Ottos Weizenbock
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.89%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1049) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2013
1000th rating. Draft at Otto’s. Pours cloudy red/brown with off white head. Banana and clove nose with some caramel. Tons of banana with some mile clove and brown sugar notes. Light and quaffable. Solid offering as always.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - MAY 7, 2011
On tap at brewpub. Pours dark brown with thin cream head. Aroma is caramel. Flavor is caramel and banana. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2008
cloudy golden with a good white head. The hefeweizen is the core, and much more complexity. Some sourness. Good whte lacing. Above average mouthfeel, the carbonation is unobstructive. Well malted sweetness, yet stilltangy and fruity.More of a sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 8, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Noses fresh and vibrant in yellow-colored sub-tropical fruit flesh. Certain banana, backed with passion fruit seeds and a touch of caramelized mango pulp. Bright and yeast-filled. Pours a mahogany-copper, hazed and murky with a tall finger of slow settling off-white head. Flavor runs a bit more subtly. Some initial clove-cigarette sweetness plays off the dry yeastiness in the beer. Banana bread and minerals. A sparkling touch of hazlenut alcohol dapples the mid-palate and harmonizes the yeast and malt. Not actually too sweet for me. Good fruits in the yeast flavor, supported by well-integrated alcohols and subtle malt character. One of the few Weizenbocks I would actually call refreshing enough to quaff on a sweltering June day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/24/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

hazy dark amber, fine beige head, drippy lace, huge sweet chocolate and banana aroma, big body, rich chocolate flavor, lots of banana sweetness, hint of clove adds balance

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Draft at brewpub. Pours amber brown with an off white head. Nice aroma of banana bread and dark wheat malt. Medium bodied, but with a thin texture for a Weizenbock. Flavor of raisens, clove, and banana with some decent residual sweetness. I would describe this as a session weizenbock as far as flavor and palate. It does have the alcohol, and is hidden well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheap (4054) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 Brownish hazy appearance with an aromatic and volatile wheat aroma. Good wheat and banana impact. Does have a fairly strong alky impression on the taste buds as the style dictates. Good creamy carbonation on this brew. Good example of this style. Not over powering like Eisenbahn Weizenbock (Vigorosa) or Clipper City Heavy Seas Hang Ten. Fairly mild and well mannered like Sprague Farm Lightning Ale and North Country Summer Weizenbock. Not quite as enjoyable as Victory Moonglow Weizenbock. One of the better beers I’ve tasted at Otto’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2011 Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a dark brown color with a small khaki head. The aroma was sweet, tangy and fruity. The flavor was bitter, tangy, a bit wheaty and had light citrus and strong banana elements. The finish was dry malts and banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8023) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2007
UPDATED: APR 1, 2009 Pint at the brewpub. Big, huge nose of cream and bananas, very potent, very heavy creamed banana nose, strongest I think I’ve ever smelled. Sweet, almost sugary flavor, mellow, creamy palate, fluffy mashmallow banana flavor, very intense, very sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Draft at brewpub. Hazy coppery brownish pour with off-white head. The aroma is a mix of fruit and malt, with banana, clove, some brown sugar, and caramel notes. The alcohol is well hidden, and the flavor is fruity at first, with a pronounced banana and clove element mixed with a firm malt bill and some brown sugary notes.

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