doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Whatever you do, don’t pour the yeast. The beer is light yellow and the yeast is dark brown... turn-off. That happened on my second pour though so I’m cool. Pours cloudy, ddep, straw yellow, big crisp white head, decent retention, some lace. Smells light bready, yeasty malty with lots of banana. Tastes about the same. Lots of banana with yeasty and spicey, bready malts. Medium body, crisp carbonation.
TBone (13360) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2009 Bottled@RBESG Grand Tasting 2008
Hazy yeasty, big cloudy off-white head, lace. Very spicey, alcoholic nose. Wheaty, licoricey, full-bodied with some hops. A bit weird weizenbock. Interesting, but slight dissapointment as I am a fan of both breweries. (6/3/7/3/13 3.2)
Re-rated, bottled (BB 01/2010)
Slightly hazy orange color, small white head. Leather, rubber, yeast, grapefruit, very typical pale weizenbock aroma. Medium to full bodied. Wheaty, sweet banana, alcohol, fruits. Kind of unbalanced, odd and not likeable. (6/3/6/3/12 3.0)
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(500 ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors) Soft, wheaty and boozy....Pours cloudy gold-yellow with a very tall, foamy, rocky, frothy off-white head. Aroma of banana, sourish citrus, hops, yeast, perhaps bubblegum. Mouthfeel fairly soft and wheaty smooth. Some fairly solid foamy rings of lacing even in my weizen. Flavor is big and wheaty. Also quite boozy esp. towards finish. Notes of light brown sugar, a bit of a citrus tang, light banana. Flavor actually seems to fade a bit as it warms which is kind of strange. A bit of a bitter bite in finish. Pretty good stuff but not quite at the top level of weizen bocks I’ve had.
Rusty (1537) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very hazy golden color with a ton of sediment and a fluffy white head. Aroma of fruits, yeast, spices, lemon, banana, this one smells killer. Flavor is bitter, lemony, grassy, spicy, yeasty and very unique. Lots of carbonation and a crisp peppery finish. Interesting brew.
CanIHave4Beers (3494) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 14, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The hop aroma is fantastic on this, smells like fresh Hallertaur hops. The beer is very nice looking, very cloudy and beautiful with a fluffy white head that leaves a nice lace. The flavor is fantastic and very hoppy the hops only compliment the fruity flavors of hefe-weizen. This is fantasically easy drinking for something of 8.2% alcohol. Something entirley different and welcome.
OldGrowth (2831) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, from Raleigh Wholefoods. Good aroma, bitter spiced, Alot going on. Clove, lemon, lite banana, grassy, dusty, cobwebs. Cloudy orange golden color, good sized head, ok lacing. Had seemed to get bigger as I sipped and got into the narrow part of the glass. Bitter flavor, doesn’t have the range of the aroma, wheat, grassy. Medium body, lite creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. Nice beer, aroma was my favorite part.
alobar (2969) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to RomanW70. Pours a cloudy wheat color with a hops, lemon, and grass in the aroma. Taste is lemon, wheat with a mild hoppy ending. Very different and very enjoyable!
Sammy (9199) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
They aimed to do a weizen bock with extra hopping, and did so. Interesting and smooth. A nice bitterness. Medium mouthfeel, the wheat aroma dominates and is the initial taste. After that the bitterness overwhelms the palate.I can’t wait to try the Brooklyn version.
radiomgb (2450) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange in colour, insanely large off-white coloured head with excellent retention and lacing. The aroma is very lemony with lots of wheat, citrus, yeast and must. The flavour is of pepper spice, yeast, lots of citrus, wheat, grassy, soft and creamy. Yeasty mouthfeel, medium body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes with a light peppery spiciness with lots of yeast.
This was very good, extremely refreshing. The final pour from the bottle brought on a fantastic murky brown colour with some hops becoming noticable at the very end.
500ml bottle obtained in a trade with kmweaver, thanks Ken.
Opened on February 17, 2008.
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unique and exactly what I expected. Hoppy and heffey. They actually compliment each other better than I thought they would. Still pretty fruity though. I found it to be surprisingly refreshing.