truebluehes (201) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light brown dunkel with decent head. Aroma is very wheaty and slightly sweet. Flavor is very sweet and wheaty... Decent dunkel.
TorbenH (1053) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Huge light brown head, mostly lasting. Light brown hazy body. Coriander aroma. Medium body. A bit flat.
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
So this is another beer that I found buried in a box of singles in my store back from at least ’04 in very poor, to say the least, storage conditions. The last one was pretty good though, so here goes. Appearance and aroma are certainly still there. Mahogany pour with a tan head, with a light but pleasant aroma caramelized bananas, and slight but present oxidation. Alas, the flavor is gone and severely oxidized.. Not really bad, but the damage is clear. Light, earthy, dirt laden caramel notes are all that are left. Can’t say that it is bad, but I am positive this beer had more to it in it’s prime. Palate is medium/full with lingering earthy flavors. Well, this seems to be going fairly well so I think I’ll have to continue my experiment of poorly cellared vintage ales that I have found in the depths of my store.
KaiserKolsch (38) - USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very similar to the sweet taste of the hefeweizen leicht, but with a little more substance, thus, i found this beer to be quite the pleasant amalgamation of sweetness and bitterness
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL bottle purchased from Bauer Wines in Boston. Pours a murky, muddy brown with good head. The head does fade and there is little lacing. The aroma isn’t overly strong, but then again I don’t seem to be smelling all that much these days. The flavour is sadly weak. There’s some OK wheatiness, but it fades quicker than I would like, and there isn’t much in the way of the banana flavours that I like in a good weizen. That being said, this may be one of my first dunkelweizens, so perhaps those are different.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clouded gold brown with no head. Nose is slightly sweet in a banana kind of way. That is basically the prevalent fragrance that hits you the whole time. Bananas. Big fields of them. Flavor is smooth and a bit mild, but even. There is that hefe typical character there, but a strong banana skin profile to it as well, just like the nose. Feel is smooth on the mouth. Definitely drinkable. A really good brew that is worth trying.
Svesse (7930) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Dark brownish amber colour, hazy, with huge beige head. Malty nose with slightly citric wheat aromas, chocolate and earthy notes of yeast. Malty taste with slightly sourish notes of wheat, chocolate, toffee and hints of yeast. Balanced sweetness. Overall very balanced, quite nice.
Hansen (8435) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown and unclear. Has a off-white head, medium lasting. Notes of fruit in the aroma, banana and caramel. Flavor is mainly sweet. Soft carbonation. Syrup texture.
BOBANDDOUG (61) - Belleville, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle, into a tulip glass. Muddy brown, with terrific, creamy. long lasting head. Fades to great lacing. Smeels of a bannna, malt, wheat bread.
Taste dominated by cloves, with a nice alcohol finish.
I really like this beer. Everything I have tried from Weihenstephaner has been nothing short of wonderful.
ProfessorEwan (5) - USA - SEP 3, 2007 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Eyes closed. Banana.
A nice dark weisse mit hefe. Just a stand-up beer. I could drink this all day. I am reminded of times in the Bavarian countryside. Maybe some dark bread some local Bavarian meat and cheese would be nice right now