Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - AUG 23, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
really nice cloudy ruby/burgundy color, standard rich head. Bananas, cloves, Jucyfruit gum aroma. Taste sweet, wheaty, spicy. Slightly fizzy mouth feel, but rich and malty. An extremely crisp finish, but just maybe a tad sweet at the very end for me. This, however, is an excellent beer, and probably the best of its style. Prost!
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 22, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
dark dark red. awesome aroma of spice bananas and grapes. amazing mouthfeel short sweet crisp finish.
BeerSlacker (34) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy (obviously!) auburn, with banana notes in aroma. Sweet, caramel body gives way to a clean crisp finish. One of my favourite beers from a favoured style.
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2008 Wheaty/sweet aroma. had a rich wheat flavor complimented with bananas, raisins, and sweet malts. Gave a nice warming sensation in the stomach. Very enjoyable.
rfelderhoff (3) - USA - AUG 17, 2003 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Drinking this beer makes my heart sing. I can think of nothing better to accompany jaeger schnitzel.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 17, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drinking this beer remindes me of the Munich beer halls. It's medium brown in color with a nice frothy head. Has a very sweet taste. Taste fruits like plums, grapes. Carmel is also tasted.
sloth (2447) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
99 Vintage: Tan/grayish head, substantial, lasting. Clear, dark brown with orangish hues. Beautiful nose, dark malts, raisins, doughy. Full bodied. Vinous , fruity,complex brew. Lovely! Top 50 beer.
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Different. Cloudy, medium brew. Nice aroma - definitely clove spiced. Fizzy, course bubbles. Strong brew (8%ABV). Clove like finish, wheat flavor. Enjoyable, but, would not want to drink more than one big bottle at a time. Good winter type beer.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 13, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy dark brown with vigorous head. Sweet yeasty aroma. Flavors of sweet malt and yeast. More weissbier than bock.
PorterPounder (5346) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is chestnut brown and cloudy and finishes with a bit of yeasty sediment. Has a quickly dissipating fizzy off-white head. The aroma is a little bit of citrus and cloves with a yeasty undertone. The alcohol is prevalent amd masks the nutty maltiness that it is trying to deliver. It does not ruin this, but it is what comes through the strongest. A little bit of yeast mingling with caramel in the aftertaste. Velvety smooth mouthfeel - would be excellent in the winter.