Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 17, 2007
I hate to be the dissenting voice, but I found this beer to be just a touch too sour for my palate. It was pleasant enough to drink after the initial impression and I would have probably gone back for seconds, but just too sour for me. Although I can see why it gets rave reviews. MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Cloudy copper color with a huge head. Spare lacing. Aroma is cloves, bananas, wheat and sweet malts. Full bodied and sweet finishing. Stine (1780) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 On tap at the Acadia Cafe. Hazy mahagony with a hint of orange glow. Clove and banana wheat and yeast aroma, with citrus candy. Taste brings elements of brown sugar and clove to infuse a dark, bready body. Simple and substantial. Finishes subtley citrusy and sour, dry and nutty with indefinite length. Entirely lovely. eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 17, 2007
medium to large head, pleasently subtle aroma. smooth and refreshing. served at a nice temperature it tastes great. JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2007 Hazy brown color with very large head. Sweet aroma that has the usual W-Bock fruit and candy, but with some fresh bread scents added in. Taste is a pleasantly sweet grain-fruit mix, with elements of banana bread and sweet pastries. Nice, lasting finish. Very good - no wonder it IS the style.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Pours a murky hazy brown with a nice head. Aromas of banana, caramel, bread, and a smokey pepper type smell. The carbonation is medium bodied and carries the sweet toffee, banana, dark fruit, clove and biscuity flavor through to a lasting earthy finish. TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
The pour is awesome. Muddy brown that forms into a nice sized tan head that hangs around. The smell is spicy, fruity, and more fruit. Taste is very good, not sure how to describe it in detail, but very good. A little fizzy in the mouthfeel, but very drinkable.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Brown bottle from Florian’s. Hazy/murky brown body with a couple inches of more of light tan amazingly creamy-looking head. Pretty agressive carbonation in this one. Banana dominates the aroma with hints of smoke, spice, citrus and yeast. Banana, spice, and hints of smoke and nut comprise the flavor. Fairly clean finish with just a hint of cloves on the tounge. Creamy mouthfeel that isn’t sticky or syrupy at all IMO. Alcohol is also barely noticeable, best as I can tell. This beer is great - like a Hef, only more complex, tasty, and satisfying. Superb. I can see this beer having a regular place in my DBF. mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Beautiful dark ruby pour with good head retention. Cloves and yeast register in the aroma. The flavor is full wheat malt, somewhat sweet, with deep clove notes and little apparent alcohol. The lack of hops detracts from the palate, but the finish is quite clean, with only a slight yeast aftertaste and slight acidity. Overall a nicely balanced wheat bomb. OldBoss (27) - Tuttle, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Notes of caramel, toffee, and chocolate are present. Hop aroma is supressed, well in the background. A slight dryness, and a bit thinner than I remember from previous bottles, from the higher alcohol content. Dark copper with a thick off-white head. This was a three year old bottle, so no cloudiness in the pour. Good clarity and head retention. Wheat malt clearly present, but well balanced with barley malt. One of my favorites.