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

Weizenbock - Beer Camp #37 (Best Of Beer Camp)Weizenbock - Beer Camp #37 (Best Of Beer Camp)

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BA SCORE
89
very good

177 Ratings
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.47%


Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rayjay on 01-01-2009)
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Im not a big fan of weizenbock's to begin with but i decided to trade my buddy for one of these anyway. This beer pours a very cloudy burnt orange color, with a fingers width of off white head. The beer smells of yeast spice and citrus. Taste does pack a punch of yeast spice, banana, some cloves and citrus. Way to much banana and yeast spice for my liking. On the other hand It does leave a nice lingering tangerine after taste. It hasn't swayed my taste for this type of brew but I tried to note it fairly. My friends love it.. Go out and try one for yourself.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 19:56:52 | More by JustinMatthew
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle to weizen glass. Beer Camp #37. Sampled 6/28/11.

A: Four fingers of an off-white, yellow tinted foam fades slowly into a lumpy cap. The texture is creamy and frothy. The color of the body is a cloudy gradient ranging from medium-light to medium-dark, and from golden yellow to orange. Deposits of thick, loosely slung lace adorn the glass.

S: The nose is textbook weizenbock. Wheaty, lightly spicy, clovey with a strong estery banana at the center of it all. The hop character is masked completely. Deeper layers of aroma reveal overly ripe honeydew.

T: The balance between clove and banana is much appreciated. Too often I am overwhelmed by one or the other. This beer manages a slick transformation between the two, where it starts out dominated by banana and, as the beer warms, fades into clove forward notes.

M: Creamy and thick but with a disappointingly gentle effervescence.

O: Nowhere near a miss, but not the highlight of the mixed case either.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 16:23:50 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a full, hazy orange body with a huge fluffy white head. off to a good start!

S: The average German wheat beers are here: banana Foster, brown sugar, yeast, and that unmistakable scent of high ferm temps and a bit of booze.

T: Follows the smell to a "T" its actually pretty unnecessary to point out the flavours because they are identical to the scents.

D: Well, its a proper-done Weizenbock, but it just strikes me a slightly weak. The best in this style manage to up the ABV by one or two points and thus, intensify the flavour, without limiting the drinkability. This one seems to have the same booze profile as an 8.0 Weizenbock, but not nearly enough flavour.

Overall: I enjoyed this, but I don't know if I would buy a sixer. This was probably my least favorite from the Beer Camp case, however, that doesn't mean it wasn't good. Still a very solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 13:08:25 | More by JohnnyChicago
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Mellow orange/yellow, very cloudy, 1/2 creamy head, fizzy with some lacing.

Smell - Very floral, yeasty. Lots of grapefruit, pineapple, orange, lemon. Some sugar and spices.

Taste - Much like the smell, lots of fruits, plenty of sugars and yeast. Theres a real sweet malt and hop flavor mixed in also. Very floral and smooth, a mix between a tripel and belgian witbier.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and sweet on tounge. Lemon and orange really sweeten up mouth. Slight bitterness from the hops but nothing to ruin mouth.

Overall - A real summer time beer. I could see drinking this in 90 degree weather after mowing the grass or at a cookout. Its a little to sweet for me but bluemoon fans would enjoy this. Very easy to drink and to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 03:16:02 | More by wvsabbath
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kojevergas

Texas

2.65/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Fresh out of the fridge, but not too cold. Acquired as part of the beer camp pack, at Wally's Wine.

A: Pours a four finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and good retention. Colour is a hazy copper.

Sm: Definitely a wheat foundation. Some citrusy notes are present: orange and light lemon. Also, banana and clove are in there to be sure. No alcohol comes through. Aroma is moderate in strength.

T: The wheat base is complemented nicely by the banana and clove. The orange is present but unfortunately restrained. Well balanced, but a bit simple and without any bold dominant flavours. A bit boring.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but a bit undercarbonated. Also, a touch thin. It does complement the flavour, but it doesn't feel tailored to it.

Dr: Drinkable enough, but lacking a bold or inspired quality. It's fairly priced, but boring. Where's the beef?

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 08:21:32 | More by kojevergas
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bushbeer75

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz brown bottle part of the 2011 Best of Beer Camp Variety Pack

Sierra Nevada Weizenbock Camp #37 poured cloudy amber with a generous 2-finger white foamy head that left behind sticky lacing. The nose was first hit with bananas; then clove, and a touch of yeast. The taste matches the fragrant aroma, nice banana flavor with a hint or orange and yeast followed by just right clove spiciness. There is an aftertaste of clove, yeast and banana. Mouth feel is medium, smooth and creamy.

I wish Sierra Nevada would make Beer Camp Weizenbock #37 a regular offering – to date, my favorite American brewed Weizenbock

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 23:04:51 | More by bushbeer75
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Tone

Missouri

4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, orange color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of wheat, yeast, slight alcohol, and slight citrus. Fits the style of a Weizenbock. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of wheat, yeast, slight citrus, slight spice, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, lacking in appearance, but good aroma, feel, body, and blend.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2011 20:36:53 | More by Tone
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a lovely hazy peach amber with a nice pool of off white head and good sticky lacing.

