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

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RATINGS: 3032   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19321) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2002
Gold brown colour. Pours thick. Big aroma of toffee and banana. Full bodied, rather sweet.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Suttree (5130) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2002
It has that wheat beer zing and the fruity, heavy flavors af a dopplebock. A unique style.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2008 There is no other equal when it comes to a Weiss Doppelbock. TO get the balance and flavors in this beer are next to impossible, but Schneider does it! RERATE additional info. - Near brown color with a tall creamy head. Smooth with just enough spritz to make it lively. Wheat, light clove and bananas, and fresh yeast aroma. Caramel, light fruit and light fruitcake spice mingle in the flavor. Simply stated "Perfect"!

Rerate ala leap year. Will my past haunt me, is this just a figment. Brown garnet color with a taller bone colored head. Aromas are faint with only some wheat and lightly toasted malt. I fear an older bottle, but I can only assume this is what many have come to expect from the typical shelf stored import. At least the flavors do not let me down, spice, wheat, and malt. Somewhat thinner than I remember as well. An awesome brew fresh, still a great brew. I now am without a 5.0 brew thanks to big black bear. and I must keep searching.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2002
Nice fruity aroma and taste. Very rich and smooth.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2002
Wow. Just a great beer. The appearance is somewhat cloudy, which isn’t very appealing to me, but it’s nice and dark. The aroma is good. It’s got a fruity/choclatey smell. Very pleasing. After my first sip, I exclaimed ’Oh, that’s delicious!’ Extremely palatable. Perhaps the best beer I’ve ever had.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 19, 2002
The aroma is rich with fruituness and malt, has a dark cloudy appearance and a good head. The flavor is very complex with strong hints of chocolate, bannana and maltieness. Has a silky texture and leaves a chocolate-malty taste on the palate. You can taste the 8%, but in a purely positive way, an excellent beer that ranks in my top 5 of all time.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
homebrewrules99 (37) - portsmouth, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2002
Great beer for enjoying with freinds and relaxing to drink but not too (>4)many or it makes it hard to get home

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2002
Deep copper/amber colour good head, yeasty/banana/wheat aroma with a good maltiness in the body. Good balance, smooth as well. Best in its class? damm good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2002
It had a very smooth flavor of fruits and spice. Lots of banana came out as well. Not a bad beer but nothing would make me buy it again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 14, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2003 RE-RATE: Nice sweet-toffee and banana flavoring, with hints of other neutral fruit: apple, pear. ORIGINAL RATING 4/14/2002: 7-4-7-3-14: Very distinctive banana aroma and flavor. Medium bodied, nicely balanced.


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