Best Of Beer Camp: Weizenbock - Beer Camp #37 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by beagle75:
4.18/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a becker glass.
A: Hazy, light amber color with over two fingers of off-white foam head. Scant lacing remains on the glass.
S: Aromas of bright lemon citrus, creamy yeast, and spicy cloves combine for a sufficiently intense and authentic smell.
T: Begins sweet, with soft refined wheat and mild herbaceous hop aromatics that benefit from a citric tang. Mild clove phenolics advance in the middle, joined by pudding-like banana in the finish that is decadently unctuous and matches the texture perfectly.
M: Medium to thick viscosity, creamy and slightly syrupy on the palate, with low carbonation.
D/O: This beer is obviously cut from the same fine cloth as Sierra Nevada's Kellerweis. It is luxurious and slightly decadent, thanks in large part to the velvety mouthfeel, but never undermined by its other qualities. This is definitely worthy of the title "Best of Beer Camp."
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2011 19:51:59 | More by beagle75
More User Reviews:
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.
89 out of 100 based on 430 ratings.