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

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RATINGS: 112   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
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, - MAY 19, 2012
Lightly cloudy golden colour with thin white head. Banana and yeast nose. Light banana taste with lingering banana and yeast finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2149) - 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 (11810) - 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 (516) - 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 (256) - 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 (304) - 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 (308) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltser85 (263) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Golden color with fluffy white head. Banana and clove notes. Taste is the same with a hint of wheat and grain. Slight booze as it warms. Nice body, medium, definitely more weizen bock than hefeweizen.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Wheat and light caramel aroma with ight spice. Wheat and caramel flavor with light spice and light banana. Medium bodied. Wheat and caramel linger with light spice and light banana.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3711) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2014
1 L swingtop. Mostly clear orange-amber with a lasting rocky foam. Nose is spicy banana bread, caramel, wheat and lemony bread yeast. Taste is more of the same goodness plus a bit of roasted walnut, bubblegum, and dry grass on the finish. Medium-heavy body is full of malty sweet goodness, but the acidic yeast and a bit of hops do just enough to keep the balance. Low-medium carbonation keeps it smooth and slick. There’s just a nice hint of the abv.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cfaris (6) - Port Coquitlam, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014 does not count
Draft, from the brewery in Squamish. Pours amber, great appearance, strong taste or coriander and banana. If you’re in the area, the 1L bottle is only 7$cad here compared to 12 at the liquor stores. Bought a few, good beer.


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