dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled. A wonderful beer. A perfect synergy of two beer styles: Bock and Weizen. But I have to disagree with some people, who say that the head was fizzy or small. Mine looked really astonishing and took ages to diminish to a drinking-friendly size (yeah, I was a little bit hasty while pouring out the beer). The foam is actually really thick and looks like it can be cut with a knife.
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer had a wonderful nose, mostly sweet malt, with a little nutty and raisin aroma. Flavor, for once, matched the aroma of the beer. Appearance is dark, orange-brown, with a nice large white head. Palate is oh so smooth. Very impressed.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2004 Bottle: Red-brown colour. Sweet, wheaty, banana, little alcohol, a wee bit of smoke? ... Draught: I should have kept ordering Boon oude kriek!
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown. Sweet aroma some caramel and yeast. Sweet and flavorful taste, with some alcohol. Definately a good bock.
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Complex flavor and enjoyable beer. Sweet with hints or caramel and the aroma stays with you a while.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy light brown coloured beer with a small head. Yeast and alcohol aroma. The taste is citrus, fruit and tea. A well balanced beer.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Garnet colored with large frothy offwhite head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, yeast, honey, and malt. Flavor much the same. Very smooth.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2004 Re-rate 7/6/2004. Served on tap in the "correct" glass. Tons of carbonation in a couldy brown body. Brown sugar, cloves in the aroma. The start of the flavor features wheat bread, brown sugar, and deep sweet malt. Finishes with maple leaf bitterness, butter, and plummy malt. Soft and supple mouthfeel from generous carbonation, but it's not harsh. A flavorful but smooth and gentle beer.
Short-lived, fizzy head. Very carbonated. I get a plum and yeast taste with a lot of sweetness. Dunno if this one was too old, but I really didn't enjoy it. 5 / 2 / 5 / 3/ 9
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy dark stuff. Huge yeasty aroma with a yeasty, bittah flavah. gwood stuff.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2007 Beautiful nose, beautiful pour, fantastic head (don’t......stop; don’t..stop; don’t stop)taste reminds me of banana’s & honeycomb on wheat toast, alcohol sensation delightful (oh!yes).
Re-rate: taste like honeysuckle and smells like the 60’s: a real ray of sunshine