DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 21, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(500 ml bottle: $2.49 at Windy City in El Cajon, CA) Wow, the nose is extremely aromatic and complex. I’m getting strong, dark malts, brown sugar, molasses, spices, raisins and other dark fruits, alcohol, and much more. I keep trying to identify more aromas and after that mild hyperventilation, I’m getting dizzy, so that will have to do. The flavor isn’t a rich as the nose indicates, but it’s plenty tasty. Lots of wheat and esters, sweet rich malt, dark fruits, and molasses, plus it’s fairly noticeably alcoholic, but not boozy. It seems to taste a slight bit oxidized, and I guess that’s not surprising since I didn’t buy this beer at the most reputable of liquor stores around here, and the "best by" date on the bottle reads Oct, 2004. Fairly thick and syrupy, the sticky sweetness is unchecked by other flavors or the medium carbonation levels and seriously cloys the palate. I usually love sticky, sweet beers, but I think this is bordering on too cloying even for me. Very dark ruddy brown in color and only slightly translucent through the center of my pint glass. When pouring the beer, the tan head is very fizzy and dissipates almost as quickly and frantically as Coca Cola. But I’ll tell you, for a beer that’s a year out of date, this is one damn fine beer. Of course, this is a style of beer I really love, but it’s done very well here. And despite the sticky sweetness, I’ve managed to finish this entire bottle and I have no more bottles left. Oh darn, I guess that means I have to go buy more!
larsga (7407) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fine offwhite head over black-orange opaque body. Aroma is faint, but sweetly spicy and malty. Big, sweet toffee-like taste, yet smooth, with some spiciness and complexity. Lingers and settles in the mouth as it fades. Taste grows
stronger as you drink more.
(0.5l bottle, served Norwegian fashion, which means too cold and without all the yeast.)
DrunkenCumquat (86) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Poured a dark, dakr red with loads of bown head. Fruity, alcoholic taste and aroma, but a little muted overall in flavour - could use a little more complexity. Silky smooth though, with a really bready flavour in place of the stronger fruit tastes I was expecting. Pretty good, overall.
FOAMer (45) - Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours garnet/deep ruby with a large off-white head. Aromas of clove and roasted grains are evident as well a dark fruits. Alcohol aromas are evedint as beer warms. No hop aromas are eveident. Flavors upfront are of dried fruits and bready malt. Roasted Grains are evident in the taste. The beer finishes with a noticable malt sweetness and melanoidins. Very tastey. A nice beer to sit by the fire and enjoy a book.
BeerandBlues2 (12685) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 11/2004. Pours deep brown with a small to medium tan fizzy/frothy head. Sweet yeast (barn) and wheat malt (straw) aroma, light caramel notes with faint hops. Lightly acidic wheat malt doughy yeast flavor that is lightly sour with an easy hop character that is well balanced with the malt. Warm and full medium-dark palate, creamy.
MiP (15394) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2014 Bottle. Big, semi-stable, light brown head. Aroma is peppery and malty. Very easy to drink in spite of its ABV. Slightly peppery and malty, creamy flavour. 7 3 7 3 15
Bottle, 7.3%. Yeasty aroma, slightly sweet and spicy. Very dark brown colour, seems cloudy. Big unstable fizzy light brown head. The flavour gives a citric impression to begin with, then comes a maltier note, but not as sweet as many other Weizenbocks. Even though I like strong, sweet beers, I also enjoy this one’s balance. It reminds me of Chimay. 7 3 7 3 16
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2006 This beer pour a very dark brown, had a minimal head,and a very caramel smell. there was a heaviness to the beer much like the belgian strong ales (though not as much sweetness) and had a very strong alcohol flavor which I tend to dislike. but all in all this was a very good wiezen bock.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
very alcoholic-tasting weizzenbock. all kinds of dark fruit and yeast in the nose. taste: full flavoured, but a bit too much alcohol(sweetness) in it. finishes with lots of banana, sourrish and just a bit bitter, very nice. looks great too!
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Cloudy, deep dark and opaque. Extremely full-bodied and potent with some sweetness underneath. Notes of oak, port, dates - you name it, all good stuff. Bears some resemblance to strong, Belgian ales - even the abbey styles. An excellent beer. 081000
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some kind of brown, tranquil and deep with a murky glow, almost black really. Medium sized compact foam of dark ivory sits comfortably snug on the top. Slips down slowly to keep a steady thick skimming of creamy tanned foam. Lacing is fast dripping and unsticking.
Mild dark aroma of cocoa dusted figs and pale raisin. Has a light molasses and wheat tang to it.
Taste is mild and darkly set within a small venue of wheat fixed tang and sweetness. Starts bold and quick with that part mixed with understated tender molasses then tappers off into light flavors of fig fruits, dark cherry, a bit of raisin, and some dryish husk and bread tones keeping at the center. Light tannin touches emerge around the edges with a very light chalky dryness parched with some of the fruits and their skins as it finishes. Fades off well. Everything about it is pretty nice with a good balance, subtleness, and texture but lacks some length and complexity.
Feel is good with a soild medium body and texture of wheat malt. The sweetness is quite subdued and delicately balanced with a soft yielding dryness.
Easy to drink and swift to the palate. A tad underwhelming for the style, but plenty good and satisfying enough to recommend a try.