Weizenbock - Beer Camp #37 (Best Of Beer Camp) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.22/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A – Hazy apricot body. White head sits low with ok retention and lace.
S – Great nose. Mimosas, cherry jello, and banana jump out of the glass with a nice, light, boozy backdrop.
T – Sweet and fruity up front with a nice acidity. Honey, blood orange and grapefruit. Huge banana bread center loaded with bananas, bready malt, and walnuts.
M – Bright, refreshing carbonation does a great job of keeping the huge flavor profile in check. Medium light body.
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2011 03:41:59 | More by vfgccp
4/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was one of the beer I had at the Sierra Nevada beer dinner at Kickbacks. ni ce bneer, big banana, medium bodied. Was a great night. Had amazingly paired food with one of my all time favorite breweries. I would love to have this beer again as well as others from the night.
Serving type: on-tap
12-06-2011 21:05:21 | More by CampusCrew
3.78/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a deep rusty orange colour, fairly cloudy. Off-white head of small bubbles dissipates quickly but leaves a thin film of lace behind. Moderate bead. I like my weizenbocks dark, but I'm also aware that styles are open to interpretation. Still, not overly exciting anyway.
Smells quite Belgian, actually. Plenty of clovey spice with a hint of nutmeg, pepper, but it has an almost saisony funk to it as well, possible just because of the green-ness of the fruit esters it's giving off. Maybe needs a bit more sweetness to add a 'bock' element - it's all spiced pear and maybe a hint of banana, but all spice and just slight sourness.
Taste is again largely spice and fruit. Quite fruity on the front - apple and pear with a good quantity of banana coming up behind. Sweeter, with the fruit dominating to late-mid with a warm kiss of booze to accompany it - sherry and a touch of brandy. Finishes with a pleasant weizeny spice - green pepper with clove and cinnamon. Quite tangy on the back with a touch of astringency from the spice, but it's a pleasant fruity palate overall - not too big that it loses the development of flavour. Enjoyable, but not mind-blowingly good.
Bit of zip on the back, from the yeast. Bit of carbonation, bit of booze, but no hegemonic texture so it's quite well balanced. Good for style.
Yeah, a good, big weizen. I did love the Sierra Nevada Kellerweiss, and the question must be raised as to whether this is just a big version? It's bigger, but not really more complex or interesting. It's only 6.6%, so I feel like if they upped the malt a bit more, made it even bigger and sweeter it could be spectacular.
Serving type: bottle
12-05-2011 10:13:00 | More by laituegonflable
Weizenbock - Beer Camp #37 (Best Of Beer Camp) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.