thegreenrooster (4396) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Pour is a dark hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is very nice with some banana and clove with just the right amount of funk. Flavor is again some banana and clove with some breadyness and a small amount of yeast. Some people will crap on this beer b/c it says AB on the bottle but I think this is a decent attempt at the style. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Pours brownish amber with a tall lasting head. Aromas of cooked veggie stew with mild medicine. Medium full nectar with mellow, chewy carbonation. A rich malt backbone sustains live giving forces that push spicy banana and clove to the surface with a pinch of meaty nectarine pulp. The finish is mildly sweet and acidic. I have to say I am impressed by this new breed of AB. Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Sample given by local distributor: Now were getting serious, with AB giving full autonomy to Michelob, they’re coming up with some tasty stuff. Strong banana and clove with some light breadiness, definately banana bread. Appearance is dark brown, almost opaque except at the edges with some red tints... taste is lemony, banana, clove, dough, very complex, some chocolate pokes through... good job guys.... once again the body falls short of greatness, I wish it were a little bit more creamy, mouthfull, but it rolls off the tongue like water on wax.... finish is light but lingers, crisp... damn, I knew they could do it, just keep the beancounters out of the equation and you’ll create a great beer. wxman (1819) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 Pours a cloudy dark ruby amber with a soft lasting small bead, light tan head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is citrus and spice. Taste is delicious. Mild sweet roasted barley and wheat along with some citrus notes, banana, clove and bready yeasty flavor as well. This is as good as most mainstream imported dunkel wiezens. A worthy effort from AB. cheap (5855) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2008
I was expecting something way above average and I got it. Big wheat aroma, slight banana if you please. A very good representation of this style but it seems a little more alky than 5.5%. A little heavy for a dunkle. Dark cloudy with gunk on the bottom swirling hypnotizing pour. Good quality tingly dark wheat with a slight alky bite on the palate. Does have that ever present mik background. Short medium mild acceptably medicinal finish. Here’s one euro style beer for the new inbev.
thornecb (5907) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Head recedes leaving no lacing. Clove and bublegum aromas. Thin and sour. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Cloudy rust colored ale with an initially large foam that slowly fades and leaves a thin layer that lasts well. Telltale Bavarian aromas, with hints of banana, clove, vanilla, and other fruits, maybe even some graham and cookie. Well balanced and well made, it even finishes really well. Authentic german dark wheat and a great effort from AB. It’s not a complex ale, nor or the flavors as vibrant as I’d like, but it still a well brewed, high quality ale. drpimento (3630) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2008
One of the best if not the best of A-B’s efforts. Classic weisse aroma with the standard spicy fruitiness found in the Bavarian unfiltered wheat beers. Poured with a good long lasting head and plenty of lace. Nice dark hazy amber color. Flavor is same as aroma but with more malty. Definitely fresh! Very drinkable. One thing is its lack of depth. Very short finish. But pleasant. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2008
12OZ twist-offbottle. pours hazy copper color. Thin white head. A very nice banana aroma, key to style. nutty and bready, hint of lemon. Flavor is a bit spicy, more like Dr. pepper flavorings. Rich clean malt. Big banana flavors. this may be the best thing to date by A-B. what a wonderful surprise. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Tasted 08/18/08. 12oz bottle. Dated 08178. Unactivated. Hazy with an orange amber hue with a dense core. Skim layer of off-white head. Banana yeast aromas with a hint of caramel and cinnamon. Touch candy. On the fuller side of light bodied. Good mouthfeel with a decent palate. Mild caramel malts with a spicy middle. Touch acidic in the finish, but the initial malts and wheats are smooth, if not short lived. Bitterness shines as it warms. Yeast loses its character. Metallic acidic bitterness is really starting to rear its head.. Zesty with a raspberry 7-Up effervescence. The first one I had was totally activated and it had a layer of large sedimented sludge at the bottom of the glass. And while it had more character, it wasn’t necessarily better. This being the other extreme, also comes up short. So find the happy medium when getting the yeast off the bottom of the bottle. But the added funk really adds a dimension. Good job, Homeboys!