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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Complex, plum-colored Weizenbock with spicy notes of clove and banana.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
The body has a deep old copper/amber color. It is very hazy and it produces a small creamy, light tan colored head on top. The head slowly fades down to a thin ring of foam that makes a little slice lacing on the glass. Its aroma has big full nose of fruity and bready yeast with notes of banana, clove, toffee and fruited liquor. To start with this beer has a nice mellow warmth throughout from its 8%abv. It has a big fruity yeast character and full bready malt with plenty of sweetness up front. It has notes of ripe banana, golden raison, sour cherry and just a hint of toffee, clove and leafy hops. The hops add some light bitterness to the back end. The finish is bone dry and the palate is very smooth with a solid medium to full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Rated on 5-30-2009 at Fort Wayne, IN Gathering (Bottle) This beer pours a small head, hazy orange body, no lacing, and very little carbonation. The Aroma is banana, spicy and caramel. The Taste is semi-fruity, clove, spicy, and banana. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, the clove and banana flavor dominate this beer and a bit too much. A tasty beer and a beer that I recommend trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2694) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
a: light straw yellow color, cloudy unfiltered, 1/2" head that reduce to lacing s: banana and clove t: banana dominates the flavor, spices and malt. The achohol does come through, but only a little m&d: a medium body, easy to drink despite it slightly higher ABV. Excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4111) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
12 oz bottle from my want list from Doodler!!! Nose is a mix of light butterscotch and banana with some cloves mixed in. Cloudy plum red with a very light beige head. Flavor is a toffeeish, fruity mix with a bit of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2012
older bottle, first batch? orangish pour. banana cloveiness, in aroma & flavor. spicy notes, shows its 8%. enjoyable beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ddfrazee (66) - Flat Rock, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Pours an orange-like amber with a white head. Great tastes of bananas with a little doughy palette. Nice medium body. Terrific for its style. Probably my favorite Great Lakes beer to date.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4748) - Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2011
12 ounce bottle into weizen glass, best by 11/28/09. Pours very hazy and cloudy reddish orange color with a small foamy 1 finger off white head with decent retention that reduces to a ring of lace pretty quickly. No glass lacing. Aromas of big caramel covered bananas, biscuit, molasses, light orange zest, spices, and a bit of alcohol to round it out. Some excellent aromas here, very inviting. Taste of big banana, caramel, pepper, biscuit, clove, and molasses. No bitterness on the finish; but there is some lingering notes of caramel, banana, bread, molasses, and spices on the finish for a bit. Medium carbonation and body; with a very nice creamy and smooth mouthfeel that drinks easily. No alcohol noticed other than a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is an excellent and delicious Weizenbock at almost 2 years past freshness date. I wonder if they will ever bottle it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4187) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
12oz bottle. Hazy golden in color with a small white head. Typical wheaty aroma, good intensity, with orange and banana. The flavor has wheat, sweet malt, orange peel, banana, and spices. Medium-bodied with average carbonation. A pretty nice weizenbock - definitely on the upper end of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2011
$3.30 single bottle from Binny’s "best by" Nov ’09. Hey, I figured this could lay down for a while. This pours a big malty smell and, I’ll admit, a bit of medicinal phenol from age. Deep brown in appearance, though not opaque or cloudy. Forget about sustaining any kind of head. But very malty and sticky. In a beer this aged, the weizen esters are long gone, leaving a plum impression, but then there’s a tiny bit of banana in the burp-back. A bit of sherry in there as well, but still pretty sweet. So this is yet a very good aged beer, worth holding onto until now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Poured hazy orange-ish yellow with white head, aroma picked up nice notes of biscuit, honey, spicy clove, banana, some other slight fruity esters with a touch of toasted bread as well. Taste is some slight roasted malt, nice rich clove and banana leading into a hint of biscuit and toffee, finishing fairly dry but a bit sweet.

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