dwyerpg (6222) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 18, 2016 DavidLMU (21) - California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wow this was disappointing. The alcohol was really hot and masked most every other flavor. Maybe I had a bad bottle, but it did not live up to its reviews.
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So this looks great, smells fine. Unfortunately the flavor on this is super sticky and sweet, to the point I feel like I have sugar on my teeth. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - OCT 5, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-6-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a cola brown color with a huge light brown head. The head has a good level of retention, very slowly fading and leaving behind a great level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is a dark, boozy dunkelweizen like smell. It is heaviest of a wheaty and yeasty smell with a good dose of darker fruits of cherry, plum, and raisin. With these aromas there is also a nice spice profile with smells of clove and cardamom both there as well. Along with these more common dunkelweizen aromas comes some stronger smells of alcohol well as a bit of a toffee like aroma. The mix of smells is quite nice and overall has a very warming and welcoming aroma.
Taste –The taste begins massively sweet with tons of darker fruit flavors. Cherry is the biggest, but other flavors of plum and raisin are there as well. Along with the fruit are some wheat flavors, some spice of clove, as well as a brown bread like flavor. These flavors present upfront remain relatively constant in strength throughout the taste, creating a nice base flavor for the brew. Toward the middle, yeasty flavors really start coming to fruition along with a boozy alcohol taste. The booziness gets even more pronounced as the taste moves on, along with the spice flavors actually getting a bit stronger as well. Toward the very end, some decently potent light colored fruit flavors of apple and pear come to the tongue, adding even more sweetness to the flavor. In the end, with all the fruit, malty, yeasty and spiced flavors that are in the taste, one is left with a big and thick, warming, and sweet dunkelweizen like flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is quite thick and chewy with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thick and chewy nature is fantastic for all the malty, wheaty, and sweet tastes of the beer and when coupled with the warming boozy taste and lower carbonation level, makes for a nice slow sipper, just what this 10 % weizen eisenbock should be.
Overall – A very enjoyable big brew. Nice and sweet with tons of darker fruit, boozy, and wheaty flavors. Perfect as a nice slow sipper on a cool fall/winter day. Very enjoyable.
Stuedmaster (352) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Nice flip top bottle. Aroma of sweet malt and grain. Pours dark amber with a decent tan head. Way too sweet, almost tastes like wheat syrup with alcohol. I had to add a lemon just to get it down. Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, cloyingly sweet finish. Leaves a nasty aftertaste. It’s as if they tried to make a big beer and had no idea how to balance the flavors properly. I won’t be revisiting this one. HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark brown, deep tan/brown head. Aroma is sweet and caramelly. Taste is sweet - very - and a slight bit of roast at the back. Can taste the alcohol. Gets more boozy as things progress. Not bad (well, these days, definitely ok with beer inflation) at $3/bomber on the discount rack, no way worth the $8-10 they were trying to charge a bit ago. brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
On tap @ GABF. Copper pour with an off-white head. Aromas of maple syrup, raisin, cherry, and caramel. A touch of graham cracker, some booze, and toffee. Very sweet flavor. Lots of sugar character. Maple syrup, caramel, and graham cracker. Toffee, cherry, raisin, grape juice, and some booze. beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Pours a ruby brown color with very thin tan head. Wheat, malt, alcohol sugar and dark fruit aroma. Dark fruit, wheat, unfermentable sugar and malt flavors. Malt, alcohol and dark fruit finish. TinaBaninaBoo (1) - Pleasanton, Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2013 does not count
This beer is 10% alc/vol but I wouldn’t have guess it to be over 7. Overall very drinkable for what it is. Makes you wish you were in a cabin in the middle of a snow storm. Fairly strong banana taste, Nice toasted wheat flavor, but pretty much overwhelmed by banana. A touch of chocolate. Nice amount of bitterness.
mjg74 (3116) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle from BevMo, Deep ruby in color. Super sweet nose. Some dark fruit and candy sugar. A little alcohol as well. Really sweet up front. Dark fruit and a hint of alcohol as well. Drinkable. Not great for the style. Braudog (6763) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a murky, dark reddish brown. The head is an initial fizz, then runs. The aroma is bready and musty. The beer drinks with some rich alcohol-laced fruitiness, raisin primarily. This doesn’t come with as much body or depth as I’d hoped. (#5213, 8/25/2013)