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

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very good

437 Ratings
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Ratings: 437
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10%
Wants: 6
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:
Beer added by: Hojaminbag on 05-14-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 437 | Reviews: 297
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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.52/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into weizen glass, bottled 4/5/2011. Pours hazy golden orange color with a foamy 2 finger white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace. Minimal wisps of lacing on the glass, with plenty of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big grape, banana, pear, clove, pepper, bread, wheat, herbal, floral, earth, and yeast spiciness. Some pretty nice aromas that are a bit faint. Taste of banana, clove, grape, lemon, bread, wheat, pepper, floral, herbal, earth, and yeast spices. Quite dry on the finish; with small lingering notes of banana, bread, wheat, pepper, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance of flavors with decent complexity. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel as expected. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Very easy to drink as well. Overall this is a nice weizen bock. Nice flavor balance and very easy to drink. It was not as robust as I was hoping for, and a it feels a bit basic. Enjoyable, but lacks character.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.03/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

4/4 for the pack. Bottled in early April.

A: Pours a hazy apricotesque ale with a single finger of light caramel head. This falls quickly to a sheet of the same. Some spotty lacing.

S: The wheat is king in this nose. Plenty of sweet wheat notes with bready, biscuity malt in the back. Some nice floral notes. The yeast is pretty traditional for the style - earthy, a little sharp, hints of clove. Oddly, the alcohol comes through on this one for me, not good.

T: A little overly yeasty on the palate. The wheat is fun, but adds a little too much sweetness. Some banana. The beer has all the basic parts to make up a nice weizenbock, but they just don't weave quite too well. They seem to all be in combat with one another, rather than weaving properly.

M: Thick with high carb. Long, sweet, wet finish.

O: As above, this has all the pieces, but the puzzle isn't quite finished here. If they took another crack at this, I would give it another go, but as it stands, not quite on the level I would expect for Sierra.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from 5/2011 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip.
Pours a very cloudy orange amber. Thin white head, but nice lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, wheat , clove and light citrus. Sweet caramel malt, citrus, wheat. Everything comes together for a pleasant flavor combination and finish. Somewhat complex flavor. This is an excellent wheat beer. It leans more towards a hefeweizen to my taste, but really enjoyed it and I'm not going to argue.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at 1702, Tucson; August 2011
Arrives from the tap with a pale tan colored head that is about a half-finger in height. The beer is a hazy, pale amber color that shows a really murky hue when held up to the light. The beer smells of toothsome crushed pale wheat, a touch of green apples, clove, a touch of earthy grain character, some dried hay like notes and a general fruitiness that perhaps has a touch of banana to it.

Smooth feeling and somewhat thick as it hits the palate, there is a touch of a carbonic prickle from the carbonation and the finish has a big note of banana and then clove. Chewy pale wheat malt notes, a touch of hay like grain, and some starchy honey sweetness. There is a touch of yeasty (meaning the flavor of actual suspended yeast)flavors to this beer, but not as much as the deep haze might suggest, and it actually seems to get wrapped up in the chewy grain character that so defines this beer. The Phenolic character in the finish has a hint of plastic character to it at times, though this is quite subtle. I definitely like the chewy texture of this beer, it is perhaps not quite as toothsome as one might expect in a Weizenbock, but it is exactly what I like to find when I am in the mood for a chewy Hefeweizen. There is also a hint of tartness to the finish that keeps this fairly quaffable.

This really seems more like a chewy HefeWeizen than I Weizenbock (this is lower in alcohol than New Glarus’ regular Hefe); I find that the pale Weizenbocks really need to be beefed up substantially before they can differentiate themselves from regular strength Hefes. Still this is definitely quite a tasty beer.

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Best Of Beer Camp: Weizenbock - Beer Camp #37 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 437 ratings.