Assurbanipaul (40) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dull dark brown-grey with a foamy head. Aroma is sharp and wheaty with clove and vanilla.
Taste is all the typical d-weizen elements: clove, banana, vanilla, sweet wheat, light pepper. Taste of unsweetened cocoa or chocolate malt is strong, possibly more than I’d prefer. Gets cloying toward the end.
Mouthfeel is thick and heavy, typical wheat texture. Overall, in the range of a Franziskaner Dunkel.