RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
A strong wheat beer fermented with yeast from the oldest brewery... full-bodied, rich and fruity... this is the traditional German style for the Christmas season.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (7055) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Sweetwater Tavern Merrifield. Cloudy yellowish orange with off-white head. Aromas of banana, herbs, spice, malt, wheat. Tastes of banana, herbs, spice, light booze, wheat, malt. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13488) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Keg at the Centreville location. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin head. Poor head retention. Aroma of wheat, clove, toasted malt, banana, caramel. The taste is stone fruit, cherry, wheat, banana, spice. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild lingering spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2951) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - FEB 3, 2014
On tap 6 oz. sampler at Sweetwater Tavern in Centreville, VA. Hazy, amber-org with a no apparent head and a bare hint of lacing. Aroma of banana, orange, cloves, lemon and acetone. Taste of lemon, banana, cloves and cane syrup. Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
QuezXLV (422) - Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Love the cloudy golden body. Big taste of lots of wheat and fruity overtones. Smooth on the palate. - Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (7906) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Currently on draft at Sweetwater Tavern, Merrifield, VA. Poured a heavily cloudy brown color. Aroma was some spice notes, touch of dark fruits and a tinge of citrus. Could tell that there was alcohol in there - so I sipped it through my entire dinner. Not as refreshing as I hoped, but decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2011
On tap at The Brickskeller on December 9, 2010. Apparently not retired, as this was a freshly-made weizenbock. Pours a super cloudy light copper color without any head or lacing. The nose immediately brings forward some banana-flavored nail polish remover along with loads of fusel alcohol. A combination of banana and booze that smells like some sort of banana liqueur. The taste is just as bad with just strong, strong notes of fusel alcohol along with a bit of banana. No notes of clove or bubblegum. Something went quite array with the yeast here. Body is medium with a straight alcohol finish. Not a huge fan of this. Apparently the recipe is up to 8.6% alcohol now. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 12-10-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llcooldave (1211) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2010
On tap at SW Centerville. Cloudy brown with a touch of orange. Fruity malt aroma followed by a touch of funky yeast. Fruitcake and burnt toast flavor notes. Overall, its not a bad brew... good for the winter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
epf33 (227) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2010
looks like a belgian, was consumed at sweetwater tavern in centreville, virginia, so i question the cleanliness of the glass, nevertheless, great taste and lively aroma

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Foxbush (1974) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Our friends form NOVA brought a growler of this beer to a skiing trip. The aroma of friut was strong. The color was clear yet it poured with a very large head. This is just not my style of beer. Too sweet and fruity. Others liked it

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeMerry (39) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Draft at Sweetwater Tavern, Merrifield, VA. Color amber. Aroma mild fruit. Taste: medium sweet, clove, fruit, perhaps citrus. Different tastes march along tongue from front to back, ending in zesty tingle that slowly drops off yet lingers. Very refreshing. Mouth feel soft. Great sipping alone and with light, sweet salad.

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