BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I thought this was absolutely one of the more fantastic example of the style that I have tried in years. The nose is strongly reminiscent of the same yeasty qualities that you get from a traditional hefeweizen, lots of cloves and banana, but than you get a second aroma of sweet candy sugars and caramel maltiness. Very warming on the palate with lots of sweet candied fruits and bubblegum, very full and filling, not a single tastebuds goes unoccupied with pleasure while drinking this one. In a blind testing one would never be able to tell this was an American Beer. Extremely well done.
merc7186 (1469) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours decently with a nice hazy amber color that passes through some light, a decent off white head and good lacing on the glass. The smell is decent as the beer has a mild malty, caramel smell with a hint of orange sweetness on the back end. The taste is great and has a lot going on, a blend of sweet orange, mild malt, corriander, cinnamon and a bready finish. The mouthfeel is decent as the beer is well carbonated and leaves you with a mildly sweet, mildly bitter mouth. Overall, a really good weizenbock that I would recommend.
rosenbergh (5550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at the Bridge Tap House, St Louis, MO.
Cloudy amber colour with a tiny white head.
Some yeast and alcohol in the aroma.
The flavour is... well itís bad... Iím sorry to be frank but itís really bad. Yeast, yeasty bitterness and alcohol. Thereís some hoppy bitterness too but itís shadowed by unpleasant yeasty bitterness... This is not a good Weizenbock.
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 1 L fliptop - 2009 vintage) Copper pour with a thin tan head. Sweet and malty aroma. Lots of spices mixed in with a very light hop bitterness. Flavor is a bit too sweet for me however. Lots of sweet malts and spice. The bitterness isnít really there and I couldíve used it.
jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted in 2010 (backlog). Amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of corn, malt and grain. Taste is of wheat, malt, and yeast.
fsbw21086 (309) - New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wheat naner meh. Taste is of banana and wheat cloveness. Didn't like too much but wasn't terrible.
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bpr77 (262) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2012 Pours a clear golden color. Aroma hits with yeast and banana and then apples. Flavor is a real rich malty vanilla flavor that gives way to the banana flavors. This is an excelllent beer . Clean finishing. Good carb and just a good solid drinking beer
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at The Bridge, from notes. Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head that leaves some spots of lace in the glass. Aroma of wheat, mixed fruits, especially banana, peppery spices, sweet malts, and some grass. Flavor of tropical fruits, with banana again leading the way, wheat, mild spice, and sweet malts. Medium-bodied, with a malty, fruity mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
freeofthoughts (595) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009 bottle pours cloudy dark orange with dense off white head. The smell is mild and mostly malty with a little hint of spice. The taste is different, more spice heavy, clove and cardamom, with a little fruitiness. The wheat makes for a good palate with the carbonation. As it warms the yeast that has aged gets stronger, with some funky banana and bubblegum to go with ASL the other flavors. It was ok over all, not as good as the 2 year sheep eater I had or the double vision doppelbock.
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Cloudy, dark red orange appearance with a fluffy, cream colored head with some light sediment. Moderately spicy, toasty caramel, wheat, mild clove, somewhat yeasty aroma. Mild banana, clove, fairly spicy, yeasty, caramel toffee, wheat malty flavor. Solid but nothing special.
Ughsmash (6912) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1L bottle. Poured clear medium orange with a moderate cap of beige head.. some sticky lacing. The aroma picked up warm bananas, caramel, chocolate, and molasses with vanilla and black peppery accents.. lots of sugars going on.. lots of wheat in there.. just a bit too malty. The flavor found sweet chocolate, overripe banana, and molasses at the core, with light wheaty sourness laced throughout.. more peppery, spicy, and warm on the back.. came together well. Medium-bodied with low-moderate carbonation on the palate.. a tad syrupy at times.. decent feel and flow. This was good, but not great.