Idiosynkrasie (2780) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Hazy dark brown colour with huge, frothy, moderately lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Bready aroma, cautious fruity background, hints of apple syrup [Apfelkraut], baked banana, red apple, a pepper yeasty, mustard-like touch, some nutmeg and clove. Taste is moderately sweet, notes of apple syrup, a spicy touch of nutmeg and clove, hints of alcohol in the finish. Sticky and heavy.
mile (2469) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark amber, cloudy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty – wheaty and sweetish aroma, faint roastiness and light caramel, some fruitiness and light banana. Body is medium to full, malty – wheaty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and some fruitiness, light banana. Finish is average, malty - wheaty and lightly sweetish, some caramel and light fruitiness, light banana and faint alcohol alcohol. Sweetish weizenbock with caramel - nothing special.
Wanja (531) - GERMANY - DEC 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5 l bottle from the brewpub in Laaber... Nice clody black color, stable head... Amazing full body... Fantastic sweet banana and malt aroma... Intensive Weizen taste, almost perfect... Banana ending...
lusikka (5019) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a very dark, hazy brown colour with a small head. Aroma of dried fruits, wheat, sweet banana and toasted bread. Very rich flavour of wheat, toasted malts, raisins, sweet caramel, banana, clove and yeast. Complex sweetness. After a while some saltiness shows up, which sort of feels like licorice. Almost full bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Warming, sweet, malty finish. Very mild but noticeable tartness as well. Apparently bottled a month ago, so this feels very fresh. Great!
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2nd December 2013
Brewdog Shepherds Bush. Keg. Almost opaque dark brown beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth with fine carbonation. Sweetish malts with mild figgy dark fruits. A little malt cream and sweet bubblegum. Light finish. Delivers on the style without ever being spectacular.
Scopey (4693) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at BD Shep’s Bush. The opaque darkest brown with a small white head. The nose is sweet, pear drops, earthy, toast, dark fruit, spice, tang and HP sauce. The taste is smooth, sweet, caramel, dark fruit, candy, toast, spice, banana bread and earth with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Bit of an odd tangy-spicy thing on the nose, but tastes rather nice.
mR_fr0g (1418) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Brewdog Shepard’s Bush opening night. Aroma is sharp banana with a touch of acid. Not as warm and bready as other weizenbocks. Dark chestnut brown pour with a persistent off white head. Flavour is banana bread, semi sweet, slight sharp. Malt is bisvuity and caramel. Loose flabby palate.
jfb (3175) - GERMANY - NOV 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) pours a murky ruby-brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of roasted malts, raisins and vanilla, with a hint of acetone, some banana and custard. flavour is mostly roasted malts and rotten peaches, with notes of vanilla, caramel, yeast and herbal hops and quite a bit of alcohol in the finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation. better than the execrable pale version.
superspak (1928) - Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle into weizen glass, unknown bottle code. Pours very hazy/murky dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger moderately dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big pear, grape, apple, raisin, caramel, toast, brown bread, wheat, molasses, light clove, light banana, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity yeast and dark malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big pear, apple, grape, raisin, caramel, brown bread, wheat, molasses, toast, light banana, clove, herbal, light chocolate, and yeast earthiness. Light wheat tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, caramel, brown bread, wheat, molasses, toast, clove, light banana, herbal, light chocolate, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of dark/bready malt flavors with yeast fruitiness; with a nice malt/fruitiness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent weizenbock. All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
DalzAle (1847) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark cola pour, fizzy carbonation and a lasting bubbly head with an aroma of green apples and banana. Flavor is sweet phenolic effervescent banana, light malt and finished bready and sweet. Not bad.