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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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2005
Draught at Extreme Beer fest 05. Bright orange and gold hues are supported with a moderately light mahogany brown base. Small, but ample, light beige head. Smells of apples, honey, lightly sour/tart lager yeast, light cherries and a very soft and restrained maltiness. Flavor is delicate yet there is no lack of it. Clean, flavorful lager yeast combines with light butter-toffee, bananas and brown sugar with a fabulous flavor of dry whole wheat to balance. Earthy notes abound, with a hint of spiciness and more sweetness on the finish. No trace of alcohol. Medium body, with perhaps just a little too much carbonation. There are a lot of flavors to pick out in this and it was a delightful drinking experience. Maple syrup does not control this beer in the least; only adds sweetness and a soft, chewy texture.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3816) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3295) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eaglefan538 (2898) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Light amber in color with a small off-white head. Good clarity almost sparkling. Bitter,malty,bready,hoppy with wheat tang and fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2006
on tap at the brewpub. amber in color with a off white head. sweet malt, toffee, caramel, woody aroma with some spicy notes in the back. Taste is sweet, caramel, maple, some tart fruit in the finish. very interesting, liked this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Snifter at Portsmouth 5/27/06. Pours a dark brown color with a very small fizzy head. Head receedes to nothing but a few bubbles. Nose is doughy with some sugary malt notes and bread notes. Palate is smooth and clean. Nice flavorful notes of rich malt, some light doughy bread notes, and hints of brown sugar.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 19, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2008 Draft at the brewery: don’t know if this was skunked by sunlight or not. The waiter left this in the sun while I was in the gift shop. Poured brown with a medium offwhite head. Mild chocolate and coffee aroma. Initial taste was quite sweet but it mellows in the finish. Malty. Still nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1796) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jblauvs (1340) - 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.


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