corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark golden amber/copper color with mahogany edges and a two finger off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Slightly smokey, roasted malt aroma with peppery spice, earthy hops and bready yeast. More robust than what’s typical for the style. Hints of pepper and clove followed by banana, bread, chocolate, caramel and toffee but there’s also a burnt dark malt presence as well as a resinous hop presence. These extra elements are interesting but overpower what I like most about the style.
Medium bodied with a flavor profile that’s very similar to the aroma. The roast character is toned down a bit but it’s still slightly smokey and more dry/acrid than I expected. Hints of dark chocolate, oatmeal and dry, burnt toast followed by hints of peppery clove, banana bread, caramel and toffee. The ABV is well masked and its easy to drink, but I just wish thre was some more sweetness for balance. I appreciate the more robust, hoppier take on the style, but I prefer the more traditional take on the style.
AnokaBrewer (171) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle poured an Amber hue with very little head. Not a lot of aroma. We felt it was more of a bock than a Weizen. No banana or clove from the wheat. OK beer, but they make a lot of better beers.
rumproasts (5267) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Brown with one finger head. Light sweetness and just a bit of banana and clove. A bit disappointing that this was so light on flavor.
weihenweizen (3329) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated bottle, best by February 2014, poured into a weizen glass. Pours clear copper with half inch dense beige head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body medium carbonation, and pretty good big bubble lacing. Taste is big malty caramel malt, hints of yeast, some bread, and hints of vanilla in the finish. Not the typical combination of flavors, especially for a german variety, but not a bad beer, and I don’t think the age of the beer made much difference.
islay (2365) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle, consumed on 5-8-14. Simple, tangy, musty aroma features scents of caramel and apple juice. Pours a clear amber with a small amount of beige head. Simple, tangy flavor features toffee and a touch of vanilla in the finish. Dry aftertaste. Light to medium body. Lively in the palate. Easy to drink. Pleasant but simple, unsophisticated, and forgettable overall. Boring beer for which I was unable to create extensive notes because it was so uninspiring.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4804) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sugaya, shared at the Dig Bar American Craft Event. Slightly past date. Served in a tulip. A nice malty caramel somewhat yeasty aroma. The beer has a medium bodied with a spritzy mouthfeel. The taste is caramel, toffee, yeast, mild spices think some kind of spicy bready cake. Pretty good.
jcos (1794) - Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with Jay on 4/22/2014.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown red.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel, light fruit..
Taste: Wheat, caramel, fruit
Palate:Medium light body,lingering aftertaste.
Summary: I realized while enjoying this beer that the bottle had an enjoy by date from March, even though I purchased it more recently. Still, tasted pretty solid to me.
78samh (266) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz bottle poured an Amber hue with very little head. Mildly sweet aroma. Taste is bland. Hard to pick any discernable flavors. I am not liking this beer. It is smooth I’ll give it that. Not good though, overall.
TizzleJizzle (789) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear amber color with a thin cream top. Taste of caramel malts, raisins, brown sugar, and slight grains. high carbonation, light-medium body.
radagast83 (7602) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a clear golden amber color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is light sweet malts, some earthy notes, some light spice character. Flavor has some grain notes, sweet malts, some earthy character. Pretty enjoyable actually.