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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.


4.1
   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.

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.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JAXSON (530) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3939) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jblauvs (1346) - Chester, Vermont, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchesBrew (715) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1813) - 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.


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