Additional notes 2/8/23 (pictured)
Gratified that the beer goes into the same glass that it did 11 years ago. In fact there’s something poetic about that, because all of the notes that I made back then (below) are essentially reflected in this 2023 bottle and pour.
Still rich, still great alcohol presence and typical flavor notes. Nothing but pleasure.
Original notes 11/07/2009
Unexpected (but welcome), recent arrival at Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. 500 mL bottle.
Poured into the Tucher Weizen glass the beer gives a lovely golden hazed body and a huge, imperious and airy head. Just the ticket. Some lace.
Nose and tastes are right on the money for the style. Bubblegum, banana, alcohol laden fruits, with a mild burn in the finish. A good dose and alcoholic bitterness jumps in at the back end.
A few phenolic, medicinal notes add to the experience and there is also a fairly large amount of toffee that I was not expecting. The toffee element is surprising but makes this beer for me. Delicious.
A classic example of the style, would be difficult to find a better example.