Garrison Winter Weizenbock
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Brewed by Garrison Brewing Company
Style: Weizen Bock
Halifax, Canada


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Garrison has done it again, launching it's latest full-flavoured, unfiltered seasonal - Winter Weizenbock! A well rounded dark amber wheat beer with a complex, velvety fruit and spice character. The smooth, rich mouth-feel coupled with aromatic notes of banana and clove fade into a divine, lingering finish. Prosit!

albert007's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, - MAY 23, 2008
500ml bottle. Cloudy copper color with frothy light tan to off-white head which fades away to several little "springs" of bubbles. Spicy smell, bananas and toast with slight alcohol reminds me of my breakfast. Medium mouthfeel, fruity, almost citric taste with a bit of biscuity malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
500ml bottle from winter of 2008. Dark amber wheat beer, very rich. Unfiltered. Enjoyable taste, but it was hard to get through the full 500ml.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2008
Aroma is fine wheat, banana and spice, deep ruby/brown, small tan head. Flavour is hefty wheat, roasted malt, spices are just right. Medium bodied, very nicely balanced, creamy, great mouthfeel. Terrific! Thanks Denver Dave.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mullet2007 (209) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - AUG 14, 2008
Pours a hazy deep orange colour with a thick dark beige head. Nose is vaguely spicy with strong hints of yeast and some faint fruityness. Flavour is again, fairly yeasty, and a bit fruity. There’s very faint hints of alcohol apparent. Carbonation is pretty much in the middle, and its a bit watery. Has some flavour to it, but it’s perhaps a bit too yeasty, although, that could be due to a really bad pour, haha.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
[1527-20080712] 500mL bottle. Spiced grain yeast aroma has a bit of fruit and floral sweetness. Slightly hazy, dark orange amber body with a medium-lasting foamy almond head. Grainy clove spiced yeast flavour is sweet throughout. Medium body. Starting to show its age but nice nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2008
Bottle shared with Jerc, Hogtown Harry, GregClow, and Blankboy, courtesy of Jerc. Fiery orange/dark brown, small creamy white head. Mild alcohol and fruit aroma. Good taste - fruity, alcohol - not much else, pretty straightforward. It is good just hard to describe and probably not in the league of their previous exceptional special releases.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2008
Bottle (500ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & tupalev -- courtesy of jerc. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a large tan head. Aroma of lightly sour fruit, caramel malt, spices (mainly cloves) and light hops. Flavour is yeasty along with caramel malt, citrus, cloves and a touch of hops. Medium bodied. I didn’t love it as much as the other guys but I still found it pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9836) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2008
2008-05-01. Hazy dark amber body with a decent white head. (3+) Pleasant yeasty aroma, light caramel touched malt. (7+) Similar yeast in the flavour is a touch more restrained. Light sweetness to it with hints of caramel. (7+) Smooth average plus palate. (3+) Lacks the complexity and oomph to score a lot higher, but I quite liked this and could drink a lot of it I expect. Yumm! Bottle courtesy of OKBeer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle (500ml). Shared by jerc with blankboy, GregClow and tupalev. Cloudy orange-amber, average white head (4-). Mmmm - like a nutty, roasty hefeweizen - moderate alcohol, pungent herbal hops - great, great stuff (8+). The taste is a little less fruit hefe and more yeasty/spicy bitter herbal hops. Thick, astringent, long bitter finishing on the palate, slightly burnt banana and floral bitterness. Solid, well-made - good cool weather beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (3187) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2008
Bottle courtesy of pubstyle. Cloudy copper-amber with a big off-white head that leaves some wicked lace. Great aroma of sweet malt, banana, spice, and a bit of lemon. Flavour follows the aroma, with more prominent clove notes, and a very nice lemon character developing in the finish. Medium bodied with a nice level of carbonation. At the beginning of the glass, I though it was OK. By the end, I thought it was fantastic, and was wishing I had more than one bottle.

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