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Weizenbock - Beer Camp #37 (Best Of Beer Camp) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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very good

195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rayjay on 01-01-2009)
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3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Press a murky, ruddy medium brown with a frothy cream head that lingers as a thin foam layer.

Banana, citrus, and clove dominate the aroma, with notes of toasted malt adding contrast. Bubblegum surfaces late.

Flavor reveals more citrus, with lemon tartness and orange rind underlying a wheat and lightly toasted malt base. Notes of caramel and toffee are overpowered by esters of bubblegum, banana, and clove. The finish is dry and fairly bitter.

Body is moderate, with carbonation a bit on the high side, and modest alcohol warmth.

I prefer a little less bitterness, but the esters are nice and complex. They definitely dominate. I think the bitterness in the finish almost makes the beer taste flat/stale. That's what kills it for me.

barczar, May 01, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a stein. The beer is amber in color and very hazy (even unattractively so). Nevertheless, is well-carbonated and sports a nice 3 finger bloom that doesn't last quite as long as it should. The nose has some faint, but pleasant, bready aromas and some dark fruit. Smells like a traditional bock.

Medium body and a nice, rich malty flavor. I get a little of the wheat near the front and middle of the palate, a nice tart sensation, but mostly this beer is about the malt. There are lots of toffee and treacle flavors, some clove-like phenols, and a nice lemony wheat flavor to balance it out. No real hop character, just enough for spice.

I thought Sierra Nevada's take on this style might be an abomination. That is, that they might hop it to the gills. Fortunately, this is a very traditional interpretation. I like it a lot. It's sweet and malty and not too lemony. Bravo!

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The aroma is caramel and apple cider. Interesting but good.
The taste is a mild bitter start with a late malt sweetness. Great balance.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
Quite enjoyable.

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On-tap 3/19/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House, in Warwick, RI served in a tapered mug glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, bananas, caramelized malts, lager yeast and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat, lager yeast and a hearty malt character. Then some sweet flavors of bananas and caramel come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

TheManiacalOne, Mar 19, 2014
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Weizenbock - Beer Camp #37 (Best Of Beer Camp) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.