Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled pint. MUDDY! Intensely murky, lots of wheaty sediment swirling around in a deep prunish-gold haze. Hold up to light and it looks like a riverbed. I thought I might see a catfish in there! Poured immense crackly white foam head, yet dissipated rather quickly. Head did not remain. Peppy carbonation, bubbles arose throughout. Obvious clove smell. Doughy sweetness tickles the tongue. I like the tartness leftover in my mouth. Extremely enjoyable.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
certainly one of the best beers have ever had! poured a opaque brown color with a foamy slightly off white head. head shrunk down to a quater of an inch and the rest stood there! Aroma was sweet caramel and bread. The flavor was initally sweet but finished with a mix of wheat and cloves. The taste of cloves was very mild though, but where present.
BeerandBlues2 (10531) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mahoganoy in color with a tall, foamy, tan head. Aroma is sweet and wheaty, a little like dough. Caramel and nutty flavor. Metallic and fizzy medium palate.
Gorbalev (2990) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What an interesting combination. Classic wheat smells, rather citrusy but more spice, yet the body was a fantastic hazy dark brown, Huge fizzy head that lasted. First sip is crisp, caramel and then the citrus flavours you expect from a wheat. Great clean finish, slight hops in the end. A refreshing and very balanced beer. And I can’t believe it is 8%. A great experience.
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a reddish-tan color, massive carbonation, pretty much no head, though bubbles are present on top it is more similar to the carbonation effect on top of a glass of soda than the head of a beer. Aroma is quite spiced, some coriander and cloves, bubblegum and bananas. Aroma is very sharp and sweet, perhaps even sour (if that’s even possible in aroma?). Flavor is initially very malty, somewhat woody, and very, very sweet nearing the finish. Grassy hops end the flavor. Very different, I must say.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2008 This is a good, solid German Beer, it is chocolaty, with a Caramel flavor, but not overpowering, A great beer to enjoy slowly! I really liked it!
arjoseph (640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2004 I usually don’t like wheat beers, but I really like doppelbocks. I found this combination to be mostly good. The head size was small and fizzy, and mostly diminished by the time I tasted it. The beer was an orangish-brown. The citrusy, wheat-beer-ish aroma had me dreading the taste a bit, that’s why I gave the aroma lower marks. I caught a slight nuttiness in the aroma, but that could be my nose sucking. The taste was the best part of this beer, lightly sweet at first with plenty of that acidity I smelled, yet also with some soft and malty notes to tone it down. At the beginning of the finish, the sweetness returned (which was nice), and then it dried out into the acid wheat-beer finish I don’t particularly enjoy. Basically, it’s a citrusy, understated doppelbock, and probably the best wheat-based beer I can remember having tasted.
leaparsons (8650) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Funny, I thought I had rated this before. I drink it often enough. This is lovely and dark with a big white head. Aromas are sweet chocolate malts and banana. Flavours are as rich - being banana, chocolate, lots of malts and bready yeast. A great beer.
Metalhead (633) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
HUGE densely beaded tan head that took forever to calm down so I could drink it.Color of a TRUE dunkle weisse. Mild wheat but moderate chocolate,clove and (other spices?)mild banana. near perfect balance. Wait,I'm drinking this now,hmm,even hints of vanilla(?!).I’ve had a few bottles that were 4 years old and HOL-EE Schnikeys. Near heaven.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I once wrote that even if you don’t like the style, you should be able to appreciate a good example of it. I was wrong. This is a 99 %ile beer and left me unimpressed. Dark brown with fleeting tan head. Some sweetness to the nose. Medium body. Unremarkable flavor. Sorry, WheatBeerians, this did nothing for me.