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Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Weizen Bock
Freising, Germany

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A light-coloured, spicy single-bock wheat beer, for both beer lovers and the beer connoisseur. Extra long and cold storage in our monastery cellars makes this single-bock a really special beer with full body and a distinctively great mouthfeel. Prost!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2055) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2009
Hazy yellow with a thick, white head. Spicy and fruity tones. Malt, fruit and hops. Medium body with a well balanced finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Quite pale with a white foam floating atop a very carbonated body. Aroma of banana, zucchini bread sweetness. Strong banana flavor, slight clove and brown sugar. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6639) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Bottle at ABC beer tasting. Poured avery pale hazy gold with a white head. Aroma consisted of bananas with an undertone of rum. Flavor was sweet throughout with notes of bananas and wheat, some underlying spices.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4187) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2009
500ml bottle. Pours cloudy blond golden yellow. Bright white colored, foamy head and very nice legs with equally sexy lace. Aroma of freshly picked bananas. Dominate banana aroma. Some mustard seed, a nice clove and a touch of honey sweetness in the nose as well. Very grainy wheat flavor yields a nice bit of sweetness. Lots of fruity yeast esters. Finishes with a lingering spiciness of black pepper. A nice calming alcoholic presence. Creamy texture, very smooth on the palate. Full bodied. Dangerously drinkable. Prost! 2020

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2009
50cl bottle. Pours cloudy orange/tan gold with thick but short-lived white head. Aroma starts with intense banana. Subtle honey, wheat, and clove follow. Flavor is wheaty, sweet, and lightly grainy with firm malty, wheaty backbone and typical fruity and spicy esters and phenols. The flavor is surprisingly low in banana ester compared to the nose. Spicy, soft bitterness at midtongue balances big bready wheat and medium malt sweetness. The finish is somewhat dry thanks to heavy carbonation. Subtle alcohol follows the grainy, wheaty, fruity, balanced finish. The mouthfeel is vigorously carbonated yet creamy and swishy with a medium-full body. Overall, a very straight-forward hefeweizen with extra gravity. I’m more familiar with this style being like a *dunkel*weizen with extra gravity, but this interpretation is still tasty and drinkable.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Slightly cloudy color with a big white head...Carbonation, bubbly mouthfeel...Yeasty bubblegum flavor...Banana and spice...Awesome...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3391) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2009
500ml bottle. Light golden straw colour witha masive swell of well compacted white foam and good carbonation. Banana aroma is very strong with a hint of cloves, spices and orange peel. Flavour is sweet and light with a strong alcohol aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2009
Draught@Julians, Providence, RI. Not a huge fan of weizenbocks at the moment, this is a pale one too. Estery banana, and alcohol notes. Raw alcohol, and some touches of caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 27, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a large white head. Aroma of wheat, banana, citrus and yeast spiciness. The flavour is banana bread, citrus and spice. Superbly balanced, it’s medium bodied and good carbonation. A refreshing, enjoyable bock.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gr0ve (2134) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2009
500 ml bottle. Whitish golden. Strong haze. Medium-sized white head. Spicy aroma with cloves and a little banana. Rich malty aroma with some caramel. High carbonation level. Hints of smoke. Very nice weissbier flavours, but there is a lot more body and a lot more flavour. Very rich. One must love wheat to like this beer, but I find it nicely balanced and flavourful. It leans towards being a little too sweet though. Could perhaps used a little more hops to make it less cloying. Overall a really nice weizenbock.


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