S-Fruity with banana and juicy stone fruits taking the lead. Some clove as well.

T-Delicious. Juicy fruit notes, sweet with a good underlying yeast note.

M-Medium bodied and appropriately rich.

O-Delicious.

HV

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 01:16:36 | More by sholland119
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jsprain1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy orange, with a slightly bigger than half finger firm white head. There is some lacing.
S- There is a banana, clove, peach, and apricot aromas. It's mostly just banana at first but as it warms it gets more complex on the nose.
T- It's initially banana and spice, but this gives way to a peachy note. The finish has kinda of a Belgian Pale quality to it.
M- A bit light for the style but it's not too much so. It's a bit sticky in the finish.
O- A pretty enjoyable beer. I'd like to have this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 02:02:03 | More by jsprain1
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is very slightly hazy and light orange hued, with a smallish head that leaves some caked on lacing on the pint glass. The aroma brings banana, sweet malt, fruit, wheat. The flavor is decent. Sweet and fruity, with emphasis on bananas. Medium-thin in body, with adequate carbonation. A decent beer, but not in the same league as Aventinus.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 03:27:47 | More by Huhzubendah
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cjgator3

Florida

4.53/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle

A- Poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy golden yellow/orangish color with an off-white head with excellent lacing and retention qualities. Looks fantastic.

S- The aroma is fantastic! The aroma is sweet and malty with some spices (clove), banana, and yeast. There is no sign of alcohol in the nose whatsoever. Smells great!

T- The taste is equally as good as the aroma. The taste starts out with a lot of sweetness with some wheat and banana. The clove flavors come in next along with some yeast and a touch of warmth from the alcohol in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Really nice!

O- Overall, this is a fantastic beer. I would love to see this one in the regular rotation from Sierra Nevada. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2011 01:42:47 | More by cjgator3
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bagpiper2005

Idaho

4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour: Hazy dark golden orange in color. 2 fingers of white head that sticks around. Good lacing.

Smell: Banana, clove, and wheat. About par for the course. Nothing jumps out as extraordinary.

Taste: Wow this is delicious! Bold, creamy flavor loaded with sweet wheaty goodness, banana, yeast, and a hint of clove. Almost like liquid banana bread.

Mouthfeel: Medium and creamy body. Slightly chewy. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability/Overall: Easy, smooth drinking beer. Good flavor and balance. Definitely not for the faint of heart.

Final Notes: One very good wheat beer. Lots of flavor, smooth, deliciously sweet. Reminds me of grandma's homemade banana bread. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2011 00:54:37 | More by bagpiper2005
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BucannonXC5

California

4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. About a half-inch of head. Lacing was slight on the top. Hardly any film.
Just a slight bit of head, not even ¼-inch. Lacing was light on the top. Cloudy, straw color.

Banana and cloves led the way on the smell. Banana bread in there, too.

Bananas led the way on the smell as well. Smooth feel on the way off the tongue.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Flavorful and smooth throughout.

A good beer that grew on me as it went on. One of the best Hefe’s I’ve had.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 06:36:38 | More by BucannonXC5
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PorterLambic

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, peachy yellow with a creamy white head. Decent retention but little lace.
Smell is amazing. Malt, citrus, pepper, clove and a hint of wet cardboard.
Taste is even more involved. Malt, citrus, vanilla, pepper and other spices, melon.
Rich with a tanginess/tartness and a refreshing aspect that masks the apparent weight of the beer. This is really good. Full bodied with a medium effervescence. Finish is both tangy and mellow. So glad I had this.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 02:12:50 | More by PorterLambic
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riored4v

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reiewed on 6/27/11

Poured in to a weisse glass after a few swirls of the bottle. 2 finger, white head. Very frothy. Good tracing left on the glass. Hazy, dark orange body.

Smell had good amounts of banana and clove. Sweet with a hint of spice and crisp bitterness.

Taste had a strong banana and clove presence. Good sweetness with a mild malty flavor. Slight spicey, peppery flavor. Mild earthy hop presence

Mouthfeel had medium body with medium/high carb. Crisp finish.

Drinkability was very good. Overall a very tasty beer. No signs of abv and had some great flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 23:29:17 | More by riored4v
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harrymel

Washington

3.03/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

4/4 for the pack. Bottled in early April.

A: Pours a hazy apricotesque ale with a single finger of light caramel head. This falls quickly to a sheet of the same. Some spotty lacing.

S: The wheat is king in this nose. Plenty of sweet wheat notes with bready, biscuity malt in the back. Some nice floral notes. The yeast is pretty traditional for the style - earthy, a little sharp, hints of clove. Oddly, the alcohol comes through on this one for me, not good.

T: A little overly yeasty on the palate. The wheat is fun, but adds a little too much sweetness. Some banana. The beer has all the basic parts to make up a nice weizenbock, but they just don't weave quite too well. They seem to all be in combat with one another, rather than weaving properly.

M: Thick with high carb. Long, sweet, wet finish.

