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Alpen Glow Weizenbock - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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Alpen Glow Weizenbock
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: adamette on 02-04-2010)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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A - pours with a solid amount, over an inch of creamy and fluffy, light tan colored foam. the beer is very hazy, dark brown in color.

S - sharp fruity esters, huge amount of banana coming through - balanced slightly by a bit of yeast and spice, and a touch of vanilla sweetness.

T - banana, very ripe and sweet right out of the gate. hints of light milk chocolate join in as well. turns towards the yeasty side halfway through with some pink bubblegum and clove spice.

M - medium bodied with tight and punchy carbonation. very creamy through the swallow, finishes with some slightly biting yeasty spice and lingering fruit.

D - solid all around, hitting all the typical looks, smells, and tastes of the style. not much unique about it, though there doesnt need to be. another solid beer from an up and coming brewery.

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A - Pours a dark tinted amber, almost orange with just a layer of head but it looks creamy.

S - Very impressive smell. Candied banana, spicy clove, touch of sweetness in the nose and no bitterness from hops or yeast.

T - Very subtle alchohol, then rounds to banana sweetness but not too sweet, then covey spice, and finish is sweet. I was mostly impressed by next to none flavors and burn of alchohol.

M - Medium bodied but it drinks nice.

Overall like the wheat wine I am also impressed with their ability to make a very drinkable Weizenbock. Recommended!

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Pours a hazy copper-brown with a good off-white head and some good lacing as it goes down the glass. The nose brings forward a strong clove presence with a bit of bubble gum, banana, and malt in the background. Strong yeasty components throughout. Some dark fruits are present in the taste along with quite a bit of clove and spicy yeast. A bit too much brown-sugar, however. The mouthfeel was pretty rich with a bit of booze. Altogether, a pretty solid beer but not something I would seek out again.

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Alpen Glow Weizenbock from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
90 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.