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

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RATINGS: 3104   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°


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2003 The aroma does something to my brain that I can't really describe. It's appearance was its only weakness, I think. Little head, quickly disappeared. Other than that, this beer is spectacular. Plenty of hefe and plenty of bock. A perfect marriage. Nice and strong.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2002
(re-rate) Slight hazy brown/red. Moderate to high carbonation. Insane aroma of cloves, banana, spices, wheat, malt and others. Creamy mouthfeel, medium to thick bodied, palate bombarded with flavors of cloves, banana, chocolate,dark fruits, green apples, bubble gum and more. Complex as hell. Finish is sweet and clovey. Alcohol is masked wonderfully. This is simply world class.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2002
A very fruity beer. Seems almost syrupy. A very alcoholic smell. quickly dissapearing head. A reddish brown color. A pretty good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4620) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2002
Cloudy brown colour, sweet smell. Soft, smooth taste, little alcoholic. Bitterand a little spicy palate. Definately good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2002
This is a very good beer. Somewhat sweeter than I expected but very drinkable. I will be coming back to this again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Hazy, dark brown, minimal head. Fruity, malty, spicy, yeasty aroma. Flavor is fruity/malty/spicy with definite notes of banana and raisin, with a moderately strong alcohol aftertaste. A bit sweeet for my taste, although there is enough hop presence to prevent excessive sweetness. Those who enjoy brandies, Belgians and barleywines will appreciate this beer more than I do.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Malty and fruity with a spicy alcohol kick.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2002
Heavenly sweet estery aroma of malt and brandied fruits. Hazy brown color with wispy light head. Malt and fruit wave hits right away, with hops and carbonated bite close in-tow. The warm burn that kicks in during the finish reminds one that this sweet elixer also packs a punch! Outstanding mouthfeel--great malty substance with mild compensating bite that gives buoyancy. This is wonderful stuff, a worthy choice for my 200th review!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2003 Special release 1999: Fruitiness has subsided,big time malt sweetness and breadiness.Thicker than fresh versions.Ages like a champ. Old rating: Cloudy,brown,with a mid sized soapy head. Bursting aromas of banana,clove,wheat,and lemon zest.Palate is soft but barely lacking.Might be because it is too cold.Flavors also clovey,bananas,sweet and thick malts.Finish is very yeasty(bubblegum)flavored.Too cold to start with but got much better as it warmed.I hate buying beer cold.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2388) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2002
Wow. Love the dark colour and the wonderful malty smell. A great beer, one of my favorites.


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