FOAMer (45) - Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours garnet/deep ruby with a large off-white head. Aromas of clove and roasted grains are evident as well a dark fruits. Alcohol aromas are evedint as beer warms. No hop aromas are eveident. Flavors upfront are of dried fruits and bready malt. Roasted Grains are evident in the taste. The beer finishes with a noticable malt sweetness and melanoidins. Very tastey. A nice beer to sit by the fire and enjoy a book.
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 11/2004. Pours deep brown with a small to medium tan fizzy/frothy head. Sweet yeast (barn) and wheat malt (straw) aroma, light caramel notes with faint hops. Lightly acidic wheat malt doughy yeast flavor that is lightly sour with an easy hop character that is well balanced with the malt. Warm and full medium-dark palate, creamy.
MiP (13955) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2014 Bottle. Big, semi-stable, light brown head. Aroma is peppery and malty. Very easy to drink in spite of its ABV. Slightly peppery and malty, creamy flavour. 7 3 7 3 15
Bottle, 7.3%. Yeasty aroma, slightly sweet and spicy. Very dark brown colour, seems cloudy. Big unstable fizzy light brown head. The flavour gives a citric impression to begin with, then comes a maltier note, but not as sweet as many other Weizenbocks. Even though I like strong, sweet beers, I also enjoy this one’s balance. It reminds me of Chimay. 7 3 7 3 16
dyetube (1243) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2006 This beer pour a very dark brown, had a minimal head,and a very caramel smell. there was a heaviness to the beer much like the belgian strong ales (though not as much sweetness) and had a very strong alcohol flavor which I tend to dislike. but all in all this was a very good wiezen bock.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
very alcoholic-tasting weizzenbock. all kinds of dark fruit and yeast in the nose. taste: full flavoured, but a bit too much alcohol(sweetness) in it. finishes with lots of banana, sourrish and just a bit bitter, very nice. looks great too!
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Cloudy, deep dark and opaque. Extremely full-bodied and potent with some sweetness underneath. Notes of oak, port, dates - you name it, all good stuff. Bears some resemblance to strong, Belgian ales - even the abbey styles. An excellent beer. 081000
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some kind of brown, tranquil and deep with a murky glow, almost black really. Medium sized compact foam of dark ivory sits comfortably snug on the top. Slips down slowly to keep a steady thick skimming of creamy tanned foam. Lacing is fast dripping and unsticking.
Mild dark aroma of cocoa dusted figs and pale raisin. Has a light molasses and wheat tang to it.
Taste is mild and darkly set within a small venue of wheat fixed tang and sweetness. Starts bold and quick with that part mixed with understated tender molasses then tappers off into light flavors of fig fruits, dark cherry, a bit of raisin, and some dryish husk and bread tones keeping at the center. Light tannin touches emerge around the edges with a very light chalky dryness parched with some of the fruits and their skins as it finishes. Fades off well. Everything about it is pretty nice with a good balance, subtleness, and texture but lacks some length and complexity.
Feel is good with a soild medium body and texture of wheat malt. The sweetness is quite subdued and delicately balanced with a soft yielding dryness.
Easy to drink and swift to the palate. A tad underwhelming for the style, but plenty good and satisfying enough to recommend a try.
johndoughty (4148) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big head upon pouring which soon dissapeared.For its strength it was quite a delicate dryish taste. It left no lacing whatsover. Quite pleasant although I am not a great fan of this style.
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Very dark brown color with a small, lemonadey head. Slightly sour, burned-malty and alcoholic aroma. Roasted-malty, caramely and slightly alcoholic flavor. Medium-bodied, slightly watery palate with quit high and a bit hard carbonation. A decently roasted-malty, but quite alcoholic and slightly watery weizenbock.
highlandlad (1431) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2009 Rerate 11/6/09: Another old flame that hasn’t stood the test of time. Seems much thinner, sweeter and simpler these days. Downgraded from a 3.9 to 3.3. Original rating: I’m a sucker for sweet, strong ales, and this is right up my street. Sampled at room temperature. Poured a teak colour, with a 1.5cm-thick mat of foam. Good head retention. Fantastic aroma, thick and treacley, with grapes, bubblegum, Christmas spices and a splash of shiraz. At room temperature, this has a full, creamy mouthfeel. Arguably a tad over-carbonated. Lots of sweet Scotch ale-type dark malt up-front, some winter spice, raisins and a late burn from the 7.3% alcohol. Loved this. (500ml bottle, best before 11/05)