ben4321 (6514) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Location: Draft at RnH, 8/8/11
blipp (9306) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Aroma: The nose has some caramel, molasses, toffee, wheat, and a bit of roast
Appearance: The pour is fairly dark, brownish, with a small head and minimal lace
Flavor: The taste is fairly sweet and malty, with caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruits present
Palate: This one has a medium body, it is fairly smooth and drinkable, with a slight stickiness
This one turned out to be a solid dark wheat beer. It is a little bit of the characteristics of a dubbel, and some of the characteristics of a dunkelweisen as well. Solid stuff, rather high on the sweet side, but solid none-the-less.
Draft. Pours amber brown with an off white head. Toasty and wheaty aroma, with light spices and a light roast. The flavor is lightly roasted, with spices and some earthy notes on a wheaty base. Pretty good. Ratman197 (14856) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2011
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tn head. Aromsof molasses, raisin, plum, cola and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, brown sugar, light dried fruit, light cola and light spice with a crisp lingering carmel finish. freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2011
750 ml. bottle aged 2 years. Lower carbonation due to aging but smooth on the palate. Held to light looks a very dark garnet red, at eye level looks like cola. Not much in the nose, just a little yeast and wheat. At first it almost kinda tasted like a cola finishing with some very light chocolaty roasted malt followed by a really nice yeasty finish. It has moments of a dark german wheat or a belgian wit but this stands out and is unique. Smooth hop balance, with some of the german hops coming out, i kind of picked out a lemon drop taste with the hops, wheat and yeast. Good aged beer all around, i do not regret it at all. I found myself right at home with this one. drjay44 (3714) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2011
750 ml. bottle. Corked and caged. Pours a medium, lasting beige head, with attractive lacing, over a clear, dark amber (SRM 13) body.....nose is light caramel/toffee, raisin, fig, plum, light molasses, cereal....taste is light sweet caramel/toffee, then light raisin, fig, plum, finishing with a hint of clove....mouth feel is medium, alcohol hidden, carbonation adds a nice foamy sensation. This is between a Dunkleweizen and a Weizenbock. It is heavier than the first and lighter than the second in both the depth and subtlety of aroma and flavor. It is a well balanced and thoroughly enjoyable beer. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7
LiteWait (266) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 1, 2011
750 ML corked bottle. It sat in AirForceHops basement since July 2010. Deep red/ brown poor. Bubbly white head that was short lived. Nose is raisins, plum, dark fruit with a touch of caramel in the background. A slightly light metallic smell. Taste mirrors the aroma but plum is dominating though out the sip. A smooth almost Red wine finish, kind of dry, yet smooth. Shared with AirForceHops On a snowy April Fool’s Day in a winter that just doesn’t want to end. To me this is more like a Weizen Bock Rather than a Plain Jane Wheat ale. This brew has a nice layer of complexity. AirForceHops (7244) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 1, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2014 750 ML corked bottle. It sat in my basement since July 2010. Deep red/ brown poor. Bubbly white head that was short lived. Nose is raisins, plum, dark fruit with a touch of caramel in the background. A slightly light metallic. Taste is a duilpcate of the nose. Enjoyed on a snowy April Fool’s Day, will this winter ever end?? This brew has a nice layer of complexity.
This is one one my first re-rates and I have to say it is nearly identical to my original post. This bottle had much more clove in the flavor. With the solid caramel malt backbone under the wheat base. TreadyTalk (15) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Smells of red wine with a clear, deep red sunset appearance. Somewhat thin body with well-balanced alcohol taste. Raisin, cherry, dried fruits. I don’t feel that this beer really stands out. Travlr (24930) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2011
750 ml bottle at Churchkey, shared with Ed, Scott & Linda. Murky brown color, small off whitehead. Very smooth and chocolatey, decent malt, few hops. Nice stuff. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Sampled on 2/14/2011 at the Beer Revolution De Proef event. This Belgian Wheat Ale pours a very dark reddish amber color from a 750ml bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is dark fruit, caramel and sweet. A medium bodied Dark wit. The malts are fruity and sweet, raisins, dates and candi sugar. The hops are herbal and earthy. Mild carbonation. Nice balance. A touch of spice and a touch of wheat. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.