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Weizen Bock - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 18.02%

Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2003)
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Reviews by RedDiamond:
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4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Scuttlebutt serves their Weizen Bock in full pints, a welcome but surprising gesture for an 8.0% ABV beer. It is shadowed crimson with a soft beige head and has a fruit-spice aroma hinting at an oddly appealing cinnamon-fig. The taste shows nice wheat spice character with dry, lagered qualities enhancing drinkability.

Though brewed as a lager, the Bock expresses greater flavor upon warming when a substantial influx of malt sweetness and noble hop spice step forward. Not an everyday beer, but that's by design.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2009 05:15:14 | More by RedDiamond
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South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

03-25-2014 01:22:20 | More by RochefortChris
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

03-09-2014 18:57:27 | More by Bartos
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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

02-28-2014 04:30:02 | More by Sir_Goatman
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-19-2014 11:45:46 | More by nick_asian
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-15-2014 02:11:06 | More by piconaut
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

12-22-2013 12:49:04 | More by hogrider
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-15-2013 14:26:57 | More by BillRoth
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South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

12-14-2013 00:39:38 | More by buckyp
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

12-06-2013 22:52:51 | More by trytoketchup
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-25-2012 19:06:17 | More by DeezGunz14
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1.45/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

16 oz pint glass

A: Pours deep brown/red with little or no head. A thin film of bubbles around the edge grants an appearance of dilute motor oil. No bubbles apparent throughout the beer.

S: Smells sweet apple, molasses and roasted malt. Slight spice of hops, but very faint.

T: Almost spit this one out the sourness is so overwhelming. Tastes less of a beer and more of an apple cider. Whew. Tough for me to get past the mouth pucker. Actually I can't. This is a terrible beer with a certain harshness in the taste.

M: This is a very thick beer with miniscule carbonation. Very tough to drink. Gross.

O: For me there is no redeeming quality in this beer. It is cold for once in Florida and I should have gotten Old Rasputin. Tried something new and immediately regret it. This is an awful beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 02:49:18 | More by KyleVick4
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3.13/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a murky honey orange with a 1 inch foamy beige head that settles to a thin cap. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is very malty with caramel/toffee and apple aromas. Taste is much the same and like others have mentioned there is an apple cider flavor in this one. There is a slight bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a medium body with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a decent beer for what it is but not something I would get again.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 03:10:51 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

01-11-2012 05:00:32 | More by Birdlegs
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North Carolina

2.85/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dirtied white head, which spreads to a crowning around the top pretty quickly. Color is really nice, a reddish copper color with some haze but also sparkles like hard candy.

Good smell, a balanced mingling of musty red apples, toffee, cherry pipe tobacco and a pinch of alcohol. Autumnal and welcoming.

High hopes for the flavor, based on the nice look and smell, but no, this is not a great Weizenbock. An oddly flat sort of taste, papery kind of, although not really exhibiting the usual oxidation flavor/feel. Apple cider is the prevailing flavor, and it comes with a sourness that is not appreciated. Something somewhere between gingerbread and sweet carrot cake is here too, but geez, without a solid, quality base, it has no chance to impress. Puckery finish. Pretty good feel, soft and smooth with decent but not overbearing carbonation.

Not the best Weizenbock experience out there, not by a long shot. I guess bombers for $3.99 are too good a thing to be true, unless they're totally local, and this one definitely is not. Oh well.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 20:34:31 | More by Metalmonk
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South Carolina

2.78/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bomber poured into a weizen glass. Amberish brown with all sorts of chunky stuff floating in the haze. Modest off-white head, modest lacing.

Nose is pleasant enough, although a fairly tame combo of caramel, tangy wheat and whiffs of raisin. Tastes more or less as advertised, but with more oomph, thanks in no small part to a nice fluffy feel. Small-bubbled carbonation is right on target. Modest spicy and banana bread notes in the finish. Not bad at all, but a fairly pedestrian take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 17:58:37 | More by PDXHops
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3.48/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: shiny copper, trace head, patchy lacing

S: wheat, malt, spices, figs/

T: big malt, sweet berry crisp finish

M: light/med body, smooth,
hint of semi-dry mouth

O: Interesting nose and flavor,
could be little heavier mouth.
Worth trying.


Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 17:10:13 | More by BeerLover99
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

11-26-2011 20:40:00 | More by Elemenopy
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4.22/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured chilled in ale glass, chez white; had this thing stored for a few months

A: modest carbon; reddish brown; no head; floaters evident
S: sweet, powerful; hints of grape; inviting
T: very sweet; tasty bock, sort of like a pumpkin beer without the pumpkin; semicomplex
M: a bit thin bodied

yum yum

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 23:07:07 | More by Arithmeticus
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3.85/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

When I first tasted this beer I thought I was onto something special, but as it warmed some flavors showed up that I didn't like as much.

A: nothing special.
S- great boozy caramel smell.
T- very malty, but as it warms more hops creeps in. Maybe too much hops.
M- good coats the mouth just right.

Overall, I think its a good value. So I think I will get this one again.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 00:50:22 | More by Hex92
Photo of Cyberkedi


3.9/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy coppery brown with a thick, fluffy, off-white head. Malty aroma has strong yeasty, molasses and caramel notes and is a bit sweet. Flavor has a sweet caramel overtone and a malty core with hints of apple and molasses and just a touch of cloves. Body is about average, and texture is smooth and fairly fizzy, leaving a tingly and somewhat complex finish.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 01:31:01 | More by Cyberkedi
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3.8/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a snifter, I get a dark copper body with a deep haziness and a small head that settles to a collar. Aromas are predominantly of prunes and plumbs, with notes of sweet wheat and something reminiscent of bread pudding. The taste is initially sweet, with raisins and a bit of brown sugar, buts quickly gives way to increasingly bitter notes, first of toastiness and then of wood and leafiness. It doesn't finish as well as it starts, and leaves me with the taste of burnt biscuits. The body is quite full and carbonated in a way that lends an appropriate austerity to its complicated flavor and gives a smoothness to what would otherwise be a mostly astringent beer. I love the texture and think that the flavor is good for the most part, and ultimately hope this beer is improved in the batches to come.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 04:06:40 | More by droomyster
Photo of cjgator3


3.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle

A- Pours a dark amber/brownish color with an off-white head with decent lacing and retention.

S- The aroma smells a lot like banana nut bread. There is some wheat, banana and fruity esters.

T- The taste is malty up front with some sweetness and fruitiness along with some alcohol  in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a lot of carbonation.

O- Overall, this is a decent Weizenbock but not something I would purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 03:17:17 | More by cjgator3
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3.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy dark amber to brown with CHUNKS of yeast dancing around. Nose has a fresh bready/toasty aroma, and some holiday spice cake. Palate has plenty of carbonation, tangy interplay oif toasty malt and sourness. Wheat is clearly noted too. Finish has some warmth.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 02:39:07 | More by yemenmocha
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy amber-brown, off-white head, some retention, good lace.

S: Quite spicy, plenty of bubblegum, hints of banana & bready.

T: Spicy, banana bread, dark fruit, hints of alcohol warmth, a good example of the style.

M: Well-attenuated, moderate body has a light acidity.

D: A good drinker (inhibited by its strength).

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 03:26:01 | More by Derek
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