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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Weizenbock is a pale, golden color, and like a bottom-fermented bock, has a high starting gravity and high alcohol content. The smooth, malty sweetness of a Weizenbock is balanced with clove, honey and fruit-like flavors. A touch of honey is also perceivable in the nose to produce a unique and complex aroma. It has a medium to full body and mouthfeel. The wheat adds a subtle tartness, which makes for quite a quenching and refreshing beer.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (15600) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 27, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2016 Bottle @ RBWG 2016. Thanks, Bobby, I’ve always wanted to try a 15 year old weizenbock... Dark amber beer with no real foam/head. Not surprisingly, quite oxidized. A lot of caramel, maple, and sweet sugars. The nose is pretty decent, actually. Unfortunately, this tastes like cardboard and celery. Some bitterness and a bit of caramel sauce. Oh well.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (9252) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2016
750 ml bottle shared by t0rin0 at the RB Awards - thanks, Bobby! 2001 vintage. Holy smokes, that is some serious deep rotbox cred. From the days of green bottles at AleSmith. Pours a nearly clear golden orange with no head. Notes of cardboard, paper, honey, caramel, plastic, hay, and cereal. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and an oxidized, flat mouthfeel. Obviously much different than where it started, but it was fun to try.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Hazy orange, flat. Aroma of malt, cookies, some fruits, caramel, oxidation. Sweet, a bit of cardboard, grapes.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
djd07 (9532) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle thanks to torino. Pours a hazy copper with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. Lots of oxidation on the nose and wet cardboard. Medium mouth, oxidation, bready malt, boozy, didnt hold up well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VsXsV (3869) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle, thanks Bobby! Vintage 2001. Light hazy amber liquid with minimal white head. Aroma of raw sugar, raisins, port wine, dried fruit and oak. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of port wine, raisins, tobacco and raw sugar. Full bodied with low carbonation. Quite rotten.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (7960) - Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2016
750 ml bottle to taster (thanks t0rin0). Looks solid; a mostly transparent caramelish orange with very thin lacing that dissipates quickly and completely. Smells malty and boozy with notes of caramel and oxidation. Tastes like it smells with a sticky medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Okay, but clearly past its prime.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2016
2001 bottle thanks to torino. Dark brown murky appearance with a thin tan head. Aroma has light banana, caramel, chocolate, and chocolate. Low carbonation. Pretty good drinking dessert beer. OK but well past its prime.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (4023) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Thanks Bobby. Cardboard and paper all over the aroma. Pale orange with no head. Not a good impression so far. Taste is a watery mess of dried cardboard

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6172) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2011
This poured a darker yellow to red color with a tiny beige head. Aroma was lots of spices, mainy wheat, yeast, and coriander with some clove there too. Flavor was a very nice balanced of spice, some herbal hops actually which is amazing for how old this is, and just the slightest Alcohol. Great stuff, not very oxidized at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
750 bottle @RBSG shared by EDA-pours a thin off white head and gold color. Aroma is spice, sweet medium malt-caramel. Taste is spice hops, sweet medium malt-caramel.


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