Best Of Beer Camp: Weizenbock - Beer Camp #37 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by tavernjef:
4.47/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Cloudy dark lemony yellow with a small dusty white crown of foam. Keeps itself a tight skim the entire session. Some spotty lacing.
Wonderfully complex and bountifully pleasant nose of dark soggy citrus that seems a mellow mix of mango, tangerine, melon, and starfruit. Quite doughy too with nice notes to clove and phenolic spice.
Smooth yummy taste of firm mellowing citrusy things, make yourself a dark-sided melonyness, mango, blood orange, lemon, berry smoothie laced with clove. And blam-O you have this wonderfully tangy sweet malty treat. Nice background of doughy breadyness while the spices left lingering are spot on perfectly balanced.
Firm, smooth, lofty, large medium body with a small spiked touch of German hefe-like fluffy bitten carbonation. And at 6.8% you can have a number of these without to much head buzzing hassle. A terrific showcase of the style.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2011 00:42:57 | More by tavernjef
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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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