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

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89
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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
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 +2.5%
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 +8.3%
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 -2.5%
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
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The brew is packaged in this instance as 'Best of Beer Camp #37'

A - It pours a hue quite like the flesh of a peach, and is capped with a decent white froth that recedes to an encircling ring, depositing small lace.

S - Light and pale wheat notes offer ripe fruitiness, minerality, and a slight herbal quality. As it airs out, notes of banana and bubblegum become available.

T - The brew has a slight Belgian feel about it, as it suggests some mineral, fruity and herbal notes that I associate more with golden Belgian styles, than Weizen braus. There is a good deal of dry pale wheat flavor, and is somewhat bready. Vaguely tart lemon notes and a hint of bitter astringency appears near finish. Hops linger after finish.

M - The feel is nice, softly carbonated and just about medium of body.

O - Nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 22:14:38 | More by ktrillionaire
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good take on a Weizenbock form SN, a bit too sweet maybe but a tasty brew.

Presentation: 12 oz. brown capped bottle. Sierra Nevada´s Beer Camp branding with a recognizable if disconnected Sierra seal on the neck label, and the more contemporary and whimsical motive of the camp and quirky machines from the Camp identity in the main label, here in a light muddy green and brown range. Notes Camp #37, year 2011, and 6.8% Alc. by Vol. Served in a Weissbier glass.

A - Hazy pale to medium amber pour. Rich frothy head, good retention, surface memory and lacing.

S - Wheaty, sweet… Caramel. Spices, clove and a touch of banana.

T - Taste follows with a wheaty range, yeasty banana notes, clove, sugar and caramel dominate the fruity sense.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation fading with a slightly sticky, sugary sense.

O - Pretty good flow of a Weizenbock, all things considered although maybe a bit too sweet this is a nice surprise from Sierra.

Notes: Not something that will make the Beer Camp mixer that memorable but a reliable inclusion. Lighter in color and with a sweeter palate than other interpretations, but likable nevertheless.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 18:54:19 | More by Daniellobo
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fsimcox

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, hazy golden color. Firm foamy head dissipates to a thin white layer. A little lacing, but not much.

Smells of sweet bananas and cloves. Hints of sweetness in the background.

A wonderful banana and clove taste. A little citrus in the end. Some banana that lingers. Reminds me of a traditional German Hefe.

Mouthfeel is creamy up front. Full body, with carbonation that lingers in the end. A smooth delightful beer.

I love German Hefe's, and I wish I could get this beer year round!

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 21:19:56 | More by fsimcox
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good cloudy inviting gold color, ample head. Yeasty nose, banana, all the traditional hallmarkes of a decent weizenbock.

Taste was again, wheaty, yeasty banana-y. Very bready. Light sandwich in a bottle. Good creamy and chewy aspects. Other slight citrus flavors as well, but not from hoppiness, which is all but absent, as it tradionally should be. I'm not a weizenbock guy by any stretch of the imagination, but you'd be crazy not to realize this is a legitimate beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 18:06:18 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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pburland23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the SN Beer Camp Variety Pack.

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my Prima Pils pilsener glass.

Beer pours an extremely cloudy orange amber. It almost looks like a tall glass of carbonated apple cider.

Smell is of bananas, Belgian yeast, some wheat, and something sweet which smells close to bubble gum.

Taste is very similar. The beginning of the sip is banana heavy with some spicy Belgian yeast notes. It has a dry finish which highlights the wheat malts.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. The carbonation is higher than average with a prickly quality. Very drinkable at 6.6%.

Overall, this the first time I've had a weizenbock and I liked this interpretation of the style. Nice beer to enjoy on a warm Sunday afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 17:48:26 | More by pburland23
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Jaycase

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: hazy, cloudy. liquified golden smog

s: smells of wheat, yeast and some banana.

t: very nice taste that goes along with the smell. sweet wheat flavor. bit of banana in there.

m: creamy, medium body.

o: Great beer. I don't have much experience with this style but this was excellent - from the appearance to the taste. One of the beers available within the SN Beer Camp 12 pk mixer. This one is a winner.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 02:20:55 | More by Jaycase
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John_M

Oregon

4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well, it took over 2 years for it to finally happen, but the other day I was able to sample again the excellent SN weizenbock I had in SoCal a few years back.

On tap at Max's.

The SN weizen pours a somewhat cloudy amber orange color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is textbook weizenbock, with banana, clove, brown sugar and a hint of chocolate. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this beer, though I was happy to see that it was not overly sweet or spicey. Also, while the beer had something of a creamy mouthfeel, it was still light on the palate and very drinkable.

