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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
A Brand-Spankiní New Beer Inspired by Rolec: The Builders of our New Brewing System. They Sent Us a Traditional Yeast Sent From Their Friends in Bavaria & We Way-Overfed It To Take It All Up A Bit!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Pours a mid orange with sweet banana. Sticky cloves with banana notes that hide the ABV. Nice use of the yeast to make a long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2436) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 15, 2012
On tap at Frisco's Grille & Taproom in Columbia, MD. Very hazy, pale amber with small head and fair lacing. Aroma of banana, cloves and spice. Taste of banana, wheat, cinnamon, cloves and sweet malt. Full body and mild carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2012
At Lagunitas with Jeff et al. Loved it. All the great German flavors, malt, caramel, ban Ana and holiday spice, smooth, but with a bit of bright hops playing in the background. Inspired.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 29, 2012
22oz. bottle. Big fruity and spicy nose, with notes of clove, banana, light caramel sweetness, orange peel, dough and faint apple. Hazy medium-dark golden color with a fine, lasting, uneven head. Flavor is sweet, malt, spicy and estery throughout, with suggestions of banana, bubblegum, clove, allspice, honey, caramel, doughy bread, flowers, faint citrus, some faint leafy, herbal tones and a modicum of peppery bitterness that appears at the finish. Effervescent and gently acidic and warming on the palate, for all of the sweetness present, this coupled with the late bitterness ultimately has a nice refreshing effect. Body is fairly full. Highly enjoyable and tasty. Who knew Lagunitas was so good at making German styles?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
Appearance: a gentle haze obscures the colors of a flickering flame while a soft bready head lingers as a thick blanket. Lace abounds.
Nose: yeasty, spicy, doughy, and tropical all at the same time. Stewed peaches, apricots, bananas, and tropical fruit skins. Coconuts in the raw. White pepper and cumin. Whole pineapples. Fermented honey-soaked grains.
Palate: yum! Fermented honey and grains Ė crispy, crunchy, honeyed. Raw and unfettered than spiced with warmth lingering in the chest. Banana skins, white pepper, ginger, and cumin are a massive presence in the middle. Chewy yeasty dough. Banana weaves throughout. Carbonation dissipates rather quickly, leaving about a half full glass with a silky denser boozier spicier chewier presence.
Final Thoughts: for as much as I enjoyed the Bavarian-style Doppelweizen from Lagunitas, I find myself not remembering much of what I tasted, even as I write them down once more, this time in a review. Definitely a good beer, unique, but lacking a certain je ne sais quoi to remember it by.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - APR 22, 2012
Sampled on 4/22/2012. This weizen bock pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head with nice retention and good lacing. The aroma is fruity and sweet, banana, clove, with some orange and orange peel. And yes there are some hops as well. It wouldnít be a Lagunitas beer if it did not have some hops now would it? A medium to full bodied weizen bock. The malts are fruity, caramel and sweet, with a bunch of banana and clove. The hops are herbal and spicy with a touch of citrus. Lively carbonation. Nice yeasty flavor, with a lot of banana. Its hoppy for a weizen bock, but not for a Lagunitas beer. Was someone physically holding the brewer back fro adding EMH (even more hops). The yeast and the hops shine through in this beer, with a touch of hops at the finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1562) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bomber. Pours a cloudy light amber with an average sized head. Aromas of banana, clove, wheat in the nose. Taste follows suit with the yeastiness usually associated with German Weizens. If this didnít say Lagunitas on the label and was made in Germany, I believe many people would think that this one of the best Weizen Bocks in the world. However, itís made in California from a brewer known for their IPAís, so they knock it down a notch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 17, 2012
On tap at rattle with Anthony and James. Sweet hefe and thick orange upfront. Very sweet and supple, has a tinny finish that throws it off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2012
Pours a slightly amber cloudy orange with thin white head, minimal lacing. Aroma of wheat, german yeast, citrus, hay, floral hops, and caramel. Flavor matches well, but is a little bit sweet and ends extremely bitter in the back of the mouth. Nice brew, but held back just slightly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamChandler (3783) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2012
Picked this up at Bertís Better Beers in Hookset on 4-7-12. Poured into a Mikasa Pilsner glass at 60 Degrees F.

A - Poured a 2-finger white head that subsided very fast. The beer is a 3 on the SRM scale in color. Itís a tan to golden tan beer very clear, very beautiful. A very very nice beer!

S - Wow. Excellent dry german yeast scent hits me almost instantly. The honey malts take over next followed by some kind of fruit like apricots, mango or pineapple. Itís a very German beer but a lot sweeter than most Bavarian style Weizens Iíve had.

T - Oh yes. There is that classic German taste. Dry, light fruits, wheat and roastiness. Thereís a walnut characteristic to this beer and a bit of pine resin from the small amount of hops added. It has a lot of characteristics youíd find in a Pinot Grigio that had set out for a while and allowed to breathe and then force carbonated to some intense levels. Itís very German but also very unique. This is an extremely tasty beer!

M - 95% carbonation on a mouth swish. Medium bodied and lingering honey and syrup taste after swallowing.

O - Yeah, I LOVE this beer. Itís everything I love about German beers and nothing that I donít love.

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