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Fat Heads Alpenglow Weizenbock

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Ruddy orange in color, this unfiltered wheat beer enjoys a spicy aroma that hints at raisin, clove, banana, and bubblegum. Full bodied yet very easy drinking with a toasted caramel malt finish.
2012 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1622) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2014
On tap at the Pittsburgh location. Pours turbid crimson with small off-white head. Aroma is banana, medium body, and low carbonation. Taste is bready and some banana. I have many other weizenbocks I prefer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanscourt (698) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Good weizenbock taste and complexity. Carmel, fruits, ester flavors. Nice heavy winter beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2853) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Draft at the Pittsburgh location. Pours a hazed brown with a beige head of thin foam. The aroma had notes of dark fruits, some esters, banana, wheaty bread. Taste is on the sweet side with a nice wheaty body. Thicker mouthfeel. Almost chewy. Lower carbonation. Really good weizenbock.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3735) - - DEC 20, 2013
Deaft. Hazy purple red. Bruised banana and plum flavors. Full bodied. Finishes with caramel and toast. Lightly sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Sample at the brewpub. Murky brownish-orange color with a medium foamy light beige head that recedes slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and bananas. Medium-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, banana and sweet spices. The finish is malty with a clove and ginger aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10640) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
On tap @ GABF. Dark copper pour with a khaki head. Toast, bread, and caramel malts. Some toffee, spicy clove, a bit of banana, and some cola. Fruity raisin and apple notes, too. Flavor is nice and sweet. Big toffee, caramel, and toast. Cola sweetness, some banana, pear, raisin, and a touch of cotton candy. Good clove spiciness, too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (1981) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
The beer has a nice reddish hazy color to it with a great reddish white head and good lacing on the glass. The beer has a mildly sweet smell of raisins and banana with some clove coming through later. The taste is upfront with the raisin flavor and malt, then followed by banana and clove. The mouthfeel is somewhat dry and sweet that lingers for a while. Overall, a decent weizenbock that has some sweet qualities about it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Pours a hazy orange-ish to amber color with a light tan head. In the aroma, dark fruit and a mellow wheat presence. In the taste, small dry dark fruit and a nice presence of banana in the end. A small bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry banana dark fruit like aftertaste. Nice presence of dry banana to mix with the dark fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4831) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
Sampled on draft at the House of 1000 Beers this beer poured a very dark brown color with a large foamy tan head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was dark fruits, bread, cracker, faint caramel and red wine. The flavor was sweet and tart dark fruits, cracker, caramel and hints of rum, toffee and a boozy presence. Long dark fruit and rum finish. Medium body. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4200) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
This one poured a murky dark red almost purplish with a beige head. Aroma is of dark fruits, some grape notes, some light clove and other spice. Flavor was similar, a bit sweeter than I was expecting, and a bit more towards the fruit grapey taste, than the spicey notes that I prefer.


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