illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2006 Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a wisp of a white head. Nice fruity banana clove aroma. Typical flavor of wheat malt and yeast. Medium light texture. Moderate sweet finish, and a tad on the dry side. Not outstanding, but still a decent beer. Not really a dunkel. More like a Hefe and American Wheat hybrid
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 5, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with atpayne, thanks Adam!) Moderate banana and yeast, some spice, fairly sweet in general with a hint of tartness, but the prominent wheat maltiness is extremely bready, not at all the kind of wheat beer I could enjoy. Significantly bready, fairly sweet, and lightly caramel in the nose. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a stale, dead mouthfeel. Cloudy, golden amber color definitely seems more hefeweizen in color than dunkelweizen. Small, fizzy white head fully dissipates rapidly. Not enjoyable and this beer continues to get worse as it gets warmer.
after4ever (6055) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-ounce bottle. Thin and soapy, light head that fizzles, fairly bland-looking amber body. Undistinguished in every way, though, other than the soapiness, not an obviously flawed beer.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hazy dark amber colour and a footy, chocolatey nose. Some light apple and banana notes, a fair bit of acidity, but mainly stale, lifeless rudderless malts. Poor example.
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange beer. Aroma is very weak, fruity/ sour apply. Flavour is a bit weird, spicy and fruity at the same time.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, at brewpub. Looks like dirty dish water. The aroma is rather empty, with hints of apple tartness. The taste is very similar with more banana and cloves. The palate is alright, but a bit watery without gumption. Highly drinkable however.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Sprinkle for this one. Golden amber brew with a nose that is complex with a ton of stuff coming at me. Loads of spices and over ripe fruit.Almost has the Christmas brew nose with the Mulling spice aromas. Taste is much less complex as it has just a touch of those previously present spices.
Tmoney99 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Indiana. Hazy copper color with a medium head that diminished slowly and produced good lacing. Good spicy fruit aroma. Medium body with smooth texture. Moderate wheat, spice and fruit flavor with a average sweet finish.
shrubber85 (7290) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2007 Bottle. Clove and over-ripe banana aroma. Tannish yellow color - cloudy with little head. Mildly sweet banana, clove and wheat malt flavor and a light lemon finish. A very well crafted beer that is comparable to its German brethern.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz - bottled March 05 - Aroma is banana, german yeast, and bread dough. Pours a cloudy gloden color with a small head and great lacing. Taste matches aroma, but not as strong. Palate is watery and absent. Easy to drink flavorful brew with no substance.