jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml. euro bottle, freshness date in the bottom center of the back label, sampled in a weizen glass.
Cloudy appearance and bright yellowish orange in color, robust white head of frothy, creamy foam that has good retentive powers with a fair amount of curtain-like sticky lace. You could say that this looks like a premium hefeweizen.
A delectable nose of banana, clove and lemons, hints of peppery spice and a backing of white wheat flour malts. The alcohol is quite estery smelling.
Creamy, lush medium feeling body buoyed by the active carbonation, this is very lively in the palate. Barley grains and malted wheat, bananas and lemons, earthy spices and clove, you get hit with a lot of flavors at once. The yeast becomes more nutty towards the end. Mellow hop spiciness that adds to the yeasty and cracker-like finish, a dry and clean finish that leaves you wanting more. The alcohol is noticeable through out the taste, low fruity warmth before turning spicy in the finale.
Well, I loved this weizenbock, the drinkability on this is way too dangerously easy, but then what else would you expect from one of the greatest breweries on the planet. Highly recommended.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden (?) with a moderate to large head, good lacing and retention. Aroma is wheat, citrus, grass, banana. Medium to light bodied, very drinkable of course. Alcohol hidden well, somewhat sweet. Enjoyable.
mjg74 (2568) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 Bottle from South Bay. Hazy golden straw color with a nice white foamy head. Slightly sweet yeasty aroma. Somewhat grainy with a little spice too. Flavor is somewhat grainy with some bitter spiciness. Some notes of yeast with a hint of alcohol. Full bodied. Pretty tasty.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy bright golden with a mostly maintained wispy off-white head. Aroma of bubble gum, banana, pepper, and apples. Tastes of pale malt, fruity esters: banana, bubble gum, phenolic spice and honey. Mouthfeel is full bodied, lightly sticky with lush carbonation. I was hoping this would be a dark beer like Aventinus. While I was a bit disappointed, it was still enjoyable.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Stine. Pours cloudy, unfiltered yellow with a white head. Nice mixture of lemon, orange, banana and clove in the nose. Flavor has notes of wheat, lemon, clove, banana, herbal/grassy noble hops, light mint and a non-detracting alcohol presence. Full-bodied, smooth with moderate carbonation. Good stuff.
argo0 (11712) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(50cl bottle, thanks Stine) Cloudy straw body topped by fluffy, medium white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, bubblegum, some orange, light lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, light alcohol, grassy. Medium body, low carbonation.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good looking pour, a cloudy whitened straw body with a tall rocky head. It smells of fresh sliced bananas, clove, and fresh bread dough. Soft and smooth to drink, the bananas, clove, and dough are joined by a light peppering from the alcohol. It finishes on a light fruity note with traces of the alcohol showing though. Quite nice.
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kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle, courtesy of Stine. Thanks, Eben! Pours a cloudy, whitish-golden color; fluffy whitish head with decent lacing. Plenty of chewy bananas and light clove and spices in the aroma. Chewy Belgian sugars and caramelized banana pudding; dense, chewy hefe character amped up a bit; some cloves and spicing comes through mid-palate. Lengthy, Belgian sugar and bananas in the finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice blonde- deep golden with high carbonation- nice bead and sick shiny reflective head and some nice lace. Aroma is spicy phenols- tons of doughy, sweet malts, some wheat and nice weihenstephan classic banana esters- traditional hefe just amped up on steriods. Good smooth sweet thick wheaty malts, tons of doughy malts, spicy phenols and more apple and banana esters- real sweet and big. Big mouthfeel and relatively smooth finish with a bit of a phenolic spicy kick to it. Reminded me a lot of Ramstein Double Platiinum Weiss. Like many others, I bought this thinking this would be a traditionaly fruity, dark weizenbock- but this was really cool and different. Nice beer.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Eben for this. Cloudy yellow body. Aroma of banana and ash. Sweet banana, citrus, and bubblegum flavor. A bit overly sweet and syrupy for me.