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RATINGS: 3518   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Deep and complex – for big and relaxing moments by the fire.

Dark-ruby colored wheat doppelbock with a creamy fine head. Strong notes of ripe bananas, raisins and plums meet liquorice and roasty aromes. Full-bodied and warming, with a well-balanced and smooth finish. The ideal companion for hearty roast meat, venison and also fruity chocolate desserts, “Kaiserschmarrn” (pancakes), “Elisenlebkuchen” (christmas cookies) or blue cheese.

Oldest wheat doppelbock of Bavaria. Since 1907. 18.5°

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leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 11, 2007
I won’t stand this one up next to the Imperial stouts and IPAs or the Belgians. For a weizen bock, it’s my fave so far. 22 oz. draft at Ashley’s. Brown in color (at the bar anyway) with lots of white head. Sweet fruity aroma. Thick, wheaty and fruity. Not an all-night beer, but stands tall next to many other wheats and weizens.

4.2
gmcase (115) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2007 bottle. year? Dark amber color with a lot of head that settles into a nice layer of foam just at the top. Starts with a very bright hop begining and a nice clove ending. But between that there is a beautiful under layer of apricot flavors. Didn’t taste the chocolate flavors so much. My favorite of the german wheats because of its complexity, flavor, and drinkability. In any case a master of the genre.

3.9
kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 8, 2007
500mL bottle, 2003 vintage. Pours a beautiful, clear honey-amber color; fluffy white head with great retention and web-like lacing. Dense, dried fruit and candy sugar aroma; hints of a creamy vanilla note. Lively carbonation; fluffy texture. Full, wheaty mouthfeel: dense toffee and dried red fruits; very chewy, very satisfying weizen bock; nicely textured with a dense malt core; hints of alcohol poking through. Medium, dried fruit and sugar finish.

3.8
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2007
draft. pours a plum colored brown with a great head. spicey clove and light banana comes through and fades into some more rich earthy caramel and slight bitterness. yeast adds a great smooth mouthfeel . alcohol flavor was there but not overpowering. did add a nice warmth to this beer.

3.3
Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 5, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2009 Bottled 50cl. It pours a dark ruby-brown beer with a big head. Some sediment at the bottom of the glass. Strong aroma of banana and malt. A full bodied beer with some alcohol in the taste, caramel, lots of banana. Some white pepper elements in the taste that I find unenjoyable. Cloves and hints of black chocolate with a decent sourness and sweetness. Rather strong alcohol presence in the finish (quite dry) with hints of licorice. It’ s not a bad beer, but I didn’t enjoy it that much. I had this beer several times, even 3.3 seems too high in my opinion. Really dissapointing.

3.7
holdenn (2127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Bottle served in its very own Aventinus glass. Pours a red raisin-brown with a tall beige head, I have to let it fade down to pour the rest. Aroma of bananas, clove, dough, and yeast. The flavors are clean at first, banana and clove, until I get all of that yeast in there. Then a much creamier smoother banana, toffee, chocolate full bodied from the wheat. Tasty beer.

3.3
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2007
wonderful smell and look. felt too much like someone dropped a shot in my beer though. such a strong liquor taste.

3.8
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Pours brown with a nice tan head with some spots and lacing. Banana clove aroma with a hint of alcohol. Earthy flavor from dark malt to compliment the aroma-following taste. A bit oily and thin, but still well worth trying.

3.9
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2007
The color was caramel/amber. The head was thin, creamy, fizzy, and off-white. The aroma was wheat, yeast, and strong. The flavor was wheat, yeast, earthy, and musty. The palate was medium-bodied. The finish was a little musty.

4
theisti (4238) - Kansas, USA - MAY 31, 2007
500ml Bottle. Pour is murky orange brown with a giant, light tan head. Aroma is bananas, yeast, and some dried fruit sweetness. Taste is much bigger than expected. Initially get the dried fruit sweetness, smoothing into bananas and cloves, and finally with a hint of wheat in the finish. Very nice lingering aftertaste. Even a touch of heat (alcohol) at the end. There is just a ton going on in this one, yet it is subtle and really well rounded. Very nice.


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