One of my favorite styles.
Thanks to Matt (AKA SilentSabre), and ultimately BeerBeing.
Poured into the Tucher Weizen glass, it’s pretty much all black with a few brown highlights at the edges. Nice half-inch tan colored head forms on the pour, but this VERY quickly fades to absolutely NOTHING – I mean nothing, not even a spotty film – very disappointing. As a result of the wimpy pour, absoultely no lacing either. After that it sits there, looking like a coke.
Nose is pretty alcoholic with some bananas. Mouthfeel is good, quite rich and smooth.
Taste hightlights the alcohol and not much else. Warming on the way down, but generally disappointing. Some smoke?? Not at all complex or interesting.
I dunno, just one of those beers that failed to meet the hype for me. That in itself is not that unusual, but I guess the fact that this is a style that I really like, made it feel more of a let down. Ho Hum.