milwaukeebeer (53) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2008
bottle. poured a little darker than most hefes, not dunkel dark. xcellent head with orange and banana scent, do i smell brown sugar? anyway, this brew comes alive in my mouth, made my taste buds sing. smooth getaway, but not too quick, with a nutty flavor. one of the best weiss beers i have ever tasted! StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2006
Loud hiss and an abundantly frothy off-white head that takes years to gravitate back down to the hazed, caramel orange ur-weiss color standard. Aroma is petulantly delicious. Dynamic lemon and lime juices run a course through ground cloves, nectary bananas and vanilla cream breakfast danishes. A coppery zing lovingly attaches to the end of the waft and afterthoughts droll up thoughts of sugary glazed, cutout-styled Christmas cookies. Cloves and delectable lemon cream cotton spritsingly load the mouth with a semi-tart and sweet flavor wonderment. The real beauty is realized when stepping back post-sip and appreciating the meringue crème composure. Caramel lays a gooey and buttery blanket over solidified honey graham cracker dust. Cloves grounded into lemon shortbread batter further the balanced flavor foray. Medium-bodied with an all out palate rapture. Banana wheat muffins are smoothed out with Madagascar vanilla beans, sliding down to a more sugary matter in the form of a delicatessen vanilla wafer with a little butter dripping off the sides for embellished delight. Fantastic ur-weizen. Fantastic brewing tradition. Dan can out dance the best of them. Congratulations on your fine beer. JK (6162) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2006 Dark copper color with a small, thin, tan head. Aroma of vanilla and cloves. Started light and seemed to get heavier and sweeter as it warmed. Thick and heavy on the palate. Banana, and light spices are abundant. Very wheaty; I can almost feel the grain in my mouth. Some sugar, lemon. Exceptionally complex. After a three year absence this beer is better than I remember. It is very close to their Solstice Wheat. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2007 Hazy pale with a big frothy, white head. The aroma is banana, cloves, pears bread and light herbal hops. The flavor is bread, biscuit, banana, spice, pepper and honey. Medium body with a soft and smooth texture. Amamzingly well made. Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2001
Big frothy head, lace that blankets the glass, deep some what cloudy brown color. Malt and banana like nose. Start is sweet, not overly so, the middle is full, rich, creamy and relatively light, finish is nicely attenuated with hops, maybe a bit dry. Quite a decent but mild Weiss, but like Mikey ’ I Like it’!
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2006 Bottle from the September 2006 batch. Opened with a loud hiss, and really erupted when it hit the glass... explosive cap of beige head leaves loose, well-spaced lacing on the glass... very slightly hazy deep copper (not especially dark) liquid with some rising carbonation. Nose was as complex and intriguing as can be hoped for... soft bananas, spices (clove and white pepper), toasted toffee and gingerbread.. lemon zest gives a fantastic final touch. The flavor hit the spot, too... tart lemon and cloves tickle the tip of the tongue.. toffee, caramel, and rich wheat slowly make their way across the middle.. Tart wheat, lemon, and spices settle in expertly and provide a great lasting impression. Soft and supple on the palate, with tart notes and spices in all the right places. This was just excellent! notalush (5878) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Acquired in trade with badbeer - thanks, man! - the bottle opens with a nearly explosive release of carbonation - pours an extremely turbid gold/copper, with a massive, lasting head - very full aroma, some some touches of yeast and toasted bread, followed by light banana and clove, caramel/toffee, some roasted grains, cracked wheat, some faint notes of caraway seeds - very full but soft carbonation in the mouthfeel - mellow citrus sweetness up front, followed by a balancing dry character, with some delicate spices and a hint of hops mixed in - the toasted bread/grain quality makes things more interesting, but the beer doesn’t stop there - some herbs, followed by notes of caramel and even chocolate come into play near the finish, which is semi-dry, and moderately wheaty - it’s nice to see such a complex and full beer that doesn’t have (or need) a high ABV - well done! Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2009 Bottles from Ughsmash, 1FastSTi, and my brother who brought me a whole case, much of which is gone now. Slightly hazy dark golden orange. Huge rocky head, great lacing. Nice chewy sourdough bread character up front. Hints of banana and citrus, mostly orange and lemon, very faint clove. Flavor again yeasty sourdough bread up front, decent banana, faint vanilla, with hints of orange and other citrus. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Well done and a very easy drink. JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Bottle from September 2006. Pours a rich copper color with a monsterous off white head. Aroma of spices, lemon and banana. A complex, busy taste of caramel, vanilla, cloves and malt. The best weiss I have had the pleasure of tasting. A very enjoyable brew! This is just outstanding. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2006
2006 batch. All I gotta say is OMG. I will definitely be going back to buy more of this. Reminds me of Bells Wheat Four Ale (which I loved a lot), but better. Pours to a hazy glowing copper body with a huge light foamy white head. Awesome lacing. The body is well carbonated. The aroma is dry roasty gingerbread, cloves, some crunchy caramel, light banana. The flavor, WOW, the flavor. Starts off as a dry bready and gingerbread base with a light banana, morphs into a really rich roasty wheat and cloves with nice yeasts and a light hop with some mineral water. Perhaps some nuts. The palate is also wonderous. Starts off slick and watery and then thickens a lot and coats the mouth superbly. Think of this beer as Dan Carey going over to Brasserie de lAbbaye des Rocs to make a dunkelweizen.