SanfordBrewer (1610) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2009
(tap at Eli Cannon’s in Middletown CT, served in beautiful complimentary Brooklyn stemware, 8%) fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2007
aroma has all the wonderful banana clove bubblegum esters of the hefeweizen yeast but also complementary and rich beechwood-smokey complexity.
very flavorful, all the maltiness and fruity-^alchl-complexity of the weissbock accentuated by a nice smokeyness and earthy-hops, works wonderful together as all flavors build off each other rather than vying for dominance. I wanted several of these, nothing negative to say at all.
Pours from the growler a cloudy dark orange leaving a thick tan head in its wake. The aroma is fantastic, smokey, malty, brown sugar, candied wheat, banana, cloves, and just a touch of boozey aromatics to this herbal sweet fragrance. The taste starts hot with a warming alcohal presence that makes this prime for sipping from there the beer starts playing with your palate sweet, savory, malts, leaving you yearning for more! There is a wheat, nutty, feel on the palate very minimal hop presence followed by some overipened banana as well this offering is lightly carbonated and goes down to easy for a 8% beer. I’m actually very disappointed that I might not get another chance to try this gem but I’ll enjoy while I can. Great job Brooklyn. Plovmand (8630) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2007
This was by far the best beer I tasted at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Hazy orange color. Aroma is light smoke, honey and sweet malts. Palate is smooth and somewhat creamy. Flavor is smoked but very well balanced, banana and candy. A very nice one! Ty5592 (1024) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2007 Draft. Amber/ orange in color with small head. Wonderful aroma of wheat, plums, banana, and clove. The taste was the same with smooth mouthful and finish. Sweet but not too overpowering with some alcohol showing up as it warms. They have to bottle this stuff!! ForzaDHophead99 (3) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 25, 2007 does not count
Growler via Halftime (POK).
henrikb (1264) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2007
Appearance: This gorgeous brew pours cloudy orange with a finger width off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malt notes and minimal hop aroma which is overtaken by the sweet bubblegum and banana weiss yeast tones.
Flavor/Palate: Full bodied brew with a creamy texture and subtle smoky tones lively carbonation and a dry finish.
Small bubbled beige head, hazy amber body; Beautiful soft nose, lots of banana, lots of yeast, a very little smoke and something malty bocky soft; Soft textured body with a soft carbonation, very balanced great deep body; Long bitter bocky very weizen aroma filled finish. Great beer! MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2007
A Mes rate: yousee (48) - BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2007
Draught @ Københavnske Øldage. We were absolutely stunned by this. I’m also stunned by the up and down rates this gets. Much as I like to dismiss out of hand anything that is American, there is no denying that I loved every minute of this. Lovely estery banana aroma with a superb delicate smokey note. Glorious hazy amber appearance. Flavour is simply awesome. Yes it’s just a weissbock with some added smokey character and you know exactly what to expect but christ on a bike it’s just superb. I just can’t believe it’s this good. Wonderfully soft and well rounded. Amazing stuff.
On draught at Copenhague beerfestival 2007. Poors a hazy amber coloured beer with a huge everlasting head. Aroma’s of bananas and notes of smoked malts. The taste gives us the little clovyness from a well performed low mash shedule. Bananas present again with soft not of smoked malts. Extremely well balanced, great bear. egajdzis (6769) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Poured a cloudy, orange yellow color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of banana, clove, toasted bread, and faint smoke. Taste of much of the same, with the banana and clove dominating, with bubblegum, and a dry, charred smokiness resides in the back. Some alcohol in the finish. Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2007
On tap at Tyler’s in Durham. Absolutely gorgeous orangey red color with a thick and lasting slightly cream colored head. Strong banana nose with a bit of plum and subtle smoke. The smoke is also rather subtle in the flavor but compliments the strong banana taste nicely. A weizenbock in the vein of Aventinus with a slightly charred finish. I’ll have to make sure I get some more of this while it’s still available.