EithCubes (5367) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2015 125h rating for this beer - my 19th Weizenbock and easily my favorite. Bottle. Ooooh baby! Bottle itself hasnít even been recycled yet. Nose is super malty, dry though, light brown sugar and light cloves. Light golden body (surprisingly so) with visibly strong carbonation. Head is a pillow, soft and densely bubbled. Medium body, soft and smooth. Taste of medium bananas, heavy bubblegum, seemingly a little candy sugar, indistinct berry. Malt profile is gentle on the whole but thereís a frisk side lurking under the surface. Aftertaste is dry and pure honey-malty goodness. Vanilla, cream, light meringue, light lemon zest. Light and refreshing, no muddy or grainy malt, absolutely no sign of the strongish alcohol. A pleasure to drink, and an extremely promising offering for a style that was leaking hope. Manna, poetry, gift of the ancient eagle, stolen by Odin and given to man to reward his faith. [2009.12.10: 4.5]
Another bottle, coincidentally almost on the sixth anniversary of my last. Spice sets this apart from many other bocks, weizens, and weizenbocks, as does the great creamy-yeasty underpinning. Fruit melds perfectly with citrus, perfect crispness and full of life. Touch, oily-sticky, late-arriving grape, alcohol makes itself known (more like 9%!) but doesnít hurt. Really strong, bright wheat. Bubblegum getting a little out of control, but otherwise a killer! And I like how this maintains identity as a supercharged HW rather than a mutt. [2015.12.08: 4.3]
vyvvy (5132) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy dark yellow / orange with a fluffy white head. The aroma has creamy wheat, some banana esters, light spices and is a bit rich. Medium / full body with lots of flowing soft carbonation. The taste is like the aroma, but is very smooth and full with smooth wheat and some cinnamon-like spice on the finish with lots of effervescence. This is very nice. Itís not as complex as some in the style, but everything that is her is solid.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an oddly hazy golden, expecting something darker, huge sustained rocky head... Aroma of overripe banana, clove, big floral aroma, wheat, yeast, bubblegum... Very flavorful up front, notes of banana and clove dominate, taste is of strong hefe... Almost a thin finish for the style/weight, overly drinkable, lingering banana flavors, medium bodied, Very Good, but not at the top of the list...
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cL bottle, no date. Opaque goldenrod (damn you crayola), stark white foam, decent retention and great lacing. Big banana nose with some bubble gum. Flavor falls real flat, bubble gum up front that fades rapidly to... not much, a little bit of wheat grain and not much else. Palate seems really thin also. Big letdown for me, came into thinking "ZOMG I LOVE Celebrator and Brau Weisse, this is going to be AWESOME". Stupid expectations.
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into weizen and produced a large foamy head that released a lovely aroma. The aroma includes spices, grain, wheat, and some light fruits. Taste expands on those with a definite banana, bubblegum, and alcohol palate and a nice smooth finish. Not very carbonated or biting. OK weibock
thornecb (5117) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep hazy gold into a weizen. Bright white micro head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface. Bubblegum and clove aromas. Crisp with sweet caramel and bubblegum upfront turning to a dry banana clove finish.
emacgee (4485) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice cloudy amber orange with a profuse creamy/sticky offwhite head. Nose shows banana, soft wheat, bready, mild malty sweetness, spicy clove. Flavor shows clove and banana, prominent wheat, mild grassy hops. Palate is creamy with some spice.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle. Pours a very cloudy orange, highy carbonated, white foamy head. Huge aroma of clove and banana, lots of wheat malt. Very sweet flavor, rich wheat, clove, and a bit of banana puree. Heavy bodied, rich and flavorful. Overall, it finishes with a forward charge of bold hefeweizen character. Lots of hefe... its and Imperial German Hefe. Awesome and rich.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy golden orange with a big off white head. Aroma is banana, spice, and light fruits. Flavor is wheaty, malty, with some banana and clove in there as well. Very good.
bhensonb (13207) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bottle Barn. Pours hazy orange gold with a foamy, 4-finger white head. Very nice banana aroma, backed by a little clove. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is wheat, followed by clove, and then banana, finishing different banana impact. Really good stuff. Itís very tasty. Banana in the long haul.