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RATINGS: 462   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
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Do not waste time attempting to box this brew into some esoteric guide to styles. This is Dan’s bold creation. His passion for unfiltered Weiss collides with Cascade Hops inventing our Imperial Hefe-Weizen. Dry hopping boldly rules over Wisconsin red wheat and our special strain of Bavarian yeast. At almost 20 O.P. this is the super mac daddy of Weiss beers. Decoction mashing was followed by excessive dry hopping to create a fierce onslaught of clove, cinnamon and citrus all in this living beer. Don’t bother waiting to enjoy - the time is now.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Beautiful, hazed yellow sun with a hint of caramel interwoven in the unfiltered body. A stiff orange tinted head keeps rising over the top with a life of its own. Aroma could be the best I’ve ever had. Righteous cloves with a equally prominent American c-hop flash. Lemon chiffon and vanilla buttercream treat with buttery baguettes a citric banana medley to the aromatic symphony’s delight. The aroma is just about as bright and sweet as it gets. Flavor pipes in with an amplified affirmation of the preceding aromatic sequences. Cackled white pepper rides with sugar cloves for a bright, snappy soliloquy. Honeyed marigolds give a bright, herbal essence to the citric brightness from the c-note profile. The body builds to a heavy presence on the palate, presenting a hefty challenge for the tongue to heave it up after the bitterness and sweetness set into it. Tingly sensations of bright vanilla coated cloves intertwine with crushed white pepper and cackled cloves for a lively, bitter clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2676) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2014
12oz. bottle from brewery. Aroma of clovey spice, banana, lemon citrus, some herbal and floral tinges, lemongrass, slight pepper, some wheat grain and faint honey. Cloudy, dark golden in color with an exceedingly foamy, sticky, lasting head, off-white, with lacing to match. Flavor profile is strongly yeasty, plenty of spice, esters, pepper, dough, etc. with some lemon citrus, very faint sweetness, breadiness, as well as some medicinal alcohol present late. Mouthfeel is highly effervescent, warming and active, gently acidic and features a nicely full body. Interesting and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sitzds (318) - - OCT 16, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass and shared with Kristy K at the condo. Hazy orange with a thin off-white head but excellent lacing. Aroma is yeast, wheat, clove, green apple, bubblegum, and citrus. Taste is classic hefeweizen with clove, banana, and bread sweetness plus some citric hoppy bitterness. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, boozy and phenolic on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"6/09-the hops weren’t what i was hoping for in this imperial dry hopped weizen, but i see the last review for this bad boy was some time ago, so maybe they were there and have since died a long slow death? still a good beer, but based on the hoppy Crack’d Wheat, I wanted more out of this. It was more yeasty and sweet with the hops barely making an appearance in the back. Some sediment, great full mouthfeel, fruity, cloves, big flavor, but didn’t detect the nearly dbl digit alcohol. not bad, but i was maybe more excited than i should have been."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2014
(bottle) hazy amber gold with huge head. Aroma of spice, clove and pine. Flavor is wheat malt, a little clove, yeast and piney hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arnold931 (704) - Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2014 Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with huge pillowy white head that leaves tons of lacing. Nose is clove, coriander and a bit of funk. Lots of carbonation in the mouthfeel. Bock sweetness comes through in the taste. Leaves my lips and tongue numb!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4879) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
These guys never cease to amaze me. In a style that I was expecting much out of, they made a great beer. Poured a hazy darker yellow to orange with a white head. Aroma was of funky apples, wheat, lemons, and toast. Flavor was light funky oakyness, apples and lemons and some berries too. Very unique and tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Pours a pretty cloudy gold with a huge white head that lasts and lasts. Nose is of bubblegum, cloves, coriander, citrus and apricots. Very creamy and smooth on the palate with a rich and creamy viscosity. Flavor is full of many different tastes: spices including cinnamon, coriander, cloves, with fruits including citrus, apricots and bananas, some sweet malt, some yeastiness followed by a suggestion of hops, all warmed by its 9.25% ABV. This beer may be enjoyed as a banquet unto itself and may be enjoyed with a variety of foods but most especially light cheeses or white meats.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2815) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a lightly hazy dark yellow with 3 fingers of thick white head that just lasts and lasts. Aroma of clove, dank wheat, citrus. Taste is light sweet and follows aroma. Good beer. Different, and not what I was expecting, but very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2014
Big "fizz" when I opened the bottle...Way over-carbonated, waited 5 minutes for the head to dissipate. Although I have to say this pours a beautiful dark rich orange. Sunset in a glass, it is almost glowing. What a rich aroma, cinnamon spice, strawberries, fresh summer fruit, honeydew melon. The flavor is unfortunately not as rich as the aroma. Musty burlap bag and a strong vegetal bitterness paired with some apple tartness. Strangely incohesive. Nice effort but off the mark.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1666) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Clove, cinnamon, wheat, and floral notes from the hops are on the aroma. Citrusy and spicy on the palate. Nice mouthfeel to this one, chewy, yet smooth.

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