tmoreau (3714) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured to a fluted fest glass at Brixie’s Holiday Beer Tasting in Brookfield, IL. The color was a hazy straw tone, with tight, small white bubbles to a modest head, almost nitro-ish. The lacing was merely clingy spots. The aroma was lightly grassy, a hint of yeast, some mid-tone fruit, banana, spice, and a little tartness. The flavor was similar, adding some lively carbonation with maybe a medium to medium light body. A nice, enjoyable example of the style.
Pailhead (6405) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of banana, light bubblegum, yeast, clove, and some faint mustiness. It pours a cloudy orange with a large white head with excellent retention and spotty lacing. The flavor starts with moderate citrus along with some light banana and bubblegum. The finish is light-moderately spicy with some clove. It’s medium bodied and the carbonation is lively but never gets to the point of being prickly. In my opinion, it comes across more like a bigger Hefeweizen rather than a Weizen Bock.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours hazy lemon-golden with white head. Nose of minerals, eggs, bananas, and cloves. Flavors of banana, clove, hawain bread, with a cashew finish. Spritzy carbonation, light body.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep, cloudy lemon orange with an explosive aroma of banana and clove; litereally, after the bottle is opened, the aroma shoots into the nose. Flavor is a bit of a let-down, a watery banana finished off by blunt and boring clove. Nice mouthfeel. Overall, not too bad.
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle - hazy light orange - effervescent body that kicks up an impressive head, but fails to sustain it well - aroma of earthy wheat, mustiness, yeast, clove/banana phenols, some orange-like tanginess, - smells like an imperial hefe - carbonation is full in the mouth, but soft - fairly yeasty - a mild sweetness serves only to balance a moderate acidity and tartness/tanginess - phenolic flavors are more subdued than the aroma suggests - some wheaty/grainy flavors make way for a more dry malt character that carries through the finish - things are capped off with a moderate alcohol warmth - this really is, basically, an imperial hefe, and a fairly good one at that.
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy bright yellow. Strong carbonation. Nose is lemony, tart, yeasty, wheaty, sharp. Taste is very yeasty, a bit sweet and nosy. German yeast and alcohol very evident. Drinks nicely.
JPDIPSO (5657) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazed golden color with a voluminous cream colored, soft, tiny bubbled head. I don’t know how a weizen-bock could look much better. Aromas of wheat, mild banana and hint of cloves. Fairly basic weiss aroma, solid, but nothing special. Big malt and wheat flavors. Light fruit and bananas in the middle. Hints of spice in the finish with clove, allspice and hint of white pepper from the alcohol. Well drinkable weizen-bock. I will definitely have this around this winter for a refreshing "winter warmer".
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2009 Stone fruit and banana aroma with light vanilla and cream accents --sweet and seductive. Cloudy peach hue under a tall, creamy, white head. Medium sweetness made to feel sweeter by the aromas, bright and tangy acidity, low bitterness. Spicy retronasal of cloves and pepper. Medium bodied, vibrant carbonation, alcohol tingle, very creamy texture. Clean, well-built, balanced. Might be great with a spicy chicken salad or another piquant and creamy chicken preparation.
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz bottle picked up at Mac’s on West Peachtree. Nice looking brew. Murky orange/yellow color with a beautiful fluffy head. Very aromatic brew. Sweet orange, banana, and yeast coming through. Sweet cream and bubblegum as well. Ah such a fucking lovely smelling weizen. A lovely banana and yeast flavor. Citrus orange comes through more in the aroma than in the taste, but still a damn fine beer. Nice extremely creamy, but has an average palate. Very impressed with this offering.
ilovedarkbeer (2712) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a orangey light golden color, with a medium to large sized foamy white head. Lively somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Taste is honey, bubble gum, caramel drizzle, orange rind, a little bit of banana and bread pudding.