Don't see all that many domestic weizenbocks, and frankly I'd be hard put to think of a better one than this. Impressive stuff...

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2011 10:54:01 | More by John_M
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SouthFLBeerLover

Florida

3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nice Hefe Waizen-like beer, even though this is a Weizenbock, from a well known and respected brewer, Siearra Nevada Brewing Co.

Comes in a variety pack with four other speacial brews made for the 12 bottle pack, under the "Beer Camp" theme.

1. Nice color
2. Not as aromatic as some other beers in this category.
3. Beautiful, rich taste that goes well with hot summer days here in South Florida.
4. Has a nice smooth taste and a cloudy, light yellowish color that one would find in a Waizenbock-style beer.

Well worth trying out.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 15:38:46 | More by SouthFLBeerLover
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djeucalyptus

Oregon

3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

into a weizen glass. pours a nice, evenly cloudy golden straw with a two-fingered crisp bright white head. thick and frothy. impressive retention. not as much lacing as I'd hope.

aroma is potently sweet, estery, yeasty and hefty wheat. lemon, a touch of wet hay. a bit of pepper. smells clean and smooth. crisp... almost fresh.

hefty wheat up front, lemon and some herbal spice up front. It fades into an intensely sweet, honey like middle that finishes with hints of alcohol, more sweet caramel notes, and a bit of yeasty, earthy and dry grassy funk.

mouth is creamy, almost heavy on the carbonation. very fine and fluffy... a touch syrupy and thick. nice herbal bitterness on the finish is lightly drying.

A bit potent, a bit sweet, and a bit intense as a weizenbock, but certainly delicious and approachable. not one I would regularly drink, but as a mix in the pack, it's certainly not doing any harm.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2011 03:59:08 | More by djeucalyptus
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep cloudy orange/tan, trace head, good lacing.

S: sweet fig/plum, big malt aroma

T: big sweet malt, fig plum, sweet wheat, mild crisp finish

M: medium body, semi-dry finish

O: Another fine brew from this Beer Camp Pack.
Filling, flavorful, and interesting. Good newbie
brew to share with others.

GOOD, TRY SOME!

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 20:50:32 | More by BeerLover99
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SkipWeathers

Texas

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The star of this Beer Camp 12 pack, in my opinion.

A - very cloudy orange with dissipating white head

S - sugary, cotton-candy-like

T - orange, apricot, bold up front but quickly fades with some bitterness, pepper

M - bitter, sweet, and sour, very complex

O - Big citrus flavor with good balance. Again I feel it is the best of this multi-pak. #2 would go to the Double IPA, but that tastes much like many of their other special selections (which are of course pretty good). I was not blown away by this but nice foray for Sierra Nevada. I would like to see more varieties which are not so piney and hoppy. I look forward to seeing what the next Beer Camp consists of.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 02:03:14 | More by SkipWeathers
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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excited to be able to find this Beer Camp 12 pack around my area....

This beer shocked the hell out of me frankly... I was expecting it, along with the California Common, to be the beer I least liked out of the pack but it's easily the best and I mean easily... Creamy and delicious with loads of banana presence in the aroma and flavor... Spicy and wheaty and slightly yeasty with a delicious banana finish... I drank all 3 of these in one sitting and wanted more... Were this available in sixers, I'd buy it fairly regularly....

Great little brew....

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2011 21:51:47 | More by Tilley4
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hiku7

California

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 12 ounce bottle from the Best of Beer Camp 12 pack to a pilsner flute. Poured a cloudy honey gold color with a tall white head.

Smell is banana and funk, plus slightly phenolic, plus wheat. Taste is bubble gum and banana with a noticeable peppery finish. Mouthfeel is mostly creamy with a bit of chewiness.

Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. (Disclaimer: I very little experience with the style, but I will certainly be exploring it.)

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2011 02:37:03 | More by hiku7
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Mdog

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy yellow-gold, good head.

Smell: Yeasty, sweet, hint of clove.

Taste: Nice and sweet, bready and yeasty, a little banana, a little bit of spice.

Drinkability: Not too heavy and not too strong but limited edition.

Picked up a single because I like weizenbocks. This is how I like them, on the sweet side with good banana presence and not too much clove. Tasty stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 16:56:39 | More by Mdog
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wcintula

New York

3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a delight to have on tap, especially at this time of year. Poured into a tumbler, the beer was a hazy amber/brown color with ecru colored, finger and a half head that reduced to a thin film that laced the glass nicely. The smell was a little spicy but big on banana. The taste reflected some banana and had some very tart citrus notes in there as well. There is a sweet bready malt character behind it all which just keeps it together. The aftertaste was of spicy whole cloves which I enjoyed in this instance. The body was thickish, velvety and smooth.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2011 20:19:00 | More by wcintula
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projectflam86

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a golden almost orange color with a huge white foam that leaves great lacing.

