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Brooklyn Smoked Weissbock

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Brooklyn Smoked Weissbock
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Formerly brewed at Brooklyn Brewery
Style: Weizen Bock
Brooklyn, New York USA

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Try the new Brewmasters Reserve: Smoked Weissbock. Bamberg, the central town in the Franconia region of northern Bavaria, is home to one of the world’s most unique beer styles – smoked beer or “rauchbier”. The barley malt is dried over beechwood fires, taking on a smoky quality that infuses the beer brewed from it. Smoked lagers are common in Franconia, but there’s a further specialty as well – smoked wheat beer. Only the barley malt is smoked, while the wheat is malted normally. This gives the beer a lightly smoky quality which is a perfect complement to the fruitiness imparted by the weissbier yeast. These beers have inspired us to bring you something more special still – Brooklyn Smoked Weissbock. At the doppelbock strength of 8%, this beer is full-bodied and complex, retaining the light acidity of the wheat balanced against fruit. Underneath is the light beechwood smoke, making this a wonderful beer with to enjoy with food. The palate finishes dry and spritzy. Try it with any pork dish (especially barbecue), traditional Mexican dishes, robust seafood such as monkfish, and Chinese dishes featuring black bean sauce. Malt: German two row smoked barley malt, German wheat malt, Belgian aromatic malts, caramalt. Hops: German Perle ABV: 8%


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5900) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 2, 2007
on Draft @ Coles Buffalo NY. Smooth , flavors of clove, banana & light smoke. Creamy full mouth. enjoyable

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2007
Draught @ Monk’s Cafe, Philly. Sensationally balanced. Smoke, banana, vanilla and esters. Big aroma and mouth feel. A really lovely brew.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sregnar35 (972) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2007
On tap at Mahars. Poured a nice dark reddish brown with a big thick white head. Aroma was very sweet and yeasty. Flavor was super sweet and creamy, but finished too smokey for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3472) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2007
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Dark copper color with a puffy tan head. Very thick looking. Aroma is smokey with a nice amount of yeast and spices. Very interesting combination. Flavor starts with a nice smoked malt flavor then moves to a very smooth wheaty and spicy middle. Very good combination of a smoked beer and a weizen bock.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5024) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Thanks to Shigadeyo for sharing this growler at the Sring(ish) tasting. A llight hazed amber pour. A very clovish spiced aroma. Like squeeqing an apple and mango together. Also a hint of yeast in the aroma. A flavor of sour apple gum with a mix in of sweetness. Very little smoke from a good warm beer. Low carbonation which I liked but slightly thin. Pretty good beer overall. Thanks Craig.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8037) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Draft at Mad Mex in State College. Mostly dark burgundy brown colored body, with a yellowish-tan head. Nose of big bananas and full of yeast esters, pretty remarkable scent on this beer, though there’s no smoked quality at all. Fresh, lively hefe yeast and big bananas tasted, oily and thick, almost cloying at times, but still a very superb beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Thanks to Shigadeyo for sharing a growler of this with us at the Tennessee Spring(ish) Tasting! Poured amber with a thin white head. The aroma was sweet with bananas and wheat with a faint but present smokiness. The flavor reminded me of cotton candy at first but turned to banana, clove, earthy and a smokey malt background. Medium body with a sweet aftertaste. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Growler split at the Knoxville Spring(ish) tasting. Pours a hazy golden copper. The aroma is fruit, peach, bread, and just a hint of alcohol, faint touch of wood. The flavor is nectarine, spice, and very very subtle smoke. The finish is sticky with wood and slight alcohol. It leaves a peachy, warm aftertaste. Decent, but I could actually go for a more pronounced smokiness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2007
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham. I got the last of the keg, and I’m very happy to have had a sample (Brooklyn’s Brewer’s Reserve series has impressed me thus far - bottle this stuff!). A huge smoky aroma, like a lovely cooked meal over a campfire, but the taste is actually more subdued and savory. Not so much malt presence and more like a gently spiced ale (with enough of a bite in the aftertaste to remind you what this beer’s about). Who knows if it approximates the multiple styles it’s named for, but this one is nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Sampled at the Knoxville tasting courtesy of Craig. Growler. Thanks! Pours out a dark orange color with an off white head. Smell is fruity, bananas, some wheat aromas, and a very faint notion of smoke. Taste is sweet and refreshing, without much smoked flavor at all (thank god). Quite refreshing, something I enjoyed, and maybe I can find it on tap around here. Good stuff. Thanks Craig


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