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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This strong wheat beer was fermented with Weizen yeast and lager yeast giving it an unusual complexity. Boosted by a krausen addition of 2.5 pounds of New Hampshire maple syrup.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (2951) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2012
Draft @ the pub. Served in a stem glass. Very tiny head sitting on a deep, murky brown liquid. Nose was very subdued. Served real cold. Caramel malt is all I smell. The taste was all over the map. I can say it didn’t remind me of a traditional Weizenbock at all. Malt being the main player here, showed some fruit flavor under all the malt. Light wheat notes. I also tasted alcohol which was a big distraction. Considering this batch was 6.5%. I love German made Weizenbocks, so for me this was a huge let down.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Dark body with no head. Can definetly smell the wheat. Taste is a nice mix of the lager and wheat. Decent but not for me

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jblauvs (1339) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 19, 2011
Dark brown pour. Aroma is earthy, toffee, burnt caramel, slight roast. Flavor is more burnt earthiness with some sweet toffee, roast grain, some booze. Not what I was expecting but interesting and tasty.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eaglefan538 (2853) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 3, 2011
Bottle shared by doulos/goodgrief. The pour was deep brownish reddish, decent initial head. The aroma was caramel, maple, nothing wheaty, phenolic, or estery, a totally confusing aroma relative to the label. The flavor followed, again, completely lacking the typical elements of a weizen brew, quite disappointing, caramel, toffee, maple, brown sugar, faint roast, and some herbal/earthy notes. Mouthfeel was moderate to full and sticky. A miss of a brew, but I thank doulos/goodgrief for sharing!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1762) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle. Okay, I brought a bunch of bottles back to share with my peoples and this was number 4. Was my palate shot? I just didn’t get typical weizenbock flavors. Dark amber pour. Boozy. In fact booze was the only strong flavor. Some banana flavors and fruity phenols...but a lot of caramel, too. I almost would have thought they mislabelled the bottle...but I know all the beers they were bottling then, and none fit this. I enjoyed iyt, but way off expectations.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3633) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2009
On tap at the brew pub. Deep red brown in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of dough, light nuttiness, caramel and malt with some spiced notes. Taste is of caramel, wheat, toffee, and earth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JAXSON (526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2009
22oz bottle, thanks to Keith! Pours a nice dark reddish chestnut with a really pretty cream head. A looker. Nose is malt, cloves, some earth, and a bit of dark fruit. Flavor begins with some pleasant malt and spices, followed by a long breath of hops. A little sweetness in there which is pleasant. Not offensive in any way, and quite enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2007
[bottle] Malty,sweet wheat aroma- dark brown in color. Sugary, bready malt sweetness with some nice wheat character, and slight maple towards the end. Warm, alcoholic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Dark golden brown color with a substantial and long-lasting white head. Aromas were fairly light, but complex: malts, caramel, brown sugar, banana, spices, and wheat. Flavors were very heavy on the wheat, malts, caramel/brown sugar, and spices (clove, nutmeg), with hints of alcohol, dried fruits, and a mysterious metallic bitter earthiness. Very complex and deep stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2006
Poured a dark brown with red highlights that left a thick tan head. The smell is fruit, figs, plums, rich dark fruits are ever present. The taste mirrors the nose, sweet malty floural hop presence. Figs, candided fruit, plums follow the earthy texture. The finish has a alcohal presence but is very warming and nicely balanced with an acidic feel to balance out the sweetness on the palate.


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