thellgren (684) - Helsinki, - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Alko at Arkadia, Helsinki. Great head, cloudy colour as one would expect from hefe weizen. Nice taste, but no bananas. There is some sweetness, probably from the extra alcohol. Easy to drink.
Booga (49) - Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not my favorite style, but good for the style. Smell of grape must. Dark in color with light white head. Large head with good retention. Taste is tart forward with some grape then the typical Weizmann flavors on the back end. Alcohol is apparent especially for wheat beer. Quite nice.
drpimento (2883) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is really nice, with peaches, melons, grain, yeast. Flavor’s not as complex, in the same direction, but washed out; showing its age. Body is a touch flat. Wish I would’ve tried it earlier.
skortila (5106) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Old note. The aroma has caramel, banana, grainy tones, tropical fruit. Bit hazy, golden coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is light bitter and has some grain, caramel, banana and tropical fruit. Nice one.
liquidbread86 (124) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle, very dark pour. Rich in flavor, but well balanced. Notes of coffee and chocolate.
jamaty (1748) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ambar anaranjado, turbia. Un dedo de espuma duradera. Aroma a platano bastante marcado, y flores. Excelente cuerpo, tono cremoso y sabor muy especiado y frutal. Complejo, con dulce final. Alcohol?. Excelente.
Iznogud (1969) - CROATIA - APR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 750 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. Unclear dark golden with white head. Yeast and banana in aroma. Sweet, malty, dusty, light to medium fruity, yeast. Somehow expected more hops and fresh fruitness.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy gold-to-light-amber, 5mm of butter-colored head, medium-coarse, moderate-fast rate of decay. Aroma is grass/hay with a big dollop of honey and cereal (oatmeal granola). Body is watery with some oily-syrupy, medium weight, moderate-light intensity, medium fine carbonation with moderate, slow burn. Flavor is light caramelized malt, touch of roasted marshmallow, a hint of cloves and cinnamon. Bitterness is light and clean, aftertaste is more melanoiden than hops. Overall, an excellent lager. I really like the bottle. Not sure how they managed to make this so expensive; I don’t see any evidence of barrel aging, etc... Still, a fine, balanced, malty, weizenbock with restrained yeast.
chinchill (3877) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at RBWG-2015.
Sweet and way less hoppy than expected ... but then I thought at first that this was a pale ale. Very malty especially for a beer featuring NZ Hops.
Feel: full syrupy body with light but adequate carbonation.
O: excellent for style.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
750ml bottle, tasted during RBWG. Clear golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Loose bits of lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Tasting mostly oxidized right now. Mild fruity hop. Moderate sweet taste, some astringecy. Past its prime.
djd07 (8207) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle during RBWG, pours a cloudy orange with small white head. The aroma is strong fruit and grass. Thin mouth with strong wheat grass and pine with light dryness. Good.