kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2009 tjthresh (1873) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a chocolate brown with a bit of a purple hue. Dark khaki head. Mostly clove with light fruit and some choclate. Mostly spicy clove flavor with a toqsted banana finish. Prickly carbonation. Dry finish.
On tap at Oaken Barrel. Pours a muddy, cola brown body with a frothy, off-white head. Totally opaque. Aroma is dominated by yeasty breadiness and some phenols. Faint, confused malt aroma. Flavor is of mineral water and yeasty mineral tones. The malt aroma I’d like to find in a Dunkelweizen (wheat, Munich, crystal, chocolate, etc.) seems to be completely covered by the mineral flavors. Medium bodied with aggressive carbonation. Even for a German Dunkelweizen, the carbonation is too much. Chalk me up as underwhelmed. I’d be interested in tasting this beer if it was less carbed. ganache (6110) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Tap at the pub. Opaque muddy brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma all yeasty with just a touch of muddy brown malt. Heavily carbonated with a sharp bitterness and dominate mineral notes (way too strong, even for style). Too-full, too-gassy body, a surprising disappointment from an otherwise respectable source for wheat beers; then again, I’m probably not the one to ask about this style.