redlem (1264) - Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2009 Hazy dark honey color with a medium white head. A sweet yeast,wheat aroma with slight banana, bubblegum. A thick sweet wheat taste meant for sipping. Not as thirst quenching as a regular wheat which is to be expected. The dobbelbock characteristics take over toward the end.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yellowish orange with no head. Lemony scent that I'd expect more from a straight weiss, but it is very pleasant, so I won't complain at all. Hmm...tastes a bit of apple cider, with some honey in it. Has a little spice in there as well (cinnamon, maybe). The only thing I don't like about this is that its a little too thick and syrupy for my tastes. Otherwise, I think that this is my favorite (so far) of Capital's offerings.
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2003 My first Weizen Doppelbock. I really did not enjoy the first bottle - too much sour fruit and spice. However, it got better after the first and was not so over the top. Head disappeared in 2 seconds. I'll finish the 6, but not get another.
RE-RATE: I tried this with food (spicy BBQ). I have to say I am favorably impressed and have adjusted the flavor and palate scores.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 brown-amber color, decent lasting head. Sweet and sour fruit aromas, some spice, a lot of yeast character. Sweetish flavors, toffee, spice, slightly phenolic. Aventinus is the only other wheat bock I have to compare it to, otherwise I’d rave. I like the style.
celogan (200) - Oroville, California, USA - JUL 28, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I didn't care for this one. Dissappointed since I do like most brews from Capital. IMHO this was too sweet and not nearly carbonated enough. it wasn't terrible but i just didn't care for it. Poured with nonexistant head and no lacing. I won't be drinking this one again.
JCW (1273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good Weizenbock. Yeasty aroma,very much the typical for a good weizen. Fruity( bananas ) and spice (clove). Really pleasant flavor. Finish is mildly spicey. Thanks Slikwily!
Slick (1971) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy pale amber or perhaps golden color,small fast fading head,plenty of carbonation.Malty semi-sweet aroma with a fruity spiciness to it.Being mild on the fruit and heavy on the spice.Sweet taste lemony,maybe bitter orange,spicey,with a mild hop bitterness the feel is medium with a slightly syrupy feel,there is a bit of a tang taste at the middle of the pallate hard to describe but very diffrent.Over all this is a unique and very diffrent brew IMO and well worth a try.Thanks again Celogan.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy, cloudy dark gold with a peachy tone in color, thin white head of tight foam, faded fast, leaves some stringy lace. Smell is faintly sweet, a bit of wheat, lemon, orange, and peach with a light touch of spice. Taste is great of lemon and orange and incredibly thick and chewy, excellent sweet tartness and citrusy sourness, solid sweet wheat, but all mellowed down and easy to handle. Feel is pretty full and has a very nice creamy smoothness with a slight tart hold in the middle and then has this strange little sourness left on the lips like I had just bit into a orange with the peel still on.
ekarmst (44) - Ames, Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled a vintage 2001 bottle. Malty clean aroma with a clear golden color. Muted weizen character with a small amount of wheat grainyness. Well balanced and malty. Alcohol not detected. Big creamy mouth feel. This beer has aged well and it a pleasure to drink. One of the better Capital Brewery beers. A defenite must try if you like big German style lagers.
heykevin (1269) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rerating here, not nearly as good as I remember. Some wheat, a bit of sour clove and alcohol (with a tinge of solvent) in the aroma. Aroma is actually a bit harsh and forboding. Malt flavor starts out good with a nice sticky wheatiness, but itis quickly hijacked by a sour component that prevents any enjoyment of a lingering malt flavor. There is a bit of the long finish there that is good, but it always finishes off a little sour. ALmost devoid of carbonation. I’m not going to resample this any time soon.