Best Of Beer Camp: Weizenbock - Beer Camp #37 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.33/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
2011 Beer Camp. Pours out a cloudy golden color with a lot of sediment in the bottle which I dredged up. Has a creamy head which doesn't quickly dissipate. Smell is quite clovey, with some faint dark ripe fruits in there. Not quite as aromatic as I remember from the style, but it is nice overall. The smell is a tad bit soapy. Wow, the taste is quite complex and interesting; tons of spice from the estery yeasts,. clove, banana, vanilla and lots of "bite". Sweet malts and some alcohol but it is hidden very nicely among all the flavors dancing around in every sip. What I am drinking is nothing at all what I was expecting from Sierra Nevada, this beer is very similar to Aventinus. But what I am getting is something fresher, definitely has the correct Bavarian yeast (unlike those first few years of Moonglow). The mouthfeel is very smooth and I could easily see overindulging on these. Anyway, this is the second American interpretation of the style and we are finally getting it down right! No longer do I have to gamble with an imported German beer that has been sitting on the shelf forever.
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2011 17:54:15 | More by Star80
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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.