phaleslu (10551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Bottle at Atlas Beer Cafe in Queenstown. Pours a rich brown color with a medium tan head. Aroma of banana, melon, spices, yeast, hops, malt, and caramel. The flavor has an additional level of complexity, with banana, spices, yeast, melon fruits, hops, caramel, chocolate, sugar, malt, and vanilla. Well-balanced, rich, sweet, and just a little bitter late. Light-medium bodied. Excellent, probably the best dunkelweizen I’ve ever tried. DiscoForever (71) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2009
This beer really is a unique stunner. Another great Emerson’s weiss! Fun food options like brunch pancakes, pistachios and roast veges. Leans toward the sweet and softens as it warms. Fantastic. Aroma: sweet golden kiwifruit, lemon drops, chewy caramel lollies with a sour, lactic, subtle bananery spicy yeast. A large billowy "French vanilla" head over a cloudy, almost opaque rusty brown. taste is sweet and sour: fried bananas, faint kiwifruit, milk choc / mild-med choc or cocoa under with earthy yeastiness. The body begins prickly on the tongue - age may assist. Gulps of med-full, quenching satisfaction. I’d serve this beer to anyone! EastCoaster (122) - USA - JUN 27, 2009
Enjoyed this on a whim in NZ my first one of the style, Always enjoyed a Dunkel always liked a Weissbier. An enjoyable combination. will look out for more in the future. DuffMan (10602) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2009
Bottle. At last I get to try this elusive beer! Pours a dark hazy brown with golden highlights and a medium golden head of fine bubbles. Estery aroma of wheat, chocolate and banana. Sweet wheaty palate with flavours of chocolate, banana, and bubblegum. Perfect carbonation and medium body. An excellent dunkelweizen. snuffla (176) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 18, 2009
Pours rich chocolate colour with a fat latte coloured head that thins a little bit persists to the bottom of the glass. Clove and banana on the nose, no hint of the dark malt which i fancy is chocolate. Soft chocolate and banana wheat waves of flavour and the palate is velvet, soft and silky like a silk chemise on a girl you want. Gorgeous really.
This is the 2009 version - 6.3% abv and very nice for it
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - APR 2, 2009
...had it at the Purvis beerfest. Nice dark and hazy color, with a big off-white head that lasted. Roasted malt, wheat, and yeasty flavors, with some spice, and hints of chocolate. Clove, and hints of nutmeg in the finish. Tasted bigger than it is, finished roasty with some caramel, a good brew, these guys know how to do it. gam (4037) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2009
Great looking beer big creamy head good carbonation red brown pour clear aroma rich caramel wheat spice banana sugar sweet perfume like flavour crisp banana wheat roastedc dark taste light marmalade taste and spice like nutmeg the banana wheat taste is good clove and cinnamon notes mild smooth bitter finish bitter sweet taste and spicy very classy Dunkelweiss zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Bottle at the Twisted Hop in Christchurch 01.05.09. Pours hazy dark caramel, off white head. Aroma is yeasty, funky, musty, fruity. Flavor is yeasty, dried fruit, cheese, wheat, caramel, chewy and yet crisp at the same time. sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 31, 2008
Cloudy dark brown with a tan head that lowers quickly.
Chocolaty malt aroma with apricot, banana, caramel and some yeast. Some mild hops in there.
Flavours of milk chocolate malt and ripe banana. Caramel, with a hint of licorice. Some fruity plum tones.
A clean mouthfeel, yet creamy.
Rather watered down flavours, but overall very nice. Finishes with a mild hoppy bitterness and caramel. pickled (47) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 29, 2008
2008 version. different label and booze level than quoted by ratebeer. bananas and candy with some spice notes. dry at the end. very drinkable.