BeerSlacker (34) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy (obviously!) auburn, with banana notes in aroma. Sweet, caramel body gives way to a clean crisp finish. One of my favourite beers from a favoured style.
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2008 Wheaty/sweet aroma. had a rich wheat flavor complimented with bananas, raisins, and sweet malts. Gave a nice warming sensation in the stomach. Very enjoyable.
rfelderhoff (3) - USA - AUG 17, 2003 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Drinking this beer makes my heart sing. I can think of nothing better to accompany jaeger schnitzel.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 17, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drinking this beer remindes me of the Munich beer halls. It's medium brown in color with a nice frothy head. Has a very sweet taste. Taste fruits like plums, grapes. Carmel is also tasted.
sloth (2532) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
99 Vintage: Tan/grayish head, substantial, lasting. Clear, dark brown with orangish hues. Beautiful nose, dark malts, raisins, doughy. Full bodied. Vinous , fruity,complex brew. Lovely! Top 50 beer.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Different. Cloudy, medium brew. Nice aroma - definitely clove spiced. Fizzy, course bubbles. Strong brew (8%ABV). Clove like finish, wheat flavor. Enjoyable, but, would not want to drink more than one big bottle at a time. Good winter type beer.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 13, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy dark brown with vigorous head. Sweet yeasty aroma. Flavors of sweet malt and yeast. More weissbier than bock.
PorterPounder (5707) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is chestnut brown and cloudy and finishes with a bit of yeasty sediment. Has a quickly dissipating fizzy off-white head. The aroma is a little bit of citrus and cloves with a yeasty undertone. The alcohol is prevalent amd masks the nutty maltiness that it is trying to deliver. It does not ruin this, but it is what comes through the strongest. A little bit of yeast mingling with caramel in the aftertaste. Velvety smooth mouthfeel - would be excellent in the winter.
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2005 Well it is the middle of winter so it is the right time to sample this beer.Thought the aroma was of citrus first and then cloves, the taste of nutty, spicy, malt, caramel, wow too complex to describe rather enjoy drinking this beer than rating it. Like the alcohol content!
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color is hazy brownish with a good solid white head. The taste is sweet and strong. The alcohol shines through which makes it nice for a winter evening.