hershiser2 (6977) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2018 Bottle with many thanks to Drake! Pours hazy golden-orange with a large off-white head. Aroma is syrupy orange, wheat, light banana, light rubber. Hmmm... Flavor is dried flowers, yeast, orange peel, green grasses, banana, clove, aspirin. Wow, that has a bite. drowland (11069) - Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2018
8/7/18. 12oz bottle from Piggly Wiggly. Deep orange pour with a nice khaki head that sticks. Big aroma, citrus, clove and spice, banana, cream, vanilla, sweet caramel. Rich flavor, sweet entrance shows caramel and banana, followed by cream, vanilla, spice, clove, citrus, and orange. Tasty. Dogbrick (17665) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2018
Sample at Kurtkeller 028: Wisconsin-tastic 01 on 06/10/2018. Pours a cloudy dark orange-gold color with a medium thick frothy white head that diminishes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lace. Aroma of citrus, yeast, hops and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of lemon, peppery yeast, malt and hops. The finish is citrus and yeast. Pretty good all around. superspak (9600) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2018
Got in a trade with GreenBayBA. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 8/26/2018. Pours moderately hazy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 2 finger dense, creamy, and rocky off white head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Insane appearance. Aromas of big lemon, orange, grapefruit, banana, bubblegum, peach, pear, pineapple, melon, red apple, peppercorn, clove, cinnamon, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus hops, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, grapefruit, banana, bubblegum, peach, pear, pineapple, melon, red apple, peppercorn, clove, cinnamon, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate peppery yeast spiciness, herbal/floral/grassy bitterness; and slight wheat tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange, grapefruit, banana, bubblegum, peach, pear, pineapple, melon, red apple, peppercorn, clove, cinnamon, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus hops, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness and carbonation. High carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly crisp/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 9.6%. Overall this is an amazing weizenbock! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus hops, and bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and pretty refreshing to drink for the big ABV, with the moderately bitter/spicy/drying finish. Easily one of the best Helles Weizenbocks I've ever had, though not traditional. Perfectly balanced citrusy Cascade hops, German weizen yeast, and pale/wheat malts. A highly amazing offering, and spot on style example; other than the citrusy American hop notes. bubblehouse (1916) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 2, 2018
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2018 I really like it. Pretty easy to drink and had a good full flavor to it. yummy
rdixon77 (3705) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2018
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2018 Awesome weizen. Potent taste...banana, clove, yeast, some bubblegum. Soft bodied, smooth, really tasty. Carlisle (1365) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2018
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy, orange-gold with white head and lacing. Nose of orange and yeast. Orange citrus with some wheat malt and yeast. More citrus in the finish along with some warming alcohol. Medium body. Ktwse (6833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2018
Pours clear golden with low white head. Aroma of wheat, honey, citrus, spices. Taste is sweet, herbal, spicy, mild bitter finish. Rich and creamy body with soft carbonation. Bitterbill (2869) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 22, 2017
From May 2008
I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!
This pours a cloudy orange yellow with a huge 3 finger, ever growing, head of foam. Lots of lacing and bubbles here and the head retention is very very good. This is a very nice looking brew in my glass.
The smell is very complex with notes of banana, wheat, clove, and some lemon.
The taste is as good as the smell! Plenty of banana and clove followed closely by a nice wheat flavour and some lemon hoppy goodness which, btw, just adds a bit of bittereness and is no way near in control and that's how it should be. Nice. Oh, did I mention there's quite a bit of caramel sweetness here as well? I didn't? My bad. Another thing that impresses me is that this is 9.6%abv...I would have never guessed!!
It's medium bodied, the carbonation starts of very lively but settles down after a while, and it finishes with another nice kick of clove, lemon, and banana. I'm really impressed with this souped up Hefeweizen and I give kudos out to New Glarus for brewing it, and Wasatch again for sending it my way!
Weezel (280) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Awesome pour with a nice rocky head. Cloudy orange in color with bright carbonation. Aromas are out of control with pepper, lemon, piney hops, and the classic bubblegum yeast. The taste follows with bright citrus up front followed by some musty hops and an effervescence that carries the flavors away. It’s both what I imagined a imperial weizen to be and at the same time it is completely without boundaries. Very good!