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Best Of Beer Camp: Weizenbock - Beer Camp #37 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

434 Ratings
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Ratings: 434
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hojaminbag on 05-14-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

twenty5, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

cadaugherty, May 09, 2013
Photo of blackie
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

blackie, Apr 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

grahamboudreaux, Mar 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

jucifer1818, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of popery
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

popery, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

t0rin0, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of Lukass
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Lukass, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of udouche
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

udouche, Dec 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

CA_Infidel2o9, Dec 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Chris_Cali_2o9, Nov 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

bzach, Oct 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

mrebeka, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

WastingFreetime, Sep 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

netshark, Sep 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

generallee, Aug 29, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

brewdlyhooked13, Aug 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Nickfellow007, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Brenden, Jul 16, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

bsp77, Jul 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

jbaker67, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of bmwats
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

bmwats, Jun 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Thehopluver, Jun 22, 2012
Best Of Beer Camp: Weizenbock - Beer Camp #37 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.