nhamilton (104) - Cibolo, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2008
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Have had many a good German beer, so I was somewhat let down by this one. The fruity aroma was appealing and it forms a nice brownish colored head. The taste was average and it had to much carbination. It was similar to drinking root beer.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brown with a quickly disappearing large tan head. Aroma of fruit, dark malts, alcohol, dates and light banana. Taste of fruit, caramel, brown sugar, alcohol, dark malts, light chocolate and sugar. Lively carbonated body has a dry finish.
badgerben (5005) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red/brown color with a large head. Big Munich malt aroma, lots of wheat and some toasted malt. Very thick and chewy malt flavor. Definitely seemed like biting into a thick loaf of bread. Quite yeasty. A little banana. Great.
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The last time I had this I was in Germany, looked forward to trying it again and reviewing for the first time.
Very dark ruby red and brownish in color. Caramel, plum, burnt sugar came through in the nose. Taste was much of the same, but more noticeable. Hints of banana and clove hidden in there as well. High carbonation with a full body to back it up. Not available near me, but a solid choice when I have the chance.
rcasta (855) - EL SALVADOR - JUN 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
esta ya la hemos probado desde la ultima alucinacion hasta el hotelito hostal berln
blutt59 (6552) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, heads starts out huge and fades to crema, dusty chocolate and caramel nose, flavor gets fruity and more chocolate, feels a little watery but finishes strong and dry
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark cloudy caramel colour with a thin white head. Aromas of cocoa, chili peppers and caramel. Flavor is semi-sweet, chocolatey malts and touch of roasted almonds. Very smooth mouthfeel, little carbonation, overall pleasent.
kappldav123 (6022) - GERMANY - JUN 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The bottle looks really good, the beer in the glass also. Not much foam, but okay for a weizenbock. The aroma is very, very sweet. Tastes strong and malty, finish is malty and dry. Very drinkable for its strength. Good beer!
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a small, off-white head that goes quick. Hazy brown body. Aroma of bananas, clove, toffee, raisins, and sweet malts. Taste is sweet with bananas, vanilla, and a touch of soy sauce.
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2009 ...bottle. Pours a dark brown, with a large rocky tan head thad did fade. Very good, the best that Erdinger makes in my opinion. Great roasted malt flaovors, wheat is there, blended well with spicy hop notes. Malt masks the high alcohol content, smooth, very good. Definitely worth a try if you can find the stuff.
RR: Lots of strong grape notes and other dark fruits, not as smooth as it should be, needs more yeast, but still overall a pretty well-balanced brew.