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.
blutt59 (6576) - 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 Darkmagus82 (2302) - - OCT 5, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-18-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lighter brown-chestnut color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a good level of retention, very slowly fading over time to leave some nice streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma isn’t as big as one may expect for a Weizenbock of 8.5 %. Aromas of a toasted malt and wheat along with some darker fruit smells of cherry and raisin are the strongest of the aromas. Other aromas of a yeasty smell as well as some spice aromas of clove are there as well. Some honey sweetness rounds out the smell overall giving a lighter Weizenbock smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet taste of cherry and plum with some wheat and bready flavors and a bit of roasted malt. The sweeter flavors seem to intensify even more with more dark fruit flavors coming to the tongue as the flavor advances further. Along with the increase in sweetness, so too comes some lighter yeast flavors more toward the middle of the taste. Some banana flavors as well as some spice of clove also come to the tongue along with the yeast, giving it a nice fruity flavor at this point overall. A little bit of an apple flavor as well as some lighter grassy and herbal hop flavors come to the tongue at the very end of the taste, and along with the other flavors and a little bit of a rum and honey taste, give a rather sweet, fruity, and nice darker heavy flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. Both are great for the big fruity flavors of the brew as well as wheat and roasted flavors, overall producing a rather nice creamy and enjoyable feel to the brew.
Overall –A fruity and sweet Weizenbock with nice big and thick flavors and a great feel. This is an enjoyable and robust brew that is nice for the cooler winter weather.
tgncc (3140) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours hazy brown red. Aroma is banana, nutty, spicy. Flavor is banana bread, nuts, spicy hops, with a little booze in the finish. Has a medium/thick body. Overall nice. ben4321 (6676) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Location: 22 oz bottle from Sparrow, 3/9/15
DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Aroma: A very heavy sweet aroma, raisin, fig, a little molasses, nutty nots, and some wheat
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a reddish hue, creamy beige head, and fairly heavy lace
Flavor: The taste is along the same lines, heavy sweet/fruity up-front, finishes on the nutty side
Palate: Drinks nicely, cloying, but not as cloying as you’d guess, average carbonation, sticky finish
I just realized I used the phrase "finishes on the nutty side" in my flavor review, which sounds like a road comic describing his mother-in-law. As for the beer, the cloyingness is held just enough in check to make this beer pretty enjoyable. I’m actually surprised I liked it as much as I did considering that I’m not usually a fan of this sweetness level without some balance, but this is a pretty nice beer. Even if it isn’t the perfect beer for me personally, I gotta bump the overall a bit due to the nice complexity.
Bomber. Hazy dark brown black pour with tan head. Nose is Munich malt, wheat, choc malt, orange zest, hops. Tastes of malt, wheat, spice, hops, citrus, and cacao. skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours murky chestnut brown with a half finger tan head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of banana, toasted malts, chocolate, cinnamon, raisins, sweet malts, toffee, light spicy hops, and some honey comb. Taste is banana bread, toasted malts, bakers coco, brown sugar, honey, raisins, and cherries, and maybe the slightest amount of spicy hops, with a little booze in the finish. Has a medium-full body with as semi creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, medium-long finish. Overall, a decent weizen bock that is a tad too sweet for my tasets trapped (3484) - 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. egajdzis (6693) - 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. jgb9348 (6438) - 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.