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

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RATINGS: 1598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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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!


4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vir4030 (562) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Pours up flat with no head and no aroma. Has a lot of flavor, though, hint of fruit but bolder, with a great body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Pours a yellow orange with decently large bubbly white head. Aromas of banana and clove with maybe hits of a doughy yeast and bready wheat slight spice as well possibly nutmeg? Taste is delicious! Big emphasis on the yeasty fruity esters with spices coming into play followed by a wonderful warming sweetness. The beer is perfectly carbonated leaving for a clean crisp refreshing finish. Medium bodied but has a smooth texture to it. Overall a wonderful beer for a warm Sunday afternoon!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bludwig (31) - USA - JUN 12, 2010
Aroma: Bananas and cloves are the main scents with a very big emphasis on the fruit. There is a slight yeast scent blended in there and maybe even a bit nutmeg to add to the complexity. Appearance: I gave the beer a vigorous pour and there was initially a large, rocky and abundant head but that faded quickly and my glass is left with a solid layer of frothy foam. The color is hazy straw/ golden. The beer is not so hazy that I canít watch some bubbles stream to the top and replenish the head though. The head is a bit of a disappointment since I do expect a bit more from a German Weizen, but the fact that it is a bock may have something to do with it. I love the lightness in color though. Iím drinking the beer from my Aventinus glass and the difference in color could not be more striking between the two beers of similar style. Taste/Palate: Very full of esters with big up front yeast and fruit. This bock is rich, hearty and sweet feeling with residual sugar throughout. The beer is not cloying though due to the amazing carbonation and acidity with really washes my mouth clean of any sugar feeling, leaves me refreshed and my saliva glads anticipating the next sip. The label says we have a 7.7% beer here and Iím hear to say that none of that big alcohol shines through. If I didnít know better I would have thought this beer to be a very full and rich hefeweizen with robust character. After a while the banana fades into a fruit smoothie with oranges and spice. Overall: I kept thinking about brunch tomorrow and how this would be a great substitute for the omnipresent mimosa. The bock is lively and rich which would be an outstanding pair to breakfast foods and thereís just enough alcohol to get your Sunday morning juices flowing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcot (770) - Campomorone, ITALY - JUN 6, 2010
Bevuta in bottiglia al Fondo di Recco (GE). Colore tra il dorato e líambrato, schiuma solidissima, sentori tipici da weizen, con piý corpo e piý alcool. Un buon esemplare di weizenbock

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sdaniel90 (525) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 31, 2010
Bottle, 500ml. Pours a deep, beautiful, murky, golden/amber colour with a magnificent, fluffy offwhite crown. Looks amazing, but unusual for a weizenbock, I was expectinh something darker. Aroma is very yeasty and a touch acid, smells very promising. Taste is heavier and more robust than I expected. I was expecting something more weissbier-like. Taste is subtle and complex. Strong alcohol and bitter finish. Probably the best German beer Iíve tried.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3796) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2010
Bottle at home. Hazy yellowish orange pour, thick creamy white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is strong weizen yeast with banana and bubblegum. Flavor is fruity sweet with more banana and wheat, some white sugar and alcohol. Lively carbonation and a creamy texture. A bit like a more powerful version of their hefe-weizen. Nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11337) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2010
may25. rating this with my towel on. (international towel day). Cloudy yellow, huge smooth white head. very nice wheaty slighlty tart, flowery and peach+banana fruity aroma. even though fruity also appears quenching , dry and slightly citrussy. a little more sweet malty alc. aroma than what is in an ordinary wheat beer. flavor is wheaty, sweet malty, alcohol, banana in the background, citrussy note from the aroma not there anymore. The stronger alc and malt flavor doesnít really do any good to the delicate wheat flavor. Perhaps it would be better if You had it very cold. You donít really notice the 7.7% abv that much. I wouldíve put it at 5.6 to 6.6 or so.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nik925 (770) - USA - MAY 24, 2010
Very low aroma. Flavor is pretty simple and DOMINATED by the banana/clove from the yeast. A well made beer, and maybe better than my score as a whole, but the appearance,lack of flavor diversity, and muted aroma keep the score pretty low.

1.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
dasabijempivo (20) - Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2010 Awful...score 96...this canít be, I would rather lick a pencil sharpener or brush my teeth after eating grapefriut...If you like Hoegaarden and the rest of cinnamony heavy metallic taste beers, this one is for you...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
monkeychugg55 (950) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Pours a solid yellow-orange with a huge, frothy, white head. The aroma is very strong banana and clove, with a bit of bready malt. The flavor is similar, with a hint of citrus zest on the finsh. Thick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Nice beer.


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