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


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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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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
17.2 Plato

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
1 litre bottle from LCBO. Pours a lightly cloudy golden colour with average white head. Aroma has modest banana, wheat and clove. Flavour is fairly big banana, some pear, light wheat and restrained clove. Just the slightest hints of alcohol. Body is medium-full. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1587) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
Big crown capped swing top bottle - cloudy gold color with a 2 finger white frothy hefe cap. Aroma id gorgeous - big banana-bubble gum-clove hefe aromas. Medium bodied, smooth mouth feel for a hefewiezen. Flavour is hefeweizen on steroids....all the flavors you buy a hefe for in a big robust package...fruits, some sweetness and clove, big bisquity malts....finish is not as dry as most hefes but this is a big ale with lots of character....very drinkable and satisfying

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle: Poured a dark golden color ale with a large foamy white head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of banana bread with bubblegum notes. Taste is also dominated by banana bread with bubblegum notes and some residual sugar notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Solid offering with great refreshing factor with enough complexity and no apparent alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1062) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle from LCBO. Pours cloudy amber with a big white frothy head. Aroma of banana, vanilla, and pleasant spice. Great full hefeweizen taste (moreso than many hefeweizens) but with a little too much alcohol in it. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerJonScott (69) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
Pours a amber colour with a medium size white head with some lacing. Aromas of banana, clove and more banana. Strong banana front with a dry finish. Medium carbonation and smooth mouth feel. Alcohol works.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaynsawchuk (463) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
1000 mL bottle. (Gosh thats big). Pours golden with a thin white head. Aromas of banana, cloves, orange peel and yeasty spice. Fairly sweet and medium to full body with moderate carbonation. good hop bitterness and booze on the finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrewsbeer (17) - Guelph, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
Banana heavy, especially in flavour. Bit of clove spiciness, more banana. Some lacing on the glass, persistent thin white head. Deeply golden in colour. Good level of dryness for a higher ABV beer. Love the bottle - will save it for homebrew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maklean (50) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
Pours deep orange, minimal head. Smells of heavy banana and light clove. Tastes of strong banana and mild sort finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (2894) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
1 L bottle from LCBO, shard with family, cool. Milky amber with a decent of white head. Decent fresh banana, a touch metallic, fair yeast and dough, wheat, light toasted grains, no alcohol to speak of...dangerous. Medium plus body, full, fine effervescence. Strong banana, wheat, toasted cereals, yeast notes, no clove to speak of, a touch of bright fruitiness, no alcohol, nice; almost dry with minimal bitterness and a long banana and light toast finish. Quite good and dangerously drinkable for the abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1866) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
One litre bottle. I don’t know why. Orange with a thick white head. Lots of the typical hefe aromas, especially bubblegum. The flavour is fairly typical, except for the presence of booze. This adds depth, body and some bitterness. Nice balance of yeast, wheat and booze. Good beer.

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