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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
The Weizenbock is here. It is a variation on a Weizen beer. Remember, weizen is German for wheat. Furthermore, a bock beer is a big, malty beer which is lower in hops. In Germany, for a beer to be considered a bock it must have an original gravity (sugar content before fermentation) higher than 16.0ºP or 1.064 S.G. If a beer has a high original gravity it will most likely have a high final alcohol content. We can conclude from this that the Weizenbock is a strong German-style wheat beer. Our Weizenbock is a nice example of the style. It was brewed entirely with European malts, 50% of which is wheat malt. The other malts contribute to a well rounded and full bodied maltiness. The hops used are high grade, fine flavored hops. They were used because of the delicate and well balanced bitterness and flavor they impart. The yeast used is a very characteristic weizen yeast. This is the yeast which produces the banana/clove/vanilla-like aromas. However, the yeast aroma may be in competition with the maltiness and the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 24, 2001
a seasonal Brew at the Church brewery, An excellent German wheat beer. straw coloured, cloudy in appearance quite strong (7%alcohol) but very drinkable. has a slight aftertaste of bananas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Crystal clear, burnt orange lager with a small, creamy, quickly dissipating, white head. Ink-blot lacing. Spicy, malty, yeasty aroma with notes of Red Delicious apple, chocolate, fig and plum. Well-balanced flavor: malty, but nicely bittered. Blasts of banana, alcohol, apple, molasses and plum. Full-bodied with medium carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Lengthy, fruity, then bone-dry finish. Very nice beer. Pulls up just short of being world class in my book!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (2102) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Draught at the brewery: Served in a tulip glass. This one pours a clear, very dark amber. There was a bit of an off-white head that had some lacing. There was some sweetness to the nose: malts, fruits (plums and raisins?) as well as a hint of alcohol. The taste has notes of caramel sweetness, some fruit, and a hint of tartness in the aftertaste. Somewhat warming. Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6717) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Retired per ratebeer but they had a new batch on 8/2012. Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a tan-brown color with a huge fluffy-creamy orange-cream head that lingered forever and left incredible lacing. The aroma was semi-sweet and bready with a hint of clove. The flavor was sweet, tangy and bready with fairly strong notes of clove and bubblegum and an undertone of rye bread. The finish was long with clove, bubblegum and bread lingering. Moderately full bodied. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6323) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2012
This one poured a semi cloudy dark red color with a beige head. Aroma was lots of fruity esters, light spie notes, and some bread too. Flavor was bananas, clove, bread pudding, and light toasted caramel notes. Pretty solid for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2004
From Growler: Poured a nice redish brown with a thin layer of head. Good spicey malt nose, somehwta nutty as well. Flavor has a hint of banana and berry and the palate is rather smooth overall. The alcohol content is not obvious so it results in a quite drinkable experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Banana bran muffins in liquid form. Dark brown, very carbonated looking but actual palate was smoother. Along with the strong sweet banana was some smoke and a dry finish. It’s only drawback was that the body seemed a little thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PennPils99 (6) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2001 does not count
A good if not complex wheat beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2002
Thinker and hoppier then most of the brewworks beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
On Draft .. last stop of the day- Church Brew Works brewpub; Pittsburgh,PA .. deep amber, cloudy .. medium head, strong lacing .. deep bruised banana, earth, and soil .. . light mouth .. tasty, lets get outta here! .. .. hows your queens pudding?

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