degbert (1375) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Wow, what color IS that? Amber-brown-orange-gold, and it glows even without much light. Really interesting, and the tan large-grained lacy blown-insulation head just sits there and goes "Come on, come and get it". Intense-looking beer; it kind of broods in the glass. Nose is clove, tropical fruit, pipe tobacco, bacon -- again, a lot of intense scents broken up only by the fruit. Citric but not sweet on the tongue; a continued undercurrent of smoky bitterness and weighty umami keep it very present. So glad it’s not filtered; it would be a crime to filter this beer. Finish is long and, again, smoky. Great fall beer.
mcberko (9349) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Belmont Station Bier Cafe, pours a cloudy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma of banana, toasted nuts and clove. Flavour is about the same, with banana and toasted malt. Dry and drinkable, but not the most complex. Decent beer.
DrSilverworm (8566) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, from Dutch’s. Enjoy by: 19 Aug 2015. Pours a hazy kind of darker orange amber color. Big khaki head fills the pint glass to the rim, before slowly subsiding to a pretty respectable amount. Leaves good, thicker lace. Kind of spicy nose, hefe yeast, german wheat. Kind of toasty. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, light to moderate carbonation. Light slick texture. Moderate bitter, moderate sweet taste. Alcohol works pretty well, not very noticeable at all. Nice lightly spicy finish. Pretty solid weizenbock.
Clarkdvm (279) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in fl. Pleasant aroma_ hard to place. Not a fruity wheat by any means. Almost taste like a tripel. Sweet but heavy. Copper haze with appropriate head. Much better than expected. Actually, great
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is bananas and root beer. Pours brown/yellow like an arnold palmer with a nice hazy thick body and a big white head. Taste follows the nose with root beer and banana with light wheat and clove notes. Very cheap tasting interpretation of this style. Not a huge fan.
McBeastie (16) - Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice, hazy, dark copper. Thin head doesn’t immediately remind me of a German beer. Smells great though. Banana, clove, citrus and wheat that is also present in the taste, however there is an astringency on the finish that is off putting. Sweet malts dominate. It’s decent, but not one I’d revisit.
Iphonephan (4493) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Snallygaster 2014 in D.C. Pours a hazy reddish amber with an off white head. Aroma of citrus. Flavors of caramel. Crisp, clean finish.
strongpieman (1598) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark copper color, cloudy, thin tan head. Strong banana clove aroma, lots of carbonation, flavorful finish.
TXBadger (1925) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy light brown with off-white head and plenty of it. Caramel, citrus, and malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little sweetness.
ilovedarkbeer (2448) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy light brown color with a large, creamy, canvas colored head. Notes of banana, milk chocolate, earth, clove, and herbs. Silky mouthfeel with well hidden alcohol.