onceblind (10104) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Dark hazy copper under a light khaki head. Thin wheaty and bubblegummy aroma. Nice smooth wheaty flavor that’s biscuity and bubblegummy, bock-y and semisweet and nutty. Just a standard weizenbock. rondphoto (4488) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2016
on tap @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Nearly opaque amber brown color, beige head that sinks to a full cover, a curtain of lace. Taste is semi-sweet malt that grows considerably through medium carbonation to tropical fruit and only a whisper of hops. Sweet eases back in at the end, a malty brew, but really nice. solidfunk (9211) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Light smoke and some orange tang. A littlw tobacco. Interesting, and well done for style. Dark brownish pour with good head and lacing. Light sweet and tangy finish. Tap at brewpub. NikkTwist (3286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2016 Draft at Moriartys. Murky chestnut pour with khaki foam. No lasting lace. Tastes like a Bananas Foster. Molasses. Overripe bananas. Toffee. Currants. Vanilla bean. Liquorice. Pumpernickel. Malty but not overly sweet. Smooth dry finish. Feels remarkably close to the proper German style. UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2015
On tap at Cappy’s, served in a shaker pint.
Obligatory weizenbock review disclaimer: I am spoiled as heck by being able to get fairly fresh Aventinus and Vitus on tap at any time I so desire. Please bear that in mind.
Appearance: Arrived a turbid, cloudy brown, much like melted milk chocolate or perhaps a mud pie in a glass. Formed a finger’s worth of khaki head, which faded fairly quickly to a cap. No real lacing to speak of.
Smell: Sweet, overripe, brown-black banana leaps out of the glass to violently plant a fist in each nostril, like you were trying to hit on its significant other at a bar. At its back, ready to jump in if any of your friends do, looms a slurry of sweet caramel malt and a shadow of rum.
Taste: Exactly what the aroma promised, no bait and switch here at all. Banana esters are front, center, left, right, up, down, yonder, and that-a-way, all overripe and bruised - this beer would make excellent fruit fly bait. Malt is also present, sweet like doughnut batter, sans any sort of glaze or filling. A rummy sort of flavor is also present, leading no pirate to ask any questions about where it may have gone. Far off in the distance, faintly, some hints of aged plum can be detected. The aftertaste is a mush of banana and rum.
Mouthfeel: Medium of body, fairly thick.
Overall: While not my favorite weizenbock ever (see disclaimer above), this is actually not a bad attempt for a US brewery. If I were ever in a location where a phenomenal German version weren’t available, I would drink this again.
vipinvelp (4505) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2015
Opaque dark ruby, no foam remaining. Fruity aroma. Sweet mix of tastes, fruits, chemical, rubber, strange. Still OK. (Cleveland 201510) Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate banana, bubblegum, clove, faint citrus, and a hint of grains. It’s a hazy orangish-brown with a small khaki head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thick ring. There is a good amount of soapy webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate banana and bubblegum. The finish has light-moderate clove, light citrus, hints of grain, and alcohol. It’s medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, I love Weizenbocks and this is very good. Ron (4060) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2015
At the Brewpub with the Ohio gang. Dark amber pour with a medium off-white head. Banana and bubblegum nose with some candy sugar and clove. Clove is the first thing that hits the tongue before the bananas and bubblegum take over. Semi-sweet finish. Very smooth and malty and the alcohol is hidden well. smallfry (169) - - JAN 18, 2015
(Tap) Nice complex flavors. Unfortunately it’s a little too astringent. Otherwise not too bad. Theydon_Bois (20189) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
Keg at the PDX brewpub, 09/11/14.
Murky chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is dark fruit rinds, spice, light booze notes, varnish, toffee.
Taste comprises toffee, bitter dark fruits, light wood, spice.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with sweet licks and bitter notes.
Decent enough representation of the style if a little sweet at times.