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 (1279) - 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.
obxdude10 (2262) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color, nice off-white head, lots of spices all over the place in this beer, banana & clove in the nose as well as in the flavors, a bit of a yeasty finish with more banana
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark caramel color with a large sand colored head. Strong wheat characteristics in aroma, yeast, banana, cloves. A sweet tasting bread with the alcohol not noticable. Very good.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium brown with a huge beige head that faded fast and left no lace. Apples , bananas, clove and cinnamon.
Not what I expected, but tasty nonetheless
bu11zeye (12693) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a cooper-brown color with a medium beige head. Has multiple fruit flavors of banana, apple, and lemon, as well as some spicy flavor.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown, little head, cloudy with yeast. Strong banana nose. Medium sweet with banana wheat tanginess. (I'd probably be more impressed with this beer if it didn't taste shockingly like my second batch of homebrew, which was the result of accidentally adding 20% too much malt to the brew kettle!).