Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a hazy brown with a good sized tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, rasins, fruits. Flavor is yeasts, dark fruits, cloves, spices, esthers, a touch of sour, and some earthiness. Interesting take on the style, but something is a little off with this one.
3fourths (7879) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned 750ml, probably 1-2 years old. Pours dark brown, mostly clear at first but subsequent pours have some yeast cloudiness. Nose is noticeably oxidized but not overpowering. Notes of maple, cola, brown sugar, toast, some figs and dates, and some resemblance to Abt yeast... thick and sweet up front, some sweetened creamed cardboard, cork, and soggy bread notes... on the back there’s a very light spiciness that works with the maple/brown sugar character. Not bad overall, and I’m actually surprised that I like it. I put off opening the bottle for so long because I was dreading what was inside.
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy dark amber with some sediment and small head. Aroma is strong of wheat, ripe fruit, molasses, and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet but still smooth. Low carbonation, medium bodied, and a very easy drink. Pretty good even with a few big chunks of sediment which I don’t want to consume.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[1302-20080418] 750mL bottle. Funky pine needle fruity blend aroma is sweet and slightly like sherry. Hazy, dark red amber body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Old sour yeast flavour flavour with a general grainy funk and some heavier wine notes. Medium body with a slight sour note. Could be off but I can’t imagine my numbers would change that much.
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, tupalev)
Overheard: "I did not have the urge to spit it out when I put it in my mouth."
Acknud (1078) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caged and corked bottle. Dark pour with a small head. Served in a new Sam Adams glass. Aroma and taste of some sweet roasted malt with a little hops thrown in for balance. Nothing exceptional but not bad either.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 750ml caged & corked bottle and served in a weizen glass. This beer poured a clear, mahogany brown with a thin head of bubbly tan foam. Decent retention...not much lace. The aroma of the beer was made up of dates, dark fruits, fruity bananna esthers, toasted caramel, and also a bit of alcohol. The flavor included sweet fermented fruits, toasted wheat and caramel, and some light alcohol warmth. The flavor was somewhat dominated by this strange, fruity, vinous note. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with mild carbonation. I was expecting a weizen bock when I opened this, but what was inside the bottle was way off base. I’m all for experimentation, but this was just a bit weird.
alobar (2730) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy yellow with a soapy white head. Sweet aroma with some spices. Taste of wheat, banana,clove, citrus and a bit of alcohol.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle - Pours a brown color with a 3/4 finger thick off white head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is mostly esters. Flavor is esters, a touch of malt, and vinious. Light to medium body. A decent beer.
EithCubes (4729) - New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked and caged 750 - $4 off and on sale for $6.99! A little bit of age on this sucker and it’s mellowed and supremely fun. Sweet muddled smell of alcohol and sugar, seeming Belgian yeast notes (though I know it’s not right) and mashed-up fruit components (a little hard to separate grape from berry and whatever else there may be). In for a malt bomb, I think. Pours a dark, rich, pretty amber red, with a rocky, dense, spoonable beige head (gorgeous!). A nice sour vomit touch in the taste, dense fruity malt and a light undercurrent of yeast, but not much. This really has little in common with other Weizenböcke, but that’s not a bad thing – has some Sour and even slightly geuezeesque (did I get enough E’s in there?) notes. Cherries play a supporting role and are absolutely delicious. Dry, sour aftertaste, but not puckering, just gentle and smooth. Light-medium body and smooth, no carbonation. Tastes like something out of Flanders (somewhere between Red and Brown), and that’s a great thing in my book. Flawed technically, but an extremely enjoyable drinking experience, and I easily drained the champagne bottle by myself.
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, jerc, mabel, and tupalev - bottle courtesy of J&K. Cloudy mahogany pour with an average off-white head. Oddly - suspiciously - sour aroma; lemon, caramel roast malt and a hint of sour milk. The taste was a whipsaw of lemon/lactic sour and sugary, bitter and pungently yeasty - a bit of a mess - someone suggested it was a little like an "off" light red wine. Solid, fairly thick body, obviously quite acidic, decently carbonated with a long sour linger. I frankly didn’t like it much.