UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cappyís, served in a shaker pint.
Obligatory weizenbock review disclaimer: I am spoiled as heck by being able to get fairly fresh Aventinus and Vitus on tap at any time I so desire. Please bear that in mind.
Appearance: Arrived a turbid, cloudy brown, much like melted milk chocolate or perhaps a mud pie in a glass. Formed a fingerís worth of khaki head, which faded fairly quickly to a cap. No real lacing to speak of.
Smell: Sweet, overripe, brown-black banana leaps out of the glass to violently plant a fist in each nostril, like you were trying to hit on its significant other at a bar. At its back, ready to jump in if any of your friends do, looms a slurry of sweet caramel malt and a shadow of rum.
Taste: Exactly what the aroma promised, no bait and switch here at all. Banana esters are front, center, left, right, up, down, yonder, and that-a-way, all overripe and bruised - this beer would make excellent fruit fly bait. Malt is also present, sweet like doughnut batter, sans any sort of glaze or filling. A rummy sort of flavor is also present, leading no pirate to ask any questions about where it may have gone. Far off in the distance, faintly, some hints of aged plum can be detected. The aftertaste is a mush of banana and rum.
Mouthfeel: Medium of body, fairly thick.
Overall: While not my favorite weizenbock ever (see disclaimer above), this is actually not a bad attempt for a US brewery. If I were ever in a location where a phenomenal German version werenít available, I would drink this again.
vipinvelp (3677) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque dark ruby, no foam remaining. Fruity aroma. Sweet mix of tastes, fruits, chemical, rubber, strange. Still OK. (Cleveland 201510)
Pailhead (6378) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate banana, bubblegum, clove, faint citrus, and a hint of grains. Itís a hazy orangish-brown with a small khaki head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thick ring. There is a good amount of soapy webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate banana and bubblegum. The finish has light-moderate clove, light citrus, hints of grain, and alcohol. Itís medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, I love Weizenbocks and this is very good.
Ron (3507) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the Brewpub with the Ohio gang. Dark amber pour with a medium off-white head. Banana and bubblegum nose with some candy sugar and clove. Clove is the first thing that hits the tongue before the bananas and bubblegum take over. Semi-sweet finish. Very smooth and malty and the alcohol is hidden well.
smallfry (169) - - JAN 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Tap) Nice complex flavors. Unfortunately itís a little too astringent. Otherwise not too bad.
Theydon_Bois (16475) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the PDX brewpub, 09/11/14.
Murky chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is dark fruit rinds, spice, light booze notes, varnish, toffee.
Taste comprises toffee, bitter dark fruits, light wood, spice.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with sweet licks and bitter notes.
Decent enough representation of the style if a little sweet at times.
Lizardking3 (192) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Impressive. Pours copper. Lots of banana, bubblegum and wheat on the nose. Taste matches and damn the alcohol burns on this one. This is a good beer.
DialSquare (4208) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Daily Growler, UA: mud brown with a dirty white head that leaves a ring. aroma of banana and clove. tastes are bubblegum, banana, spice, caramel, yeasty. even. 7.0
mcberko (13505) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Fat Headís Portland, pours an opaque dark red / burgundy with a small tan head. Aroma is intense, with notes of caramel, dark fruits and toasted nuts. Flavour is along the same lines, with strong dried dark fruits, caramel and brown sugar. A totally American doppelbock, but I like it all the same. Nice syrupy sweet beer without being cloying in any way.
alexsdad06 (8761) - Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Dutchís. Pours a hazy amber brown color witha medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, banana, cloves, spices, dark fruits favoring raisins, sweet up front, mild toasted malts to the finish.