nose finishes out with a soft, ruby-plum taste. Overall, this is a really nice beer... dry but fruity, with complex flavors throughout the tasting process. I highly recommend this one!
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful dark red/ruby colour. Robust and sweet, with a refreshingly dry aftertaste. A rare top-fermented bock beer.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a dark brown cloudy body topped by a thick rocky head with a good amount of lace left behind. Sweet and fruity aroma with flowery notes and cinnamon & clove accents. A touch of yeastiness is also detected. Sweet and fruity flavor with a slight yeastiness, cinnamon and clove notes and a touch of spice. medium to full bodied and warming.
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2003 Dark like ruby with a head that seems to keep for a long time. Aroma of banana, wheat, cloves. Fabulous flavor and excellent clean taste! Perfect balance. Perfect taste that I expect in a wheat brew! Perfect yeast and hops! This is the best among this style. This is one of my new favorites. Very "old-world" brew taste, at an excellent price. Local store has these one sale for $2.79.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2004 A very fresh beer despite its journey. Very welcoming caramel and crystal malt colour with a subtle aroma of same. The mouthfeel instantly gives a hint of the ABV. This is not a heavily hopped beer but is nevertheless balances well with the malt. A touch of wheat character in the finish with some spicy overtones. The only problem was the lack of head all the way down. RE-RATE: When a perfect specimen is found it really has an edge over many other beers. The uniqueness of its style is also a real treat.
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, largish mouthfeel with caramelly malt character. Moderate acidity and carbonation keeps the feeling "clean". Gentle bitterness rounds out the flavor. Overall, very nice.