douglas88 (8396) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a clear dark copper color with a small white head. A big spicy fruity nose. The dominant flavor here is crisp sweet malts, dry leaves, some grapes, a bit of toffee and caramel. Pretty mellow despite the ABV. This is the kind of beer I’d like on cask. Anyway, pretty good. Cool label.
Beachmaster (451) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Pours a clear medium brown, with a small khaki head which rapidly fades. No lacing. Nose is faint notes of caramel and brown sugar. Taste is watery, with faint caramel undertones. Nothing special. Not horrible, but just OK.
IndianaRed (3791) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
24oz Bottle pours a clear light brown. Small but sturdy sandy head with aromas of soft fruit, apples and mellow tones of caramel and brown surag. Some light pitted fruit in the flavors, more maltiness and a touch of paper at the end. Soft carbonation and a rich smooth palate. Very tasty
Bulk_Carrier (3709) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance has a copper/brown colored body and is slightly transparent with a one and a half finger white foamy head that dies within a minute. Speckled spider web lacing graces the sides of the glass.
The smell starts out chalky, but eventually fades and lets the true aspects of the beer come out - malty, slightly nutty, and earthy.
The taste is sweet nutty/maltiness (the chalkiness does come out initially in the taste, but eventually goes away) and slightly grainy. The aftertaste has a sharp malty aftertaste and a dry malty finish.
On the palate, she sits about a medium, and comes across slightly sessionable. Carbonation is kinda smooth and good for the style and for me.
Overall, for the most part, I say this is a good weizenbock, but to be honest, I haven’t had too many of these, however, I’m willing to come back to this, also, it kinda reminds me of a Brown Ale.
poisoneddwarf (2283) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber into my Aventinus glass, bought at Fred Meyer in CDA, ID. Aroma is chalky candy, very light banana, dough, minerals; not the clove and banana explosion I expect from one of my favorite styles! Pours clear copper with a collapsing medium off-white head. Taste is weirdly tart with a lingering bitter finish. Light flavor of earth, biscuit. Tastes nothing like a weizenbock. WTF is this? Tastes like an American Amber ale. Creamy mouthfeel, finely carbonated. Not bad tasting, just not to style one little bit. What the hell?
kramer (5826) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear reddish amber body with a small fizzy beige head. The nose is earthy and wheaty with a slight toasted note. Minimal yeast influence. The flavor is pretty light on the yeast influence as well, still plenty of earthiness from the dark wheat though. Finishes with a slight sweetness and some toasted notes. Medium bodied with firm fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent, but a little lacking in depth. There is a bit of an alcohol kick to this one for sure though, despite it being just around 7%.
SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber with small head. Sweet malty aroma. Caramelly flavor with the bock half missing the wheat and some body.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a sticky off white head. Nose is malts, bready, caramels, light spice, light fruits. Flavor is bready, malty, sweet breads, toffee and full on bock and/or oktoberfest character. Lacking weizen character
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden in color light haze night head. Super aroma and nice flavors. Good wheat like flavor with a good dark flavor finish. Nice spices this was a good Oktoberfest like beer.
Drake (11767) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear copper color with a thin frothy off-white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of raisin, toffee, earth, wheat, dark malts. The taste is raisin, dark fruits, caramel, toffee, chocolate, wheat, tinny hops. Thin-medium bodied. Okay.