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HaandBryggeriet Weizenbock

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Formerly brewed at HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Weizen Bock
Drammen, Norway

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Norwegian: Weizenbock er et øl med en svært kompleks, men likevel lett smak. Til å være et bokkøl har dette ølet i tillegg til sitt tydelige maltpreg også mye av hvetegjærens frukt og nelliksmak som kombinert gir en stor smaksopplevelse. Ølet tåler lang lagring og blir bare bedre med tiden, kan nytes til alle årstider. Passer utmerket også som juleøl.

English: This beer has a very complex, yet light taste. For a bock this beer combines maltiness with the fruity clove-like taste of weizen yeast for a great taste experience. The beer is suitable for long-term storage and improves with age. Can be enjoyed at any season, also as a Christmas beer. (Translated from the Norwegian.)


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
espenra (869) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2008
50cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Batch 81. It poured a dark brown colour with a huge light brown coloured head that disappears slowly in the glass. It has a dominantly malty aroma, but there is also some fruit (prunes?) and dark chocolate with a high consentration of cocoa. It has a dry, bitter and smoky flavour that tastes of malts, raisins and alcohol. The aftertaste is short and bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
uhre (384) - DENMARK - JUL 11, 2008
Pours a dark brown colour with a huge brown head. The aroma is malty and very sweet perhaps with a bit of dark fruit too. The flavor is also malty and has notes of prunes.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2008
[Tasting @ yespr – Courtesy of faroeviking] Black with large beige head. Aroma is fruity with caramel and roasted malt notes. Flavor is sweet with roasted malt, smoke, fruits and liquerice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours murky dark brown with a huge tan head. Malty, mild chocolate note, slight spiced and light wheaty aroma. Flavour is hardroasted malt, mild smoke note and a smooth chocolate note. Ends with a lingering chocolate smoothness and a light bock alcohol feel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10290) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 8, 2008
Bottle bought @ Barley Wine, CPH. Pours a cloudy dark brown colour. The aroma has roasty malt, carmel, yeast and some wheat. Flavour of smoke, roasted malt, bitter hops, caramel, some wheat and bit of yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer4000 (4440) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2008 500ml bottle. Dark, dark brown body, almost black. Big foamy, brown head. The head continued getting out of the half-empty bottle for several minutes. Without this volcanic reaction the appearance would be 5. Aroma is light roasted malt, dry fruit, leather and yeast. Flavor is roasted malt, burnt caramel, and roasted coffee. A nice beer with a balanced flavor and a bit aggressive carbonation. Refreshing and easy drinkable. One of my favorites from Haandbryggeriet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - DEC 16, 2007
So far i’ve had some pretty great experiences with this style, and haandbryggeriet usually brew some top qual beers, so i had great expectations. Exploting head, muddy dark brown look with a very bubbling brown head that remains. Medium amount of fruity esters, quite vinouse and with a high amount of roasted chocolate and burned nuts. Flavor is very complex, at first the vinouse notes comes through as a nice alchohol note, backed up by the fruity esters comming through in the mouth aroma. After a little while a strong burned bitterness comes through, dark choholate and a tough of smoked wood. Definatly a fine brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2007
500mL drank alone under a wind and rain storm at +1 Celsius in a graveyard on the Lofoten Islands at 4:30 a.m. Strong, everlasting off-white head covers the very dark brown to purple pour. Highly yeasty and in a rather dusty, stoney, jammy way. The wheat comes across quite grainy while the dark malts add a pretty much roasty kick akin to some of the most agreeable dunkelweizens. In mouth, this initially nameless roast develops further into chocolate chips suggestions and while it drinks very easily all along, a mellow and warming alcohol touch chimes in. Medium-bodied, natural medium-high carbonation that manages to slice through the sweetness, nicely drying out. I was quite surprised at the low scores as I found it very idiosyncratic and lovely myself, though the setup I drank it in was probably the most unusual of my young drinking career.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9281) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 7, 2007
500ml bottle (Pikkulint, Helsinki) Jet black, fizzy head. Malty and marmitey aroma. Very fizzy in the mouth, hard to judge the real taste. After a few swirls, it’s got a full body - malty. This isn’t really a weizen, or a bock to my tastes. It may be slightly sickly sweet, but isn’t a 100% match for the bock style.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tranquillity (1410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2007
Bottled at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Christmassy, cucumber and cloves aroma. Almost black, very lively with a beige head. Bubbles a lot! Too much of the bubbles for my taste... Taste a bit of sweet...puke?? Chocolate? Too strange for me, and has nothing to do with the other weizenbocks I’ve tried.


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