Darkmagus82 (2182) - - OCT 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-18-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lighter brown-chestnut color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a good level of retention, very slowly fading over time to leave some nice streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma isn’t as big as one may expect for a Weizenbock of 8.5 %. Aromas of a toasted malt and wheat along with some darker fruit smells of cherry and raisin are the strongest of the aromas. Other aromas of a yeasty smell as well as some spice aromas of clove are there as well. Some honey sweetness rounds out the smell overall giving a lighter Weizenbock smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet taste of cherry and plum with some wheat and bready flavors and a bit of roasted malt. The sweeter flavors seem to intensify even more with more dark fruit flavors coming to the tongue as the flavor advances further. Along with the increase in sweetness, so too comes some lighter yeast flavors more toward the middle of the taste. Some banana flavors as well as some spice of clove also come to the tongue along with the yeast, giving it a nice fruity flavor at this point overall. A little bit of an apple flavor as well as some lighter grassy and herbal hop flavors come to the tongue at the very end of the taste, and along with the other flavors and a little bit of a rum and honey taste, give a rather sweet, fruity, and nice darker heavy flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. Both are great for the big fruity flavors of the brew as well as wheat and roasted flavors, overall producing a rather nice creamy and enjoyable feel to the brew.
Overall –A fruity and sweet Weizenbock with nice big and thick flavors and a great feel. This is an enjoyable and robust brew that is nice for the cooler winter weather.
DocLock (9245) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Hazy dark brown black pour with tan head. Nose is Munich malt, wheat, choc malt, orange zest, hops. Tastes of malt, wheat, spice, hops, citrus, and cacao.
60minuteman (1222) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark cherry-brown color, two finger beige head. Smell is wheat, roasted malt, orange and a slight sweetness possibly from the honey. Taste is roasted malt, wheat, orange, barley, alcohol and sugar. Medium-full body and bubbly. Foam is sticking throughout. Tad metallic taste on the end.
jtclockwork (13105) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours purplish brown with tan head. Nose and taste of raisin, fig, grape bubblegum, chocolate, wheat, banana and licorice root. Medium body.
stevoj (3542) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
keepersj12 (3036) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
alobar (3358) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
gripweed57 (1273) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
closey22 (1469) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
Ed5388 (2968) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.