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


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RATINGS: 1634   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bonster (181) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Bottle from coldbrewky. Pours a hazy gold with a nice sized white fizzy head. Aroma and flavor are pretty much the same, banana, clove, wheat, and bread. Nice light body, refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2009
16.9oz bottle. Pours golden with a slight amber hue. The off-white head is initially very active and frothy, but gradually fades to a small ring. Aroma of bubblegum, wheat, spice, banana, and slight vanilla. Banana is the initial flavor, which is joined by wheat, spice, caramel, and citrus. Alcohol becomes more evident towards the finish. Finishes sweet and almost syrupy. Thin to medium bodied, with less carbonation than I expected. Itís far from perfect, but still pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Nice, hazy, banana yellow liquid. Over two fingers of loose white foamy head. Retention is okay and the lacing is alright. The look is good, but the head kind of disappoints. Floral and yeasty notes hit first. Followed by light hints of tropical fruits. Nice scent of just ripening bananas. Cloves and corriander. Smells are rich and make me salivate. Nice. Big banana taste. Almost like a good banana puding. Then the spices come into play, along with a touch of nutty flavor. Now itís like some fresh banana bread. Notes of wheat and yeastiness. Light notes of caramel/brown sugar. Very good and creamy beer, here. The carbonation is a little bit ísharpí, though. Nice, solid medium body. Thick enough to be enjoyable, yet not overpowering. Truly a very drinkable beer. Great flavor and easy to drink. Also, I know that itís a 7.7% ABV, but I canít detect any alcohol presence, at all. Very well balanced brew, overall

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours with huge rocky white head over a hazy yellow body. Balanced clove-banana aroma and flavours including peach, background malt sweetness and alcoholic warmth coming through. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Pours much lighter than I expected...almost school bus colored. Certainly not as muddy as I wanted...more of an unfiltered haze. The head was marvelous though...Iíve never seen bubbles so dense. Nose was chewed wheat, yeast, and bananas with touches of tartness, and a little clove. Flavors were primarily yeasty with waves of cream of wheat, whole grains, oatmeal, cherio made of dried bananas...sprinkles of spice round things out. Body is nicely full and round, fills the mouth nice and leaves the flavors to linger. I can say I wish it was even more chewy as I love chewiness in weizenbocks...but oh well. The alcohol is warming...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Tap at Verdugo. I was very surprised by this because it was unlike any weizenbock I have experienced. Nose smells like trappist yeast and Begian wheat! Color is a paler yellow than I expected also - nothing bocky about it. Flavor also starts out a mellow, aged yeasty Belgian ale, but finishes with that Weihenstephaner twang and a distinctly German graininess. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3025) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2009
The aroma is spicy, coriander, orange peel, banana, slight bubblegum. The appearance is light yellow, fluffy white head (more like a regular wheat than a weizen bock). The flavor is spicy, and sweet, coriander, pepper, banana, bubblegum. The finish is very low in hop bittering, and has an astringent burn from the spices. Medium mouthfeel, maybe a little thin. Definitely morre like a wheat than a weizen bock, which I expect to be darker, thicker and more boozy. Still, decent and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2595) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with an absolutely massive head. Lots of suds clinging to the side of the glass as it slowly, slowly recedes. An interesting mix of aromas: bubble gum and cloves, bananas, a little lemon and grass and just a little bit of a funk to it. Flavor is a little washed out, but a very nice mix of the above flavors. With just a little more umph or push, this would be awesome.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - NOV 4, 2009
Poured a hazy golden color with a big white head that left quickly. Smell and taste are huge in bubble gum with notes of wheat, banana, and lemon. Not really a huge fan of this one but it is very drinkable. Too much bubble gum flavor in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2532) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2009
served a mug with a small to medium head and no lace. Aroma is heavy traditional Bavarian Weizen - pungent, sweet-sour, fruity, malty, und vundrerbar! Color is a hazy light to medium-light amber. Flavor is prominently a pungent malt with lemony citrus character. Hardly any hop. Finish is like regular flav. One of the richest, most full flavored weizens. Perhaps a session.

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