jgb9348 (6187) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Deep dark brown coloured body with a nice, glowing lighter brown head that tops the beer, about three centimetres tall. Aroma of rich toasted malts along with a ton of grapes and pit fruity notes that also show prunes and raisins - very strong and pungent with a bit of alcohol seeping through the cracks and a nice sweet scent near the end. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong malty and boozey hit up front with a lot of raisins, prunes and unfinished fruits like cherries and even some figs, but the more substantial malt, like a wheat or rye even grain comes through, along with a ton of sugars, mostly molasses and caramelised sugars, but also some raisins and a good dose of nuts near the end. Aftertaste is rich and full with the malts hitting hard, but also some spices, a bit of funk and a long-lasting earthy, malty and nutty kick. Overall, a nice beer with a good profile and a rich finish. This reminds me of Ayinger Celebrator, which is a good reference point and one that should be tried by everyone, if you can find it, that is! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 22-December-2015 for US$5,12 sampled at home in Washington on 11-June-2017. egajdzis (6499) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Hazy brown color with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Bananas, clove, caramel, roast were nice, the honey seemed out of place. r464 (2359) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Sweet and malty, brown with a thin tan head. Caramel and cocoa, banana and spice, honey and yeast. A long and sweet finish. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark Amber body with a small wispy beige head. The nose is rich dark fruit and over ripe bananas with some caramel and light yeasty esters. The flavor is pretty solid as well, nice banana and fruity notes, just enough yeast, lightly sweet, a little alcohol warmth on the finish. Medium bodied and a bit chewy with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent stuff. Pumpkin87 (248) - - APR 25, 2016
Pours chestnut brown with ruby highlights. Small-medium mocha head persists and leaves attractive lacing.
On the nose, honey asserts itself immediately, although tracking more as apricot and cherry than orange, with nuts and malt in the mix plus a whiff of yeast.
The palate is more complex, starting with dark fruits. The orange note then appears strongly enough to justify the advertising. There’s a bit of banana and clove and wheat, then the sweet malt base one expects from a bock. Along with the lush, chewy mouth and low carbonation, the effect is the sort of richness found in a Pedro Ximémez. It’s not that sweet, but profound enough to scare off hopheads.
Another well-conceived effort from this relatively new brewery.
trapped (3077) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 9, 2016
Draught @ Cork City. Dark brown with reddish tint, small creamy beige head, low carbonation, tastes like soy, sour cherry, salty caramel, thin body, bitterish long finish. Interesting brew. blutt59 (6562) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle, murky brown, with long standing head, bananas and some spice on the nose, flavor is bananas, chocolate, spice , creamy body and finish, great weizenbock, thanks DandyWolfFloyd odinstyr (794) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Pours a medium brown. Smells of banana, clove, honey, and chocolate. Taste is sweet and spiced, lightly bitter - wheat beer and bock combined fairly well, hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
On tap at Neshaminy. Poured a brown color with an off white head. Wheaty, chocolate, bananas, and a lighter spice. Beerdedone (3390) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, wheat and raisins. Flavor of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, wheat and had some dark fruit notes.