pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2003 Bottle. Not much carbonation and no head, disappointing for a wheat beer. Lemony zest doesn't do it for me. This gets worse with each sampling
rkearney (35) - Amherst, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought of a good cooking apple that was somewhat sweet, with some sourness, but not overly acidic. Very rich Ruby color.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is nice and somewhat unexpected. It's sweet, flowery, and very nice with a hint of sourness. The appearance is great - dark brown. The flavor is not what I expected. Good up front with a wheaty flavor followed by a sour finish. The mouthfeel is thick but not detrimentally so in this case. I like the overall affect but I feel I don't know enough about the Weizen Bock style to give this a truly accurate rating.
3fourths (8602) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2003 A sour, stinging and rotten-food aroma is eminating out of my weizen glass... it looks great... has a nice soft and dark brown appearance, and the aroma is close to being good.. has a wheaty, sweet apple juice and spice aroma, but there is a metallic-chemical smell in there as well, and it's also there in the flavor. Gooey and sticky mouthfeel make it feel like carbonated, flavored IHOP syrup, and it is entirely too sour, almost undrinkable, but there are some positive qualities in the nice citrus flavors... puckering like some American wheats were before the big change. Thanks to Eric for this one!
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2003 Drinkable, but sour. Cloudy yellow looks like a classic weizen bock, but over run with infection I believe. Sour is not a flavor I'd expect for a Weisen Bock, but this was a least drinkable. V10 wasn't.
CapFlu (4781) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2003
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
(Bottle) Pours a thin, beige, frothy head and a cloudy, reddish body. Nose of sweet, bruised bananas, yeast, tartness and slight caramel. Awfully sour notes though the banana comes through. Great texture, beautiful body - so sad about the infection. As noted in the RB forum, Victory is suffering serious contamination problems for their best before date batch of August 20, 2004. So sad this will likely be my only opportunity to sample this beer...
ClarkVV (4219) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2004 2003 draught. Muddy caramel brown, with some dark browns, tans and lighter brownish yellows. Very cloudy, big medium brown light coffee colored head. Light wheat aroma, some alcohol, definitely peaches and mabye some brown sugar or caramel malt. Begins with a big dose of malty sweetness, which is accented even further by a rich peachy flavor. Wonderful chewy/grainy texture that provides a full body. Tons of wheat in here. Lighter, sharper hops come out in the finish; apricots sugar and finally some nice yeasty flavor. Big alcohol notes, (but not too big). Bananas and more sweetness linger on the palate after the finish. Very impressive, though could definitely stand to tone down the sweetness.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super nice concentrated color, looks like a solid glass of dark caramel, some yellowness peaks around the edges, a thin loose tannish head emerged that didn't last and the lacing is very minimal. Aroma is super tangy of fruity citrus, ripe melon, orange peels, mango, peach, dulled grapes, quite a fruit juice effect in the aroma, underlaying sweet malts and musty yeast, notes of ethanol. Taste is a lip smacking attack of tangy dullish citrusy fruits, mostly orange peels and peach skins with some mango and light banana mixed in. Pretty sweet and quickly tangy, malty, twingy with notes of raw orange peels coming through late in the finish as it drys out somewhat and keeping a sweetly souring, almost puckering tang. Feel is a bit thin at first but begins to fill in as it goes and drys out some in the finish. Sneaky alcohol hits your head after half the glass. A pretty decent brew, the tangyness is pretty high with a overall orange peel effect throughout its character. I can see where some would like this, but I don't think I'd try this again, but I wouldn't turn it down if offered either. I'm kinda torn with this one, I want to like it cuz Victory makes some fantastic brews, but something with this beer keeps me from thoroughly enjoying it.
guzzler67 (1563) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeasty aroma with banana esters. Cloudy, dark amber appearance. Tart taste leaned toward a spicy, fruity flavor with a moderate amount of malt sweetness. Deceptive alcohol content. Light acidic finish.
Kinz (3514) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty hazy amber appearance, nice head. Huge bursting aroma of clove, banana, juicy fruit gum. An almost oily mouthfeel. Flavor was sweet, really a bit cloying. Some citric tartness tried to break through, but was ultimately unsuccessful. Clove and berry flavors throughout. Just couldn't get past the sweetness, a typical problem I have with this style.