Best Of Beer Camp: Weizenbock - Beer Camp #37 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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4.33/5 rDev +8.3%
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
04-04-2013 03:55:50 | More by blackie
3.65/5 rDev -8.8%
Reviewed from tasting notes.
Poured out a hazy orangish-gold color with two fingers of white head that quickly receded back to a 0.5cm lid, leaving medium amounts of lacing behind. Body is on the heftier side of medium thickness, carbonation is on the lower side of medium.
Smells of banana, cloves, lemon zest, and a touch of pumpkin pie spicing with a yeasty garnish. Tastes of banana, cloves, and yeast as well, but also has a medium amount of yeasty bread in the midsip and a touch of drying ABV hotness in the finish.
If only it hid the ABV just slightly better than it already did, and expressed the spicing better upon the palate, this could have been one of the greats.
09-06-2012 00:30:08 | More by WastingFreetime
3.63/5 rDev -9.3%
Appearance - a muddied pale tangerine with two full fingers of creamy white foam. A little aggressive on the pour, but it settles down, leaving dots and spots of lace behind.
Aroma - powdery grain with a yeasty, estery banana peel scent.
Taste - sweet grain and the yeastiness of a traditional weizenbock. On the swallow there is a tang of sorts, not sure if its hops or something else, but it's a good counterbalance to the sweet grain and yeast. A light breath of abv on the finish, ends clean and dry.
Mouthfeel - crisp with some decent smoothness. Nice enough body for the style.
Drinkability - a good weizenbock. Maybe a touch hoppier than most, but it's a good take.
08-24-2012 16:38:05 | More by brewdlyhooked13
4/5 rDev 0%
A cloudy gold-orange brew sits in the glass while a fluffy finger-and-a-half of yellow-tinted head. There's a sturdiness to it, and some patchy lacing is dropped on the glass as the beer recedes.
Plenty of banana in the nose here belie the yeast strain, and other yeast elements come out: clove, light dusty sort of earthiness, and a hint of bubble gum. Gentle spiciness is underlying, breads and caramel added from the malts finishing it out. There's a honey note and a bit of quality dark liquor coming out more as it sits, and more of a slight citrus element in the flavor. A very light floral note lets us know yes, there are some hops in here.
Smoothness makes this beer easy sipping. There's a light nip of crispness up front. Carbonation is moderate in about a medium body.
Some good stuff from the Beer Campers here.
07-16-2012 01:06:43 | More by Brenden
3.73/5 rDev -6.8%
Note: I reviewed this on 5/8/11 under the old listing for this beer before everything was fixed.
Best of Beer Camp #37: Weizenbock
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Weizen glass. Bottled on 1095 (April 5, 2011)
Appearance: Looks like thick orange juice with nice initial white head, which mostly recedes, leaving light lacing.
Smell: Sweet banana and bubblegum, with light notes of wheat, clove and pepper.
Taste: Very sweet, with mostly bubblegum and banana (similar to the aroma). Ends with a light noble hop spicy kick. Not much refreshing wheat or clove characteristics.
Feel: Chewy body with moderate carbonation. Sweet throughout, even on the finish.
Overall: Great flavor, even if it is too sweet. Since I already knocked it slightly on taste and feel for the sweetness, I will be more generous here. But honestly, I expected a little more based on the Kellerweis yeast, which is such a refreshing beer.
07-15-2012 13:43:22 | More by bsp77
3.83/5 rDev -4.3%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a weizen.
A: Dark golden hue. Pours about half finger, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly, leaving a bubbly blanket, and plenty of rising effervescence. Slight lacing mostly retreats into the body of the brew.
S: Fermented wheat, caramel, and raisin.
T: Sourdough roll, with a bittersweet flavor of raisin.
M: Pungent and musty. Full bodied, approaches a cloying quality, dry and mossy finish.
D: The pungency and sweet nature of this brew, dictate a slow pace.
Atmosphere is pretty good. Interesting golden, orang-ish hue. Slight head, and not much in terms of lacing. Full nose of musty, fermented sourdough, with some bitter and sweet components. Full flavor, heavy syrupy body, characterized by sourdough and raising. Almost a little too sweet. Overall, this is a good quaff.
06-23-2012 04:39:09 | More by bmwats
4/5 rDev 0%
A- Full inch tall fluffy white head on a effervescent-fueled murky, dull golden colored body. Good head retention throughout and some spotty lacing left behind.
S- Lemony citrus met with clovey esters.
T- Cloves on the forefront finishing with bright citrus notes. Slight funk. Present alcohol, would guess at 7% to 8%abv.
M- Medium to medium thick mouthfeel for the style perhaps, good carbonation.
D/O- Omnom, a nice spring/summer treat. This one was gone before I knew it. Beer camp #37 had enough going on to keep my on my toes throughout the twelve ounces. Put this one out in six packs, I'd buy it.
06-12-2012 03:58:31 | More by Duff27
Best Of Beer Camp: Weizenbock - Beer Camp #37 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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