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

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RATINGS: 1453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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!


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Very enjoyable brew. Combines two of my favorite styles into an extremely solid product. Pours a light brown with light tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma obvious of wheat, toasted caramel malt, yeast, and spices. Flavor matches well and goes down all too easy.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moebbels (340) - FINLAND - OCT 16, 2014
A surprisingly light yellow hazy body. The white fluffy head settles down quickly. Nose has loads of sweet bananas, hay and spices. Taste is quite sweet and the the finish has an interesting bitterness. Carbonation is quite soft and the palate feels rich. Overall very nice, rich and creamy but easy to drink. Excellent aromas!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lele (128) - Padova, ITALY - OCT 16, 2014
Colore giallo chiaro paglierino, ricorda la buccia di limone, con toni verdastri. Schiuma fine, decisamente abbondante e molto persistente. Torbida. Aroma citrico e floreale, un po’ di polvere che stona leggermente. Un aroma fresco che stimò le bene le ghiandole salivati. In bocca prevale il caramello da chewingum, ma si avvertono anche sentori di frutta gialla tropicale (mango, ananas e un po’ anche banana matura). Leggera nota citrica. Retrogusto non molto persistente, dove si e verte ancora il chewingum. Carbonizzazione un po’ accentuata, con bollicine finissime. Alcool non molto elvato (7,7 gradi), ma che si sente. Una piacevole scoperta.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (2130) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
(Bue sur place en fût): Des poires mûres et du blé sûr qui pataugent dans une mare épicée au cou de girofle. Le corps est juste assez aérien pour disperser les sucres et avec la touche sulfureuse en finale, la buvabilité est monstre.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml bottle served in its own weizen glass. Re-reviewed at the Wiehenstephan monastery @ Freining, Munich area, 28th of September, 2012. A: Pours a huge fluffy bubbled aired white head is formed when poured. Good retention and some lacings formed and left in the glass. Cloudy pale orange color S: Smells pretty good. Wheat, cereals, bread and yeasts. Smells like a hefeweizen with the difference that it’s even sweeter. Banana-clove is there and also caramel and honey in the end T: Follows the nose: wheat, bread, caramel malts, yeasts. Some banana esters. Very light bitterness M: Medium and bit molasses body. Medium carbonation. A bit sweet with light bitterness. Very pleasant and drinkable O: Great Weihenstephaner specimen. Refreshing and delicious [ BA Review @ 6/18/2011 ]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours hazy yellow, nose is bready, esters, banana, taste is sweet, banana, dry, estery.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camoes (146) - PORTUGAL - OCT 10, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 15C adapted to light color bock). Bottle 50 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: sweet wheat aromas mixed with vanilla and some faint banana. no hop aromas. some alcohol. APPEARANCE: gold color and hazy. large moussy white head with good retention. TASTE: sweet vanilla flavour, mixed with a strong wheat presence. very low bitterness with a relative dry finish. PALATE: medium body with moderate carbonation. OVERALL: a very interesting variation of the traditional weizen bock style, which uses a dunkelweizen.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (825) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Straw hue with creamy white head that lingered. Aroma is clove, banana, melt, straw. Mouthfeel is nice with a light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness with a clean finish. Overall a decent brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (1572) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014
Yellow golden near-clear body, huge persistent off white head, very few dots inside mug. Aroma; caramel malts, floral hops, milk, bun dough, coriander. Taste; caramel malts, spices, ripe banana, grassy wet hops, yellow apple, sweet bread dough. Smooth on palate, soft carbonation. Finishes with caramel, milk, chocolate, cocoa notes. Easy. Abv dangerously well hidden.... [50cl brown bottle, abv7.7%, BB30.04.15, B@Alko. Finland]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bork (241) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Good bodied fruity brew with tons of bananas and a fine balance of wheat, yeast and slightly acidic fruits. Some alcohol warming in the finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Willsaar (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Maybe my favorite weizen bock. Such a wonderful beer. I had this on tap at Der Schwarzer Kolner in Brooklyn. The pout is lovely, with a big thick almost craggy head. It’s a hazy yellow honey color, with healthy co2 that bubbles up, it’s wonderful to behold. This is a beer you really should sniff for a moment, because there is so much in the aroma- strong banana, citrus notes, floral notes, bread and yeast, hay, and a hint of bubble gum too. It’s a great sniff. In the taste some of the aroma notes carry through, with bubble gum, lemony citrus, and a slightly sweet alcohol in there too. The mouthfeel is sticky, but in such a pleasant way paired with the co2, which provides a nice smooth finish. One of my all time favorites.


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