Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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?
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 – 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.
beerguy101 (5250) - Newark, California, USA - APR 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 wouldn’t 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.
BoostIPA (1054) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 didn’t 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, it’s made in California from a brewer known for their IPA’s, so they knock it down a notch.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
AdamJackson (1995) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picked this up at Bert’s 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. It’s 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. It’s a very German beer but a lot sweeter than most Bavarian style Weizens I’ve had.
T - Oh yes. There is that classic German taste. Dry, light fruits, wheat and roastiness. There’s 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 you’d find in a Pinot Grigio that had set out for a while and allowed to breathe and then force carbonated to some intense levels. It’s 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. It’s everything I love about German beers and nothing that I don’t love.
SlovakSniper (2753) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Une autre grosse partagée avec rodenbach99) Une robe embrouillée qui est toute orangée. Un anneau de mousse, sans plus. Un nez amusé par les bananes et le citron. Du girofle et du caramel. Une présence accompagnatrice de l’alcool. Des saveurs qui vont dans le même sens. Un alcool qui transporte des fruits et des épices. Un goût de caramel et de sirop de maïs. Une bouche justement ronde. Une texture qui enrobe. Un effet modéré qui provient des bulles. Une finale appréciable à souhait, épicée et chaleureuse. Une autre bonne proposition de cette maison.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy deep orange color, aroma of wheat, clove, yeast, orange, booze, flavors of coriander, clove, yeast, bitter orange, booze, wheat, med body, high carbonation, lagunitas never lets me down
glennmastrange (2118) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of cookie and cereal, orange for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with over-ripe banana, honey, fig and a hint of vinegar in the background, Head is small, frothy to fizzy, off-white with no lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy yet sparkling medium orange. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, a little slick with a lively carbonation. This is a fantastic beer and a great representation of a Weizen Bock.