JK (6162) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2017
Yellow color, and a white head. Some jaze. Surprisingly hoppy, aome sheat sweetness. Also some alcohol in the flavor. Some lemon. A little sweetness. tennisjoel (1460) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2017
This is distinctively Lagunitas. It has their house/base beer characteristic. Flavors of banana, citrus, honey, pineapple. Reminds me a bit of Vitus but not quite at that level overall. ccex (1313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2017
Bomber pours a hazy dark golden color with lasting tight white head that leaves spots of lacing. Aroma has lemon, biscuits, wheat bread, and honey. Taste is initially sweet, with honey and citrus that I never would have expected for a Weizen Bock. The finish is hoppy and dry. Body is medium with a silky mouthfeel. The 8,7% alcohol is well hidden. This is an easy pleasure to drink and reasonably priced, if hard to classify. I’ll be sure to try this one again. jh773 (303) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2017
Slightly murky orange-gold with ltitle head. Smell is rich, fruity, vanilla, grain, apple strudel. Taste is classic banana/apricot/clove weizen flavor turned up to 10 with a big hop presence. Aftertaste is not as boozy as I expected. Very thick palate - some more carbonation would have helped a lot here. kambei70 (1075) - - MAR 28, 2017
Pours a hazy orange color with a thin white bubbly head. Aroma of wheat, bubblegum, banana, tropical fruit, and a slight sour earthy aroma. Taste has a big wheat flavor with some citrus tang. A touch of tropical fruit and hop and maybe some brown sugar. Finish has a touch of sour, touch of bitter with a little alcohol. Light to medium, silky body and moderate carbonation.
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luttonm (6282) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2017 Bottle in Seattle. Smaller foam, malty clear, rich orange. Sweet spicy malt. Bitter, sharp alcohol. Richer wheat edge, a light ester-banana note in distance. Tasty but a bit harsh. Astringent alcohol. Fatehunter (2567) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Pours two fingers of head on a hazy straw body.
Aroma is mild fruits, some bread.
Taste is bread, mild lemon bitterness, banana. Super easy to drink.
Texture is smooth.
Shag (3001) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2017
A bright golden color with a white head. The aroma contains some lemons, biscuit, wheat and alcohol. The flavor is slightly sweet with some bananas, lemons, and wheat bread. Way too drinkable for 9%. I wouldn’t guess more than 5 honestly. Overall a nice beer at a nice price. nearbeer (5424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2017
650 ml. 8.7% abv. Hazy, burnt orange pour with a lasting film of cream on top. Big aroma of orange zest, bread and honey. Flavor is the same mix. Tasty, but the uber hopping typical of Lagunitas drowns out nearly all of the Bavarian yeast character. Maybe a hint of banana, but I think it’s just wishful thinking on my part. Medium-plus bodied with mostly smooth, medium carbonation and not a hint of the abv. Way drier than is typical of a bock. superspak (5603) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2017
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/25/2017. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, melon, lemon, pear, banana, pepper, clove, light bubblegum, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, melon, lemon, pear, banana, pepper, clove, light bubblegum, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate floral/grassy bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, melon, lemon, pear, banana, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.7%. Overall this is a great hoppy weizen bock style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. It feels quite different than I remember from the original batch years ago. More hoppy and less hazy/yeasty, but is really well balanced between the two. Still a very enjoyable offering.