kidwiththehair (45) - Girdwood, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
wow, bells has gone down hill. I was quite excited to see this new series of beer on the shelves, and this was not good. Little to no head, although aroma is decent, but a pretty standard wheat smell to it (citrus-y, fruity, you know). Theres to much roasted flavour to this beer, and it ends giving the sour aftertaste a noticable bitterness. Definately not up to bells dunkel standards.
Havnít had the other wheats yet but I hope they are better than the 6.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cracked the top to an aggressive hssss. Uh oh. No immediate gushing but I soon discover that this Dunkel is impossible to pour into my tulip. It just turns immediately to carbonation, foaming up to the rim of the glass. Hopefully the infection wonít impart too many off flavors as the bottle is still fairly young. The gigantic head settles into, well, a gigantic foamy mass that resembles a root beer float. Looks nice and all but Iíll have to wait quite a while for my first sip............................... OK. The giant rush of carbonation lets loose a gush of the great, funky aroma. Definitely some classic German notes - i.e. vanilla, banana, but theyíre mixed well with a Belgian funkiness. Candied pear to sugar plums to barnyard nastiness - this nose touches on them all. A slight alcohol spicy/peppery note hangs above everything else. The body is light on the tongue - with lots of spritzy carbonation. Almost too much at times. A more ripened fruit profile is revealed by the malts in the body - cradled by dark chocolate and a dusting of unsweetened cocoa powder. Good stuff. Get the carbonation (infection) under control and this would be one mighty fine Dunkel.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark Tan, cloudy, head fades quickly. Smells like...a wheat beer. Some banana and yeast. Flavor is certainly better than the 2 though. Still bananas and clove with a lightly roasted quality. A touch of belgian yeast nastiness on the aftertaste. An interesting brew, but I still donít think its good. I dare you to buy this beer more than once.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
35,5 cl bottle. Dark amber colour. Sour aroma of hints of roastedness and some bready too. Flavour of roastedness that ends up sour. Not the best dunkelweizen I had.
jcr (2647) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large, foamy head from this highly carbonated dunkel ó in tune with the style. Aroma of yeasts, banana and clove with hints of dough. Medium bodied and soft. Flavor is a respectable blend of malts, caramel and bread. Enjoyable.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. (7119) Even darker and murkier. Dull golden hue. Clinging bone white head. More grainy nose and hints of raisins and bread. Sweeter and smoother than the Wheat 4. Sweet malts with a nice oaky whiskyish burn . Dry and cloying. Doughy and zesty. Slightly resinous and floral. Rootbeer.
jsquire (4301) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky brown color almost like melted Kraft caramel squares. Substantial foamy tan head. Sweet, malty nose with some sharp spice and puffed wheat. Lively carbonation on the tongue, almost to the point of distraction, but also velvety smooth. Caramel sweetness up front, with the weizen banana/clove flavors. Strong burnt toast notes with hints of bubblegum towards the end. Interesting beer, but there are better Dunkelweizens. Thanks to SuIIy for the bottle.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy deep amber with an off white head. Malty and caramel sweet aroma and flavor with hints of a banana fruityness.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Danes and the Swiss donít know what to make of this whole experiment...I love it! If poured injudiciously, you will not be able to drink this until next week.... the head is so enormous and never subsides. Just suck it down until you can see some liquid. Flavor of creamy toffee and caramel with some hints of butterscotch. Some smoke, tobacco, or roated coffee reheated too many times. But in a good way! Some yeasty fruitiness as well. I like this one a lot.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours honey brown, big frothy head. Different tasting beer, sweet, caramel, nutmeg, and other spices, real good beer.