iworkatinitech (24) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this in lieu of champagne for New Years last night and it just was not my style or taste profile. I like Weihenstephen quite a bit but this just didn’t do it for me. Too white winey for my palate.
Psytron (1665) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smell of yeast, alcohol. Amber colour, high white head. Aroma of honey, yeast, banana, overripe berries, alcohol. Very sweet, light texture. Wild but soft carbon. Too yeasty, too strong, even too sweet.
bartlebier (2987) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
75cl shmancy bottle courtesy of Mister_Li shared @Bierhandlung, 2014 batch bb09/2015. - - Soggy yellow Weizenbock pour, Weizenbrick nose of dusty banana pudding, vanilla butterscotch and starches, more Weizen and heavy grains in flavour: heavy almond puree, starchy semolina pudding, banana, bread dough. - No real yeast levity, distinct speciality malt or hop character and frankly devoid of most redeeming character apart from not betraying its ABV, the one Belgian trait these brewmasters have nailed. Fail to see the purpose of this collab and this recipe.
markextrae (2772) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, shared at a bar, poured a light brown more copper colour with a tanned head. nose is very sweet, burned caramel, caramel malts, oxidized fruits, yeast, citrus, and alcohol notes. taste is strong alcohol mess, and a big amount of sweet malts. what a mess. can’t belive this came out of the great weihenstephan brewery. also way to overpriced for the quality you get. bad
damzz (402) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 Vintage: Pours a semi-opaque bronze with a thick white head that leaves lots of lacing. Nose is slightly citrus. Palate is medium body. Taste is citrus, dry with no mal. Although, there was a very slight maltiness upon first taste that disappears on subsequent pourings. This bottle was stored for five years as a champagne, i.e. on its side at cellar temperature. No oxidation, no off flavors. Served in a pilsner glass. This beer has changed since it was released. There is now sediment and a haze. No banana nor maltiness remain making it what it was originally designed to be: "The Champagne of Bottled Beer". See below for first review.
Pours a thick white head that slowly dissipates leaving sheet lacing that clings to the glass, a crystal rimless wine glass. The bubbles are champagne-like - tiny bubbles (to the tune of the song) that remain throughout the glass. The color is translucent slightly burnished brass matching the label. A slight swirl opens up the nose revealing malt and citrus. The taste is an attenuated malty sweetness with a hint of banana in a medium body followed by a dry finish. Enjoyed on the Celebration of the Birth of Jesus, the Messiah.
SinH4 (1605) - Garching, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BB May 2014. Huge gusher, beautiful copper color with a head that goes down quickly. Aroma is oxidized, booze, candied sugar. Taste is also oxidized with candied sugar and booze, biscuity, high carbonation. Full-bodied and sweet, nothing like a Sekt. Held up well!
Stuu666 (8371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is citrus, yeasty, taste is quite sweet, juicy citrus, little fizzy.
Mister_Li (483) - GERMANY - OCT 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Klares gold mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, reichlich süß, Kekse, fruchtig, spritzig, erinnert mich ein wenig an Sekt.
angel77 (1921) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella de 75 cl tomada en varias ocasiones la última en el Lupulo en mayo 2011. (r619). Lote 07..10..10 hasta 07..10..11 sabores alcohólicos e intensos con cuerpo algo pastoso. Buena.
Russo (1958) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color with a huge and fluffy with a slightly off-white head. Aroma is fruity with alcohol notes. Flavor is also very alcoholic, some notes of yeast and malt. High carbonation and light to medium body with a dry alcoholic finish. I was expecting more form this beer.
TimE (4547) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
malty disaster on train tracks tons of bready malt. Wow. Not balanced and not good. Amazing that top two quality breweries would produce this.