bhensonb (15756) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 23, 2010
Tap at the brewpub. Pours dark amber with a white head. Nice banana aroma. Almost chewy. Lots of banana and roast malt for flavor. Banana finish. Not sweet. Very good. brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2010
Aroma of dark chocolate malt and Weisen Malt and yeast,plenty of the banan aspect,flavor is a solid combination of the darker munich malting and the distinct chocolate banana and caramel malt/yeast. One of the best of the sampler tray,spot on as far as style requirements,one of the best Dunkels weizens made in the U.S. Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2010
Pours a very murky, dark brown color with a tall, creamy colored head that’s very dense. Aroma has a large banana ester nose, mild chocolate and a low caramel and wheat malt note at the end. Flavor starts off with some light chocolate with a strong banana estery taste throughout. A nice toasted malt note follows with some light caramel sweetness at the end. Body is moderately heavy with a nice fine carbonation that delivers the esters perfectly. Overall a tasty brew with a really nice combo of flavors. The esters are strong but don’t lend a sweet profile to the beer as the toasted malt notes come through balancing the beer perfectly. A very enjoyable brew. Dogbrick (13763) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Sample at the brewpub. This brew is a dark orange-brown color with a medium thin beige head that diminishes steadily. Top ring of lacing with spots underneath. Aroma of bananas and bready malt. Medium body with flavors of toasted malt, caramel and wheat. More bananas in the flavor too. The finish is fruity and wheaty and there is sweet clove that lingers a bit. Decent overall. hombrepalo (1972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2009
On tap @ Piece. Murky brown mixed with crimson coloration. Sweetness in the nose, wheaty, whiffs of banana and spice. Soft and airy. Much fruit in the flavor, banana, some citrus and clove, some caramel from the malt, and it’s all very smooth and flavorful.
phaleslu (10668) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark cloudy brown that looks like a less carbonated root beer. Fizzy tan head. Gentle, sweet aroma of malt, wheat, yeast, fruit, and spices. Flavor is wheat, grain, caramel, sugar, and fruit with a nice malt backbone. Light to medium body, well carbonated and smooth. Bready mouthfeel, dry finish. Great example for the style. BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Nicely done, and one of my more favorite styles so I always get excited when I see one on tap and this does not disappoint. Great yeasty nose envelops the senses with clove and cinnamon and a bit of banana and bulbblegum, bready malt background, with some toasted toffee and caramel notes. Not over the top, medium bodied, but holds your attention and could still be quite sessionable. Nicely done. FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2009
Pours a dark cloudy brown with a small off white head. Lots of wheat with strong bubblegum, clove, yeast. Flavor starts with some sweet banana peel and a wheat bread character. Finishes with a bit of clove and a nice sort of mellowness that isn’t too much, leaving a satisfying refreshing aftertaste. Medium body and a fairly active carbonation. Nicely balanced and refreshing, well done dunkelweis. BeerBunker (966) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2009
22oz draft at Piece. Pours murky brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is of wheat, malt, sweet fruits, spice, and wheat. Taste is not what I expected at all. Lots of sweet fruit up front, mostly banana. Lots of spice, cereal grain,wheat, bubblegum, caramel, and nuts. Has a nice malty backbone that evens the whole beer out. Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp, aided by the carbonation. A very easy drinking beer that is well balanced given all the different tastes bouncing around in it. 17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2009
Pours a murky tootsie-roll color, unclear with a medium white soda head. Odd sugary caramel and wheat aroma. Nice malty caramelized wheat malt flavor, sweet and toasty with some chocolate, taste is similar to Victory Moonglow, quite a bit of toasted banana. Medium body with a full mouthful, fine sparse sharp carbonation, not too sticky. Yum!