beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12.27.05) One pint, 0.9 fl oz (500 mL) brown bottle purchased from DiCarlo Wine and Spirits (formerly Armanettiís), Mundelein, IL. Hazy brown ale having an average off-white head with good lacing. No discernable carbonation. Nice spicy clove aroma. Medium bodied that starts dry with light malt sweetness and spicy clove and smoke flavors. Finishes dry with light malt aftertaste. A clean-tasting refreshing dunkel hefe-weisse beer.
ALLOVATE (2625) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2005
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted this one from the distinguished white and gold labelled bottle and poured it into itís own tall glass. Started off good with a cloudy, tawny amber-gold body with surging fine carbonation pushing up a lasting, pillowy off-white head that clung firmly to the glass. Thickly doughy and tangy, apple and banana nose; quite peppery and clove-like phenolic, which managed to tickle my nostrils upon each whiff. It all went pear shaped in the mouth; Iím still aghast as to how an aroma can be so powerful with no influence on the taste. Considering that all the receptors lead straight to the brain, my brain must have obviously dozed off as this was bland as hell in the mouth!!! Lightly zesty with a pronounced kilned wheat flavour that dominated the otherwise watered down and thin palate. Lightly husky in the back with cardboard like flavours filling the void and lasting through after the swallow. Finish is quite short and without the lingering cardboard its reasonably crisp and non existent. Champagne-like carbonation obscures things for the first few mouthfuls but after that it is left to fend for itself, and unfortunately it fails. This had promise, but unlike the Aventinus Weizenbock, this was one as one dimensional as filing paper!!! Disappointing. (50cL, Morley Liquor Merchants, 22/01/06)
Habman (23) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Pours mahogany brown with vigorous foaming. Head forms lovely peaks and valleys and stays intact for the duration. Nose is of citrus primarily with a bit of flowery/herbal mixed in. Very well balanced.
yngwie (15390) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2009 Bottle. 1 year past BB-date. It pours a sparkling, clear dark golden body with a small, off-white head. Banana, some citrus, cloves and wheat on the nose. Quite thin on the body, effervescent. The flavor has banana, cloves, a little citrus note, some wheat and a weak but pleasant bitterness. Sweetness too, but itís mostly dry. Short bitterness in the finish, with banana and cloves lasting quite some time. Refreshing as a fine weisse can be, but a bit dull, due to age. Still, better than many fresh weisses. Rating: 6-3-6-3-13-3.1. (090409)
Bottled. Dark orange with a white head. Disappointingly small head, but that was probably due to the glass. Aroma is banana and citrus. Flavor too, but it has some caramel in the flavor. Dry finish. (051210)
mjg74 (2831) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours a hazy/orange brown color. Big bubbly head. Grainy metallic aroma. Some yeast going on. Slightly malty. Slightly roasted flavor.
Tmoney99 (11915) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy brown color with an average creamy white head that was mostly lasting. Good wheat aroma. Medium body. Moderate sweet wheat flavor with an average finish. Good brew.
moseefus (79) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - NOV 19, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy amber with a nice full head that dissappated about 3/4 of the way through. The clove/apple smell was wonderful, and the crisp taste left me wanting another one. The carbonation was a bit much at first, but after the first couple drinks was fine, even helped to keep the taste fresh. Highly enjoyable beer, would love to try it on tap.
LesStewart (11) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Actually the fizziness of this beer draged the score down a bit for me. The amber color, slightly cloudy, in conjuction with a fabulous though not overberring aroma really made up for anything left to be desired on the palate. Overall, would I overpay at a bar to drink this beer... yes I would!
rederic (3210) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber-honeyish hue, with a foamy white head, yeasty, wheat malt, banana-like fruitiness and spicy clove aromas follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a yeasty, mellow wheat malt charecter, touch of caramel, sweet malt accent, spicy clove, maybe a note of cinnamon, leading towards a sweetish maltiness finish
artfink (28) - Iím everywhere Fokker!, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this beer has all the bells and whistles youíd expect from a german wheat. Banana, clove and a nice balance of hop and yeasty flavor. itís a little darker in color than most weizens but finishes light. this beer remindes me of late summer, sitting in my yard having lunch while I smoke a pork butt in the barrel for dinner. AAHHHHHHHHHH .....pleasure!!