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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
The Neshaminator – This is our take on a German wheat bock, but with a small twist. We brew this 8.5% holiday offering with orange blossom honey and keeping true to the style, over 50% wheat along with dark Munich malt, a hint of Chocolate malt, and German Hallertau and Tettnanger hops. While most German bock beers named with the ‘-or’ ending are traditional double bock lagers, we decided to break from tradition a bit with not only the name of this beer, but the use of orange blossom honey as well. Prost!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (3284) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Nice to see this style on the US shores. A bit sweet, but even some of the German varieties are guilty of that. Dark brown body with near perfect beige head, thick and creamy, coats the glass. Aroma is sweet (raisins), taste is also led by the sweetness, but with the body of a decent hefeweizen nice and chewy. More sweetness on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (3019) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Nice looking dark amber with a thin head. Not a lot of aroma to speak of. The flavor is caramel with a bit of sour fruit. Smooth but a little thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3283) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2014
Pours chestnut brown with a soapy off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses, and wheat. Roasted malt flavor with molasses, chocolate, and wheat. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (1199) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Cloudy deep brown color. Large dense rocky tan head..sweet roasted malt aroma has notes of fruity yeast, dark wheat and metallic melon. Sweet and subtle toasted wheat malt flavor has a light banana ester character. Yeah, there is a slight touch of honey here, too. Rich cocoa-like nuances. Though it is somewhat true to the Weizenbock style, it lacks the complexity and richness of the classic brews of the Fatherland. Good, none the less.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1382) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Dark brown and cloudy with thin rimming tan head ; aroma is sweetish; Flava is caramel and molasses blended with hops; feels medium with fizziness; finishes semi sweet semi dry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2759) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
22oz bomber from Lacey Spirits. Pours a dark brown color with a finger of foamy off white head. Aroma of lager yeast, chocolate malt, and rotted citrus. Taste of chocolate malt, olde rotted citrus fruit, roasted malt, and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5367) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bomber. Nose of rich and sticky caramel, really sickly sweet candy, with wheat, yeast, and a healthy dash of spaghetti sauce. Pours dark, opaque with volume, supports a dense, rocky tan head. Way sweet taste with light bread and fruit, really working a nice date-and-cherry-dipped pumpernickel, very low bitterness with some brown sugar and beautiful toasted bread crusts. Jammy orange marmalade undercurrent and spicy hops, even has some light diacetyl showing. It’s getting a nice effect from the Munich, that hollowed-out lager middle, even if everything else is screaming "ale! ale!" Sticky lips and fullish body, alcohol utterly (and dangerously) hidden. I’m inclined to be against this kind of take because of its heavy sweetness, but the flavors are fun and the intensity plays well with food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1412) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours a hazy brown with a light tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt. Taste is sweet and malty with a slightly bitter middle ending with a cleaner finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1392) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bomber bomber from b-law. Generous foamy head. Dark brown color. Aroma of caramel, slight caramel. Medium light sweetness. Sugary malt notes, honey also. Nice mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden. Toffee tastes. Pretty good stuff. I’ll be back...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2482) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Thin head of fine bubbles. Light smoked and sweet malt aroma with some licorice and dates. Color is a very dark ruddy brown. Lots of sweet malts in the aroma with a hint of tartness. Prunes and dates along with a strong malt backbone. Hard to really pick out individual flavors in this one as everything is masked with the thick syrupy malts. Mild alcohol presence . Finishes slick and oily. An ok dopplebock but rather one dimensional.

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