Guerde (1115) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle, thanks Tytoanderso) Pours cloudy brown with a thick off-white head. Aroma is just huge with banana, clove, gumball, strawberry, and some raisin as well. This aroma is really wonderful. The taste does not disappoint, with a substantial amount of banana, caramel in the beginning, the mid-palate produces some spicy clove, and the finish is clean and provides that great wheaty twang. This is a really high quality weizenbock, and is incredibly underrated.
MadIndian (2222) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from capones, cloudy dark brown pour with thin head. Caramel flavor with a hint of hop. It was good.
dmac (3538) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle thanks to Dickinsonbeer, thanks Paul. Pours a murky brown with a lively foamy off white head that settles down and leaves a nice slick of foam that lasts the entire time I sipped this one. Aroma is sweet, lots of raisin, grapes, honey, grains, wheat and slight alcohol. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation and a slight touch of dryness on the finsish. Flavor doesn’t come across as great as the aroma with some wheat, bread, sourness, and rotting fruit flavors showing up. Not a bad try but nothing that is gonna make this brewery an east coast meca.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy Gillard. Pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of heavy clove, banana, and wheat. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness. Decent
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy moderate hue of brown with a small lacing head. Aroma is of some light banana and some spice, maybe a little apple in there too. Taste is well balanced, banana, brown sugar some spice and a slight strange sweetness in there. Solid
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Body-looks like hazy muddy tea with a thin foamy bubble ring. Kind of looks like diarrhea. Nose-apple, flat hops, unfiltered apple cider, boozy. Taste-dusty, vegetal, lots of spice, some light phenols, lightly hops, sawdust, fruity, unusual, but it grows on you in a weird kind of way.
unclemattie (3915) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
#7-2008. 12oz bottle. Big banana, some raisin aroma. Lots of yeast in the pour. flavor is lots of wheat. Very nice.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled. Pours cloudy amber/brown with a good size beige head. Aroma of bananas, spices, and cloves. The flavor is sweet, cloves, brown sugar, bananas, all-spices, and caramel. Good body, nicely done..
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4-8-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to hopdog
Thick brown amber with ivory beige head with thick rings of sticky lacing. Smell is light sweet sourdough and pralines. Flavor is mild and has a hint of smoky sweet yeast in there. A good balance actually. Very drinkable. Smell and aftertaste aren’t ideal - but flavor and mouthfeel are nice. Its a toss up and I enjoyed it!
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy dark sienna color with a dissipating, off-white head. Minimal spotty lacing noted. The aroma shows dark fruity notes, including fig and raison, accompanied by the requisite overly ripe banana scents. Caramel shows strong in the malt base, with a sweet, bready yeast, cloves and some peppery spice. The flavor is sweet and malty up front, with caramel and fermented dark fruit showing strong. Flavors transition into browned bananas and heavy clove spice. Sweet yeast is present throughout. What this brew lacks, in my opinion, the fullness that the wheat adds to the better examples of this style. The mouthfeel here is syrupy, with the alcohol quite detectable. Additional wheat would really help out the body, with more hop character serving to balance out the intense sweetness. Overall, this is a fairly enjoyable brew, but it is just too sweet and lacking in the component that really makes a Weizenbock sing for me....the wheat.