Best Of Beer Camp: Weizenbock - Beer Camp #37 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JohnQVegas:
3.85/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle into Sam Adams sensory glass.
Pours super cloudy, murky orange-brown-gold, with a creamy, thin off-2hite head on top. Nice lacing, though head quickly fades to a thin, soapy cap.
Nose is packed with graham crackers, banana pudding, candied orange citrus. and cloves. Light alcohol. Definitely on the sweet side.
Taste is definitely way on the sweet side - wow. Sweet, citrusy, more graham crackers, more banana pudding - bananas and vanilla are huge players, though this time infused with a dose of juicy, candied clementine citrus - with the citrus moving towards lemonheads on the long finish. Not entirely unbalanced, but certainly sweet enough that I would consider it almost candy-like.
Mouthfeel is medium-full in body, softly carbonated, a bit sticky. Sugar comes through in the feel just like in body.
Overall, a nice entry, though not quite what I expected - the sweetness of this one kind of overwhelms the balance provided by the phenolics a bit. Could certainly be a good bit dryer, though not bad as is.
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2011 21:37:25 | More by JohnQVegas
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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
Best Of Beer Camp: Weizenbock - Beer Camp #37 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.