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

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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
darkseduction (617) - 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 (225) - 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 (4614) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
acaffar2 (41) - - OCT 25, 2014
Sour. Would pair well with sauerkraut. Shjskfksjhsnakdkdhannakaksjdhsjakakjdbajaklajshdna

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9001) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2014
Euro2-Flasche: Deep golden,nearly clear, mid-sized and pretty stable white head, visible carbonation; distinctive sweet-sour fruity and "woody" nose with the usual amount of caramel; moderate to robust sweet and slightly tart-sourish flavour, relatively light bodied; fruity-vinous and "woody" flavours in the relatively dry and tart finish. Very pleasant Wheat-Bock…

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bpar73 (514) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Sample pour at Suds on the Shore. Hay orange in color. Sweet yeast, banana and clove in the aroma and taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2040) - Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Hazy amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, wheat, some citrus, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, citrus (notably lemon), some caramel, and clove; Finish is somewhat tangy; Decent.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (14089) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle from Pivni Rozmanitost Hoodoo Club, Prague. Pours hazy orange with a large creamy head and lacings. Nose is sweet of banana, bread, wheat and spices. Full bodied. Estery and quite alcoholic. Sticky and sweet with a metallic whiff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (8095) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes goldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hefig fruchtig, bananig, würzig. Geschmack stark hefig fruchtig, minimale Würze.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (10962) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
Heller, stark hefiger Antrunk, in der die Alkoholnote erkennbar ist. Honignoten, geringe Bitterkeit, die sich gut einfügt. Spritzig, zum Ende ist ein leichtes Vanillearoma vorhanden. Runder, sehr süffiger Weizenbock. 8/9/10/11/11/11


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