Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Weizen Bock
Bakewell, England


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Aromas are a great combination of bananas, bubblegum and cloves with a slight hint of liquorice. Full bodied and chewy with a warming smooth finish.

jackafholmes' rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (284) - - APR 27, 2014
Keg from greystones, Sheffield. Lovely aroma of banana, chocolate and cloves. Chocolate and banana flavour with a perfect smooth palate. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (3412) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle @olutexpo 2014. Dark brown, thick off white head. Ripe banana, malt, wood. Flavor has sweetness, banana, mild alcohol stickiness. Heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2526) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle@olut xpo14. Brown hazy. Ripe banana, wheat malty nose. Pretty decent dunkelweizen nose. Soft body, smooth. Nice one.

-- bb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2221) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle from Drinkstore [260914]
Caramel brown, hazy, frothy off white head
Aroma of banana, caramel, soft clove, light bubble gum
Taste of caramel malts, soft banana, touch of roast, light bubble gum, soft roast, alcohol quite well hidden...just not that keen on the taste
Palate - Medium carb and body, quite rich, fairly sweet malts. Finish is slightly dry, caramel malts, some warming alcohol, dab of fruity malts, bit of an earthy malt linger
Overall - Not bad, but was a bit disappointed with this. For the style itís probably a good example but I prefer a standard dopplebock. Fairly hard work to finish the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20809) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottled@Pub Winston Festival. Hazy deep amber colour, small off-white head. Aromais caramel, some sugary notes as well as mild wheat and some mild berries too. Flavour is banana, some fruitiness, mild malty sweetness as well as some syrupy sweet notes. Balanced flavour, although not the most typical weizen bock...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11022) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2014
On tap at Gaasa. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, wheat. Flavour is roasted malt, caramel, wheat, banana. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palme (3474) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2014
0.5l bottle. Itís quite dirty and murky looking in the glass this one. Deep and dark charcoal grey with a nice big lasting slowly fading beige head. On the nose this is mild malty with tones of dry licorice, burned matches sulfur and some dark candied sugars. Molasses also detected along with hints of yeasty banana. Strange but not directly unpleasant. Tastes nice enough. Yeah, the banana goes wild in the taste and dominates the rest of the flavors. Feels oily in the mouth and itís just below average on the bubbles. Dark malts, traces of cold dry chocolate and a ashy tail. The yeasty banana dominates this imo strange style combo. Absolutely drinkable. 08.06.2014

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimsk (12) - SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle from Beetís, Leith, Edinburgh. Cloudy, very dark amber brown, pours with almost no head. Smoky banana nose, taste of dark chocolate and malt, burnt caramel, cinder toffee - that kind of thing! A nice warming brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12941) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle at Winston Fest. Murky brown color, small white head. Sweet candyish banana aroma. Medium-bodied. Overriped banana, caramel. Not German but close.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Psytron (1359) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Smell pf banana. Brown colour, beige head. Aroma of lcohol, abnana, yeast. Plentiful carbon. Very sweet, aroma of alcohol and grain and rum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2444) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This hazy dark brown-black beer pours with a creamy white head. It has burnt currants, rich red fruits, banana and liquorice flavours followed by a slight nutty and warming dark fruity finish.

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