Best Of Beer Camp: Weizenbock - Beer Camp #37 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by cratez:
3.68/5 rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle purchased at Siciliano's Specialty Market in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Pours a cloudy golden/amber hue with one finger of eggshell white froth, a few strands of lacing, and lively carbonation in the body. Good appearance.
Smell is banana, clove, cinnamon, yeast esters, bready and doughy malts, wheat husk, lemon rind, slight mustiness, ethanol, and cream. Pleasing aromas.
Taste is yeast, wheat malt, cardamom, marble rye bread, lemon zest, cinnamon, and a mild estery burn with ripe banana on the cough. Pretty solid flavours.
Mouthfeel is thick, fuller than medium-bodied, creamy carbonation, brief citric tang precedes a malty tartness and powdery/chalky finish. Some alcoholic warmth lingers in the throat.
Overall, this is a satisfying strong wheat beer. It's not as spicy as most weizenbocks, and the booze hits harder than I expected, but I would likely buy this again. Worth trying if you ask me.
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2011 04:52:29 | More by cratez
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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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