mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2017
Pours a dark brown with red highlights and an offwhite rim that leaves some lacing. Nose is of chocolate and light ash. Taste is of chocolate, wheat germ and light ash again. Moderate body and carbonation. Overall a good but not great porter. czar (9680) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
on tap at the ginger man, boston. unclear dark brown pour, mahogany tint, with a beige cap offering some retention and lacing. ashy chocolate, very mineral, phenolic bananas, peppers - a tad vegetal; lota of spices, yeast. almost foamy carbonation, light body, relatively dry coffee finish. like a phenolic strong porter more than a strong dunkel. not a serious style, neither in its execution. ClarkVV (7050) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Draught at the brewery, 1/8/17.Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2017
Medium tan body has light mahogany and maize suggestions, moderate haziness and a beeswax head atop showing moderate to moderately-high retention.
I get primarily white pepper, banana and light caramel in the nose, giving a pretty fair dark weizen-like approximation. Light clove, nuts, bread; the usual. Clean but perhaps a bit heavy on the phenols with a strong lingering vanilla-banana-clove character.
In the mouth it’s rather bready with strong, peppery carbonation and reasonable attenuation. Light caramel, honey and wheat notes back strong white pepper, banana and moderate clove notes.
On tap at Ginger Man, Boston.
Pours very dark brown with low beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, some hops. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, some bitterness. Slight ashes. Palate: Full bodied, medium carbonation. Overall: Good. jredmond (8964) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Can sampled at As Is - thanks Ben. Pours a deep brown body with light lace. Nose is chocolate, wood and wet dog. Mouthfeel is round roast character, cocoa powder and wet dog.
PhillyCraft (8322) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Can. Pours a darker brown with smaller head. Notes are hazelnut, ash and booze. Some roasted malt, grain, and coffee but chocolate hefeweizens aren’t my thing :( WillRunForBeer (2810) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Taster at the source. Pours dark brown with a beige head. aroma is dark chocolate, dark roasted malt. Flavor is dark chocolate, roasted malt, mild banana underneath. Not at all traditional, but pretty interesting. Chalumeaux (1911) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Taster at the source pours dark brown with a nice off white head. Aromas of roasted malt char chocolate and faint yeast. Taste is dark bread roasted malt chocolate and char. tapefuzz (975) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2017
16oz can. Pours nearly black with a small tan head. Aroma is char, chocolate, and bread with faint clove barely coming through. Taste is chocolate, char, and toast. Some clove but banana doesn’t come out until the beer approaches room temperature. A little yeast at the end. Finishes more like a hefeweizen. Quick drop off into a lightly lingering, vaguely yeasty char. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. AirForceHops (8179) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Draft at NS. Oh boy, a dark brown hefeweizen! Aroma is pumpernickel bread, burnt toast and the faintest yeast.
Wasnt sure what to expect here. Comes off more like a Herman bock. Dark bread, mild roast, chocolate, and a hint of char. Medium body with a malty, chocolate nuance in the finish.