foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2002
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2003 The aroma does something to my brain that I can't really describe. It's appearance was its only weakness, I think. Little head, quickly disappeared. Other than that, this beer is spectacular. Plenty of hefe and plenty of bock. A perfect marriage. Nice and strong.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(re-rate) Slight hazy brown/red. Moderate to high carbonation. Insane aroma of cloves, banana, spices, wheat, malt and others. Creamy mouthfeel, medium to thick bodied, palate bombarded with flavors of cloves, banana, chocolate,dark fruits, green apples, bubble gum and more. Complex as hell. Finish is sweet and clovey. Alcohol is masked wonderfully. This is simply world class.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very fruity beer. Seems almost syrupy. A very alcoholic smell. quickly dissapearing head. A reddish brown color. A pretty good beer.
skortila (4620) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy brown colour, sweet smell. Soft, smooth taste, little alcoholic. Bitterand a little spicy palate. Definately good.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very good beer. Somewhat sweeter than I expected but very drinkable. I will be coming back to this again.
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - SEP 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, dark brown, minimal head. Fruity, malty, spicy, yeasty aroma. Flavor is fruity/malty/spicy with definite notes of banana and raisin, with a moderately strong alcohol aftertaste. A bit sweeet for my taste, although there is enough hop presence to prevent excessive sweetness. Those who enjoy brandies, Belgians and barleywines will appreciate this beer more than I do.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty and fruity with a spicy alcohol kick.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Heavenly sweet estery aroma of malt and brandied fruits. Hazy brown color with wispy light head. Malt and fruit wave hits right away, with hops and carbonated bite close in-tow. The warm burn that kicks in during the finish reminds one that this sweet elixer also packs a punch! Outstanding mouthfeel--great malty substance with mild compensating bite that gives buoyancy. This is wonderful stuff, a worthy choice for my 200th review!
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2003 Special release 1999: Fruitiness has subsided,big time malt sweetness and breadiness.Thicker than fresh versions.Ages like a champ. Old rating: Cloudy,brown,with a mid sized soapy head. Bursting aromas of banana,clove,wheat,and lemon zest.Palate is soft but barely lacking.Might be because it is too cold.Flavors also clovey,bananas,sweet and thick malts.Finish is very yeasty(bubblegum)flavored.Too cold to start with but got much better as it warmed.I hate buying beer cold.
radiomgb (2388) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Love the dark colour and the wonderful malty smell. A great beer, one of my favorites.