MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red brown color, with a nice thick cream head. Aroma is top notch in complexity. Has sweeter notes of grape, banana and plum, yet balances it out with the wheat, some spice, like nutmeg and clove. Taste hides the alcohol quite well, as it is smooth intially then has a considerable bite to the end of it. Leaves a warm sweeter feel on the tongue and a little sizzle on the lips. One of the best beers I've had in a while, but what else would I expect from victory.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2004
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Taste is very sweet, yeasty, and sour (bananas, apples, plums, raisins). Nice mixture between the bock and the wheat. Not for me though.
Shag (2789) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is wheat, grapes, lemons, bananas and caramel. Apperance is a murky brown with a moderate off white head and fair lacing. Flavor is syrupy with a very strong grape presence. A good kick of sour fruit, banana, wheat, and tart apples. The finish is thick on the tounge with a moderate alcohol burn. A nice beer and something to be sipped on slowly. I've heard of an infection problem on the best by 8/20/04 bottles but my bottle seems fine. And if its a bacteria causing the pleasent sourness, then rock on bottle infection! Once again I thank cb and TAR for providing this beer.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Bready, yeasty, lemony in the nose -- is this a "weizengueuzebock"? Infected perhaps -- not very bock-like at all, though the bottle didn't gush as infected beers are wont to do. Very acidic and carbonated, little in the way of "bock" or wheat profile, more citrusy than caramelly or woody/smoky. Still, infected or not, off-style or not, it's tasty and worth a try. I hope to have it again and find out if this bottle was a sport.
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2004 Citric aroma bouncing off wheaty yeast...Chocolate earth underneath the lemony profile...If Schoune had a weizenbock, this would be it...Is this a tasty infection or just how it is supposed to be?...
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2004 This beer pours a brown body with low apparent carbonation and a very quickly diminishing off-white head. Aroma is of banana, brown sugar and citric notes (grapefruity). Not too complex and no Aventinus. Taste has a light sourness from the wheat and more banana/brown sugar flavours. Body is thin-medium. I don't think this was infected, but still it had a sourness that seems out of order in this style. Luckily I've got another bottle and a re-rate is in order. Thanks Mike!
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The_Beer_God with the hook up on the MoonGlow, I let this baby sit for a few months so I think it’s about ripe, ~ Thanks Mike!
Pours a mahogany body with a THICK and frothy kaki head. Nice malty fruity aroma, nose of apples, peaches, apricots, plums, tangerine, and a dry yeastiness. Lets take a sip….. kind of a sour shock that I was not expecting! I certainly picks up some sweet toffee / caramel notes in the finish but he initial punch has a bitter doughy rotten lemon bite, very strange. It’s like an old bruised pear with some coriander, clove and nutmeg sprinkled atop. But the finish fades to a herbal spicy honey resemblance… I don’t know what’s going on with this brew? I’m on the fence with this one……. I wish I could show this brew more love but it’s just kind like an armpit with honey and spice.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber,cloudy in color with a small white head.Sweet banana bread-like flavor and aroma.A very nice wheat tang and subtle spiciness.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice rusty brown/auburn body. foamy tan head. cloudy and full. estery and spicy with nice wheat background. some subdued ripe fruity notes as well. Very full, creamy mouthfeel. Ripe, dry and real warm. Spicy and sweet. a good bock, a decent wheat profile.
desurfer (1276) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to The_Beer_God for this one. It pours an amber/brown, super hazy, with a quickly dissipating, fizzy tan head. Aroma very yeasty and spicy, with the usual banana and clove notes. Flavor is tart, acidic, and dry with a lingering sweetness. Very wheaty as well. The 8.7% is not noticeable at all.