jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2006 Bottle 60F Weizen. Dry malty notes, hint of strawberries, slightly sour points and subtle hops. Very dark opque brown, color with short lasting light tan head, and almost no lacing. Light notes, much lighter than expected, mild malts, sour touches of roasted grains are prevelent, finishes slightly sweet. The finish is similar to carmel popcorn. But not as sweet as other bocks, I believe the wheat plays a part in this, A very full mouth feel, but only moderate carbonation. Not very much punch or overly pronounced flavors, not too subtle but not strong enough either alcohol is slightly noticble. Taste of oats as well. Good beer, but not great. I could drink more if I had another bottle or two but not something that stands out.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Dark brown with hints of red, but mostly brown. Clear. Throws a thick meringue white head with the consistency of whipped egg whites. Great exterior. Somewhat restricted aroma. Dry grainy wheat aroma. A few bock aromas. Flavour is much more impressive. Roasted caramel flavours on a chewy wheat body. Rich texture. Hop bitterness in the finish. Really nice.
anders37 (25101) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a longlasting off-white head. Malty aroma with some hints of caramel, also some hints of yeast. Sweet malty slightly spicy flavor. Also some fruitiness. Long sweet malty finish.
Suttree (6257) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy copper brown, with a nice foamy head. Bready, spicy aroma. Full, foamy body. Surprisingly fruity at first, then a rich, dark bread flavor. Very spicy finish.
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best by date of 08-2006, Sampled April 2006
Pours with a frothy, three and a half finger thick head that is a light brown color and has perhaps a hint of purple to it. The beer is a well carbonated and is a hazy, purple tinged, deep amber color. The aroma is lightly sweet and fruity with notes of banana and plums. There is also a touch of clove-like spiciness and a nice, dry grain note. I really like the mix of malt and fruit that composes the aromatic notes, it works quite well and just leaves the impression of rich concentrated fruit.
The beer is pretty well carbonated, it foams up a bit as it hits the mouth and leaves a prickly sensation from beginning to end. The beer has a nice fullness to it and is about what I expected from a Weizen-Bock; palate coating, yet not cloying or sticky. The taste is quite fruity, the typical banana and clove notes of the hefe combine with the malt and other fermentation character to add a rich fruitiness to this beer that reminds me of figs, raisins and sweet, slightly concentrated plums, and even a touch of tart tamarind. The straight malt flavors found in this beer evoke thoughts of caramel, lightly tart, yet grainy wheat, and a dry chewy grain-type note that lingers on a bit in the finish.
This beer is quite tasty, in fact it is reminding me that I really like Weizen Bocks. Too bad there are not more of these around because I really like how the rich malt character pairs with the traditional Hefe-Weizen yeast. This is definitely a style that I need to brew as well; I sense a recipe coming on for next winter. The rich flavors pair quite well with the chewy texture, and sweet malt notes; this is my type of liquid bread.
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brianprentiss (700) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark, lots of malt. Somewhat bready, with a sweet toffee taste. Head disappears rather quickly. All around great, unique beer.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2006 Pours dark burgundy with a thin, fully receding tan head. Aroma of toffee, plums, caramelized raspberries, and cola. Little trace of a weizen yeast on the nose. Taste is bready, malty, and sweet with notes of caramel and toffee. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky with spritzy carbonation, worse head retention than the typical weizenbier. A pretty good beer, but more bock than weizen, and I was hoping for more banana and clove.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep dark brown with faint red highlights with a thick creamy light tan long lasting head. Somewhat faint aroma of molasses, malt and dark fruit. Flavor is a well balanced blend of molasses, dark fruit, and malt with medium creaminess and a nice light bitter finish; which helps to offset the mild sweetness. Only a bit of alcohol burn detectable in the back of the throat. Great beer!!
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Dark brown, nearly black pour with a dirty ruby tinge and thin wisp of a soapy head. Malty aromas are quite bland and gnerally one-dimensional with a slightly metallic quality. Just a touch of cinnimon and raisin toast accompany a lightly spiced prune, but not strong enough to be pleasant. Slightly thick, bubbly texture with a roasted flavor. Some of the wheat comes through on the palate, but could really use a stronger presence to enhance the fruitiness. Just a touch of banana noted. Subtle smack of chocolate covered banana. Not quite aggressive enough to be given overly impressive ratings from me, but also inoffensive and highly drinkable.
saxo (17909) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Man.. This is a great beer. It has many of the qualities and spicyness of a "Belgian brune". And at the same time it is still a weissbeer. Nice big lasting head. Great taste. Best weissbeer i ever had.