O: As above, this has all the pieces, but the puzzle isn't quite finished here. If they took another crack at this, I would give it another go, but as it stands, not quite on the level I would expect for Sierra.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 07:23:58 | More by harrymel
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Vixie

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice cloudy orange with a thick white head. Classic look for the style, can name the style just on looks alone.

Smell is what I expect, reminds me of bread, with yeast and malt notes. I can also detect a hint of citrus, maybe lemon.

Can very much taste the wheat, and almost has a rye flavor to it, but that may just be me. As in the smell, there is a hint of citrus there, and maybe a touch of pepper as well.

Good feel to it, it's solid without overdoing it.

A very nice wheat beer, seems to be a bit more complex than what I expect for the style. It goes down nice and easy, and I could see drinking more than one at a sitting. Very much worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 23:52:23 | More by Vixie
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PhageLab

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass.

A - Unfiltered and hazy, muddy yellow coloration, big fluffy head that lasted the ride down, and nice clumpy lacing. Presentation sets the bar high.

S - Big yeast nose with some phenol and touches of clove. Sweet but not candy-like.

T - Sweet body, yeasty and ripe with banana flavors. The finish is slightly sour, but it flows well and doesn't seem off.

M - Smooth medium body, mild carbonation level. Very mellow, even for 6.6%.

D - Does not disappoint. Stellar brew from Sierra Nevada. Make this one year round, because I will make a designated area for it in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2011 22:06:40 | More by PhageLab
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a cloudy dark orange color with a fluffy head of foam that fills the glass. Aroma is potent banana/bubbblegum.

First sip is... nicely dominated by a banana fruit flavor. Decent malty body, with wheat malt flavor. As it warms, the booziness becomes more prevalant. No hop flavor detected, minimal bitterness.

This tastes like a nice weizenbock to me, although it is not my favorite style or one that I've had too often. Glad to have tried a few as part of this mix pack.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 03:39:02 | More by FickleBeast
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chicagoabbot

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz into a snifter...this is by far my favorite of the beer camp beers, really an awesome brew...big straw yellow cloudy body with generous head. Tons of nose of wheat and yeast funk...they nailed both the weizen and the bock, so to speak...I mean nailed it, it's great, with just enough noble hops to balance it and nothing more. It's very rare that I would say this about the aroma of an American edition of a German style, but it competes with the best Germans. Taste follows suit, with big wheat and fruity characteristics. Mouthfeel is robust, energetic and quite simply, flawless. Overall, try it if you find it. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 21:30:24 | More by chicagoabbot
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth, creamy taste, easy to drink with mild to medium body. Only a subtle after taste which is pleasant.

Cloudy, yellow-amber color. Formed good foamy head.

Compatible with multiple foods. The first I have had of this style. Look forward to trying others.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 00:35:29 | More by kylehay2004
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle.

Pours murky dark gold with a two inch head of dense white froth. A thin foam cap and stringy lacing throughout the glass.

Aromatics are chock full of bananas, sugar-dusted proofing dough, and cloves. Fresh and quite estery.

Medium bodied with a pillowy, soft mouthfeel.

Plump, juicy malt, banana skins, clove dust, and some earthy spice fill the palate.

Finishes with brown-sugar dusted bananas and drizzeled malt.

Tasty, tasy brew. A pitcher please, on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 00:39:57 | More by brewandbbq
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sierra Nevada "Best of Beer Camp" Weizenbock

Appearance: Typical appearance: orange-amber body beneath a frothy head of white. Average head retention and lacing.

Smell: Clove. Doughy malt.

Taste: Sweet, doughy, wheaty malt. Sugary. Clove. The alcohol never shows.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Crisp carbonation.

Overall: Quite pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 17:36:05 | More by NeroFiddled
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma was light, there was lots of grassy grain like smells in hear with a decent enough amount of yeast thrown in for good measure.The flavor was brilliant, full of life and grain for that matter. A very Belgian like flavor, witha good amount of light fruit like yeast and hints of pears and apples mixed in among the various grain like flavors. very light with huge carbonation. This was so amply carbonated I do not even know where t begin. Just a great light feel and smooth, crisp, clean finish. Really a winner here for sure. Very light bright flavors mixed in with a ton of carbonation to give it just that right feel really made this a winner. I could have easily had a few.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 01:50:00 | More by mikesgroove
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big creamy and fluffy head of almost 2 fingers rises and fades at a medium pace, with a bit of lacing, over ridiculously hazy nectar orange carrot colored beer.

Nose has a nice weizenbock, lots of wheat, light yeast, plenty of citrus, orange rind, floral, light spices, touch of banana.

Taste starts slightly sweet, plenty of wheat, almost creamy, light yeast, tons of citrus, little bitter and sweet orange peel, light spices, touch of coriander, light floral like flower taste, little banana, little sticky syrupy sweetness. Finishes still a bit sticky, slightly dry but not as much as I expected, lingering spices and orange.

Mouth is medium bodied, a little creamy, decent carbonation but lower than I expected and a creamy carbonation not the small bubbles and lots of carbonation I expected in a weizenbock.

Overall not bad, not what I expected, the mouth is a little flat and not what I expected.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 23:10:21 | More by jlindros
Weizenbock - Beer Camp #37 (Best Of Beer Camp) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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