egajdzis (6692) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2005 Poured a hazy copper color with a small off white head and some lacing. Aroma of wheat, roasted toffee, some nuts, and light banana. Much of the same, sweet caramel, lemon, tropical fruits, nuts, and wheat in the taste. cazort (567) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2006
After being greatly disappointed by Iron Hill’s hefeweizen, I was surprised to find this variant among the better beers I’ve had. Unlike its lighter cousin, this one was very balanced, the flavours blended very well. There was a rich wheat flavour, a lot of fruitiness--definitely feeling the bananas--but this aspect blended with the other flavours well. There was no sourness, which I was very happy about. There is a lot of body and substance to this beer as well, and I liked that. This one totally wins in my book; I can say it’s the best brew I’ve had from Iron Hill so far. DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Draft at North Wales. This was one of the highlights for me. Poured burnt sienna with medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, heavy nuts, corn flakes, and caramel. Firm, dense palate with a complex malt, nut, toffee, cabernet taste. I found this to be exceptional. Goodgrief (2056) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 11, 2007
I only had this from a sampler, so I didn’t quite pick up all the subtleties noted in the other reviews...but did notice a light banana flavor and a lot of other flavors going on in this one. This was a nice bavarian wheat beer...but nothing to make it stand out among the other I’ve had (in fact, in my unrefined opinion, just about all the beers of this style taste almost the same anyway). willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2010
20091010 Tap at Maple Shade. Glad to see a bp dunkelweizen that’s appropriately murky and viscous. Sweet, bready aroamas, a bit of butterscotch, fruit cake. Full, creamy body with little to no bitterness but a slight bit of sour acidity. Flavors are surprisingly but not unpleasantly less German than expected. Rather than the sometimes tiresome overripe fruits sometimes associated with dunkelweizen, this one has more toasty grain and toffee notes. Nice.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Draft: Poured a cloudy brown, almost dirty water color with not much head. The aroma was that of a Hefe, bananas and cloves. The flavor was great, some fruit, some malts, some nuts and more malts. Overall, dark yet refreshing, a great spring/summer beer. ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - MAY 17, 2011
On tap at Iron Hill Newark. Pours a deep, dark caramel brown color with a one finger frothy white head that quickly dissipates into a lasting ring. Aroma of bananas and clove with some bittersweet chocolate and toffee with a slight bit of roast and bready yeast. The flavor is roasted malt with bitter chocolate and a spicy cloves that come through strong, along with some toffee and bready yeast to round out the flavors on the back end. Medium light body and moderate carbonation.
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Draft at Lancaster location. Served in tall weizen glass. Dark amber to light brown color, heavy carbonation, nice head. Good balanced beer and a nice dunkel. Did not disappoint. reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Pours a murky amber/ruby with a medium white head. Aroma has fruity note...banana...and clove....some bubblegum. Flavor follows suit...not overkill on the banana...nice amount of spice. Mouthfeel is medium/full and silky with a finish that reminds me of Juicyfruit chewing gum a bit. axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Poured a murky brown body with a bubbly beige head. Aroma is bananas with a hint of citrus. Flavors were mostly bananas with some yeast, raisin, and citrus flavors. I’ve been really liking this style lately.