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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Weizen Bock
Squamish, Canada

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A refreshing, German-styled wheat beer with a distinctive banana and clove aroma, it is made with barley, wheat, hops, water and hefe yeast and named in recognition of the thousands of climbers who come from around the world to climb Squamish, BC’s walls, crags, cracks, slabs and boulders
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Spicy, sweet, citrusy, herbal, well balanced, and a dash of alcohol. Top weizenbock. Or Imperial Hefe - an interesting beer that can be understood equally by either name, but in any case is one worth seeking out.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
Nose is decent banana, iron whiff, hay, feel is quite broad, taste is heavy banana, lime zing, hay, late subtle alcohol warmth, dough, very balanced and still with that extra oomph

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
EDforce1 (2) - - MAY 28, 2014 does not count
The word "imperial " should never preface Hefe Weizen. This was boozy & non refreshing, with little or none of type typical hefe traits

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChewyBeer (23) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 16, 2014
Pours good golden but good head. Strong nose of orange. Medium full mouthfeel, good carbonation. Solid wheat flavour backed up by orange.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2014
Babyfood banana aroma. Crystal clear amber, thick lasting head. Decidedly less fruity on the palate, with wheat bread taking its place. Alcohol evident Grassy hops are surprisingly assertive. Malty and boozy, hoppy for the style, but kind of neat. Paired well with lemon frosted sugar cookies.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (484) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
1 litre bottle from LCBO. Pretty good stuff! Pours a hazy golden colour with a massive creamy white head. Aroma is banana, clove. Flavor is clove, banana, spices.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle - 750mL swing top. Gold pour with a tall, dense fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet with ripe banana, light spice, wheat notes, soft fruit and yeast. Taste is big banana, wheat, spice, cloves, sweet malt, yeast and soft citrus. Light boozy notes as well. Body is meidum with a strong, creamy carbonation. Ends with more yeast and wheat notes, light clove, sweet malt, banana, soft citrus and light bready notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Murky gold, large fluffy white head. Smells like toast and apple butter. Oddly sweet flavor, like raisin bread toast or something like that. Some bubble gum and banana, too. Not bad...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Liter fliptop from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark translucent gold with a huge creamy white head. Aroma is firmly clove and banana. Med + body. Flavor is tangy/strong banana and clove. Wow. Wonder what the Bavarians think of this! Finishing with very strong flavors.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
hstreet (70) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Smells of sweet spices...A big punch of spice the first mouthful...not a fan of hefes but figured I would give this a try...Not my cup of brew...Thanks for the cool bottle though!


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