GreatLibations (1831) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2007
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2007 Pours a creamy, tawny yellow color w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Superb hangtime reducing slowly to a fine silky canopy. Strong aromas of meaty banana cream pie, lemony citrus, and spice. Very nice indeed! Medium full nectar w/ luscious, creamy residual effers. Thick and malty w/ strong flavors of creamy bananas, fresh lemons, and spicey cloves. Theres a fruity, tropical character that shines through w/ nuances of pineapple, kiwi, and wild apple. The malts are thick but the tropical acids cut through and balance perfectly. The finish long and tastey w/ lingering fruity spice. Highly recommended.
sayravai (4655) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2008 (Bottled) Hazy yellow (opaque yellow-orange with yeast) with a medium, cloudy head and some lacing. Very strongly banana-estery, wheaty aroma with some Belgian Tripel-like, yeasty alcohol. Very banana-fruity, sweetish-malty, wheaty flavor with yeast, low bitterness and well-hidden alcohol. Yeast makes the flavor quite a bit smoother. Medium-bodied, smooth-carbonated palate. Slightly alcoholic without yeast - yet decently refreshing, in a sahti-like way. A drinkable and pleasant, although not that complex Weizenbock.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle, Vastarannan Kiiski, Helsinki). Initially I as surprised this was a heller weizen bock and not a dunkles. Looks like a hefe, pale yellow haziness. Nose has raw banana, yeasty dough and some waxiness. Flavor has a lot of wheat, yeast, alcohol, white chocolate, toffee, small bitterness which is a bit acidic somehow. There is some turn off here, but I canít quite figure out what it is. Stearin or paraffin..?
SDalkoholic (1768) - Chula Vista, California, USA - OCT 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint size bottle purchased at South Bay Drugs. Appeared as a glowing yellow with a fat pillow of foam up top. The aroma was a delighting fruit essence that had Germany signature yeast all over this weizen bock. In the flavor, I find a perfect match to the aroma but even more chewy and spicy with just the right hint of banana. This weizen is perfect in aspect and Iím in bliss drinking it.
caesar (3943) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, Bokbierfestival Utrecht. Cloudy golden color, big white head. Aroma of banana, wheat, some vanilla, hint of smoke, malt. Taste of a hefeweizen, but with more power, more malt, some vanilla again, bit caramel. Good stuff.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Hazy paler golden colour with mediumsized creamy head, some lacing. Aroma is bananas, spices and some wheat. Slight hints of alcohol, but not disturbing much. Flavour is a lot of wheat, spices, some yeast and also some grassyness. Wellbalanced, quite refreshing and alcohol is quite wellhidden.
eaglefan538 (2778) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, SL. The pour was golden hazy colored, hefe-like, head normal, yet not impressive, ok retention, very weak lacing in the Aventinus glass. The aroma was typical of an imperial hefe, lots of cloves and bananas, no alcohol. The flavor was strong full bodied hefe helles type character, finishing with a yeasty dry light grassiness. Definitely canít compete with the dunkel weizenbocks, but for a helles, pretty nice well-balanced flavor.
Drake (6493) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Strong aroma of banana and toffee. Very strong aroma. Thin white head w/ decent lacing. Taste is similar to the aroma, though a little less fruity and with a bit of citrus far in the background. Nice beer.
pivnizub (8000) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Pale golden, hazy, big stable, creamy white head, sweet wheaty nose with a distinctive lemony-fruity nose; robust sweet, but also tart flavour, medium to full bodied, smooth; very solid sweet-fruity, a bit almondy finish with a shy bitterness in the aftertaste. Great! Well balanced and moreish stuff with very well hidden alcohol.............
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 mL bottle purchased from Bauer Wines in Boston. Pours a perfect cloudy straw. I probably would have given a perfect score for appearance if this was a hefeweizen and not a weizenbock, as this is the lightest weizenbock I have ever seen. Definitely not to style. Nice wheaty and yeasty aroma. It certainly does fit the weizenbock profile in its flavour though. Strong flavours - wheat, yeast, banana. The alcohol feels evident - or that could just be the aftereffects of the Indian dinner. I am liking this significantly better than Weihenstephanerís dunkelweizen, but then again, Iím a big fan of this style.