teorn88 (3266) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating. 75cl bottle at the Chriso’s May tasting, London. It pours a rich copper color with small tan head. Aroma is fruity and estery, with notes of banana, orange skin, vanilla, biscuit. Taste is light yeasty spices, vanilla, dried leaves, orange leaves, banana esters. Medium bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, decent
jkwood04 (4240) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Aroma of some chocolate and darker malts, some wheat, banana and clove-like notes, light spices, notes of nuttiness. Flavor the same with a decent blend. Average texture. A pretty good beer.
alexsdad06 (6083) - Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a hazy copper brown color with a small bubbly off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, light fruit, banana, caramel, cloves additional spices, sweet bread, maybe too sweet for what it is.
Tmoney99 (11218) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy tan head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex toasted malt and banana aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium complex sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle shared by alexsdad06- thanks again, Brad! Pours a cloudy orange-amber with plenty of bubbles that form an off-white ring. Aroma of caramel, banana, wheat, leaves, chocolate, clove, and brown sugar. The flavor is the same, but earthier and leafier. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, dry, earthy mouthfeel. Didn’t do much for me.
DrSilverworm (7210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. More hazy dark red color. Thin bubbly off-white head, some splotches of lace. Dark fruit, mild musty banana, some spiciness, good wheat and german yeast. Bigger sweet taste, light tart, lightly spicy. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of slick, lighter carbonation. Solid weizenbock. Kind of sweet, lightly tart, but solid.
trapped (939) - New York City, TURKEY - SEP 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drought. Opaque dark brown with very small beige foamy head, very little berry-like aroma, low carbonation, thin body, slightly sour roasted malt-cherry taste, medium finish with fruity aftertaste. Interesting brew.
BBB63 (6200) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in my Aventinus glass: Ruddy burnt copper, deep amber into brown hues topped by a creamy beige head but surprisingly minimal lace. The aroma has lots of dark bready notes of Vienna and Munich malts along with aromatic pils. Strange plum and vinous dark fruit esters more commonly found with Quads and Balltic Porters. Just a bit of the expected banana and clove aspect. Also some medicinal vapours that do slowly subside as it warms. The taste is pretty much what the nose previews with tons of caramelized malts and near vinous dark fruits. Again just a touch of the "weizen" flavors on the perimeter. A hint of vanilla bean as well. The mouthfeel is aggressively carbonated and a bit of the biting spicy finish. Yeah... Very much a hybrid IMO and despite the boozy nature is still nicely drinkable but is far below the upper echelon of the genre.
jredmond (5735) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at gingerdad. Pours a hazy brown body with thick off white lacing. Aroma is caramel, vanilla and sweet malt. Mouthfeel is medium with lots of vanilla and shoe polish coming through first, followed by notes of oak, caramel, spice and sweet malt.
Jow (2321) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Gingerman. This is a mans strong ale for sure. Nose of caramel and fruit. Tastes of toffee, candied sugar, dried fruit, cherry, tobacco, cloves, and some earth. Booze.