illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Growler brought to the Knoxville tasting by Shigadeyo. Pours murky amber with a tan head. Wheat malt and banana aroma. Nice mouthfeel. Initial flavor of banana bread, with notes of cherry and clove. The smoke is very subtle and blends into background. Sweet and slightly phenolic finish (screw you Craig). Nice beer Suttree (6392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2007
From a growler at the Knoxville tasting. Cloudy orange, big tan head. Aroma is more weized than smoke - Apples, and some woodsy notes. A little smokier in the flavor, but still fairly understated. Nice sweet, malty finish. sloth (2906) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Draft @ State Line, thanks Roberrrrrrt! Poured a massive tan head that does hang around to the finish. Lacing is nice, sticky. Color is gold/amber, sorta murky. Nose is light with hints of bananna, clove and a touch smokey. Body is medium, lightly coating, oily with a low carbonation. Solid smoked flavors, lightly meaty, woody with the bananna yeastiness all about it. Finish is lightly sweet and smokey. A lovely brew for Rauche fans! User37895 (3042) - - MAR 10, 2007
Pour is a murky amber-brown color, huge head, excellent lacing even after the head settles a bit. The aroma was strong bananas, light caramel, only faint smoke (and probably because I was looking for it). The flavor is fantastic, the base weizen bock elements superb (and this after a week of drinking Aventinus a few times), and the smoked quality comes out in the flavor more strongly than in the aroma. A very nicely done smoking, doesn’t over-run the beer, delicious. Mouthfeel was thick but light, nice and airy-creamy. JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Growler from Isaac Newton’s. Cloudy orange-brown color with fair-sized white head. Aroma is classic W-Bock, with a bit more "roast" added in. Taste is a pleasant mix of wheat and smoky malt - not overdone, but just enough to set it apart from others in the style. I enjoyed this refreshing beer - a nice take on a good style.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Pour is hazed amber brown with a thin tan head...smel is bananas...taste sweet at first with some brown sugar, then cloves, bananas, hints of smoke... whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Draught at Capone’s. Deeply hazy golden-brown body with a nice, velvety cream white head. Aroma has abundant banana esters plus notes of overripe pineapple and faint smoky phenols. Cooked banana and apple-cherry tones emerge in the flavor, which is moderately sweet and nutty with very subdued smoke. Impression is like banana bread. Creamy texture and nice fullness of character overall. With a little more smoke and less sweetness, this would soar.
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2007
On Tap-Poured to a nice light red color with a decent head.Aromas of bannana,wheat,clove and spice.Flavor of bubble gum,spice,bannana and sublte smoke-more as it warmed up.This is one that is right up my alley.I loved it. Arayaga2 (2198) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Sour aroma and sour taste with a bit of smokiness,gives this beer a taste like old-chub blended with rodenbach. Not a favorite, but still interesting. BeerBlitz (72) - Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Had this on draft in standard pint glass. Great orangeish color. Small head that remains consistent well into the glass. Pleasant aroma, slightly alcoholic. This is a very full-bodied weissbock but has a mild approach. Smoke flavor is barely detectable, as is the higher alcohol content.