MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My Bottom Line:
Phenolic cloves slowly move into smoke (not the good kind) and bubblegum esters before finishing with a lightly tart and mineral splash.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the cloudy brownish-red.
-This Weizenbock might smell the part, but there is something amiss with the flavor profile.
-The 2 Sound brews that were on at Devil Craft that evening were problematic. Are they always like this, or was transport too rough for them ?
-The tiny, sparse bubbles didn’t whip up the right mouthfeel for the style. But perhaps that was partly the bar’s fault…
On tap at Devil Craft, Tokyo.
TimE (4112) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown color. Huge estery clovey nose with a bit of chocolate. Light body, but way too estery/yeasty. Lingering chocolate and clove finish. The yeast just dominates and controls this beer, putting it into unpleasant territory.
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Taphouse Grill Bellevue. Dark brown color with lasting tan sheen. Earthy molasses, dark fruit, brown sugar aromas. Smooth medium body. Dark bread, banana, chocolate flavors with dark fruits, lagered browned malts--tasty weiz
Zeswaft (1464) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour. Doesnt resesemble the last two phenominal weizenbocks that i’ve had in the slightest. Mostly toasted bread and spicy esters. Some banana, some smoke. More of a dunkleweizen than a weizenbock imo.
after4ever (6686) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at NCBC. Pours an opaque ebony with a scant grayish head that goes away. Big fruity nose, dates and figs and maybe a smoky sweet hint of bacon in the bacoground. Creamy medium body a little lacking in carb. Sweet smoky mid palate with bacon and pitted tree fruit. Long smoky finish. Pretty nice. With a little more carb it would probably step up a couple notches.