Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Nicely spicy, fruity aroma, lightly sweet and estery with notes of lemon, banana, fresh, leafy hops, faint clove and doughy yeast, along with some lightly honeyed apple in the background. Cloudy dark golden color with a lasting, foamy head. Flavor profile is a nice combination of malty sweetness, grainy wheat, citrus, peppery spice, and substantial hop bitterness, with some faint alcohol towards the finish, which is long, gently acidic and warming. Lingering clove, leafy hop flavor and phenols. Fluffy, dry, well-carbonated palate with a medium-full body. Possesses some mild complexity and a good depth of flavor. Recommended.
BenRod (48) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My brother and I enjoyed this in the bierhaus in Munich. The color out of the bottle was a nice golden color until the sediment became involved. Then, it was a gloriously murky mess of brownish gold, with a white head which dissipated to nice thickness and just stayed. The aroma was all citrus, bitterness, and earth. The flavor was earthy to te point of nearly seeming dirty. The citrusy hops cut through everything, complimenting the yeast and lemony wheat. The piney undertone was almost forgotten with the powerful citrus and even more powerful bitterness taking full control. This was a standout beer in my beer pilgrimmage to Germany and Brussels, not because it was the best, but because it was unique to the trip. This one will not be easily forgotten. Might have to get my bro to send me some more if he can find it.
RealAleDave (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2007
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep, hazy gold. Sticky, off-white head settles pretty quickly to a solid half inch, and stays through the pint, leaving nice lacing.
Banana ester is quite strong in this bottle, with a hearty kick of clove. It does not make a pleasant combination with the abundant, somewhat aggressive hops. Sweet malt enters the mix, and does not help the situation.
On the thin side of medium in the mouth. The hops and spicy wheat are in control here, though the clove makes itself known in the long finish. Good slightly sweet malt in there as well. A bit hot to boot. Definitely tastes better than it smells.
Carbonation is appropriate for a weizen, with the abundant bubbles doing a fine palate-scrubbing job here.
Full points for originality here, but I just don’t like this. It’s virtually undrinkable for me.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle-pours a big off white head and cloudy deep orange color. Aroma is creamy banana, apricot citrus-grapefruit and lemon zest-(cascade/Amarillo also?) hops, wheat. Taste is alcohol, fruit, musty and clove. Taste not up to the aroma, but nicer and does follow. Some hops. Dry finish. Good effervescence.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold with stupendous ivory head, great lacing, and lots of bubbles. The aroma is very refreshing with lots of hops, fresh flowers, a little zest, and some yeasty spice. The flavor is floral hops right off, then some honey and spicy wheat tones. There is some yeastiness, but it is overshadowed by the crispness of the hops. The finish is slightly malty, but in a dry way. The aftertaste is slightly spicy alcohol and a lingering slight dryness. This is very tasty, indeed.
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of MoritzF. Pours a very hazy golden with a handsome, dense, off-white head leving a pretty lacework. Fresh - somewhat herbal - hoppy nose. The usual banana flavours are very downplayed - almost non-existing. Medium body, dry malt accents and again these herbal and citrusy accents with a distinct and atypical bitterness. Very interesting. 041007
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was just great. Mostly resembled a wheat beer, with banana flavors and aromas, but with a spicy hop character blending extremely well.
JoeinDahlem (1396) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am not a hophead by any stretch of the imagination. But I am an American. And as an American who loves well-made Belgian and German beers, I have to say that more European beers could do some mighty things with a reasonably hoppy kick in the ass. Here I’m thinking about the Chouffe Houblon. And of course I’m thinking about this beer. Predictably, I loved it.
My brother and I drank ours at the bierhaus in Munich. It poured a thick, muddy, grayish-brown, with massive amounts of yeast swirling around like smoke. Smells like hops, evergreen, and lemon zest. Covering the booze is no problem with those tangy yet grassy hops. The bitterness is in the driver’s seat, and you’re in the back with the lemon and pine. The citrus stands out to me, because I think there’s a marriage of the citrus in the hops and the citrus in the weisse yeast. This beer floored me on the first go-round, and I’m glad they let me buy a few to go.
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Friggin’ awesome beer. Bottles, at Circa, 9/28/07. Like a big, meaty, chewy weiss with no noticeable sourness and pleasant hopping that doesn’t overpower. So awesome.
37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very interesting beer. Pours a hazy amber. Nose of bananas and pine. The wheat and hops both come through strong in the flavor. Really good. Very enjoyable.