EKGoldings (629) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
This one is up there with the best beers that I have ever had. Rich and complex, and even better than the concentrated version which I find a bit hot (alcoholic tasting) unless chilled.
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2005 Deep cloudy amber color. Pours with a healthy head that settles. Good bold flavor - sharp & biting, but not too harsh. Alcohol taste is well balanced with spicy semi-sweet overtones and rich fruit. [$2.89/16oz]
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark hazy amber color. with a thin head. has a slight clove and bannana smell. mouth feel is thin and bubbly. i got a small hop bitterness. an awsome beer came highly recomended by the fine people at minnetonka cellars wine and spirits.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber with a bright white head that stays throughout. Smells of chocolate and caramel. the taste is sweet chocolate and roasty. Great beer.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2005 Pours an amazing dark mahogany with a very tall long standing white head, very clear. Aroma starts with sweet malt up front and a wheat spice following and some fruity esters. The flavors starts with a flowing doppelbock sweetness, rich caramel flavors and notes of licorice are followed by wheat and a spicy finish. The yeast adds notes of clove and fruit leading into a very well balanced finish.
GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown, very cloudy. Very foamy head - The kind of beer that foams right-up even if you try not to pour any head... Grapefruit and pineapple aroma. Creamy mouthfeel. Sweet fruit flavours with a hint of ginger. Mild alcohol finish. What a Treat!!!
rederic (3251) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber hazy hue, with a light and thin foamy head, with a multitude of sparkling small bubbles due to the méthode champenoise used. The nose is very fruity of raisin, plum, fig with a clovey spiciness touch, in the aroma, follows through a medium-bodied palate with a fruity-raisiny, dark fruits and sweet malted flavors, leading to a chocolaty accent marrying the clovey aspect in a alcoholic warmth finish.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2006 RATING # 1000!: Big clovey, banana, yeast nose. Deep cloudy ruby colour. Big, compact, lasting ruddy head. This is one of my all time favorites. I cant help but give this high marks. Big clovey, banana, faint caramel, toffee, cocoa, phenols, soft luxurious mouthfeel. Pleasantlly bitter yeasty finish, with subdued alcohol. This is a total classic. The representation of the weizen bock style. Perfection...one of my absolute favorites. One aday will keep em all away.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cellar Temp. Great aroma of dark fruit, cloves, and molasses. Reddish brown with a effervescent white head. Very complex robust flavors of dominated by cloves and dark spices in a background of unripe berries. Light bodied and highly carbonated. Finish is very clean with just traces of alchohol and brown sugar.
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2005 pours dark ruby with a gargantuan head. the aromas of banana and clove that I associate with most wheat beers are here, but less dominant, allowing richer aromas of fruit cake and raisins and berrys to come through. pleasant mouthfeel with a refreshing finish despite the alcohol content.