PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2008 Bottle: Hazy deep honey-ish golden color with a substantial off-white head. This stuff is very aromatic. Tons of citrus-y hops. Has a bright lemon character, musty yeastiness, and a hint of coriander spiciness. Dense, lively carbonation which feels velvety. Has a great underlying tartness from the wheat malt, which makes it nice and sharp. Tons of citruses which lean toward orange/tangerine. Later flavors give off some spiciness, almost peppery (juniper) dryness. The alcohol is also well hidden. A very nice, hoppy Weizen Bock.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy and bitter, sweet and fruity, grassy and lemony. A nice array of aromas and flavors. Attractive murky golden/yellow pour with huge slightly off-white pillowy head. Aromas of clove, apple, wheat, banana. Flavor is moderately sweet, slightly bitter and slightly acidic. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Alcohol warming in the finish. Overall, nicely balanced, refreshing.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
another one acquired from ucusty...rich cloudy golden color with orange highlights.aromas...yeast, wheat,brown sugar, citrusy hops and an alcohol burn in the nose. flavor profile is similar to the aroma with a bitter finish from the yeast and citric hops. a spiciness shines (alcohol or hops?) but is pleasant and refreshing. medium bodied with nice carbonation.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2008 500 ml bottle poured into my Paulaner Weisbier glass
The pour is a murky yellow/orange/brown with a billowing rocky white head. Wonderful blend of banana and citrus. Ass loads of hop flavor. Nice bitter finish. Spice and banana. Pillowy mouth feel. This beer kicks ass.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2010 In short: A fruity, sweet and hoppy wheat beer. Hugely drinkable.
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed fresh a few days after purchase (side by side with sister Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse )
The look: Cloudy dark yellow body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: Nose of lemon pie and toasted wheat. Taste has a lot of hay, flavours of crusty pie, banana cake and lemon. A little sugary. Strong spicy hops presence, with dry bitterness and white pepper sensation. Some dry herbs. Nice acidic touch in the finish. Little to no alcohol presence. Body is a little fluffy. Carbonation is very aggressive/tickling and it suits the beer just fine. Feeling of a sweetened Berliner Weisse on steroids. Side-by-side comparison I slightly preferred its american sister Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse. A very good beer by itself but with its sister Brooklyner available this one becomes as essential as a screwdriver in an emergency operating room.
Gregis (1279) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - SEP 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy amber-orange with a large, frothy, off-white head. Wow. Sugary sweet and fruity hops on the nose, almost like candied hops. Iím just jazzed to sample a wheat with a solid hop presence. The floral hop character in this one reminds me of Two Hearted, only just a bit sweeter and with a faint wheat backing. Light to medium-bodied and slick with a nice, lightly bitter finish. The flavor is sweet candied hops, light mildly dry wheat with a bit of hop resin coming forward at the end. If there are any bubblegum, banana or clove characteristics in here, theyíre well hidden behind the hops. As a fan of wheats and IPAs, this is an amazingly tasty and drinkable beer, especially given the ABV. If youíre a die-hard IPA drinker and donít care for wheats, you might find it a bit thin for your tastes, but if you like wheats, and youíre a hop head, this may just be the beer for you. After sampling Gumballhead a while back, Iíve been jonesing for another hoppy wheat, and now we actually have one thatís available locally. My hat is off to Mr. Drexler and Mr. Oliver.
bp (776) - Queens, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours a cloudy orange with a lot of head, looks to be well carbonated from all the bubbles, aroma is kinda grassy and fruity, flavor is hoppy and slightly bitter. Itís an OK beer but problably something I wonít pick up again.
Maverick34 (2015) - New York, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pretty decent eisbock. Unusual flavoring which is really tough to desribe. And wow the alcohol is camouflaged.
shadey (1845) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 500ml. Pour is a dark muddy orange with some gold highlights. The head pours huge and consists of tight foamy bubbles that reduce to huge bubbles. Aroma is very familiar but Iím having a hard time putting my finger on it. There is some banana and cloves but also a big sweetness. Enticing. The flavor is even more interesting. For a weizen bock this is incredibly complex. The first thing I taste is some hops and the cloves, flowery. Then the sweet candy bock rolls over my tongue and really bursts. The finish is just enough clean enough not to be cloying. Where are they hiding the alcohol? The body isnít overly weighty but it does have substantial mouth feel. This is a true example of the wonders of collaboration. Two fantastic brewers working together to combine the strengths of both into a truly exciting beet. Job well done.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - SEP 6, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
There are times when genius is spawned by merging disparate things, chocolate and peanut butter, oil and vinegar,
Salt and pepper. But this ugly, skunky, bladder-infection looking hoppy mess is NOT one of them!
This is NOT a Weizen Bock...this is a double IPA mixed with a formerly good dark wheat.
Looks, smells, and tastes bad.
Congratulations, Schneider, you finally made a beer Iíd rather pour out.