DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2004 glistining amber atmospheric clouds of froth..aroma was deep maple syrup-like super malty thick and sweet craziness..alcohol firmness in the background..flavor was first slightly acidic turning cereal like in the finish but in the middle it had notes of grapes with added grape tartness that took it out of the weizenbock arena and threw it into the god-knows-what arena..interesting concotion..with a definite banana aftertaste
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - NOV 29, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium/dark clear amber - very pretty in the glass. There is a lot going on in the flavor dept and it is bold, but does not assault. The fruit/spice essence is so well balanced that the outcome is just plain delicous. Quite an accomplishment.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice effort from Victory Brewing.
Wonderfully balanced wheat bock. Nice
malt flavor to balance the wheat. Cloves are present as
well. Maybe just a little over sweet, but still very good.
BIG746 (13) - Hockessin, Delaware, USA - NOV 22, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yeasty, fruity, spicy nose. Feels great in the mouth. Tart. Good work.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2003 Some real variation between bottles. This bottle had almost no head. If this is not Aventinus's brother, it certainly is a first cousin. Color is lighter and redder than Aventinus, and it is a bit less cloudy. Taste is banana and even a hint of melon, with a strong clove finish. Spritzy but full mouthfeel. Sweeter, more sour, and spicier than an Aventinus. Another great brew from Victory. // Rerated 8 February. Incredible variation in the way different bottles age. Some are still great, like my first bottle, which I loved. Some are drain pour. Some are in between. I left my individual rankings unchanged from my first, perfect bottle. But accuracy demands that the overall impression ranking reflects the high variation among bottles. // Rerated the 2003 vintage after having it draft at the brewery. Cloudy reddish brown with a huge soft foamy tan head. Mouth filling, huge viscous feel. Dark malt, sweet fruit, especially melon on top of the more usual banana, with some spice and hoppy bite. The relationship to Aventinus is even more clear this year.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 7, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange/copper pour with a thick cream colored head.Tangy wheat nose. Tart and acidic front giving way to fruit and spice.
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
WOW, great wheat. The 8.7 ABV is tastless. Its very fruity, and ohh so tasty
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 4, 2002
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer was a pleasant surprise. Victory is very hard to get in my area, so when I noticed this seasonal I picked up a couple of bottles. What a nice flavor. Beautiful slightly cloudy amber color, w/ a hint of sweetness on the palate. Excellent beer!
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dense cloudy amber body, moderate head formation and light carbonation. Aroma is sweet and spicy, fruity with clove yeast. Fairly full in body, smooth almost syrupy. Sweet candy-like fruitiness, heavy yeast. clove-like with banana flavors coming out late. A little bitterness in the finish but remains sweet and almost sticky in the aftertaste. I’ve been drinking the hops for a while now so this was something of a heavy sweet change. Probably a little too sweet for my regular enjoyment but unique and worth the 6-pack. I had no idea it was 8.7% until I’d almost finished. Shouldn’t it be a Doppelweizenbock?
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2006 (Best by 3/6/03) Strong yeasty nose that is abundant with ripe bananas. Beautiful hazy red color. The head is thin and off-white. The palate is rich and expressive with big flavors, most notable the typical clove and banana associated with this style. This beer is malty, but it is not overly sweet. The alcohol (8.7%) is so well hidden it is almost undetectable. The finish goes on forever, lots of candied fruit flavors with a touch of hop spiciness. It is a very enjoyable beer to have on a cold Baltimore night. A must try for Weizenbock fans.