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Mojo A'Peel | Sherbrooke Liquor Store

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Sherbrooke Liquor Store
Alberta, Canada | website

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
East meets West with this Cajun Dunkelweizen. A dark German wheat ale modified to emulate the New Orleans dessert Bananas Foster.

Added by IronDjinn on 02-16-2011

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 6
Photo of BigBry
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had tried this one earlier, and couldn't find it under Alley Kat, just found the Sherbrooke listing - from notes.
MoJo A'Peel Bananas Foster Dunkel:
Pours a dark brown color, slightly hazy. Inch high tan head, with foam that lasts but minimal lacing.
Sweet aroma, brown sugar with the bready malts. Slight spicy, clove also present.
Taste starts out like a typical dunkel, solid malt base, with spice clove notes, and lots of yeast. Not until the finish do you get the sweetness of caramel, vanilla, and of course the banana yeast.
Light to medium body, goes down smooth and crisp, slightly dry finish.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this one, but was pleasantly suprised. All the flavors are subtle, but recognizable. I thought it might come across too sweet, or artificial tasting, but it wasn't that at all.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - a swampy dark brown, solid tan head that snapped and cracked as it slowly dissipated
S - esters of bananas and rich dark fruit, caramel, faint vanilla bean
T - starts big with rich plumb and caramel, subtle banana and vanilla flavours blend and build, with a nutty finish
M - strong carbonation, tangy and slightly spicy finish
O - big respect when brewers take a chance, and this one pays off, this higher ABV is undetected and the flavours are bright and pleasant, well done

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Photo of andrenaline
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I incorrectly posted this under Alley Kat...

Cheers to joemcgrath27 for the hook up from his Edmonton haul at Sherbrooke!

A - Pours a dark hazy brown colour, two fingers of light bubbly beige head with decent retention and no real lacing.

S - Burnt sugar notes dominate, though a very bready scent is also present. Reminiscent of french toast with maple syrop with some peppery clove notes on the finish.

T - A tasty dunkel indeed with the spices dominating, touch of cloves and yeast esters, vanilla and some nutmeg-ish notes. The buttered bread, caramel and toffee notes come through on the finish, touch of bananas and leather.

M - Medium bodied ale, though comes across lighter, goes down smooth and finishes with a touch of sticky dryness.

O - Definitely worth picking up. The slightly higher ABV goes completely unnoticed and it offers some great flavours. Props to the originator of this unique recipe. I'm a fan and I would suspect that many other will appreciate this offering as well.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

'Yes, we have no bananas'. This pop culture maven still had to look up this particularly old, and even older sub-reference. Very appropriate for what this offering is apparently all about - and what it doesn't actually contain...

This beer pours a dark, hazy golden brown hue, with many fingers of tight, thin foamy pale tan head, which leaves some spotty streaked lace as it slowly recedes. It smells of lightly toasted wheat grain biscuit, banana esters, and dry, musty yeast. The taste is quite wheaty, like those dense, ostensibly uber-healthy breakfast cereals, with some further fruity sweetness, the implied banana coming 'round for more, and some spicy, vanilla, oaky rye-like character. The carbonation is moderate, if a bit airy, the body medium-light in weight, and adequately smooth. It finishes with a furthering of the sweet wheat malt, tinged by the woody vanilla and understated quasi-eponymous fruit.

Can't say that I've ever had Bananas Foster before, but it sounds appetizing, and this beer is a fairly accurate analogue to that supposition. However, like dessert, it's best enjoyed in small servings.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Some disclosure here, this beer stemmed from a concept of mine. I pitched it to Jim at Sherbrooke, then talked the recipe over with Neil at Alley Kat, although he's the one who came up with the actual working recipe. My hands didn't touch the final production of it, nor am I making any financial gain from this beer. So then, after all of that if my review seems suspiciously aggrandizing (although I plan on being as objective as always, or at least as possible), you know the back story.

Comes in a 341 ml brown bottle from a 6 pack. Pours out a cloudy caramel colour, tall smooth spongy light beige head with decent retention.

Banana esters on the nose, sweetish caramel character, faint woody vanilla in the background.

Banana and woody caramel malt up front in the flavour, banana picks up in the middle followed with some spicy nuttiness, finishing with a light sweetness that starts to reveal vanilla in the aftertaste. Vanilla and mild banana linger on farther into the aftertaste.

Medium-bodied, smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation.

All in all considering it was trying to run along the lines of Bananas Foster I think it hits the basic key flavours, although it's more of a progression than an overall cohesion. Rich enough that I can only handle one at a time. Cheers to the Alley Kat crew for pulling this off, feel free to credit them for the good points and blame me for the flaws.

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Mojo A'Peel from Sherbrooke Liquor Store
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.