nearbeer (5452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 11, 2008
650 ml. Unclouded mahogany with a large, lasting head and Jack Frost all over the glass. Coffee, cocoa, citrus peel, banana and ash aromas. Flavors of coffee, lemon bread, dark chocolate, chalk, banana, tobacco and char. Medium body is slightly watery, tingly with acidity and low-medium carbonation, and roasty-dry on the finish. Much better than expected; kudos to French Broad for this nice experiment! GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 7, 2008
22oz bottle from nearbeer. Thanks! Poured a dark brown color with orange light shining through. The head was thick, foamy, and light tan with good retention. A bit of lace was left behind at the end. Pleasant aroma of yeasty bread dough, chocolate brownie, rye bread, and subdued clove. Medium bodied and delicately sweet. The flavor profile included the likes of clove, toasted bread, light tobacco, and a hint of roasty malt. Decent stuff. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2008
(22oz bottle, thanks wilkie) Medium beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, clove, caraway. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some raisin, rye, light spice. Medium body, low carbonation. MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Thanks to JCB for the bomber. Clear deep mahogany color that lets very little light through the glass. Large head. Aroma was dark(er) malts, bread and yeastiness. Flavor was medium sweet (brown sugar) with some peppery spiciness. I can’t really taste any bananas, which is a good thing in my book, but a bit strange considering the styles that were combines to make up this beer. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Bomber. Pours a woody amber brown with a thin head and light lace. Aroma is lightly peppery, dark toasted malts, sweet caramel and some yeasty phenolic character. Flavor is smooth, moslty sweet dark caramel malts, light nuttiness and chocolate, phenols and esters are toned down and becomes a bit boring although nothing really bad going on.
3fourths (9349) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Dark brown colored body. Very faint nose, almost non-existent… some faint bread crust and Munich malt notes. Smooth and oily up front, some light toast, light Munich malt, some caramel malt, and some wheat chewiness in the finish. Simple. gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2008
bottle.deep brown pour with a big head. aroma of sweet malt and yeast. slightly bready in the flavor. bananas, toffee, and light milk chocolate. awesome carbonation. real fizzy in the mouth. alcohol was nicely hidden. finished with some bitterness. nice beer. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
This dunkel pours a dark brown color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized tan foamy head, with good retention. The aroma is mildly chocolate with some banana and yeast. A medium bodied dunkel. The malts are fruity and sweet with some chocolate and banana. The hops are slightly spicy and earthy. This beer starts off sweet and bready like a dunkel and finishes yeasty and fruity. Lively carbonation. A very drinkable dunkel. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and a touch dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2008
22oz bottle. Dark brown color with medium head. Aroma was of of caramel bananas, and light roasted malt. The taste was the same with light dark fruit and bananas in the finish. I really don’t know what this beer was trying to be, but it was fun to drink. DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2008
22 oz. bottle on 6/14/08. Pours out a deep ruby/brown with a light tan head, but only fair lace. Malt dominated aroma with caramel, toffee, and some dark fruit character. Medium body and generous carbonation, faint stickiness as the malts dominate the palate.
Fruity, caramel malt sweetness balanced by a very soft bitterness. There are hints of some spiciness in the aroma and flavors
Actually, this is somewhat of an unusual beer, as it has a fruity character and sweetness that seems more prominent than a typical German Dunkelweizen, yet certainly fits that category better than it would any other. It’s quite drinkable, and if your tastes lean to sweeter beers, this certainly tips the scales in that direction.