jcr (2806) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Draft. Cloudy brown body with a frothy off-white head. Malty aroma of caramel, sticky candy, bread, overripe fruit. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, moderate carbonation. Bready caramel taste that is lightly balanced with peppery alcohol and light hop bitterness. nuplastikk (6633) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
Tap at FFF. Deep unfiltered brown-black body. Cool new ground covered for FFF. I really enjoyed this one. Banana clove under deep chocolate, Judicious spice(?) notes. The aroma is pedestrian but the flavors are pretty nice. Intense combination of a dark Christmas Ale with a Weizenbock. drfabulous (9004) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 10, 2015
Draught at The Tap. Big muddy brown pour. Taste is fruit and banana, but not a heavy banana. More of a roast. Very interesting beer. Boozy. Block (3222) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2015
This is a decent cold weather beer. Higher malts with the bocky caramel flavor you would expect. Not very different. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Munster, IN). Pours a deep alluring ruby red hue, healthy penny copper glow hits the body with some fiery winter hearth glow cutting through a firmer hazy body. Gentle frothy tannish head atop stays foamy and firm, a thicker layer atop retains well and laces nicely. Aromas are distinct darker wheat brew, a firmer rich estery presence of banana and pear meet distinct toasty and biscuit malts, touches of darkness and toast, flaked wheat, faint cocoa and decent spicy clove and yeastiness hitting as it settles a bit more. Initial is much as expected, a nice medium body allows for more full imbibing of darker biscuit and toasty malts mixing with flaked wheat, firmer estery fruit banana and pear into the middle. A dab of stone fruit and cherry meet firmer spiciness, yeast and clove as we hit the backend. Some softer sweetness trails out, allspice and faint cinnamon wafts. Finish is a bit yeasty and spicy, gentle dryness and a kiss of alcohol warmth lingers on. I seem to remember (and it’s been awhile now) Krunk Monk being more of a favorite but I bet this is fairly in line with it just perhaps my tastes have changed? Solid for what it is but not necessarily something I’d come back to.
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Draft. Wheat and hefeweisen character in the aroma (cloves & banana). Solid dunkleweiss. kaser (6471) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Not a fan of this style but this isn't bad. Fruity and choclate combined Had a sample of this at three Floyds. Tmoney99 (15223) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Draft sample. Poured an clear ruby color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy toasted, banana and clove aroma. Medium to abundant body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid drinkable beer. b3shine (9339) - Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Draft to taster at the brewpub. Looks good for the style; a very hazy brown with light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast, clove, banana, and a bit of dark fruit. Tastes like it smells with a medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Some mild spices. Smooth. Enjoyable, but I couldn’t drink more than one. charule (2304) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2015
On tap at Three Floyds. Poured murky dark brown with thinning beige head. Aroma light spice malty fruit. Light carb med bod. Taste is full of burnt banana semisweet.