shrubber85 (6509) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (2011). Boozy port and prune aroma. Hazy brown with moderate head. Sweet prune malt and alcohol flavor. Nice body. Not bad - not a typical Weizenbock but pretty good.
queenholly (2413) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Vinous boozy cherry and wood aroma. Reminds me a bit of cream sherry. Clear deep chestnut with a small beige head. Sweet oaky cherry and boozy flavor. Medium body, light carbonbation
tom10101 (1819) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750 ml). Hazy brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is of malt, nuts, roasted malt and dark fruits. Taste is malty with nuts, roasted malt, dark fruits and mineral notes. Medium to full body. Alcohol is present. Interesting Weizenbock but nothing worth revisiting.
quelquechose19 (21) - - DEC 17, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Édition 2012. Odeurs subtil de prunes et de bananes. Des saveurs de caramel, fruits noirs et banane avec des notes d’érables et une très douce douce amertume. WOW, encore meilleur que l’édition 2011. Une bière de grande qualité à conserver dans votre cellier.
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 750ml, robe cuivré, arôme de sucre caramélisé, goût de banana et caramel à l’érable.
pushkinwow (1574) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle from 2012, pretty sure this was 10.5%. Dark mahogany with a nice light brown head. Very sweet malt with some overripe fig, butterscotch, light spice and then more malt. Moderate body and carbonation, quite sweet and grows too much so with the malt overwhelming everything apart from the booze and sweetness. Once small glass was enough.
DerrickR (10) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011. Very little hop character. Nice sweet malt aroma. Great balance of malts, slight chocolate and raisin/prune taste. Moderate level of carbonation. A very good beer.
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. 2012 10.5%ABV. pours dark ruby/brown with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of fruit and spice. Powerful and full of flavour with some wheat like character. flavour is fairly sweet and syrupy. Exceeded expectations
JoeMcPhee (8054) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from LCBO. Pours a deep ruddy brown with a thin off-white head. The aroma is lovely. Rich fig and date fruitiness with a little bit of light wheaty spiciness. Rich and cocoaish with a little bit of chewiness. Toasted malt, banana and brown sugar behind the plums and clove spiciness. A fairly rich and sweet brew but it isn’t cloying at all - I think I’d like it a little bit dryer, but it’s pretty nice nonetheless. Slightly alcoholic with a touch of peppery flavour on the back.
Papillon (353) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
750 mL Bottle. Deep clear ruby body with a frothy-bubbly pale beige head that settles to a foamy film. Aroma of raisins, prunes, and other dark fruits, a yeasty cookie dough accent, subtle notes of butterscotch and banana, and a certain floral sharpness to it. Rich complex flavor although a bit sweet for my liking; definitely "wheaty", a syrupy sweetness something between maple and treacle along with dark fruits and very ripe banana, a yeast bite with the rich sweetness in the aftertaste, and a long syrupy ripe bananas and dates with an almost wine-like "burn" finish. I would re-visit this one more for its complexity than for an encore so I give it all the bonus points possible here.