Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Ruddy orange-red body, thin quickly dissipating off-white head. Chewy aroma of banana, clove, tangy wheat, and caramel, slightly sharp. Sweet caramely body, somewhat toasty, with plenty of banana and clove with some development of sweeter fruits (e.g., cherry) from the sugar-charged malts. Surprisingly strong; alcohol is evident at the finish, after which the banana sticks on the palate for awhile. This is a very good Weizenbock, and certainly a sipper rather than a session beer! Thanks Dan (jah noth) for the bottle! chriso (7583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2005
Big banana and clove aroma. Some citric bite coming through too in the flavours. Very rich, with a sweetish finish. A big wheat like this runs the risk of being a bit blowsy and overblown. However, whilst this is undeniably a big, bold, beer it maintains it’s balance. A classy brew. Bottled at the Green Leafe Cafe, Williamsburg.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Hmm, very...interesting., to say the least.
Pours a cloudy amber with some head and no lacing.
Aroma is of a Belgian Hefe, very fruity; bananas spring to life as does light spices.
Flavor is, well, between a Bock and a Weize: Very fruity with both dark and light fruits. Definate bananas, but apricots, dates, and other fruits play with the tongue. Nicely complex.
Palate is full, to say the least. It’s got a nice bite to it. Overall, this is very nice. It’s definately worth seeking out!
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Aroma is slightly bitter, alchohol, very grainy, and backed with some banana esters. The flavor is strong with alchohol and the grains especially while the yeast comes through in the finish. Only moderately sweet this seems more geared toward the grains than anything else. The alchohol becomes a slight nuisance once it warms a touch but overall the flavor stays strong. GuilTTy (735) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Deep amber and a little hazy but not as hazy as many wheats. Medium light tan head and decent lacing. Malty, fruity aroma. Nice roasted malt flavor with some hops and fruity sweetness of apples and citrus zest. I thought the mouthfeel was a bit thin but it was a tasty brew all the same.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2004
NIce pour. Very fruity in flavor. So much going on in this beer, I can’t put it into words...well, that and I’m lazy. Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Copper in color, aromas of banana immediately present followed by spice. I always had Aventinus alone at the top, but this one ranks right up there with it. Nice medium mouthfeel, spices and malt hide the high alcohol exceptionally. How can this be almost 9%!!
Super finish as the spice lingers. Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Pours a small golden amber hue with a small slight-off-white head with somewhat decent lacing. Aromas of butter, popcorn, and malt. Flavor is very very malty and buttery almost like buttered popcorn??? Alcohol is barely noticable with flavors of butter, roasted malts, a little toffee, banana, a little spice. Very unique...I haven’t had any weizenbocks in my time as a an alcoholic, I mean drinker, but this is the most unique lager based brew that I have had. Fairly bitter finishm yet very addicting. mmmmm....I kinda like this a lot. jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Hazy dark amber color with a small off white head. Aroma of wheat, banana and cloves. Flavor of wheat, cloves, citrus and a quite bitter finish. Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Creamy head, light crimson color. Aroma is alcoholic and malty. Taste was totally off. Very sour, no discernable wheat. Very tangy and tart. I’m thinking this was a bad bottle.