Schell Stag Series #11 - Bananas Foster Weizenbock

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 244   ABV: 8.14%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A robust wheat ale with light cinnamon flavors layered over hints of banana, clove, and caramel.

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superspak (6086) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2017
Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce bottle into weizen glass, bottled on 8/27/2017. Pours moderately hazy golden orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big banana, bubblegum, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, pear, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruit/spicy yeast, cinnamon, and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big banana, bubblegum, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, pear, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/grassy bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of banana, bubblegum, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, pear, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruit/spicy yeast, cinnamon, and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 8.14%. Overall this is an excellent spiced Weizenbock. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruit/spicy yeast, cinnamon, and dark/bready malt flavors;very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Perfectly balanced between all flavors, with a really great authentic German yeast profile going on. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

3.6
CanIHave4Beers (4233) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2017
Bottle in the living room.

Pours a pale golden color with such clarity.



The aroma is spicy with lots of banana and a fair bit of alcohol.



The flavor is very nice, spicy and fruit forward without being cloying in any way. Really interesting the way the cinnamon just blends in at first but then lingers. The alcohol is noticeable but not out of control or "hot"....


Pretty good

3.6
deyholla (12439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2017
Bottle. Pours a clear deep rust color with a white head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has a good amount of banana with some grains, light spice and clove supporting. Flavor has a bit of boozy banana with clove, sweet grains and a bit of cinnamon.

3.8
ccex (1370) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2017
12 oz. bottle pours a hazy amber color with small off-white head and hardly any lacing. Aroma has lots of bananas, cloves, and some brown sugar. Taste is sweet but not cloying. Body is medium with average carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. This is the booziest Schell’s beer I’ve tried, yet deceptively easyt to drink, and one of my favorites from this brewery.

3.9
poisoneddwarf (2663) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2017 12 oz bottle from the Hwy 2 Road Trip. Aroma is all bananas, all the time. Cinnamon is there if I concentrate. Pours hazy new penny copper with a small off-white head. Taste is sweet and spicy with flavors of banana, clove, cinnamon, bread. Has an alcohol presence that gets stronger the more it warms up. Nice beer, but I wish it was a little less boozy.

3.2
crossovert (14006) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2017
Draft. This is a strong and sweet one, the banana yeast isn’t ultra-in your face, some spice and plenty of brown sugar and caramel.

3.6
madvike (3302) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle - Hazy amber pour with a thin white head. Nose is typical weizenbock--lots of banana, clove, and the cinnamon that is in the description. Sweet and well-balanced. Taste is the same--bananas, spice, and a just a touch of apple. An odd finishing note that I can’t place. Slick and fairly thick in the mouth. Very solid, but I’d expect that from Schell’s.

3.5
vikingguy (1106) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2017
Attractive deep honey gold, very little head. Pleasant banana and Cheerios aroma. Taste - banana flavor is quite pronounced along with some mild clove and cinnamon. Creamy mouthfeel. Fairly rich and sweet. Unique weizen. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
badgerben (5341) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2017
Copper color with a whispy head. Faint estery aroma. Strong banana flavor, with dark, buttery, Munich malt flavor. Full bodied. Solid weizenbock, but nothing that would suggest something extra to be bananas foster.

3.5
drpimento (3793) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2017
I was expecting a bit more from this. Poured with a very short-lived fizzy head and no lace collar is a slightly hazy Amber. Aroma is typical traditional German weizen. Flavor’s like nose and I don’t pick up the cinnamon nuances that others claim. It’s decent but nothing special.


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