TBone (15696) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 2, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2004 Bottled (BB 27.05.2004)
Dark hazy brown, like mud. Quickly vanishing brown head. Floating particles. Lots of CO2. Aroma has sweetness and some alcohol. Doublebock warm palate and weizen softness. Had to rerate this because this looks like not the best possible bottle. (5/3/5/3/10)
re-rate, bottled (BB 27.05.04)
Drinked from weizen glass. Murky, hazy brown. Vanishing off-white head. Aroma is sweet, prunes, alcohol bite. Taste is like hefeweizen beer with alcohol added: banana flavor typical to weizens but smooth sweetish palate missing and replaced by dobbelbockie strong malts. Alcoholic bitter and sour aftertaste.
Rating is average of two, looks like not much difference. Same BB of bottles anyway.
oli (108) - DENMARK - MAR 27, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a wonderfull tasting beer.This beer has everything.Huge head,cloudy full body,nice aroma.Nice wheat,yeast,caramel,sugar,chocolate tate.Complex and brilliant beer.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2005 \Spicy - maybe a bit too spicy - with a touch of bitterness and a mild but apparent aftertaste as well as a potent kick. There’s not much else that you need from a beer unless you’re chugging a dozen in a sitting. Luckily the LCBOs in my neighbourhood stock this fairly regularly. Tells me that I’m living in a good neighbourhood. RE-RATED 7/26/04 - My last three bottles (bought at different times) have disappointed. Seemed to be less flavourful and more carbonated. Nowhere near as satisfying as in the past. I doubt they’ve changed the recipe, so maybe they’re just shipping stale bottles to Ontario. Or, more likely, the LCBO is selling bottles that are past their prime. In any case, just don’t look forward to opening the majestic bottle like I used to.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy dark brown with a thick off white head. Aroma is sweet and spicey. Brown sugar, clove, caramel, and chocolate on the tongue. Nice full and chewy mouthfeel. Lots of clove in the after taste. Good alcohol kick. A really nice beer.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2004 Fizzy pour with a bright white head on a cloudy brown body. Nose is lemony and clove - very strong. A slight cinnamon spice touch to the heavy wheat beer flavor. Tingly on the palate with a sticky aftertaste.
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2004 Pours a wonderful deep brown swirls into the glass aromatically. Great palate, fantastic flavor and aroma, very representative of weizen bocks. I know what I like and I like this beer.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAR 22, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(on bottle)If I haden´t read the "Weisenstarkbier" on the label, I could have sworn it was a bock. Overall; I love this beer. Great aroma of PEAR, great taste , dominated by PEAR ; right down to the last sip. I like PEAR and this beer will help me in the future, proving that dark beers is not allways heavy and thick. The 8.0 alc. made me whimzy a while too, or was it just another great beer-experience?!
pootzboy (1689) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My first chance to drink this world famous wheat beer. Looked forward to it and finally some arrived circa 2003 production. It appears to be a wonderful hybrid of two beer styles...heffe weizen and dopple bock and the advantages of both beers comes through.
Came in a tall 1/2 liter crown top with a lush looking label with some medieval geezer on it....write up on the beer's bottle fermentation Champaign-like process. Has a coded date and lot code useless to me to decipher.
Poured a clouded mahogany-red with a fine-pored tan cap that stacked out of the glass then stayed as a fine 1 cm cap that rode out the whole drink. Highly effervescent.
Gloriously understated aromas of spice-figs and sweet malt hints of cocoa.
Starts with a peppery, malty departure then builds on the palate and tongue to a rapturous complex mixture of spices, nuts, sweet roasty malt, citrus peel with cocoa undertones with a somehow, full...but clean, gritty body...then the finish changes significantly to a mellow banana-clove overtone with sweet malt and some hop balance....leaving an after taste that is semi sweet and infused with a dozen different lingering spicy tastes leaving the tongue embattled....then...subtle "warming" from the 8%ABV...which doesn't crash down on you as it does in other strong beers that don’t hide their Alcohol well.
WoW!! This is bottled ersatz ecstasy ! Back to the LCBO for more, I hope it cellars well.
heemer77 (5283) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2007 Long lasting head and a little lacing. Cloudy, dark red color. Aroma has bubblegum, clove and some peaches. The flavor is too sweet at first, but gets balanced out with bitterness toward the end. Lots of peach, banana and vanilla. A little malt. The high alcohol content is not tasted or smelled at all. Body is medium with some chewiness. Tried again recently, an excellent beer.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
cloves and banana smell, murky red with a big head. Wheat palate balances the sweetness.