Gachupines (954) - USA - DEC 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a decent head which fades fairly quickly. Aroma is of alcohol and some dark fruit and candy sugar. Flavor is primarily malt with some fairly strong sweetness and a slight alcohol bite. Fairly nice beer and not overpowering in alcohol like some of Avery’s other high gravity beers.
alexsdad06 (5895) - Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle at home from backlog notes 07. Pours a clear amber brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, toasted malts, brown sugar, raisins, banana, chocolate, gets a bit thin at times, overall prettyddecent.
Damico (2684) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours unclear roasted chestnut brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma brings malts and aged yeast at 6 years old. Flavor brings buttery malts aged yeast.
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2006. Pours hazy almost opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, prune, grape, caramel, toffee, molasses, banana, clove, toast, chocolate, light roast, and dark earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester notes; maybe some slight oxidation but its hardly even there. Taste of big raisin, prune, caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, molasses, clove, dark bread, light banana, light roast, wheat, and earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruits, caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, molasses, clove, light banana, dark bread, light roast, wheat, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark malt and fruity ester notes; with no cloying sweetness present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Weizenbock at 7 years old! Great balance and complexity of malt/fruity ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
phaleslu (6837) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle at a blind tasting. Pours a clear tea-amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, cocoa, and something that was almost peaty. I thought it was a Scotch ale at first. Flavor was a thinner, smoother version of the same. Light-medium bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, malty mouthfeel. "Weizen Doppelbock" - all right, it works.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I remember buying this awhile ago when Woodman’s Oak Creek opened but I didn’t realize it was already three years old when I bought it. All the weizen was pretty much gone but it still was drinkable, though I’m assuming much better fresh. Dark caramel with a brown thin crown. Aroma of dark malt, soy sauce, booze, yeast and more malt. Taste of dia-soy-tl, toffee, malt, alcohol, brown sugar and light chocolate. Kind of a porty feel with the soy but countered by the butteriness. Stuff like this is making me on a mission to drink the end of my cellar the end of 2011 and keep any buying in check until I’ve got a handle on things that have gotten too old.
Marheb (2299) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2011 (*2006/5ans): Trouvé dans un épicerie en compagnie du reste des anniversaires de Avery (jusqu’à la plus récente, 18e). L’age a définitivement fait son travail, c’est évident, même si je ne l’ai pas comparé à une bouteille fraîche. Au nez, on croirait à un vin de pruneau, figues, très fruité et robuste. En bouche c’est sublime, liquoreux et très complexe mais je perçois aisément le tabac et le chocolat à travers l’étendu de saveurs. Ridiculement bien balancé. Un nectar divin, tout simplement.
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bomber thanks to blutt59) clear rich brown with a few tan bubbles. Nose of raisin, vanilla, rum, and a bit oxidized/papery. Taste of chocolate, fudge, a bit of oxidation but appropriate here. Well carbonated with a medium thick body.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed from a 22oz bomber in a pub glass. The beer pours a deep brown/mohogany color, with a low to moderate off-white head. The nose shows characters more reminiscent of a doppelbock than a weizenbock, with the lion’s share of the latter’s characteristic ester profile seeming having faded away over the beer’s extended life on the store shelf. Really nice raison and deep caramel malt notes come through, with a underlying slightly fruity yeast note. The palate is full, without being filling; showing all the best characteristics of a doppelbock. Deep malt complexity, slightly oxidized notes, and no evidence of alcohol. The finish is slightly sweet and malty. Overall, an excellent beer, even when consumed well past the time intended by the brewer.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy deep brown with tan head. nose of clove with some oxidation. some bitterness before yeast-derived clove esters with some muting from the age. munich malt is present but not overwhelming. alcohol provides nice depth. overall a beer whose flavor may be somewhat muted due to the age, but the tempering of the alcohol results in a remarkably drinkable brew and a great version of the style
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle - thanks to blutt59.
Dark brown color - aromas of toffee and brown sugar. Flavor is very smooth and tasty - hard to believe this is 4 years old! Caramel and roasted malt flavors with a bit of a wheat bite.