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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
Red and white wheat combined with darker malts add body to this hazy, unfiltered ale. Fermented with the same yeast as DreamWeaver Wheat replicating the pepper, clove and all-spice flavors found in our year-round beer.

19.1 Plato, 7.9% ABV, 18 IBU. Made with pils and crystal malt, red and white wheat, and magnum and German Northern Brewers hops.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle, thanks hopdog! Pours cloudy dark amber with an off-white head that descends to a ring of foam. Fruit and spice aroma with a hint of bubblegum. (Got a cold at the moment and my sniffer isn’t currently up to par, so there may be tons of other stuff lurking in the aroma and taste.) Medium body and fine carbonation. Sweet and chewy fruit and caramel taste with a soft clove-spiced finish with a dash of banana. All in all, this is one tasty beer even with a cold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Bottle thanks to jtrockchalk on BA. Pour is very hazy, dark amber with a short lived off white head. Aroma of huge banana, tons of clove and other spice. Flavor is much of the same with clove, all-spice, less banana and very well hidden alcohol. Medium body with a lot of lingering sweetness. Overall the spice was a little much for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2008
12 oz bottle shared by toncatcher. Dark hazy pour. Aromas of banana and hints of spice. Strong clove on the flavor. Yeast in there too. Pretty good. I like this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (6609) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2008
12 oz bottle, gifted by acrdz. Pours a mostly clear amber body with a small fizzy beige head that fell to a wispy film. Nice husky and earthy wheat with a good amount of yeast character, some overripe bananas and light coffee. Maybe a touch of smoke? Pretty nice flavor, very earthy, almost tastes a little like it has a little rye. Lots of yeast, banana bread, and a touch of alcohol. Mouthfeel is full and fairly thick with soft gentle carbonation. Could be a little softer and creamier. Overall, a decent effort, but a long way from the German classics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2008
12 oz. bottle - thanks to pepsican for the bonus bottle; pours dark, ruby brown with some minor floaties; head only around the edges; aromas of belgian candy, sugar and sweet malts; drinks smooth with considerable sweetness; a little light on flavor, but pretty enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3386) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2008
12oz that has been in the cellar for a while. Pours dark muddy bornw with a 1 finger tan head. Nose has underlining banana and way too much clove for me. Taste is slightly sweet with some fruitness and both a spiced character and a spicy one as well. All and all its an interesting beer, a style I enjoy but this doesn’t do it for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1468) - Montana, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Bottle thanks to hopdog. Dark amber pour with decent brown head. Clove was strong on the nose with some dried fruit. Flavor was spice, sweet and had a great mouthfeel. Nice little dry finish that had some hops to contrast the sweetness of the malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3419) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Awesome weizen bock. Aroma was nice. Banana, clove and light fruit. Pour was a perfect hazy dark brown/burnt orange with a one finger head and impossible to see through. Taste was great. Tangy clove and spices with a yeasty bite and a bittersweet hoppy/light fruit aftertaste. Love the style and this was a great one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2008
Bottle courtesy of TomDecapolis. Pours a murky brownish red color with a thin offwhite head. The aroma is pretty much what I expect from the style, fruity esters, candy sweetness and bubble-gummy yeast. The flavor is also smack dab within style parameters, there’s a nice sweetness with fruity esters and bubble-gum, some wheat presence too. The body is medium to full with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. This is nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (8557) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Courtesy of Gillard. Pours hazy brown-ish orange with off white head. The aroma is wheat mixed with sugar, malt sweetness, light dark fruity esters and more wheat. The taste is sweet with healthy amounts of wheat and tartness that builds up into the finish. The fruit, wheat and otherly tartness all don’t really come together all that well for me but it is an enjoyable product.

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