Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark amber with a thick, musky aroma. Smells strongly of wheat. Moderately thick mouth feel. Very spicy tasting. Very mellow caramel flavors.
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled - Pours a beautiful hazy dark brown with a hugh head... Nose is lots of wheat and fruits..Taste is lots of spicy esters .. banana and malts.. very nice for this genre
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very hazy bronze/brown with a thick two finger head that slowly fades to a thick cap and leaves behind a substantial amount of lacing.
Smell; full of bananas and cloves. There’s also a bit of a grassy smell, along with a nice caramel sweetness.
Taste; the cloves and bananas have a strong presence, but not to powerful. It has a yeasty bread dough flavor, as well as a bit of earthiness, and finishes with a good malty sweetness. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy, and goes down really nicely.
I’m happy that I can get some of these Weihenstephaner beers in my area now.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy copper, topped by a thick and creamy light tan foam. Great head retention, decent lacing. Light malt aroma, with a little bit of dry spiciness in there too.
Flavorful beer - nutty toasted malt, wheat, caramel, chocolate, clove and some other earthy dry spice. All of these flavors are fairly mild on their own, yet blend together for a nice, complex taste. Toasted malt, a little bit o’ honey sweetness, and some dry apple-citrus tartness linger into the finish and aftertaste.
Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, quite well carbonated.
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky brown color. Huge head. Banana and wheat aroma. Fruity tastes of banana, citric fruits and some wheat. A nice dunkelweizen.
Tranquillity (1454) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Cola-colour, thick white head. Typical clove aroma. Nice thick palate, not sweet taste at all but rather fresh earthy notes with nuts and cloves in the finish.
tcfishler (65) - USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy, toffee-ish brown. Huge offwhite head with fabulous lacing. Aromas of sweet fruit (not just banana) and clove. Soft mouthfeel. Flavors are not too sweet. Yeastiness that appears on the back end is interesting and not unpleasant. Fine example of the genre.
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown, unclear. Tall head. Malty somewhat spicy aroma. Medium complex flavour with banana, malts, wheat, yeast. Nuts?
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 46F. Nice and delicious, malty aroma, with a touch of spice. Great tasting vienna malts, with a touch of yeast and very light hops. Very good beer.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium to dark amber, cloudy, weak aroma, some banana, light wheat flavor, lightly sweet, mild flavors, needs more.