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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Our Weizenbock is comparable to the barley-based regular Bockbier, but is actually a stronger version of an unfiltered Weissbier. We use approximately 55% wheat malt (German law requires a Weizenbier, regardless of strength, be made from at least 50% wheat). The other 45% of malts are a combination of Munich, Pils, and Caramel. All of which when combined give our "Maifest special" a full-bodied and a rich, satisfying malty finish. Point of fact: while regular Bockbiers are lagers, Weizenbocks are ales. OG - 16.0 Plato.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
On tap @ Urban Chestnut. Opaque mahogany pour with a khaki head. Cola, tart dark fruits, and big time dates. A lot of raisin and plum. Quite sweet on the palate, but also some tart dark fruits such as raisin and plum. A nice black cherry note, lots of caramel, cola, and chocolate. A little bit bitter on the finish. A little disappointing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (4929) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Cloudy brown pour with off white head and lace. Aroma is brown sugar and a touch of fruit. Sweet brown sugar like malt flavor. Medium bodied and a touch fizzy.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (2001) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sampled at Urban Chestnut during RBSG. Pours a dark amber color with white head. Minimal aroma. Nutty, wood, caramel flavors. A bit syrupy. Not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6009) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Taster on tap at the brewery during RBSG. Hazy amber orange brown color. Thin off-white head. Loose lace. Good banana, fermented musty brown banana, light spice. Smooth, kinda soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate sweet, moderate bitter taste. Solid, flavorful, smooth weizenbock.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Draft. Darker pour, not very heavey for a weizenbock, definite caramel and metallic notes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5961) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Tap @ brewery during RBSG 2014 Meet and Greet: Brownish caramel hue with a fading head but good lace. The aroma has the expected banana, clove, roast and toffee esters as well as a touch of grainy and husky malt notes. The taste seems a tad dumbed down. I expect a more forceful experience from my weizenbocks but this one seems clean but short. Just a very faint darker fruit component from by ale fermentation. There is also a "tinny" undertone that was weird and out of place. Meh... disappointing I must say.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (1804) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Draft. Moderate clove and melanoidins in the nose. Pour is a dark brown with off white head. Tate is vanilla and some toast. Overall ok but seems to be lacking complexity and maltiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6503) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours near black with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has dark wheat, sweet fruits and some coriander. Flavor is similar with sweet dark wheat and coriander.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (2758) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
This is a cloudy orange beer with a thick head of mixed bubbles. It has a big and very rich banana nose. it is sweet and thick with maybe a bit too much earthy bitterness for the style as it clashes w/ the fruity flavor. It’s a bit on the heavy side to be drinkable and doesn’t really justify its higher gravity w/ more flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3334) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On tap at the brewery during SRBG 2014. Comes a dark amber with a decent beige head. Aroma of fruit, malt, and spice. Taste is banana, caramel malt, spice, and wheat. Pretty good.


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