RobertDale (1900) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Comes reddish brown with a nice biege head. Aroma of malt, yeast, and fruit. Taste is malt, nuts, yeast, and fruit. A bit different, but enjoyable.
FROTHINGSLOSH (3977) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled on draft at the House of 1000 beers this beer poured an orange-caramel color with a medium sized foamy beige head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was faint and dryish with touches of walnut and wood. The flavor was dry and woody with notes of walnut, faint smoke, a bit of turpentine and an off medicinal presence. Long finish of turpentine and walnut. Medium body though a bit undercarbonated. Not good.
ChiefP (4) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this on tap at a restaurant, so I thought Iíd try it in the bottle tonight. No surprise that the tap was much better. The aroma is rather empty, but itís a beautiful pour. The taste is is a balanced malt & bitter blend. The first ish is dry, with a unique, but pleasant taste from perhaps the chestnuts. Not sure if Iíll buy another bottle, but on tap I may try another.
jcnielsen (840) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Urban Chestnut on Jan 11th. Pours a hazy brownish-orange with white head. Nutty, wood, soil flavors. Hmm, not sure what is going on with beer.
Ernest (5627) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially large, fizzy/frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain/nuts, caramel), lightly yeasty (basement), with a strong note of banana, other notes of spoiling fruit and vinyl/linoleum.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Kind of a weird beer...itís almost like the banana note (which is by far the most prominent aroma) is added rather than yeast-created...like a nondescript ale flavored with banana. A little dirty/off (similar plastic odor as in the zwickel), but not terrible. The chestnuts donít seem to make much of an impact. Not a fan of this one...itís a bit unpleasant to be perfectly frank.
diefledermaus (7) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely amalgamation of styles. Not really a brown ale or a weissen. The chestnuts add earthy, nutty complexities that partner well with the phenolic yeast. Wonderful from the tap at UCBC. Would have rated higher in the bottle iím drinking of it now tasted as good.
adnielsen (6200) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks Jetson! Pours a hazy, dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Slight DMS, cooked veggie, nutty, roasted malty, lightly phenolic aroma. Tangy, burnt roasted malty, nutty, tangy, strangely sweet flavor with a fair earthy/herbal element also going on. Maybe it would have been better fresh?
ryanfolty (1457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
January 8, 2013 on tap at brewpub. Cloudy orangish brown pour with limited head. Yeast, malt and nutty in aroma. Finish and aftertaste really highlight the nutty flavor, little bit of bitterness in there as well.
NobleSquirrel (3286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Randalís. Pours a cloudy brownish orange with a billowy head. Nose is odd. Earthy and meaty, cloves and super estery. Faint nuts. On tasting, itís a little bit harsh, faint solventy. Cloves and spice. Earthy finish with nuts. A bit sloppy and lacks the overally rich and creamy qualities of a great weizen. Meh.
3fourths (6950) - StraŖgiech, Bavaria, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
fresh bottle. unfiltered. cloudy dark amber body with a fine off-white head. ester-heavy nose of browned bananas, dark bread and tropical fruits with both hops and malt sweet and juicy. the chestnuts arenít present much in the aroma; if they are theyíre mixed in well-enough to be indistinct with all the nuttiness and toastiness going on from the barley and wheat. in flavor itís more present, most noticeable as a sudden saccharine twang on the approach with equally confusing oiliness, also showing up in the finish after a very German frothiness explores and washes across the tongue with an acidic bite and traces of solvent roughness. other than that, and the chestnut nutrisweet moment, itís quite nice, especially the texture. the core is very Bavarian.