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

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maklean (50) - Ontario, - JUN 9, 2013
Pours deep orange, minimal head. Smells of heavy banana and light clove. Tastes of strong banana and mild sort finish.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lbcgreg (29) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
Very fruity aroma with a hop flavor and a slight banana flavor. Sweet start and finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MaBeer1972 (1342) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle from Julio’s. Pours out a cloudy light orange color. Frothy head disappears quickly. There is a Hefeweizen hidden in here, but somehow the funk and the boozy flavors dominate. Very muddled.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2014
I have never really had this style (I don’t think, these categories are getting quite hipsterish and foggy) but for a first foray into such territory it was pretty okay. Hazy copper with a lasting white head. All of the usual scent-suspects were present; wheat, yeast, coriander,orange and honey. The taste is where the Imperial kicked things up a notch. A light fruitcake taste accompanied by bubblegum and basement. The warmth of the booze does come through on this but the alcohol is mostly quite subdued. T’is a wee bit syrupy and low carbo so not your typical warm day fare. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3444) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Owl Farm, Brooklyn tap: Pours cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma is spicy, with light banana notes (I was expecting much more), some spiciness, light hoppiness, and bubblegum. Taste, at first, seemed to me like that of a Belgian ale. Only after a few sips did I really get the sense of what the brewers were going for in the beer. In any case, it wasn’t bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2200) - New York, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Tap atbthe Jeffrey for BC night, unfortunately I was there early so only few available. Pours like lemon me rang pie. Nose is banana and bubblegum. Tastes of rich banana, bubblegum, more lemon pie, and cloves. Creamy texture. Pretty interesting brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (12278) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Sample at Atlantic Beer Festival Moncton. Hazy pale yellow color, huge fluffy white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of lightly spiced banana. Taste is bitter medicinal clove.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 28, 2014
On draft. Pours yellow/orange with a fluffy head. Nose is spice, banana, wheat; flavor follows with a sweet finish. Medium body. Pretty impressive hefeweizen.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
guil0000 (268) - New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Hazy golden color with a small white head. Nose is mostly banana with some spices (Cloves or Coriander). Extremely sweet mouthfeel but it’s still does a good job balancing the sweetness with the alcool and the small hop finish . Very nice sweet beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hidden_Pooch (333) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
Not a huge fan of this, but I’m glad I tried it. The beer looked great with its dark hazy straw colour, with a frothy head that was quickly gone. Aroma was of grapes, citrus, wheat, grass, and coriander. The taste wasn’t very pleasant, which included grapes, bubblegum, citrus, and musty old booziness. I also found the body a little off putting with a sweet syrup taste and low carbonation, that left some tingle on the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (365) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
I have never really had this style (I don’t think, these categories are getting quite hipsterish and foggy) but for a first foray into such territory it was pretty okay. Hazy copper with a lasting white head. All of the usual scent-suspects were present; wheat, yeast, coriander,orange and honey. The taste is where the Imperial kicked things up a notch. A light fruitcake taste accompanied by bubblegum and basement. The warmth of the booze does come through on this but the alcohol is mostly quite subdued. T’is a wee bit syrupy and low carbo so not your typical warm day fare.


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