chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is a dark caramel color with plenty of hazy reddish highlights. A tall creamy off-white head sits on top. S: The smell is clove, banana and raisin and yeast. T: This beer is very sweet. The noble hops are fighting a losing battle here. The finish struggles towards dryness, thankfully, otherwise this beer would be too sweet except for sipping or drinking with food. M: The body is in line with the flavor: medium to heavy. Texture is creamy and lingers just a little on the palate. Carbonation is adequate for the heavy sweetness. D: This beer was good, and I think it probably has come to define the style. Therefore, it would be hard to rate it low. It is not really my favorite style due to the intense sweetness, but it does manage to bring together two very different styles: hefeweizen and doppelbock. I guess there is some value in that.
cattaneopapa (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
500ml bottle from Summerhill LCBO. 8.2% Alc./Vol. Pours a hazy ruby brown colour with one finger of lasting white head. Aroma of cherries, yeast. Taste is so complex that it’s hard to identify each flavour. Cherries and bananas are present for sure along with some plum notes. Finishes a bit spicy.
zacgillbanks (2963) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A very dark brown hazy coloured beer with a spicy plum, marzipan and chocolate flavours followed by burnt currants, sherry and liquorice notes on the warming finish. Superb!
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours hazy muddy brown with orange hints. Gorgeous overripe banana aroma. Will never get tired of that. Creamy textures with luscious banana & vanilla yeast esters. One of the greats.
johnnymusky (487) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Way solid beer....really good stuff...great berry and wheat flavor...smooth and enjoyable....(#480)
DocJitsu (1180) - Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very murky dull green-brown with an immediately vanishing head. A smoky character on the nose with date and tartness. Moderately thick. Drinks like a quad with a faint tartness and some earthy notes at the finish.
kptNemo (14) - GERMANY - MAY 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Butelka 0,5 l. Barwa bursztynowa ciemna, lekko metna. Piana wspaniale puszysta, jednolita, stabilna. Zapach lekko owocowy, drozdzowy. Poczatek bananowy z dodatkiem gozdziköw. Wyrazny ciemny owoc sliwka. Roslinka, trawiasty smaczek na koncöwce goryczka chmielowa. Pomimo wysokiej zawartosci alkohol nie mocno dominujäcy. Fantastyczny podwöjny pszeniczny kozlak nie tylko na zimowe wieczory przy kominku ;-)
mircoas (186) - ITALY - MAY 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl @ bottle. Scura di stile tedesco. Bottiglia troppo frizzantina ma comunque piacevolissima.
tectactoe (3075) - Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2015 Bottle: Swampy brown pour; tons of haze with a puffy, off-white, well retaining head. Aroma of bubblegum, spicy yeast, clove, banana, apple skins, mild prune, soft wheat, modest phenols, black cherry, dry wheat, toasted caramel, a hint of cardamom & cocoa dust. Pretty complex. First sip coats the palate with a blanket of toasted wheat. Lots of bubblegum, banana, & clove from the yeast esters alongside a moderate alcoholic warmth. Notes of overripe dark fruits, corianders, orange, prune, white pepper, dates, & slightly stale toffee towards the finish. Maybe just a touch over-carbonated. Lofty mouth feel. Overall, nice stuff, though I probably prefer Weihensteph’s Vitus.
racedom (23) - Guadalajara, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown color with small head. Aroma has malt, chocolate and ripe fruits. Taste is malty sweet with a long nice only a little bitter finish. Flavors of ripe fruits, plums, caramel, malt banana and some spices. Very tasty.
bleble (25) - - MAY 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottiglia. La bevevo spesso qualche anno fa in un pub fornito di birre di buona qualità. Gusto molto complesso ma grddevole