Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had on tap at the brewpub in August 2009. The beer is a pale brown with some purplish-type highlights. There is a decent head on it. The smell is of yeast and some darker malts. The taste is like the smell, except that there is quite a bit of mustiness to it. The mouthfeel is medium with a bit of carbonation. Drinkability is a bit low due to the taste issues, and is not something I’d try again--not one of Upland’s best beers.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-24-2009
deyholla (7739) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Upland. Poured a dark reddish amber, almost brown with a beige head. Aroma was full of sweet malts and had an odd miso note as well. Flavor was nicely balanced with a sweet note and an underlying bitterness.
BBB63 (6396) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
IBGF 2009: Hazy muddy amber brown hue with a small fading head and minimal lace. The aroma has notes of the expected Weizen character of banana, clove, and herbal vapours along with some nutty and wheat husk aromas. A hint of acidic sourness and wood is also detected. The taste is fruity and sweet at first with a nice layer of yeast driven overtones. There is dash of acidity towards the finish while a tad distracting is hardly an issue and even adds a bit to the profile. Spicy and very slightly noble bitter finish. The mouth feel is soft and warming but could stand to be a bit heavier IMO. Overall it is a nice brew that holds for the most part true to the style.
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Upland. Pours a muddy, amber-brown body with a light brown head. Yeasty, doughy aroma. Caramel and wheat malt come through right after the yeast. A little bit of fruit - dark cherry and some white grape. Taste is more of the same, but even more fruit along with the expected clove and vanilla. Prickly carbonation with a medium, creamy body. Little alcohol presence - just a bit of warming. A very enjoyable Weizenbock, if a little less so than some of the really good German versions (Aventinus, for example). I’ll definitely have this again.
EithCubes (5207) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the pub. Murky, muddy brown body with a quickly-gone tan head. Little bit of apple juice in the nose, but I often have problems picking up distinct aromas in brewpubs, so I’ll not lay into this. Strong, dry wheaten taste, lemon and viscous grape juice. Full body kinda slick, with very light noble hops in the bone dry finish. Good to see these guys trying more German styles, their Pils and Hefeweizen are good, faithful examples.