MartinT (9590) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My Bottom Line:
Phenolic cloves slowly move into smoke (not the good kind) and bubblegum esters before finishing with a lightly tart and mineral splash.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the cloudy brownish-red.
-This Weizenbock might smell the part, but there is something amiss with the flavor profile.
-The 2 Sound brews that were on at Devil Craft that evening were problematic. Are they always like this, or was transport too rough for them ?
-The tiny, sparse bubbles didn’t whip up the right mouthfeel for the style. But perhaps that was partly the bar’s fault…
On tap at Devil Craft, Tokyo.
TimE (5374) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown color. Huge estery clovey nose with a bit of chocolate. Light body, but way too estery/yeasty. Lingering chocolate and clove finish. The yeast just dominates and controls this beer, putting it into unpleasant territory.
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grill Bellevue. Dark brown color with lasting tan sheen. Earthy molasses, dark fruit, brown sugar aromas. Smooth medium body. Dark bread, banana, chocolate flavors with dark fruits, lagered browned malts--tasty weiz
Zeswaft (1702) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour. Doesnt resesemble the last two phenominal weizenbocks that i’ve had in the slightest. Mostly toasted bread and spicy esters. Some banana, some smoke. More of a dunkleweizen than a weizenbock imo.
after4ever (7719) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at NCBC. Pours an opaque ebony with a scant grayish head that goes away. Big fruity nose, dates and figs and maybe a smoky sweet hint of bacon in the bacoground. Creamy medium body a little lacking in carb. Sweet smoky mid palate with bacon and pitted tree fruit. Long smoky finish. Pretty nice. With a little more carb it would probably step up a couple notches.