Best Of Beer Camp: Weizenbock - Beer Camp #37 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Erish:
4.03/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I poured this 12 oz. bottle into a weizen glass. Part of the 2011 Beer Camp series.
A: cloudy honey gold color, the pour produced a cascading thick and creamy head that very slowly falls into a thick cap, the lacing is very good. A beautiful beer.
S: raw wheat, clove, banana, ripe apples, and an earthy/spicy funk.
T: the wheat and funky front give way to spices and fruit in the middle, the finish is dry with a floral hop note. Nicely balanced and delicious.
M: medium-bodied, silky texture, moderate to plentiful carbonation.
O: A solid beer all-around, though it lacks any particular characteristic that make it a great beer in my mind. Nonetheless, it is quite tasty, and I hope that SN brings it back someday.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2011 23:20:19 | More by Erish
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3.19/5 rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Weizenbock is definitely one of the most unheralded and underrated styles out there that lends itself to higher alcohol wheat beers that burst with flavor. Sierra Nevada didn't hit the mark on this one - bland and watered down and lacking any sort of cohesiveness. The yeast profile just needs to be much tighter than this - some clove, peppercorn, sweet bread struggle to stick out. Very disapointing.
Serving type: on-tap
12-29-2013 19:41:34 | More by dirtylou
4.33/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
review entered from notes taken awhile back...
a: poured into a weizen glass, after rousing the yeast, the beer pours a hazy amber the color of dark honey, nice fill, white head that retains as a good layer
s: full malt aroma with a slew of dark breads and lightly toasted sugars, lots of wheat and sweet fruits, huge yeast influence - sweet/spicy clove and lovely overripe banana, bready, herbal noble hops, richly complex and aromatic
m: carbonation around light-moderate, medium bodied
t: a delicious weizenbock - the sweet and bready malt base holds flavors of toasted sugar and grain, heavily yeasted with deeply ripened banana flavors and lots of clove, starts sweet and slowly works towards a finish of grassy noble malts, clove, banana, and more yeast - lingering long, juicy fresh banana bread with a heavily toasted crust
o: a very well crafted example - one of the better stateside samples I've had alongside Victory Moonglow, among others, the best of the beer camp mix
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2013 03:55:50 | More by blackie
Best Of Beer Camp: Weizenbock - Beer Camp #37 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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