Gooner (136) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of pears. Mildly yeasty. Reminded me of a heavier and fuller Unibroue ’Blance De Chambly’. Generous malts and very tasty.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2003 Wow, if this is any indication of a typical Weizen Bock, I need to try more. Malty with nice sweetness and hints of clove and vanilla. Medium-light palate with lots of carbonation. Very drinkable.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best of the dark German Wheats. Carmel colored, nice and yeasty. Very malty, goes down easy but is a meal unto itself. Fantastic!
cathcacr (622) - Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It said ’doppelbock’ (my favorite style) on the label, so I had to try it. Certainly didn’t come off as a normal double bock, but as a special kind of wheat beer. I’ve come to the conclusion I’m not a fan of wheat beers, so my opinion of this may be skewed by that. Maybe somewhat better than the few other wheat beers I tried, but in my case that isn’t saying all that much.
TAR (2391) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2007 Aroma is of ripe clove-infused bananas and raisins. Malty, chocolate, rich, raisins, semi-dry, bananas and pears, cloves, nuts and a froth head to boot. Slightly acidic and elegantly creamy. A tad bit more hops and alcohol would have made this beer a little better, IMO. I can’t complain however.
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first wheat doppelbock...a lot of wheat flavor and did not seem as much of a dopplebock as it did a wheat ale. Lacking much hop character, but strong yeasty citrus/banana malt flavor followed with chocolate flavor reminiscent of a Scottish Ale. Definitely unique and enjoyable, but not as good as a lot of these ratings suggest.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the moment of the first pour, I thought this looked and smelled like a Scottish Ale. The head developed in the same way, the color would be a perfect match, and there was this earthy maltiness right up front that was fantastic. From a taste standpoint, obviously, there’s no comparison to a Scots! I know nothing about wheats, and only a tiny bit about dopplebocks, so my comparisons here are to slim pickins’, but this is unique. The cloveiness in the taste took some getting used to, and I can tell that this is a superbly brewed beer. Like a couple of other raters, my overall and flavor scores are down a bit...it’s just a sweet, acquired taste, like my old dad used to tell me about martinis, and I ain’t acquired it yet. I can’t believe I was able to find this in Jackson, which is only 15 miles from me.
rboerger99 (4) - USA - JAN 9, 2002 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer brought me closer to true bliss than any other I have ever had. Wonderful finish, taste, aroma, color. Beware the kick - have two of these, call a taxi.
Those in the Dallas/Ft Worth area can find this at Plano’s Bavarian Grill; see http://www.bavariangrill.com/beer.html for a list of what else they have.
I too would put this in the dopple category rather than a weissbier.
patienttrader (1) - USA - JAN 7, 2002 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Absolutely superbe. Best beer I have ever drunken.
Unfortunately it is rarely available.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2001
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The second weizenbock i have tried and although this is the standard, i think i prefer Victory’s Moonglow over this. That being said, this is an excellent beer, dark and cloudy with an awesome aroma typical of a wheat beer. Good malty backbone and definite banana and chocolate flavors and a nice finish. Great beer.