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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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Similar in style to a Bavarian Weizenbock, this dark wheat beer is an unusual brew. Malty and sweet, large amounts of German hops were added to give a balanced drinkability to this hefty ale. Banana and spice notes contribute to the complexity of this oddly satisfying treat.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
2005 bottle at the brewpub in July 2008: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with ruby hues and a spotty-lacing froth of light tan head. Aroma of sweet plums and dark fruits with nice dark wheat and some black cherry and aged malt. Body starts fairly full and oily with a sweet aged dark malted wheat character and some doughy yeast and light fruity esters with a touch of vinous character toward a mildly warming finish. Pretty decent weizenbock but would be better a little fresher.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2008
In short: A brutal aromatic dark weizen bock past its prime
How: Tap at brewpub, vintage 2005 batch on tap august 2008
The look: Dark redish-brown body topped by a short-lived beige head
In long: Nose is aromatic (flowers) and alcohol fumes. Taste is lots of roasted hay, ripe dark fruits, ripe cherries with an aromatic floral sensation that I’d describe as dry tulips and roses. Spicy sensation of a mix-bag of cooking spices. Alcohol presence is too strong for my liking, felt even more than the advertise 9.1%. Mouthfeel was kind of lifeless, I think the 2+ years is really showing and this beer is dying. Each element by itself is ok but the whole thing is less than the sum of its parts. This is a brutal tired beer. As brutal and tired as my drunken violent grand-father pass his 10pm bedtime.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 28, 2008
22oz bottle, 2005 vintage (I think?), shared by CaptainCougar at General Lafayette. Thanks, Tom! Pours a dark, cherry-cola color; foamy, light-tan perimeter of bubbles. Lots of tannic red fruits and cola in the aroma; served a touch too warm; very pleasant, dense cherry pits, licorice, and pepper; surprised that this wasn’t aged in a wine barrel; warm aging?; light dried caramel oxidation otherwise. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy caramel, dried red fruits, cherries and raisins upfront; not nearly as tannic as the aroma suggests; relaxed carbonation; chewy dried fruits, red-fruit-laden weizenbock; only lightly tannic. Quite drinkable, even if its a bit too warm. Medium finish: toasty malts, soft red fruits, and some cereal.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1892) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Well thought out recipe that gives off a bready, wood, sweet alcohol and fruit flavors. Weizen-heimer Bock is not the norm when it comes to wheat beers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Tap at GLI - ABV listed at 9.1%. Nice darker purple-brown (I think - its dark in GLI) color with a medium head. Aroma is very sweet with peach, tropical fruit, sweet malt, and yeast. Flavor is very sweet and malty with a nice hop bite. Wheat flavor is in there, but not as prominent as in most W-bocks. The classic GLI yeast is in there, giving it a taste similar to their La Tęte Fontaine Dubbel. Overall very good - a nice take on a W-Bock.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Cloudy ice tea apperence. Clove banana aroma and taste. Weird light ash note in there. Bitter light sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2411) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Hmmm. The Aug 2007 batch on tap is 9.1% ABV and some top notch schnit! Amazing head. About 1 inch and very dense and creamy. Great retention also. Light tan in color. Malty and yeasty aroma with a bit of roastyness and some dark fruit and wheat. Color is a cloudy dark brown. Flavor is smooth and sweet and flavorful. Lots of malts, fruit and a bit of oaky characteristics (slight sourness). Finishes pretty clean with a decent alcohol warming. A VERY good weizen bock. Hopefully they will still have this on talpwhen go back in a couple of weeks.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2007
Bottled, brewed May 2005, sampled July 2006. An unclear deep red beer with a thin fast dying light brown head. The aroma is powerful with notes of wheat, berries, especially cowberries, and prunes, as well as light notes of banana. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, over ripe fruits, prunes, pineapples, and mango as well as light notes of wood. The alcohol leaves a slight burn in the mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2005
Vinous aroma offers suggestions of pastry dough, raisins and a woody, herbal character. Opaque muddy burgundy coloured body with a decent white head that recedes slowly to ring with some lacing. Vinous, bubblegum, woody, raisin flavour with light bitterness. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with beerbuzzmontreal, MartinT, Rastacouere and Yowie.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2005
Pours a cloudy brown color with no head. Very appealing aroma of banana and candy. Very good flavor of banana, bubble-gum and candy. The palate is light and sticky with low carbonation. This is excellent and would make a perfect desert.


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