troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2010
[Bottle] Pours a cloudy dark golden color with a nice cap of white head. Nose of cinnamon, banana, yeast and of some vanilla. Clove, spices, lots of wheat, fruity esters and nutmeg in the taste. The palate is creamy, full bodied and a touch sticky. No alcoholic touches like many others in the style. Very nicely balanced and well made. spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Notes from Thursday, September 23, 2010
16.9 oz. bottle from John’s Grocery Iowa City, $2.50
Ar: Huge banana and clove/spice aroma.
Ap: Pours a hazy light copper-straw with a huge pillowy weizen head. Doesn’t leave a lot of lace.
T: Very nice. Everything I could ask for in a wheat. It’s got a huge banana backbone with a nice spice (clove, cinnamon) kick.
P: Big, chewy, thick body.
Great weizen-bock. lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2010
330 ml bottle. Rated @ 13.11.2009.502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - SEP 17, 2010
Pours a hazy yellow colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is classic Weizen Bock style; banana, fruits, malt and wheat in a decent balance. Flavour is medium sweet with banana and wheat dominating the taste. Medium bodied, oily to slicky mouthfeel with decent carbonation. Nice brew all-in-all.
Bottle. Pours a very very murky yellowish orange--probably the Whole Foods bagger’s fault for tossing the bottle in my bag horizontally. Big bubbly white head, not much lace. The aroma is very spicy with hints of clove and bananas and even some vanilla--like a traditional hefe. The flavor is pretty much the same. I don;t normally like hefe’s or wheats, but this beer is damn tasty and refreshing. Not overly spicy and astringent like many. Smooth and easy going. Medium to light body with medium carbonation. Overall: a standout beer in its category. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle on 09/12/2010. Hazy orange body with a large frothy white head. Sweet banana and clove aroma. Very sweet banana, clove and bready flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Enniskillen (2051) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Foggy Amber, thin white head. Aroma is lightly yeasty, citrus, very heavy on orange peel. Taste is citrus, yeast- very forward beer. PorterPounder (7966) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverages - 500 ml. bottle. Dark orange pour, sticky off-white head. Nice bubble gum and clove aroma. Flavor had the requisite banana and bubble gum without being too sweet or cloying. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. FlacoAlto (4182) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2010
A solid pour nets me a fluffy, four-finger thick head in my 25cl tulip glass that is a pale tan color. The beer is a murky looking gold / amber color that shows a deeply hazed, bright orange / straw color when held up to the light. I wasn’t expecting a Helles Weizen Bock, but I am quite happy to see one. As I am pouring this characteristic aromas of clove and banana are quite noticeable. A more focused inspection of the nose yields lots of banana backed by spicy clove notes in the finish as well as a touch of white pepper. Underneath are aromas of grassy grain, a rustic grain character that reminds me of fresh crushed wheat, perhaps a touch of fruity apple notes. This has a nice, characteristic aroma that I am definitely digging.radagast83 (8059) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Somewhat dry tasting, at least I was expecting more sweetness in a Bock version, though there is a hint of complex wheat sweetness that is a suggestion towards the finish. There is a nice bite to the finish that is a combination of spicy yeast character, hop bitterness and a carbonic bite. This has a really nice grain flavor to it, chewy, rustic, a bit hay-like and lightly tart in its wheat character. Soft flavors of banana, and perhaps even some sweet / tart green apple are noticeable here. This has a nice lush texture to it, chewy, almost toothsome at times; I have had normal strength Hefes with this texture, but this is a bit chewy compared to most normal strength versions. This beer is so drinkable though, my first pour of this disappears way faster than I was expecting it to.
This is a very tasty beer; it really hides its strength quite well, which is certainly dangerous in a 7.1% beer. I really like how vibrant the traditional Hefeweizen character is here; it definitely seems like the character volume has been turned up a bit, which is really then only, subtle, sign that this is not a traditional strength Hefewiezen. Very tasty and one that I am definitely enjoying, this must be an absolutely killer beer when it is fresh.
500ml bottle. Poured a slight golden orange color with a medium sized, foamy white head. Aroma is orange, malts, yeast. Flavor was pretty full bodied, caramel, orange rind, banana, cloves, yeast. Creamy, finish was pretty clean, bit of lingering yeast and bananas remain. Solid weizen. Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2010
500 ml. bottle- Pours cloudy golden with a thin white head, lots of carbonation bubbles, the glass might have something to do with the small head, I poured it int a dimpeled mug, but I wish I would have poured it into my wheat glass. Aroma is wheat and bananas with some yeast. The flavor is banana esters and wheat, a pretty standard German wheat beer, standard not being a bad word. Its creamy, un-filtered, full bodied high carbonation like a good wheat beer should be. No off notes makes it a great German wheat beer.