EKGoldings (631) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent beer, some dark malt character with a grainy character. Flavor gets more complex as it warms in your glass, some yeast, caramel, very light floral hops. Pretty good change of pace beer.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful, frothy, off-white head over a murky, swampy and reddish-brown. Highly wheaty aroma - kind of sweet and filled with honey. The aroma reminds me somewhat of the smell of breakfast cereal - Special K or something like that. The flavor is not bad - it is also very wheaty and slightly sweet. Its a refreshing and easy to drink beer.
notalush (5716) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super hazy, bronze-colored beer, with a frothy head that continues to grown long after the pour - complex aroma of sweet, over-ripe fruits, yeasty qualities, a mild nuttiness - very smooth, with a medium body - the expected clove and spicy notes are present, along with a sweet, caramel apple flavor, and some slight notes of fig - quite fruity and sweet, but with enough balance spice to keep it quite pleasant and mellow.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark maple brown with a thick foamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, brown sugar and banana. Very smooth tasting beer with hints of maple, hazelnut, chocolate, banana and a touch of spice.
BREWMUSKCLES (2548) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice and foamy with a fiercely active beige head. really nice flavors of malt clove and banana. caramel sweetness and a touch of appropriate spicing. looks wheaty and dark caramel colored. a very good representation.
ClarkVV (5686) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught weizen at Deep Ellum on 11/3/07
Prominent, foamy, beige head tops a cloudy magenta-maroon body. Strong retention and lacing speak to both the quality of brewing and the cleanliness of Deep Ellum’s draught lines.
Soft and fruity, with warm cherry, date and raisin notes mixing with caramel malts to give an easygoing aroma. Banana and clove do not bludgeon, but add a tell-tale signature to the finish, leaving spicy hops to add zestiness and dry some of the sweetness. Bubble gum is fairly strong here, and the lack of roast in this dunkelweizen helps push it to the forefront, for better or worse. It comes off a little sugary/bubble gummy, then, but still impresses with the cleanliness and mild, comforting notes. No alcohol or flaws, medium to medium-high strength of aroma.
Very soft and chewy palate immediately evokes wheat, caramel sugars and fluffy, yet tight carbonation. Dates figs cast a more poignant note in the background, while up front sweet, caramel pecan flavors mix with vanilla-dusted bananas and medium dry toffee. The bubble gum is not noticed as singularly in the flavor, but certainly does add to the overall sweetness when taken with the caramel and toffee-like malt notes. I won’t say the 23oz glass went down with extreme ease, but it certainly wasn’t a challenge to drink it either. Soft, wheat and yeast-blunted flavors provide the mild nature to the beer and improve drinkability, which could be further improved with less sweetness. Certainly not unbalanced, though. Flawless, with no alcohol or fusels noticed.
guzzler67 (1654) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy mahogany appearance with a large, off white head and nice lacing. Many of the fruity esters typical in a hefe, accented with chocolate malts. Yeasty, fruity, slightly sweet, toasted wheat taste; gently hopped. Smooth mediium/full bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel. Lingering spicy finish.
tennisjoel (1343) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours is deep red with an initial large head. Aroma of banana, nutmeg, and some caramel toffee. Wow, the flavor is great. I think this easily rivals the regular hefeweizen, with even some more complexity. It may beat it out IMO. Very nice and underrated!
SHIG (4500) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep tea like brown a bit hazy with carbonated bubbles, foramed a thick creamy tan head. The aroma is very yeasty bread and some of that sweet banana, there is also some spices. Taste is a mix between that yeasty hefe taste and a nice spicy malt, there is plenty of carbonation and after tingle. Makes the tongue tingle.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap @ papago...pours a murky brown with a thin white head. aromas of yeast, wheat bread and some spiciness. flavor is again, wheat bread. it’s mixed with bananas, clove, yeast and molasses. nice dry finish keeps me coming back. lingering banana flavor. medium bodied with a nice creaminess and pretty active carbonation...