crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2007 The desription says it all, it really does. The color is the inside of a plum, the scent is spicy, cloves and banana. Guess what it tastes like, cloves and banana. Creamy as all hell, the lower levels of carbonation do this beer justice. It’s puts me into a beer nirvana that cannot be explained. I’m in love with this beer. Just a great collaboration of spiciness, banana, and a creamy mouthfeel. It’s been 3 years and is staying my only 5. TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2005
This beer is excellent. It has a gorgeous golden wheat color, with a beautiful foamy golden head. The head is creamy and pillowy on the palate. The body of the beer is thick and feels great on the palate, as well. The beer smells strong of banana, and spice, with wheat. The taste goes down smooth, and is very sweet but with just enough wheat and malt flavoring to remind you that it is beer. The aftertaste is creamy, and sweet. What a great beer. It would be tough to drink many of these. But if you are going to drink a beer that is sweet, ... make sure it’s this one. MUHerdfan002 (7) - USA - JUN 2, 2006 does not count
This beer is near perfect. Very nice gold color with a light cream color head. Full bodied with an earthy grain flavor. Great malty smoothness with just enough of a sweet taste to make it interesting. Malty and sweet at the finish. Incredible beer for me. tjthresh (1872) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Growler from Cliff. Pours a hazy amber with some brown hues. Lots of banana in the nose with just a pinch of clove. Doughy wheaty back bone as well. Bunches of bananas and clove with maybe a pinch of cinnamon as well. Full body with an above average amount of carbonation. Dry and spicy finish. Really damn good stuff. rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Weizen glass.
Appearance: The body has a deep old copper/amber color. It is very hazy and it produces a small creamy, light tan colored head on top. The head slowly fades down to a thin ring of foam that makes a little slice lacing on the glass.
Smell: Its aroma has big full nose of fruity and bready yeast with notes of banana, clove, toffee and fruited liquor.
Taste/Palate: To start with this beer has a nice mellow warmth throughout from its 8%abv. It has a big fruity yeast character and full bready malt with plenty of sweetness up front. It has notes of ripe banana, golden raison, sour cherry and just a hint of toffee, clove and leafy hops. The hops add some light bitterness to the back end. The finish is bone dry and the palate is very smooth with a solid medium to full body.
Notes: This was a very enjoyable Weizenbock. Its alcohol was very noticeable at first but mellows as you drink and as it warms.
generallee08 (778) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
The body has a deep old copper/amber color. It is very hazy and it produces a small creamy, light tan colored head on top. The head slowly fades down to a thin ring of foam that makes a little slice lacing on the glass. Its aroma has big full nose of fruity and bready yeast with notes of banana, clove, toffee and fruited liquor. To start with this beer has a nice mellow warmth throughout from its 8%abv. It has a big fruity yeast character and full bready malt with plenty of sweetness up front. It has notes of ripe banana, golden raison, sour cherry and just a hint of toffee, clove and leafy hops. The hops add some light bitterness to the back end. The finish is bone dry and the palate is very smooth with a solid medium to full body.
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2002
on tap GABF '02: Big clove and slight banana aroma rising out of muddy orange liquid. full bodied, starts and ends sweet. Great brew with a good wheat character. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2005
GABF 2005 and rating #2112 ! I see the works of gifted hands, that grace this strange and wondrous land. - Rush, 2112; Oracle: The Dream Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
Hazed yellow hue with a nice frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of banana and clove esters, caramelized and smoked malting, a bit of wheaty and grainy notes, and even a bit meaty. The taste follows suit with good working of both the weizen and bock character. More weizen up front with the fruity and spice nature before a smoky and sweet finish. The feel is smooth and creamy. One hell of a brew and one of my favorites at the fest.
Muddy brown, covered by an enormous off-white foamy and eternal head. Charming aventinus like toasted malt and identifiable biscuitiness is taken aback by this surprisingly efficient yeast bringing forth pure doughy, banana, grapey and cloves glory. Remarkable flavours integration, whereas the chocolate meet the cloves into an herbal fashion and to make any Chef’s envy. Body is medium in size, creamy, ample and mineral, showing the wheat a perfect ground to work in. Exquisite balance, might be as good as Aventinus. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2005
GABF 05. Pours a cloudy amber with an aroma of bubblegum and banana. Flavor follows suit, but it’s more like a Belgium version of a hefe than a German. Palate coats. Outstanding beer.