DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wheat, yeast, and sugar smell. Russet colour, huge head. Malty taste, but also bitter. Thicccck and rich. As it warms, takes on a Belgian Ale feel. Fine Beer.
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first impression is its extremely cloudy appearance. It also has a large, but light head. Smells good too. It has nice chocolate/banana elements, and drinks easiliy (don’t they all!). A very good beer, but I wouldn’t rate it quite as highly as some of the former reviewers have. To me, it came into its own as I drank more, and it lost a little of its gas.
omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold brown colour. Pours thick. Big aroma of toffee and banana. Full bodied, rather sweet.
Suttree (4736) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
It has that wheat beer zing and the fruity, heavy flavors af a dopplebock. A unique style.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2008 There is no other equal when it comes to a Weiss Doppelbock. TO get the balance and flavors in this beer are next to impossible, but Schneider does it! RERATE additional info. - Near brown color with a tall creamy head. Smooth with just enough spritz to make it lively. Wheat, light clove and bananas, and fresh yeast aroma. Caramel, light fruit and light fruitcake spice mingle in the flavor. Simply stated "Perfect"!
Rerate ala leap year. Will my past haunt me, is this just a figment. Brown garnet color with a taller bone colored head. Aromas are faint with only some wheat and lightly toasted malt. I fear an older bottle, but I can only assume this is what many have come to expect from the typical shelf stored import. At least the flavors do not let me down, spice, wheat, and malt. Somewhat thinner than I remember as well. An awesome brew fresh, still a great brew. I now am without a 5.0 brew thanks to big black bear. and I must keep searching.
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice fruity aroma and taste. Very rich and smooth.
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. Just a great beer. The appearance is somewhat cloudy, which isn’t very appealing to me, but it’s nice and dark. The aroma is good. It’s got a fruity/choclatey smell. Very pleasing. After my first sip, I exclaimed ’Oh, that’s delicious!’ Extremely palatable. Perhaps the best beer I’ve ever had.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 19, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The aroma is rich with fruituness and malt, has a dark cloudy appearance and a good head. The flavor is very complex with strong hints of chocolate, bannana and maltieness. Has a silky texture and leaves a chocolate-malty taste on the palate. You can taste the 8%, but in a purely positive way, an excellent beer that ranks in my top 5 of all time.
homebrewrules99 (37) - portsmouth, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer for enjoying with freinds and relaxing to drink but not too (>4)many or it makes it hard to get home
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep copper/amber colour good head, yeasty/banana/wheat aroma with a good maltiness in the body. Good balance, smooth as well. Best in its class? damm good.