nearbeer (5461) - 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 (5682) - 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. tekstr1der (491) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Golden pour with thin white cap that clings. Aroma is slightly boozy with some hop scents of citrus rind and a hint of sweet. Smells nothing like a Weizenbock. Flavor is good, and as with most items from these folks, it’s unique. More like a wheat-based IPA, though none of the telltale wheat characteristics. Flavor follow the nose mostly. It’s ever so slightly sweet and never too bitter, but still citrus-rind-ey. Long way from Vitus as others have mentioned. drfabulous (8092) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 21, 2017
22 ounce bottle from Whole Foods. Deep clean orange with no weizen characteristics at all. Big and hoppy of course. Still good. beer_queue (145) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Aromas is like an apple smoked sausage (some sweet notes but mostly salty, savory, & lightly spiced). Really weird nose on this one...anyway, tastes a bit different from the nose. Arrives with yeasty esters, bananas, green apples, cloves, and bready malts. Strong coriander seed note in the middle that takes over. Finishes with that salty, savory note found in the aroma. Some black pepper even comes up as it warms. Medium body with a moderate fizz that helps it from being soup broth. Overall an interesting beer, for sure, but not really enjoyable for the whole big-ass bottle.
ehaak26 (557) - - MAR 19, 2017
Bottle from the Beer Trappe. Aroma of cloves, fruit, and malt. Very sweet taste. bpreo (2863) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2017
A solid 8.7% alcohol doesn’t hurt. Flavor is great, though a little too Americanized to seem truly legit. hiphops (324) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2017
looks golden orange small head
smells like cheddar or gouda at first then pee
taste sweet citrusy and boozy some metal.
feels heavy and smooth and viscous
kind of a mess but not terrible. none of the qualities of a good weizenbock. but it’s an ok strong wheat ale. it reminds me of a thicker smoother and more boozy hopfen-weisse only not on that level.
arminjewell (9688) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, slight yeast, hints of orange, touch of lemon, hints of yeast. Taste was a mix of bread, biscuit, lemon, orange, touch of spice, touch of white fruit, finishing slightly sweet, some spice. JPDIPSO (6236) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Hazy golden to amber colored liquid. Smaller, stable head of cream colored bubbles. Malt and grain aromas mix with light fruit and doughy yeast. Sweet malt and wheat flavors. Hints of banana and light spice, both yeast and alcohol induced. Stomach is starting to warm up. A little sharp in spots but a quite nice doppelweizen. I could definitely sit with this by the fire pit on a cool fall evening. 7/11