OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2016 Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour with a thick head that belies the only average body. Oddly, the aroma reminds me of root beer, with some clove. Very nice flavors of banana, clove, some oakiness (?), and those root beer cues again -- probably better characterized as vanilla. But I get more of that than the as-advertised chocolate. The alcohol tone is just right, giving this a nice mouthfeel and slight afterburn. More oak notes on the aftertaste...?
bottle, from trade with, I forget. good aroma, sweet, malty, bit oxidized, still ok. chocolate dark orangy brown color, ok head that disappeared quickly, no lace, sweet flavor, medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel, sweet finish. well, again, still holding up well, oxidized, but not badly. clearing out my beer fridge, and the St Arnolds have not disappointed Rmorris007 (50) - - SEP 30, 2014
wow, this beer is strong! But I enjoyed it very much. Hopefully the divine reserve series can be a year round thing dfinney23 (3269) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Their new weizenbock is better but maybe this one is just past its prime. Caramel apple and pepper. phaleslu (10247) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
12 oz. bottle from ericandersnavy- thanks, Eric! Pours a deep, hazy brown with a small beige ring for a head. Aroma of olives, plums, brown sugar, wet leaves, and cola. Flavor has less fruit and more sweetness; toast, molasses, raisins, berries. Light body, low carbonation, and a tart, sweet mouthfeel. Infected. Not horrible, but clearly infected. burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
12 ounce bottle poured a deep brown color, aromas of wheat, tartness, nail polish, and some light chocolate. Flavors were the same, nasty aftertaste, this beer did not hold up to the test of time, should have drank this one sooner.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Notes from my backlog: Murky deep brown/purple with a creamy tan head. Rich aroma- chocolaty, raisiny and grape notes and mild roast. Creamy body. Quite malty and roasted for the style. Chocolaty and cleaner than most weizen bocks. Has almost a vinous grape note. Roast on the back. Nice. Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle Thanks to Mar- Nose is alcohol, nail polish remover, tart..Taste is bandaid, peat, alcohol, tart..Palate is tart with alcohol. Koelschtrinker (20396) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
Säuerlicher Beginn mit Traubennoten. Trocken, drückend. Herb-säuerlich, angenehm malzig. 10/7/8/7/10/7
madmitch76 (24806) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
29th December 2009corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2011
ChrisO ’Night Of The Gaylords’ tasting. Hazy brown beer. Low carbonation, well balanced, dark bready malt and light hop fruits. However overall this is a vanilla beer despite it’s abv. Slight sour note in the finish which is also soft and dry.
Pours a deep dark chocolate brown color with a frothy beige head that slowly settles into a thin ring. Minimal lacing.
Slightly spicy aroma with hints of pepper and clove countered by bready yeast and some sweeter notes. Picking up chocolate malt, caramel and hazelnut.
Medium bodied with a balance of zesty spice, citrus and sweet malt. Lots of peppery, zesty clove up front followed by bready yeast, banana and a more prominent malt profile than the nose hinted at. Notes of caramel and hazelnut along with some banana, brown sugar and cinnamon. Pretty quaffable with a dry finish.