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Schwendl Don No. 1 Impala

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Brewed by Weissbräu Schwendl
Style: Weizen Bock
Tacherting-Schalchen, Germany

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Eleganter Weizen-Doppelbock


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (4439) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2014
A fine cloudy golden color with an ok white head. Some lacing. Fruity, wheat, banana and some alcohol in the nose. A fine full body. A bit to sweet. But that is quite normal for this style. The best ones are really lovely balanced. Malty, fruity, wheat, some yeast and mild banana in the flavor. A very complex brew but absolutely unbalanced. It is just a mix of everything and no balance. Too sweet and to much alcohol coming up is the main problem.
[Bottle from a trade with McTapps]

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
massingasetta (219) - München, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2014
Endlich mal ein Weizenbock. Don Impala ist schon vom Flaschendesign ein Genuß. Man merkt sehr schnell nach Ausschank dies ist ein Bier für Fortgeschrittene. Ich als Amateur muß hier ganz besonders langsam voranreiten. Dieses bräunliche Bier hat wenig Kohlensäure , dafür strömt Süsse in die Luft und Schaumkrone ist vergleichbar mit den Schaum einer Welle im Meer bei sehr sehr leichtem Wellengang. Der Antrunk ist wie ein Softdrink- Das soll Bier sein? Süsse vermischt mit einer hintergründigen Schwere (Alkohol). Bleib stark, erforsche hintergründig dieses Bier. Noch in Schockstarre vom Einstieg, lässt mich auch der Körper kalt, der Abgang erinnert mich noch daran das ich viellecht im Geruch den Weizen gerochen habe, im Abgang kommt hierzu noch ein Geschmacksecho. Ich gebe es zu, mir fehlt die höhere Kunst der Böcke, ich lerne einfach noch diese Weine...er... Biere zu wertschätzen. Don Impala ist ein Zugang. Beim 2. 3. 4. Schluck kommen weitere Geschmacksnoten zum Vorschein lange nachdem mein Wertungsuteil schon in Stein graviert wurde. Fazit: Mein Lieblings Weizenbock aber das sagt leider nix aus.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2014
Bottled (thanks McTapps!). Hazy orange colour, mediumsized, slightly off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, wheat, some yeast and mild bready notes. Flavour is wheat, alcohol, some sweetness, mild spices and yeast. Unbalanced, and too few other flavours giving it something for balance makes this one a rather dull brew.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
motelpogo (6559) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 3, 2014
bottle from getraenke oase. light amber with a shortlived head; sweet and musky aroma with hints of vanilla and deoderant; plenty of alcohol showing with some tinned fruit salad. a little sloppy

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmahut (951) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours in dark amber body, hazy, with medium frosty white head. Aroma is fruity, light tropical, yeasty, bubble gum with noble hops on the nose. Taste has high malty sweetness, light fruity touch, low to medium earthy bitterness. Pretty on the sweet side with almost none of the tropical notes that are found in the aroma. Body is full, medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geiserich (3351) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle: Aroma is very aromatic, fruity, tropical fruits, peach, banana. Flavor is also very fruity and spicy, light caramel, tropical fruits, peaches and banana notes, sharp alcohol notes. Bitter and alcoholic finish. Tasty but unharmonic.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (2969) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle. Golden, cloudy, average and mostly diminishing head. Body is medium to full, malty – wheaty and lightly sweetish, some caramel and light fruitiness, light banana and alcohol, light yeast. Body is medium, malty – some wheat and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and banana, light alcohol. Finish is average, malty – some wheat and lightly sweetish, faint banana and light hoppyness, light alcohol. OK weizenbock with light hoppyness. Not too sweet - bit too much alcohol in the finish considering the body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3819) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle 33cl kindly given by Frank thanks. A cloudy copper orange beer with medium head. Nose is intense on grapefruit and pineapple notes, very phenolic. Aroma is sweet, malty, more balanced than the nose, again a grapefruit dominant, not that much wheat like, apple skin touch, robust, red fruits and especially raspberries notes, finish is more as an usual weizen bock. Finish has fruit astringency with fresh luppuline touch, seems there is a lot of modern hops in that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2412) - FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy orange in color with a fluffy off-white head. There is some vanilla spicyness, ripe banana, wheat, sugary sweetness and bit of earthy rubber in aroma. Hints of toffee sweetness and banana liqour in tast. Slightly tart mouthfeel. Yeasty spicyness too is present in aftertaste. Likeable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (7899) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - APR 22, 2014
Pours orange color with a thin head. Aroma is fruity alcohol. Flavour is spicy yeast and malt, banana on a tangy finish.


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