Alpen Glow Weizenbock - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
4.48/5 rDev +10.3%
a: Murky, muddy, ruddy brown; served to me with a small cap of foam.
s: Stewed banana, cloves, toffee, a bit of cocoa, and a hint of dark fruit. Just a trace of heat.
t: All of the above in near perfect harmony. A little sweeter than I'm used to but it worked well.
m: Big and chewy.
o: DAMN good, top 3 or 4 weizenbocks for me. Sad I could only have one.
05-05-2014 15:43:31 | More by DIM
4.06/5 rDev 0%
Dark mahogany with some red tones. Dense head of a buttermilk color. Looks wheaty and thick and gulpalicious. Thick whisps of ring lace.
Banana nut, bubble gum, dark wheat, some toast, some dried fruit sweetness, yeast, German maltiness out the wazoo.
Banana, phenolic mix, yeasty nuttiness, toastiness, rum raisin, sweet booze, medicinal hops, bread, and a hint of juniper berry. Good stuff. Authentically German. A little heady. Very malty and wheaty. No more bubble gum, as was noticed in the nose. Medium-thick body and sweetness with a lot of wet gulp bite. Carbonation is much more relaxed, accentuating a knockout body.
Local weizenbock, for the win. May order another in the next five minutes...
04-18-2013 01:21:41 | More by thecheapies
4.01/5 rDev -1.2%
The color is sort of a dark orange-hued bronze, and the pour off the tap produces a fairly sizeable, fluffy off-white head. It manages some heft as it sticks around in some form or other and drops some patchy lacing down the glass, though just a bit more time before it drops to a foam would contribute more to the beer's strong character.
Straight from the pour I get a strong whiff of bubble gum, initially the strongest note in the beer. If anything, it's nice to know they're not skimping on the specialized yeast. Otherwise, it continues from there, this beer really accentuating and determinedly announcing that it is nothing if not a German beer. Wheat forms a strong backbone while the banana, clove and rich dark fruits make this a complete and very good version of the style. I want to rate it higher, except that by standards a Weizenbock's bubble gum character should not be so dominantly high. This doesn't detract from this beer as being a very good one, but its sacrifice of subtlety and overall balance of flavors for strength keeps it from being one of the greats.
The feel is excellent; rich and silky, there's a nice. active bite of crispness that contributes with the wheat in the medium body and a tight carbonation to form a very nice and lasting smoothness.
02-20-2013 14:11:41 | More by Brenden
4.85/5 rDev +19.5%
A warm aroma, and even warmer flavor...a recognizable alcohol presence. Exploding with typical "weizen" flavors, like clove and banana...easily drinkable, with a smooth finish, but some linger, as one would expect from a "dunkelweiss" or "weizenbock" (as Fat Head's brewery describes this brew), It is a more full-bodied weizen bier; dark in color, with a noticeable body...mmmMMMM!!!
01-24-2013 00:27:43 | More by Liberty733
Alpen Glow Weizenbock from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
89 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.