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Alpen Glow Weizenbock - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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Alpen Glow Weizenbock
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BA SCORE
89
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | 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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Reviews by thecheapies:
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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...

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2013 01:21:41 | More by thecheapies
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Sound_Explorer

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2014 15:43:31 | More by DIM
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Brenden

Ohio

4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2013 14:11:41 | More by Brenden
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DiscGolfRobot

Ohio

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Liberty733

Ohio

4.85/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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!!!

Serving type: growler

01-24-2013 00:27:43 | More by Liberty733
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Alpen Glow Weizenbock from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
89 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.