MarkSachon (555) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber bottle with Rick direct from the production line of Penn Brewery. Very foamy and plenty of yeast. Tastes of bitterness and honey. Quite good for a late summer night.
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
25 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark garnet body with a small fizzy white head that faded to a wispy covering. The nose is quite husky and a bit earthy with some burnt caramel and fruity esters. Some light alcohol, and a decent yeastiness. The flavor is a bit sweet with a good bit of caramel and toasty notes up front. Finishes a bit husky and grainy with some lingering earthy qualities. Medium bodied with a bit too much fizzy active carbonation. A little bit of warmth on the finish. Not bad, but not quite enough wheat character, there seems to be more caramel malt up front. It is fairly lightly spiced though, which is a plus in my book. Not one I’d ever buy again.
Lubiere (9789) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A murky and fetid looking diluted Nestle quick chocolate milk with a very thin white head. In aroma, sweet terpentine with cloves and bananasm not bad. In mouth, a smooth sweet banana bread with cloves, lightly oily mouthfeel, a bit thin but nice. On tap at PA Flavor, April 9th, 2011.
cpetrone84 (1334) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A-pours a murky mahogony brown, very dark with a thin tan head.
S-the nose is extremely sweet and sugary with some light bananas, plums, figs, a touch of yeast and hint of spice. overly sugary and probably under attenuated.
T-extremely sweet, way too much sugar and not enough yeast. lots of plums, cherries, light banana, hint of spicy yeast. definitely under attenuated. light pineapple character.
M-overly oily, very sugary and sticks to the teeth. thin feel and lightly carbonated.
D-too sweet, no balance, very simple. lots of flaws.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dirty looking brown, whitish cover. Aroma is banana, caramel, some light cocoa. Taste is sweet, caramel, light esters, nice.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: snifter. nice mahogany color with good clarity. khaki colored head, with great head retention and a great amount of lacing. Tilting the glass reminded me of fireworks, the gold rain shower ones.
S: some sweet fruits, raisins, sweet cherries, fresh cut apples. tons of clove and nutmeg also.
T: tons of plums, fig, raisins, and some light cherry flavors. huge amounts of clove and nutmeg in the flavor.
M: medium bodied. slightly warming mouthfeel. nice, high carbonation level.
D: very nice weizenbock. I really enjoyed this one and it is a great one to share since its a 750mL. great example of the style.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Consumed on 4/21/08
Appearance: Brown with a dark brown center and a off white crown 3 finger crown. Medium retention and lots of lacing decorate the glass.
Smell: cloves, faint overripe banana, peppercorn, and wheat.
Taste: same as nose. Starts with a slight bitterness and then the clove takes over. Soon a melding with overripe banana comes and the finish is slightly sweet.
Palate: body is on the light side of medium, it’s slighty syrupy and the carbonation is just perfect. The abv has some legs but the mouthfeel is terrific!
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nothing shows Pandemonium-but this is a review of Penn’s bottled weizenbock. (as opposed to pennedomonium maibock)
750 ml bottle poured into my Weizen glass. Had this on-tap at Bocktown during my reviewing hiatus-but figured I should buy a bottle to review.
A- Opaque (seriously) medium brown body with highlights of lighter brown throughout. Pours with a decent 2 finger head which eventually fades completely. No lacing is left behind in the glass.
S-Chocolate comes out first, followed by a spiciness, then raisins and plum. A little bit of alcohol comes through too.
T-Upfront is some spiciness with a solid yeast backbone. This is followed by a dominant presence of dark fruit (plum and raisins). Finish is consistent with the flavor mentioned (nothing weakens or intensifies) except a hint of chocolate emerges here. What is left to linger is remnants of dark fruit, spiciness and a slight alcohol heat.
P-Medium carbonation ans medium-weight body. Initially smooth because of the yeast but the alcohol shines through in the mouthfeel for the finish taking away slightly from the smoothness.
O- I like this brew-but honestly think that I should have chosen a different glass. It’s a very good, solid weizenbock-that confuses me even more on what the typical style profile is for this beer. Definitely worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-12-2008 03:02:42
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by lukin013 on 8/29/08: Pours a hazy copper amber brown with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of sweet dark caramely malty wheat and rich banana esters with authentic German yeast. Body starts with good fullness and wheaty sweetness along with nice clove notes and fruity character before a doughy finish. Very true to style and pretty good.
douglas88 (5839) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml of an unknown vintage thanks to footbalm. Pours a light brown color with a medium light brown bubbly head. The aroma was nice; sweet caramel and rich malts, a dusty dry quality even in the nose. The taste is very easy; sweet caramel, dusty apples and dry malts, a dry fizzy mouthfeel. Rich and not fruity, but dominated by a full dry malt. Easygoing and light spices.