SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
This is a Weizen Dopplebock. Had it tonight on-tap at Bocktown...and surprised this isn’t in the database yet. Poured into a snifter.
A- Body is a hazy, somewhat cloudy transparent mahogany color. Served with a nice 1 finger white creamy head that has great retention. Lacing left all the way down the glass.
S- Chocolate malt, sweet bready yeast, phenols, and a hint of caramel and nuttiness.
T- Much like the smell but more pronounced. Upfront is a balance of malt presence between chocolate, caramel and nutty. There is a hefty sweet, bready yeast backbone. There is a bit of astringency to the finish...but nothing over the top as the flavors intensify. What is left to linger is an alcohol heat and a sweet bready yeast.
P- Low to medium carbonation and a nice medium body that is heavy is bready yeast and astringency. The astringency is kept in check and is not over the top in any way but is definitely a component of the body.
O- This is a very good beer and probably the best from this brewery that I have tried. I’ve had a few other "weizen dopplebocks" and this is probably the best of the ones I have sampled. This one is also a very big beer at 10.9%...the ABV is detectable but drinks more like a 8-9% beer.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 02-19-2009 02:44:39 jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2010
I really like this beer. It is a clear mid-brown to dark amber, foamy head that will go over the glass if you’re not careful. Aromas are malt, acid, a bit of fruit - fairly though not amazingly complex. The flavors are excellent - a bit of sweeness, dryness, and a nice sour note to really turn the thing around. This has the feel of a very distinguished beer to it; it’s only if you analyze it carefully, evaluating its complexity, that it falls short of excellence. Very good. gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Great beer. It has a bit of a belgian tatse but not the bite as it is smoothed out by the wheat. Nice hop balance. Great beer. jb (3251) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2013
I like the style and I think this was a decent attempt from a US company. Dark amber, my first taste impression was ’oh my that’s good’, Malty nose with figs. Complex full bodied palate. Rich. A bit of alcohol and warming late but it is somewhat hidden. Very good, thanks Ron! markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2009
On tap @ HopCat in Grand Rapids. Pours caramel brown with a white head. Nose is banana, booze, clove, and apple. Flavor is about the same. Lingering sweetness and somewhat boozy. Interesting beer with caramel/ apple sweetness.
Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2009
I enjoyed this beer on draft at Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore. The beer had a dark brown, somewhat clear color with a small creamy off-white head that had great cling but little retention. The beer had an aroma with earthy hops, some grain, barley, and caramel, and a good bit of figs and raisins. The taste was sweet with a deep fruity raisin effect and some sour grainy notes too. The beer was very wet and smooth, with low carbonation and on the thinner side. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2010
This was an interesting enough beer. Smooth with good malt character and a lot of hops in the end. I had a couple of the six one on day and finished the rest on another. On the second day I detected much more of a roasted coffee flavor -- bitter, dry. Overall good. Not too much alcohol noticed. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2009
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate caramel, chocolate, and faint medicinal notes. It’s a transparent dark amber with a moderate khaki head. The flavor starts with caramel and faint chocolate. The finish has some faint banana and a hint of citrus and earthy hops. Medium-full bodied with mild carbonation. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2009
On tap at Frisco Grille: Transparent dark copper amber pour has a thin ring of clingy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel and toffee with some light fruity esters and a touch of bready German yeasty notes. Starts with decent fullness and effervescent carbonation along with a rich sweet caramel and malted wheat flavor. Could use some more authentic Bavarian yeast and banana clove notes, but has pretty good complexity and bitter balance. A pretty decent weizenbock. flatmatt (1576) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish brown with some haze and a small off-white head. Aroma of ripe dark fruit, caramel, toffee, and fresh bread crust. Flavor mainly of dark fruit, especially raisin, with some flavors of bread crust and toffee, maybe a bit of spicy anise. Light palate for a beer of this ABV, with a clean finish. Despite the light palate, the alcohol is pretty well hidden. Not bad.