BVery (11241) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2017
Tap at Tap and Handle. Murky orange pour with a soapy white head. Bourbon aroma. Sweet banana. Soft palate. Decent. MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2017
My Bottom Line:55x11 (85) - - SEP 14, 2017
This Weizenbock-flavored bourbon shocks at first, but might succeed in pleasing the sweet tooth in you.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the hazy amber.
-The Weizenbock is really buried under all that bourbon and alcohol...
-Fruitiness is quite sugared, lacking some freshness.
-Banana candy flavors are prominent.
2016 vintage bottle. NO 001. Aroma is bourbon dominated. Some alcohol notes. Vanilla. Oak. No apparent weizenbock character - no banana or cloves.
Appearance: Disappointing. Very Hazy copper with a brief beige head that had almost no head retention.
Flavor: bourbon dominated. Caramel, vanilla and toffee notes in the background. Strong alcohol flavor noticeable. No hops detected in aroma or flavor as it should be. Again - nice combination. But no signs of weizenbock. Might as well been an amber ale.
Mouthfeel: medium body. Low carbonation. Medium dry finish. Slight sweet note from those yeast derived esters perhaps? Or is it sweetness from alcohol?
Overall: I enjoyed it but it's not a weizenbock. Barrel aging doesn't do anything for this style. It's an interesting take on a lesser known beer type but it has some issues.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone marcus (10575) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 15, 2017
On tap at Cap Tap. Pours reddish copper with a thick beige head and a fruity malty aroma. There is a hearty fermented wheat flavor with a warm alcohol trail. bhensonb (15621) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2017
Tap at Cap Tap. Pours amber with a near-white head. Aroma of light treacle, with a mild roasty/near smoky aspect. Making me think a bit of peat. Med body or better. It’s slickly sweet. There’s a wheaty/treacly main stream. Imagine a wheaty barley wine (contradiction?). The malt/wheat is not overly done, but it is the main deal. Smooth. Not bitter, but something is moderating the grain. Really good ale.
baraciisch (3349) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Hazy caramel in color... Aroma of caramel, toffee malts... Flavor is toffee, wheat malts, berries, caramel... delicious
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Carlisle (787) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Draft. Pours hazy copper color with white head. Bourbon and vanilla aroma. Vanilla and bourbon with banana notes. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 25, 2017
On tap at Barrelworks. It pours dark brown with a khaki head. The aroma has a with bourbon alcohol note up front with baked bread, spices and plum. The flavor is nutty with a little bourbon, alcohol, plums and bread. Light spice. Low carbonation. Pretty boozy for a 7% beer. ciocanelu (2855) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 17, 2017
Almost clear amber color with a ring of tan foam. Aroma has toffee, some weizen sweetness, candied banana. Taste is really balanced. Sweet toffee at first, follows with elegant bourbon, finishes with earthy bitterness. Light body, low to medium carbonation, quite dry. A really nice combination of flavors. mariuspoenari (2954) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle shared. Semi-hazy amber pour with a tan head. Bourbon, light caramelized bananas, toffee, dried fruit. Smooth texture, very well balanced, great bourbon barrels from Firestone Walker, as usual.