S- I'm getting alot of those traditional German yeast aromas. Banana, clove, and a touch of funk.

T- Similar to the nose. Lots of light fruit flavors with banana leading the way. A quick crisp finish with a bit of alcohol. Almost a bready banana pudding flavor with plenty of spice.

M- Medium bodied with nice carbonation.

D- A very nice weizenbock. Easy drinking and full flavored.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 21:39:18 | More by projectflam86
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ngeunit1

California

4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a finger of white frothy head on top. The head fades down slowly to a thin layer leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is full of wheat and fruit smells with some strong banana notes. There is also spices (clove and pepper) and some yeast mixed in.

T - Starts out with light lemon flavor and some wheat. There is a touch of banana in the background. Through the middle, more banana as well as some yeast and spices come in. Light pepper and clove. The finish is a mix of wheat, banana, lemon, pepper and some yeast that lingers.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and super crisp. Never feels watery. The finish has some spices that tingle the tongue as the beer finishes and lingers.

D - Very drinkable. Flavors are really well balanced and complex enough. The banana and spices really work well together here. The spices in the finish are also really nice.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 03:06:02 | More by ngeunit1
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from The 2011 Best of Beer Camp mix pack served in a weizen glass.

L - murky amber/yellow with a creamy white head that stayed as a thin layer leaving behind some lacing.

S - very good blend of spices and wheat.

T - the blend of flavors is very tasty, you get bubblegum and banana but never loose sight of the wheat.

F - medium/full bodied with a crisp feel.

O - a very good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2011 20:59:25 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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billab914

Virginia

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Terrapin glass. It poured a murky orange/amber color with a big, bright white, fluffy head filling a good portion of the glass. The head faded a little but kept a nice layer covering the beer as I drank it.

The aroma has a lot of bready, sweet, wheat malt flavors to it. The yeast plays a big role too adding some notes of clove and nutmeg spices as well as a little banana. Very nice balance between the malt and yeast flavors, and a very appealing and inviting aroma overall.

The taste starts off with more of the bready, wheat malts coming through. Midway I start to get more of the yeast spice, which leads into some citrusy and banana flavors coming through in the finish. The wheat malt flavor was very nicely done and flavorful.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being a little above average. Overall it was a very good beer, definitely the best out of the beer camp 12 pack. They got a great balance between the wheat malt and yeast spice, where it seems a lot let the yeast spice overpower the beer. Very solid beer overall, and one I really hope makes an appearance again in Sierra's line up. There definitely is not enough good versions of this style around, especially under 7%.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 22:58:41 | More by billab914
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a Stella Artois goblet. From the SN Beer Camp, #37.

Pours a vibrant tangerine body, hazy like a melted orange creamsicle. Superb-looking head, as the meringue foam slowly retreats to a thick cap of bubbles. The aroma throws out a bouquet of bubblegum, vanilla, banana, coriander, and wheat bread dough. Everything you could want in a Weizenbock...this beer is firing on all cylinders so far.

The taste does not disappoint. Far from it, as it turns up the banana and vanilla notes (banana pudding anyone?). Seriously, this stuff is like the beer-form of vanilla wafer & banana pudding. Succulent finish of orange peel and creamy wheat malts. Mouthfeel is perfect, with a medium body and light carbonation level. All in all, this is not only the best of the SN Beer Camp 12-pack, but one of the best Weizenbocks I've had (it helps that it is uber-fresh). Not exactly typical of the style, but definitely in the same vein as Brooklyn/Schneider's Hopfen-Weisse. If Sierra Nevada released this beer in six-packs or bombers I'd be all over it.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 21:01:35 | More by wagenvolks
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silentjay

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

hazy and murky straw color with a huge pure white head that raises to three fingers, retains well, and laces okay.

yeasty aroma of pepper and clove as well as a plethora of fruit aromas with banana leading the way.

the banana/clove flavor dominates with not much in the way of malt sweetness to counter it. tasty, yet one-dimensional, with a slight bit of smokiness.

medium bodied with fluffy carbonation and a spicy aftertaste.

overall, its just meh for me. falls well short of the epitome of the style (Aventinus, or Weihenstephaner Vitus) in complexity and flavor. its good, but not notable. a rare let-down from Sierra Nevada.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 06:46:18 | More by silentjay
Weizenbock - Beer Camp #37 (Best Of Beer Camp) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.