Weizen Bock - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
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Reviews by RedDiamond:
4/5 rDev +20.1%
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.
12-10-2009 05:15:14 | More by RedDiamond
More User Reviews:
2.65/5 rDev -20.4%
Appearance This one is light brown in color with some orangish tints and a big head that left some good lacing.
Smell I can pick up a faint malt that kind of reminds me of yeast. There arent any bockish notes though, just some cheap grain.
Taste Theres a little bit of yeast flavor here but no bock to speak of. Theres that grain again, though. What is this, an Adjunct Weizenbock?
Mouthfeel This one is light to medium-bodied with some light carbonation and no sense of the traditional fluffy weizen mouthfeel.
Sinkability Im not really sure what this is, but I sure as hell am not going to finish it.
02-22-2005 02:20:27 | More by RoyalT
2.85/5 rDev -14.4%
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.
12-31-2011 20:34:31 | More by Metalmonk
2.83/5 rDev -15%
Opague and dusty, muddy, sandy river water orange colored with a low beige head of good staying power but little lace.
Caramel apple, doughy crustiness, clove, allspice, and grocery bag aroma.
Lots of Granny Smith apple notes through the mouth. It brings a good amount of soft, bready wheatiness. Spice hits with vanilla, cardamom, and allspice. Load of black cherry fruitiness. Thus far, it seems alright, but the brown paper bag of oxidation is all over this. And everything is torn down. It ends up like an astringent, papery, funky, banana bread, squirted with lemon oil.
Low carbonation, flaccid bodied.
It's weird enough to be interesting to a degree, but the yeast flavors and their oxidized notes tear it apart.
12-18-2009 10:04:20 | More by cokes
3.03/5 rDev -9%
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.
09-22-2011 03:17:17 | More by cjgator3
3.03/5 rDev -9%
22 oz bottle poured into my Sam Adams "supersize" perfect pint.
A - Very nice hazy copper color with a thin head that is gone quickly. Slightly oily and slick looking with some thin sporadic sticky lacing. Somewhat disappointed by the head.
S - Wheat and hops both come through strong with a floral note in the nose. Hints of alcohol.
T - Not what I was expecting. The first thing I notice is the hops. Bitterness and astringency take the front seat and the yeasty breadiness is overshadowed, albeit still detectable. Tastes more like an off balance Amber than a true wheat bock.
M - Thin, sticky, and somewhat limp. Not much carbonation to speak of.
D - One and done. Not a beer I would go out of my way to recommend. Not a terrible beer by any means, but certainly no where close to other Weizenbocks out there. If you are into hoppy ambers, check this one out. But dont feel bad if you pass on by.
11-12-2010 02:24:03 | More by Bobby12many
2.78/5 rDev -16.5%
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.
12-11-2011 17:58:37 | More by PDXHops
British Columbia (Canada)
4/5 rDev +20.1%
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).
01-10-2011 03:26:01 | More by Derek
3.13/5 rDev -6%
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.
01-12-2012 03:10:51 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.85/5 rDev +15.6%
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.
11-19-2011 00:50:22 | More by Hex92
3.8/5 rDev +14.1%
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.
10-05-2011 04:06:40 | More by droomyster
2.73/5 rDev -18%
I bought a bottle of Scuttlebutt Weizenbock at the brewery in Everett. Poured in to a pint tumbler. A poor choice. and if I had this one to try again I would go for the weizen glass.
Pours a burnt orange/copper color and is hazy. A smallish off-white head is gone in a flash, leaving virtually no lacing on the glass.
Smell is an acidic sweet aroma, like a sweet vinegar. Bit of bite on the nose with this one.
The taste is an acerbic vegetable like flavor. There is a sweet malt presence, that gives way to the bitterness. There is a bit of a warn alcohol flavor as well.
Mouthfeel is fairly clean and light, with moderate carbonation.
Average drinkability on this one. The taste is a bit unusual, strong and for me not real pleasing. It's not a very sessionable ale. I'm not much on the style, and some people might well like this brew. I can drink it, but it's not my pint of ale.
11-22-2007 23:01:18 | More by RJLarse
Weizen Bock from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.