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Brewed by Brauerei Plank Laaber
Style: Weizen Bock
Laaber, Germany

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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Lighter, top-fermented Weizenbock. Distinctive, full-bodied, round and sweet with an aromatic yeasty character. Gold Medal winner at the 2002 and 2006 World Beer Cup.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Pours a cloudy pale golden color with a thick three finger high head that settles slowly to a solid cap. The resulting lace is a bit tattered, but sticks nicely, leaving a broken webbing behind. Smell; lots of strong bananas and cloves with a big wheat backing. After this warms up a bit, a little lemon peel and some sweet malts come through, as well as a touch of bubblegum. A bit more weizen than weizenbock in the aroma, but still very good. Taste; the bananas, cloves and wheat are just as prevalent in the flavor as they were in the aroma. Bubblegum and a zesty lemon fill out the middle, and then a sweet maltiness, and a bit of a tartness, come through in the finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied, with a very creamy smooth carbonation, and just an incredible drinkability. This one goes down so smoothy. If this was available anywhere near me I would keep some on hand all of the time. I picked mine up in Grand Rapids, MI.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2599) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2015
Keyaki. Nice. Banana, wheat, creamy, quite thick. Hides the booze. Just a hint of something fruity cherry which usually means booze for me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tnkw01 (1299) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy, dark gold with a medium head. Aroma was clove, banana, spicy. Taste strongly caramel, toffee, hints of spice, banana and cloves. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2015
Keg at spitfire... Hazy orange amber... Small white head.... Light banana fruit nose... Way too fizzy... Juicy toffee fruit Malt.. Soft fruits

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (5832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2015
Keg at spitfire. Pours hazy amber, nose is banana and clove, taste is sweet fruity banana, toffee, dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1467) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2015
Keg at Spitfire. Pours hazy pale amber. Nose is sweet with ripe banana, caramel and wheat. Crispy carbonation, sweet taste has banana, wheat, clove, toffee.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2015
[Bottle] Cloudy amber pour with a ton of foam left over on top. Notes of banana, vanilla, nutmeg and sweet caramel in the nose. Flavors of wheat malts, clove, banana, toffee, light fruits and residual sugars. Medium bodied. Nice looking lacing. Tasting notes from 8/2014.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fdomig (516) - München, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
500ml bottle. Aroma, banana as it should, light yeast. Appearance is dark, cloudy orange with a very long lasting huge foam. Impressive. Taste is sweet and bitter in the best possible balanced way. Amazing. Stays forever with a subtile dryness. Best of the best.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
darkseduction (651) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2014
Flasche 50cl. Bernsteinfarben, recht trüb. Stücke von Bruchhefe fallen ins Glas. Runder, gelungener Eindruck, im Abgang für meinen Geschmack etwas süß. Wärmendes Mundgefühl bleibt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diabobale (273) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
Una buona weizen ben strutturata e carica. con note acidule al palato, ba con un buon corpo, rilascia sentori molto floreali e aromatici grazie ai malti utilizzati.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5352) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
pours hazy pale but bright orange with a bubbly off-white head showing some retention and lacing. overripened bananas - overly browned, sweet wheat, sweet bread, fruitiness - white grape juice concentrate, pears and overripened small yellow fruits; orange peel and some candied fruits, caramel, peppery and almost perfumey alcohol, bitter grass. average carbonation, medium body - oily and a bit sticky, sweet yet bitter and astringent spicy-grassy finish. not really my style but this is nicely crafted.


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