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Brooklyn Smoked Weissbock

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: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Growler brought to the Knoxville tasting by Shigadeyo. Pours murky amber with a tan head. Wheat malt and banana aroma. Nice mouthfeel. Initial flavor of banana bread, with notes of cherry and clove. The smoke is very subtle and blends into background. Sweet and slightly phenolic finish (screw you Craig). Nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2007
From a growler at the Knoxville tasting. Cloudy orange, big tan head. Aroma is more weized than smoke - Apples, and some woodsy notes. A little smokier in the flavor, but still fairly understated. Nice sweet, malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2817) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Draft @ State Line, thanks Roberrrrrrt! Poured a massive tan head that does hang around to the finish. Lacing is nice, sticky. Color is gold/amber, sorta murky. Nose is light with hints of bananna, clove and a touch smokey. Body is medium, lightly coating, oily with a low carbonation. Solid smoked flavors, lightly meaty, woody with the bananna yeastiness all about it. Finish is lightly sweet and smokey. A lovely brew for Rauche fans!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3032) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Pour is a murky amber-brown color, huge head, excellent lacing even after the head settles a bit. The aroma was strong bananas, light caramel, only faint smoke (and probably because I was looking for it). The flavor is fantastic, the base weizen bock elements superb (and this after a week of drinking Aventinus a few times), and the smoked quality comes out in the flavor more strongly than in the aroma. A very nicely done smoking, doesn’t over-run the beer, delicious. Mouthfeel was thick but light, nice and airy-creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Growler from Isaac Newton’s. Cloudy orange-brown color with fair-sized white head. Aroma is classic W-Bock, with a bit more "roast" added in. Taste is a pleasant mix of wheat and smoky malt - not overdone, but just enough to set it apart from others in the style. I enjoyed this refreshing beer - a nice take on a good style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Pour is hazed amber brown with a thin tan head...smel is bananas...taste sweet at first with some brown sugar, then cloves, bananas, hints of smoke...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Draught at Capone’s. Deeply hazy golden-brown body with a nice, velvety cream white head. Aroma has abundant banana esters plus notes of overripe pineapple and faint smoky phenols. Cooked banana and apple-cherry tones emerge in the flavor, which is moderately sweet and nutty with very subdued smoke. Impression is like banana bread. Creamy texture and nice fullness of character overall. With a little more smoke and less sweetness, this would soar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2007
On Tap-Poured to a nice light red color with a decent head.Aromas of bannana,wheat,clove and spice.Flavor of bubble gum,spice,bannana and sublte smoke-more as it warmed up.This is one that is right up my alley.I loved it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arayaga2 (2132) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Sour aroma and sour taste with a bit of smokiness,gives this beer a taste like old-chub blended with rodenbach. Not a favorite, but still interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBlitz (72) - Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Had this on draft in standard pint glass. Great orangeish color. Small head that remains consistent well into the glass. Pleasant aroma, slightly alcoholic. This is a very full-bodied weissbock but has a mild approach. Smoke flavor is barely detectable, as is the higher alcohol content.

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