Volks Weizenbock - Appalachian Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +16.6%
As a big fan of the weizenbock style I was pleased to see them available from local brewers. Poured a cloudy medium brown with a moderate head. Aroma of caramel and bananas with some ripe fruit. Taste was fruit and spice with a pleasant bitter hop finish. Very smooth and drinkable. Not as balanced or explosive as the Bavarian originals which I love, but an interesting US version which I would buy on a regular basis.
03-20-2013 22:43:30 | More by wattoclone
3.25/5 rDev -14.5%
a: This was a murky dark brown color. It was served to me with a small frothy cap.
s: On the mild side, I found bready bananas with hints of chocolate.
t: All the right elements are here, just not enough of them. Sweet caramelized bananas with some cocoa and a little spice.
m: A bit thin for the style, kind of watery.
o: Not bad, but there are better weizenbocks to be had.
12-14-2012 20:17:37 | More by DIM
3.55/5 rDev -6.6%
This beer poured out as a muddy looking brown color with a thin white head on top. The retention and lacing are minimal. The smell of the beer gives off the yeasty bread aromas along with the mixture of clove and banana. The taste of the beer is similar to the smell, the clove and banana with a touch of cirtus and wheat bread all blend together. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a decent carbonation. Overall it's a good attempt of the style in my opinion. I feel there are better choices out there but this one isn't terrible.
12-02-2012 06:13:00 | More by Knapp85
3.93/5 rDev +3.4%
Appearance: I've had this on tap at the brewpub and it had more carbonation to it, delivering a pillowy khaki head. From the bottle, however, even a rough pour didn't bring up much. As I recall, the draft version also offered much more head retention. Beyond that, the body is a nice auburn/russet brown color. It's fairly hazy but not quite cloudy, which means there's less yeast present than might be expected; and I'm assuming that's for bottling, although they may normally keep it at a lower level.
Aroma: Caramelish malt dominates with a slight hint of burnt-sugar that's glazed with notes of clove (which, combined with a soft note of vanilla, also suggest a sugary edge), black pepper, and some dark-skinned fruit.
Taste: As the aroma suggests, the yeast character is kept in check, which is quite often the case with weizenbocks, delivering more dark fruit than ripe banana. There's some actual "yeast" flavor to it, but the phenols produced during fermentation are restrained allowing the malt to come through more clearly. Clove is present, and there's a bit of still slightly green banana but I find lots of juicy dark-skinned fruit, and there's also a mild note of vanilla. In the background there's a hint of burnt-plastic but it barely shows. The caramelish malt takes on an almost burnt-sugar character towards the finish, and it finishes dry and fairly short lingering. There's not a lot of residual malt left, but there's a thin layer of residual browned sugar and a spritz of alcohol.
Mouthfeel: You might expect a bit more body in the mouthfeel for a bock but it still fits the style. It's medium with a dextrinous edge. Where the bottled version fails, however, is the carbonation. It's lower than it probably should be, and that leaves it feeling kind of flat rather than creamy or zesty on the tongue.
Overall: A tasty, well-brewed, and very drinkable weizenbock.
05-24-2011 13:07:05 | More by NeroFiddled
3.7/5 rDev -2.6%
Poured into a Weizen glass.
Pours a cloudy, deep dark tea like amber. Nice fluffy off white head that sits a finger width thick. Head settles to a thin lace wispy island. Leaves some decent lacing. Decent looking brew.
Brew smells of clove, yeasts, apples, banana, caramel. Pretty good smelling brew.
Brew is smooth; sweet maltiness initially. Shortly after slightly spiced, cloves and tart apples. Good medium yeasty chewiness to the mouthfeel. Brew finishes dry and smooth. A good solid tasting brew.
This is a solid brew, nice drinkability and a very well hidden alcohol presence. My first brew from ABC, good stuff.
04-29-2011 00:58:53 | More by magine
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured from the 22oz into my Newcastle Brown schooner. Copper color with not much head to speak of. Minimal lacing. Nice, sweet smell. Taste was more malt than hops. Mouthfeel was medium and easy drinking. Overall I liked it but it seemed basic. not bad at all. Would love to try it on tap.
04-03-2011 01:18:18 | More by rdub
Volks Weizenbock from Appalachian Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.