Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A sweet weizenbock (ripe bananas and all) with a strong spicy edge. Good example of the style.
How: Tap at brewpub.
The look: Cloudy rust-color body topped by a persistent small beige head.
In long: Nose is somewhat phenolic, some ripe bananas, typical spicy esters for the style (mainly cloves). Taste has lots of toasted wheat, sweet ripe bananas, sweet cake dough, overall toasted banana bread sensation, spicy flavors with cloves upfront but also notes of cinnamon and some white peppers, light presence of dry grassy hops. As it is usually the case for the style, a bit on the sweet side, not enough hops to make a ‘balanced’ beer, which never seems to be the goal with weizenbocks. A good beer even if a bit too sweet for my taste, a well-made beer that is true to a style I’m not particularly fond of. And if you’ve ever had a pizza at this brewpub then went to bathroom and the person in the stall next to yours yelled "Stop looking at my shoes!", we almost met.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-tight lt tan head that laces-hazy copper. A-med fruit, spice, med malt. T-med malt-roasty/cocoa, med fruit, spice hops. As it warms, banana too and lemon on aroma and taste. Soft carbonation.
Fred82 (2123) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint shared two ways.
Appearance : Slightly hazy amber with small head.
Aroma : Rich and vibrant yeast with banana bread notes. Nice spice with wheat and cloves.
Taste : Banana bread with spices and yeast. Great wheat. Finish spicy banana bread with wheat.
Overall : Very elegant beer. Great example of the style. Very tasty and expressive. Light rubbery phenols on taste but nothing too disturbing. Great stuff.
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line :
Cloves, pepper, citrus, chewy wheat and doughy yeast coalesce from aroma to finish in this complex and perfectly authentic Dunkler Weizenbock.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy brownish amber.
-Effervescence is quite high, which fits the style and cuddly mouthfeel.
-Banana esters are not as prominent as clove phenols.
-This is packed with flavor and relatively easy to drink. Great job.
On tap at the brewpub.