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RATINGS: 1689   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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With its amber-mahogany coloring and streaked with fine top-fermented yeast, this beer has a fine, persistent head that adheres well to the glass. It is pleasantly fruity with a typical top-fermented smell, an aroma of clove and nutmeg apple tantalizes the nose. On the tongue it is fresh, clean, full-bodied, harmonious and well-balanced. It finishes with a light, delicate taste of bitters leaving behind a sour impression.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Franziskaner (4) - Sauerlach, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2003 does not count
This beer comes from the oldest Weissbier brewery in the Munich area. It's a comparative dark Weissbier with a bit stronger flavor. Most bavarians love it and I also can recommend it to everybody.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KOTBA (17) - GERMANY - JUL 4, 2003
probably the best weißbier out there. the funny thing is that it´s actually quite dark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2007 2007-12-05, draught in Düsseldorf airport, served too cold, 7-3-6-2-13=31
Muddy brown color. The aroma is nice, because it’s balanced and fruity (banana). The flavor is less interesting, supported by a quite weak body, with a mix of spices, caramel and some banana; it ends quite dry. Not bad, but not convincing.

2003-06-28, bottle, 7-4-7-3-13=34
Cloudy amber color. Pleasant aroma: spicy; but also maltier than other Weizenbier. Good body, quite malty but also with a sharp banana touch; pretty dry. The final is probably too sweet, and lacking of character.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2003
The aroma is very lightly sweet and wheaty with notes of sourness. The color is an unclear mixture of brown and yellow and it has a fine head. The flavor is a very refreshing wheat flavor, very soft, and very complex for a wheat beer. One of my favorite wheat beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Good hefe-weizen. cloudy and fruity. this beer needs no additives like a lemon. sweet. medium body, good feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (981) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2003
on tap - rich amber, cloudy. smooth, lots of wheat character. some tropical fruit in the nose and mouth, mildy sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2003
Fairly deep color for a wheat. Frothy off-white head. Strong banana prescence. Nice mouthfeel, medium to full body. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2003
Bottled, at the Wenlock Arms,
Its at this point things start to go slightly awry. Marcus, the mad beer lovin’ German from The Masque Haunt walks in. It’s only his 2nd time here. He insists that I have a Weiss beer with him. I try to resist, sighting my plan and the fact you can drink from a bottle any old day, but seeing the passion in this guys heart for Weiss beer had to comply. Served in its own class Marcus turned the serving of the beer into a show. Swirling the last tenth of a beer around in the bottle and acrobatically serving it like a cocktail. Murky brown with a big fluffy head. It was a bit like drinking lemon-scented-gravel. Complex and complete, for the weiss beer lovers this must be heaven but I was looking forward to the IPA. 4 of 7.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smoosh (535) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2003
Bottle: (maybe old?) Deep golden color. Small white head with next to no retention. Little fruity nose. Nice flavor - fairly pronounced banana. Good beer, but based on my purchased single I prefer the Franziskaner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holdwine (1071) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2003
On draft. Very complex wheat. Not pale and retiring at all. Amber alish in color. Slight taste of the residue from a bubblegum wrapper (not that that makes sense). A great beer.

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