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

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RATINGS: 114   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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3.5
   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.

3.8
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (2919) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1883) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4013) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2013 Nice soft carbonation. Pours cloudy orange with great lacing, some head. Good for a hefeweizen but needs some work for a weizenbock. Aroma of banana, clove and some spice like thyme or something similar. Finishes sweet and sour with good balance. Some tang in finish as well. Tap at St. Augustine’s.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1222) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
Pours a clear golden amber color color with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of banana, clove, bubblegum and a nice alcohol burn. Taste is a good balance of cloves and bananas, Wheat and a nice balanced alcohol warmth. Excellent imperial hefe.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (971) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
Pours a clear golden/amber colour with a thin small white head. Aroma is spicy cloves, fruity, moderate banana, and some alcohol. Flavour is spicy cloves, spicy yeast, fruity, alcohol and a malty/wheat backbone. A good full mouth feel, and session-able for a nice summer night.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (712) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
Une blanche claire avec les notes d’agrumes est une mousse moyenne. Très bonne pour une bièrre de la région de Vancouver mais il peut pas comparer avec la même syle des bières d’allemand.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
Looks like apricot juice when poured. Smells like one too. Well.. I guess I’m the opposite of the review below me. Past weizenbocks I’ve had had more of a dark fruit character, this one had more banana. Very little finish, refreshing instead of yeasty... which makes it feel refreshing, dangerous for a higher alcohol beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
September 20, 2011 - bottle sample at Volo. Very hazy light orange with an average diminishing off-white head. Smells great - spicy cloves, some alcohol, fruity, but not a lot of banana for a change, mostly apple and yeast and some floral character. Taste follows - definitely strong alcohol, but there’s enough malt to hold up to it. Thick and spicy mouthfeel, good carbonation, a nice yeasty/fruity finish and NO aftertaste - it’s there and good, then just .... gone. Cool!


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