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Brewed by Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn
Style: Weizen Bock
Kelheim, Germany

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RATINGS: 3034   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Deep and complex – for big and relaxing moments by the fire.

Dark-ruby colored wheat doppelbock with a creamy fine head. Strong notes of ripe bananas, raisins and plums meet liquorice and roasty aromes. Full-bodied and warming, with a well-balanced and smooth finish. The ideal companion for hearty roast meat, venison and also fruity chocolate desserts, “Kaiserschmarrn” (pancakes), “Elisenlebkuchen” (christmas cookies) or blue cheese.

Oldest wheat doppelbock of Bavaria. Since 1907. 18.5°


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2004 Poured beautiful dark brown with a rich fluffly head just like the picture...smells of clove, banana, and caramel. Rich and complex flavor...malty, earthy, yeasty...very burgundy type finish...one of my favorite beers ever...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
haf (528) - Gijon, SPAIN - AUG 5, 2004
Muy buena cerveza alemana. Es de trigo, pero tostada/negra. Mucho cuerpo y bastante armo. Muy buen sabor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - AUG 4, 2004
Delicous beer. Brownish colour with very little head. The taste is wonderful and complex, the banana is definitely there but so is some spice with a bready undertone. THere is also a hint of malty sweetness. Good mouthfeel, with a the alcohol just suggestiing its presence in the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2004
Very earthy. A sharp almost Belgian carbonation, but not unpleasant. Pretty complex flavors. Makes me rethink my dislike of weis biers. I think I like this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nagash (207) - Paris, FRANCE - JUL 31, 2004
Some nice caramel aroma. Full body, nice finish. Lot of flavors without a strong alcohol taste. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2004
Dark brown color, sweet light fruity aroma and taste, full body, fresh, light sparkling finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2004
On draught at Ludwig’s Garten in Philadelphia. Light brown pour with very large head. Grassy aroma with some clove essence. Difficult to differentiate any other aromas. Earthy flavor with a light hop presence. A little coriander and some spice. Easy drinking, alcohol is masked nicely.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimmy0306 (1) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 30, 2004 does not count
One of the best beers in the world. I just wish I could get it in the my area. Can someone help??

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hefehound (3) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2004 does not count
One of my favourites. Pours a ruby tea colour with an indominable white head. Cloves and banana bread strike the nose at first wiff. These notes are repeated in the taste while adding a bit of caramel and cocoa. Not as heavy on the palate as one would think for an 8 percent ABV beer. I could drink one every day and not get tired of it. Be careful though as while it drinks very easily it does pack a punch

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Finally get around to rating this classic. After pouring from the bottle into a weizenglass, my beer looked just like the photo: thick long lasting head atop ruby red brew. If it weren’t for the clove notes, I’d think this were a belgian strong ale: many complex flavors well blended in this rich brew.


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