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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SanfordBrewer (1505) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2009
(tap at Eli Cannon’s in Middletown CT, served in beautiful complimentary Brooklyn stemware, 8%)

aroma has all the wonderful banana clove bubblegum esters of the hefeweizen yeast but also complementary and rich beechwood-smokey complexity.

very flavorful, all the maltiness and fruity-^alchl-complexity of the weissbock accentuated by a nice smokeyness and earthy-hops, works wonderful together as all flavors build off each other rather than vying for dominance. I wanted several of these, nothing negative to say at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Pours from the growler a cloudy dark orange leaving a thick tan head in its wake. The aroma is fantastic, smokey, malty, brown sugar, candied wheat, banana, cloves, and just a touch of boozey aromatics to this herbal sweet fragrance. The taste starts hot with a warming alcohal presence that makes this prime for sipping from there the beer starts playing with your palate sweet, savory, malts, leaving you yearning for more! There is a wheat, nutty, feel on the palate very minimal hop presence followed by some overipened banana as well this offering is lightly carbonated and goes down to easy for a 8% beer. I’m actually very disappointed that I might not get another chance to try this gem but I’ll enjoy while I can. Great job Brooklyn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (7882) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2007
This was by far the best beer I tasted at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Hazy orange color. Aroma is light smoke, honey and sweet malts. Palate is smooth and somewhat creamy. Flavor is smoked but very well balanced, banana and candy. A very nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2007 Draft. Amber/ orange in color with small head. Wonderful aroma of wheat, plums, banana, and clove. The taste was the same with smooth mouthful and finish. Sweet but not too overpowering with some alcohol showing up as it warms. They have to bottle this stuff!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ForzaDHophead99 (3) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 25, 2007 does not count
Growler via Halftime (POK). Appearance: This gorgeous brew pours cloudy orange with a finger width off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma: Caramel malt notes and minimal hop aroma which is overtaken by the sweet bubblegum and banana weiss yeast tones. Flavor/Palate: Full bodied brew with a creamy texture and subtle smoky tones lively carbonation and a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2007
Small bubbled beige head, hazy amber body; Beautiful soft nose, lots of banana, lots of yeast, a very little smoke and something malty bocky soft; Soft textured body with a soft carbonation, very balanced great deep body; Long bitter bocky very weizen aroma filled finish. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2007
A Mes rate: Draught @ Københavnske Øldage. We were absolutely stunned by this. I’m also stunned by the up and down rates this gets. Much as I like to dismiss out of hand anything that is American, there is no denying that I loved every minute of this. Lovely estery banana aroma with a superb delicate smokey note. Glorious hazy amber appearance. Flavour is simply awesome. Yes it’s just a weissbock with some added smokey character and you know exactly what to expect but christ on a bike it’s just superb. I just can’t believe it’s this good. Wonderfully soft and well rounded. Amazing stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yousee (48) - BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2007
On draught at Copenhague beerfestival 2007. Poors a hazy amber coloured beer with a huge everlasting head. Aroma’s of bananas and notes of smoked malts. The taste gives us the little clovyness from a well performed low mash shedule. Bananas present again with soft not of smoked malts. Extremely well balanced, great bear.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (6136) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Poured a cloudy, orange yellow color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of banana, clove, toasted bread, and faint smoke. Taste of much of the same, with the banana and clove dominating, with bubblegum, and a dry, charred smokiness resides in the back. Some alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2007
On tap at Tyler’s in Durham. Absolutely gorgeous orangey red color with a thick and lasting slightly cream colored head. Strong banana nose with a bit of plum and subtle smoke. The smoke is also rather subtle in the flavor but compliments the strong banana taste nicely. A weizenbock in the vein of Aventinus with a slightly charred finish. I’ll have to make sure I get some more of this while it’s still available.

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