JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2012
This oddly appeared on tap at a whole foods bar in Chicago a few years ago. I was just looking at old photos and saw my cell pic of it. It was a ruddy brown with hints of clove and banana in the nose. Nicely masked alcohol (I’ve seen it listed between 7 & 9%) in rich, creamy mouthfeel. Citrusy hops snuck in at the end and some melon and orange from the hops mixed in with the banana-rich malts at the finish. Funky. Make more! adrian910ss (2589) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JUL 20, 2009
On draft at the brewpub during DLD 09. Pours a dark caramel brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of banana, light spice, chocolate and bread. Taste of banana, light spice, bread and chocolate. nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2009
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Source: Tap at DLD.
Glass: Tulip glass.
Appearance: Poured a cloudy dark brown color with a thin tan head.
Aroma: Malty with hints of banana and chocolate.
Flavor: Banana dominated with spices and chocolate in the background.
Palate: Medium body with soft carbonation.
Overall: Surprised that I liked this one as much as I did.
Served in a tulip draft at the brewpub (Munster, IN). Pous a dark brown, with black notes, red edges, with medium light brown head and decent lacing. Aromas push some prominent banana esters, a touch of lemon rind, and booziness, preaching some decent roast. Smells strong. Initial is pushes a medium smooth body, a bit boozy warming with light chocolate and dark malts, and banana coming in further into the body. Rich, without overdoing anything, the dark malts come in with cocoa and cream in the finish. I was skeptical of this stronger brew, but it proved it’s good body and flavors without any cloying qualities. Finish preaches chocolate and light banana bread, with some subtle cream, small bitterness. Very good. Cheers! Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2009
On draft in the brewpub at DLD ’09, served in a tulip glass. Alright! A great mix of sweet malt and hefe. Makes a great balanced aroma in this respect. It at the same time smells full of fresh bananas, cloves, bubblegum, swet/sour yeasty breads, and lighter citrus, while also a good amount of caramel nut cookies, and brown malts. Pretty beer per usual 3fs, smooth, small bubbled creamy head, no lacing, a nice ring of retention, and a faded light to dark date purple/brown color. Wonderful balance shows up as well in the flavor. There is more hops (again per usual 3fs) than a normal beer of this style, but also a strong and full, yet creamy smooth feel the whole way. The same spicy banana bready sour notes as the aroma in the flavor profile. Toffee is also big, also big, nutty multigrain breads. A fairly dry finish The citrus and floral hops in this work so well as more hops in 3fs beer just seems to make everything better. Very, very hard to beat for me for the style. A great balanced, hopped-up German style beer. Prost!
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2009
Draft @ DLD 09: I could sum this one up by saying that is was one of the highlights of the brewpub for me. Murky caramel color with a large whitish-tan head. Nose was big on spiced malts, dried banana chips and chocolate. As thick as this stuff looked it didn’t translate over to the body...thankfully. Medium-light body, fairly crisp in the carbonation area. Tasted just like chocolate chip banana bread. ’Nuff said. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2009
On Tap on DLD 09. Dark brown pour with nice, off white head. Nice aroma of chocolate covered bananas and spice. Kind of an earhty, funky, banana flavor to this one. Absolutely awesome and an absolute pleasure to drink. StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2009
On tap. Pours a murky brown color, looks like dirty dish water. Aroma is nice, clove, light fruit, spice, cream. Flavor is a bit of a let down. All of the characteristic from the aroma are there, but the dominate flavor is a earthy-musky-chocolate-funk that didn’t do it for me. Just overpowered the other flavors. Werid aftertaste as well. I was warned beforehand that this one was not for everyone, so I’m sure this hit exactly what they were going for, and I love that FFF does these crazy experimental beers, this one was just not for me. MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2009
On tap at Three Floyds and served in a tulip. Dark mahogany pour with a light haze and a one-finger thick khaki head that quickily faded. Decent lacing. The aroma was full of banana and clove esthers as well as a rich note of chocolate. The flavor didn’t stray far from the aroma. Spicy clove along with banana and fruit. Toasted wheat. Some light chocolate in the background. A light alcohol warmth in the finish. The mouthfeel was medium to full-bodied and had moderate carbonation. Pretty bold for a dunkelweizen. Well done. railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2009
On tap brewpub this poured a cloudy brown with a nice chocolate aftertaste along with a spicy clove finish and a hint of banana overall a nice dark weizen and very enjoyable .CHEERS!