someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a cloudy yellow color. clear wheat in the nose along with the banana and cloves. taste is the same.a very pleasant wheat beer.
skoisirius (1345) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m currently rating every SN brew I’ve ever had in one clean sweep.
I grew up on the classic SN Pale having it around during high school, and since have watched SN grow into a national representation of incredible craft beer. Living 45 mins away is a treat for the random growler fill. Keep up the amazing work and thanks!
merc7186 (1462) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Hazy Orange/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Mild Lacing
S: Banana, Bubble Gum, Wheat, Mild Clove
T: Banana, Wheat, Bubble Gum, Mild Pepper
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, Mildly Spicy
Overall, a really nice weizenbock and great for the summer months.
ads135 (2330) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange. Lots of yeast, lots of spice. Thick head. Slick mouthfeel. A very nice take on the style.
katseb (2) - Norfolk, Alabama, USA - SEP 9, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just bought one 12 oz bottle from the case of craft singles. Just had it with a salami sandwich with my homemade mustard sauce, so delicious! So sad I just had one, and may have trouble finding more. Bought in Millis Ma.
Narnad (1372) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank as part of the 2011 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp. Pours a very cloudy orange color with a thin, dense white head. Aroma has a lot orange citrus notes, banana, spicy clove with a nice sweetness that compliments the spices very nicely. Flavor has a nice mixture of banana and clove with a modest amount of alcohol sneaking in late. Well balanced, none of the flavors are overpowering as you can see in the weizen bock style at times. Modest body, low carbonation with a low alcohol kick. Overall a very good brew for the beer camp pack. Matches what I think the style should be.
madmitch76 (12076) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12th June 2011
Cloudy orange beer, small white head. Semi dry and semi soft palate. Tiny bit of caramel wheat gives way to banana, bubblegum and then some mild orange citrus. Finishes semi dry with a carbonated sting. Decent.
GarrettB (841) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
August 19th, 2011 - Sierra Nevada’s Weizenbock must have graduated from beer camp with flying colors, because it now appears to stand on its own on market shelves, proud and decorated. I remember it being an tasty, toothsome beer a year and a half ago, with its skillfully crafted emphasis on light, fruit flavors. Marmalade orange in color with a finger of a white-tan head, this looks like so many other summer beers I quaffed back in 2011. The smell sets it apart, with a dry aroma based on the weizenbock’s particular grain composition, but also limned with juicy and acidic apricot. Fresh orange juice makes an appearance too, making this beer smell like a part of a well rounded breakfast. The flavor matches the aroma - a pleasant, fruity acidity like unripe apricots, a sharp and cutting palate (again, always good for cutting through summer’s dry mouth) and a long aftertaste that almost seems to ripen the fruits flavor the longer it lasts. I’m not Sierra Nevada’s head brewer (Pfff, I wish) but I can see why he made the decision to keep going with this alumnus of their Beer Camp.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I am not a big weizenbock drinker so maybe I was not ready for this but I have never had one that was so damn yeasty. Dark and turbid orange color. The smell was all yeast and bananas. The flavor was yeast, banana, clove, yeast, bubblegum, yeast. This was not bad but I’d rather have a vitus any day of the week.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-07-2011 02:16:55
Huhzubendah (2157) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is very slightly hazy and light orange hued, with a smallish head that leaves some caked on lacing on the pint glass. The aroma brings banana, sweet malt, fruit, wheat. The flavor is decent. Sweet and fruity, with emphasis on bananas. Medium-thin in body, with adequate carbonation. A decent beer, but not in the same league as Aventinus.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-12-2011
fletchfighters (911) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A-- Poured a hazy honey orange color. Lots of small carbonation bubbles on the sides of the glass. Quick fading white head that goes straight to film. Better head retention on swirling but still fades pretty quick.
S-- Strong clove smell, followed with banana and then coriander. Good nose.
T-- Spicy clove followed by more banana. Get a lot of banana cream pie taste with touches of coriander as well.
M-- Prickly, active carbonation. Brimming with life. Finishes a bit dry and crisp with a dried banana taste. Medium feel to this. Very crisp and lively.
O-- Good beer. Well made, very enjoyable even though this is not a style I am big on. Something I would very much buy again.