bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured a cloudy brown with white head. smelled sweet and spicey. tasted of anis and banana. other spices mixed in as well. very smooth finish. the flavor doesnt linger. a surprising beer.
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2008 I better re-rate this fellow, iv been drinkin it alot recently since its one of the best easy goign beers in the world. First the purple label has banter written all over it, its just a great bottle. Pours a deep kind of mirky browny, red colour. Aroma is like AAGGGHHHH, theres just so much going on in an aventinus. Fruits ranging from wheaty banana, to apricots and dark berry fruits to go with spice’s off all kinds, mainly cardimon and 5 spice. Taste is just outstanding, everything thats going on in the aroma but with a immencly refreshing dry bite towards the end. Alround id like to see if i could do 10 of these in one nite as its one of my favourate beers the now, a must. RERATE: Down from 4.6, the wheat charactwer is etting annoyign these days, but still an excellent beer.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Apperance: Hazy brown. It poured with a big frothy head, but it quickly faded.
Aroma: Mostly the peppery/clovey phenols typical of German Hefes. A hint of some bock-like charactor. Some alcohol.
Flavor: Again with the clove. Some banana. Again typical of Hefes. Wheaty. Rasins of prunes. Alcoholic as it warms a bit.
Palate: Quite full bodied. Velvety smooth. Fairly high carbonation. Alcohol warming near the end.
Overall: Man. If you keep these too cold, you could easily drink 2 or 3 of these monsters and end up on your face. The classic example of the style. Outstanding.
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 5, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer. aroma is banana and spices. Almost like banana bread. Dark murky amber with a great head. Flavor is a subtle banana and yeast.
Garrat (1326) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From A Bottle.Chestnut brown in colour with a large head,aroma is of banana and yeast,
taste is of yeast,malt,alcohol burn and some sweet fruit.
fordest (2386) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at San Diego Brewing Co. Dark with decent head. Aromas of ripe bananas and malt. Flavors of bananas as well with hints of espresso and malt. A great beer.
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - APR 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s got that hefeweizen yeast smell, but stronger. And I LOVE that smell. Lovely brown-amber color with a big-bubble head. Tastes a lot like an abbey tripel, methinks. Sweet and sour taste of malts and yeast, with some nice fruitiness. My first weizen bock, and I don’t know if it could get much better.
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear mahogany with a fast, fizzy, very-light-tan head. Sustained, lively carbonation. A very one-sided, heavily toasted malt aroma with a surprising amount of alcohol. Flavor started with an unoffensive sweetness, moving to a highly malted middle and ending with a vinous sourness. Medium-bodied with a smooth, almost fruity finish. Good, but definitely not as impressive as the description makes it out to be.
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OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown at the top tapering down to ruby towards the bottom of the glass and cloudy. Amazing thick offwhite head. Aroma first was orange citrus then a prevailing clove aroma struck my notrils. I swirled and sniffed the top of the glass for a good 5 minutes before I realized it was clove I was smelling. The flavor is very complex. Many fruity notes malt wheat yeast and citrus all come out in this beer. The palate is amazingly light for a beer of this color. The palate starts off with sweet then moves to citrus and the clove flavor leaves you wanting more it is very smooth. A tasty brew. I’m glad I gave this style a try. Very nice.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2005
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
what a beautiful weizen-bock!!! this is very good. fruity,malt, wheat, yeast, there is so much it’s mind boggling! compliments on this brew. next weekend i’ll go to germany, to pick up a crate.