hirigalzkar (3046) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 Bottle. Did not like this one. Way too sweet and carbonated. Tastes a lot like coca cola. [Rerate 2014]
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy red brown body with a large white head. Aroma-taste: cloves, summerfruit and rye bread, spicy and balanced. Medium bodied.
gyllenbock (8625) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hofbräu an der Alster in Hamburg, October 2, 2011.
Hazy brownish with a medium creamy head. Quite pleasant aroma and taste, mostly malt, yeast, toffee and banana.
DesEsseintes (18) - ITALY - SEP 21, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
50cl bottle, usual label design with the Munchen brewery; colours are blue and dark brown. Writing "gebraut nach dem Deutschen Reinheitsgebot" on the label of a wheat ale could seem a bit goofy, anyway. Pours dark brown with fluent light beige (near white) head. Nose is unavoidable banana but also sweet chocolate, distant cloves; very canonic, but a bit synthetic like an industrial banana split-flavored dessert or something like that. Flavor is a bit evanescent but lingers on the "dark" side (chocolate, small licorice) for good, because the opening feels overly sweet; body is very thin and watery. Overall not a very shining example of a style I do not dig very much.
heavy (2808) - Split, CROATIA - SEP 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
28/08 0.33 l bottle from Coop store, Gradisca d’Isonzo. It poured hazy brown body with medium to bigger brownish head. Sweetish caramel aroma, extremely cloying, along with wheat notes of bubblegum and banana. Finely sweet caramel yeasty flavor, banana, touch of coffee, plums... Full bodied with long caramel and sugary finish. Slightly acidic at this point. A nice dunkelweizen, no doubt, but a bit too sweet and cloying for my taste.
Marko (5354) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of and shared with heavy (thanks!)
Poured a brown-amber body, misty with a huge, lasting off white head. Full, sweet, bubblegumy lactic nose, very light coffee too. Extremely creamy banana taste, müsli, banana and did I mention banana? Light, acidic finish. Ooooh yeah!
Dogbrick (12494) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas. The beer pours dark amber-brown with a medium foamy beige head that recedes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malt, wheat and bananas. Medium body with flavors of caramel malt, banana, roasted grain and a touch of spice. The finish is toasty malt with a sweet caramel aftertaste. Decent overall.
AshtonMcCobb (6276) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle Pours a stunning damson colour, with shades of gold and pink around a purple/brown centre. There are steady bubbles and a nice generous head -perfect.
The nose has over-ripe pears and caramel.
The taste has toffee-apple, then pears again.
After all that, the palate is a little lighter in the start and middle sections than expected. A nice clean finish though.
Overall, a very nice dunkel, though it may have been monumental, had the palate been a bit more chunky.
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bierhaus NYC. Pours a dark reddish brown with creamy khaki head. Aroma has moderate yeast and wheat. Flavor is similar with a touch of white sugar sweetness. Fairly mild and more like a standard weizen. Where’s the dunkel?
jaimenavarrog (74) - MEXICO - AUG 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cerveza oscura de malta color no tan oscuro, no tan aromatica y mas bien aroma y sabor a malta a medio fermentarM Le falta cuerpo y aroma.