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Mill Street Weizenbock - Mill Street Brew Pub

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Mill Street WeizenbockMill Street Weizenbock

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BA SCORE
81
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Viggo on 01-05-2010)
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Reviews by CalgaryFMC:
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A Mill St. seasonal that has to be purchased as part of a mixed pack, this weizenbock looks alright poured into a classic German weizen glass, a murky medium brown color with a reasonable amount of tan head. Smells like the expected banana and clove yeast-derived special effects, rather aggressively so, particularly with regards to the banana. I also get another stream of yeasty funk, almost like old leather, and a bright fruity note like red apples. Taste is banana-forward, sweet, rich, and malty, with none of the green/under-aged, woody, hot alcohol flavors I recently got in another domestically brewed weizenbock (see my review of Granville Island's Burly Goat for the sordid details). I get some intriguing chocolate malt flavors that couple with the almost cloying sweet ripe banana to yield a chocolate chip banana bread effect, raisin butter tart, dried plums, and a wheaty white pepper and coriander spice. Semi-thick body with a rather smooth and undercarbonated mouthfeel, with a fruity and spicy wet finish that includes some toasted crust and raisin notes. A fruity and sweet malty rather than super-spicy weizenbock with well-rounded corners ... Sinuous and supple, with no obnoxious traits even if it fails to perfectly capture the German spicy wheat and aggressive phenol profile.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 19:59:46 | More by CalgaryFMC
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a tulip glass, this produced plenty of creamy yellowish head. Body is a dark ruby brown. Quite cloudy. Head fades down to a film and leaves decent lacing.

S - spicy and estery. clove, bananas, warm estery yeast in evidence, quite a bit of fermentation phenols , also apple, rye bread, breadiness.

T - big hit of banana bread, almost overpowering, some clove and cinnamon, yeasty lemon notes, bready malts with a sweet marmalade sugariness and sweet booze, some raisins. This was really intense on the sweetness and yeast, I found it a bit unbalanced, especially as it wasn't especially high abv, I thought the alcohol was a bit dominant. Sweet creamy wheat and banana throughout, lacks bitterness. Serviceable, but really needs more hops and something to check the booziness.

M - Creamy from the wheat, this is a smooth sipper, body is moderate though, with plenty of booziness coming through. Moderate to light carbonation, this is a quite sweet weizen and is quite cloying on the palate, sticky, but with a nice dark fruit profile.

This holds no water to the German leading weizens. A lot of banana and boozey sweetness and not a lot else really, some spicy phenolics and caramel sugar notes but at the end of the day its not balanced and that really detracts from really getting into it, theres potential to really develop some complexity but its really unrelenting and never lets the nuance develop. If this were my first weizen, the response would be 'interesting idea, but not something to try more of...'

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3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: The body is that opaque brown/red bock colour with noticeable carbonation in the body. A single finger of head was produced that retained well but did not lace.

Smell: High levels of caramel malt with a banana presence with a slightly odd yeasty smell to it. Warming helps bring it out but it was suitably strong after the pour as well.

Taste: The sweet caramel malt give way to a banana and plum taste and touches of fruity yeast before rounding out with a slight alcohol and hop touch. It just seems like it should have more flavour but is seems a bit too restrained.

Mouthfeel: Once again, I'm really surprised at the lack of aftertaste on this one. I mean a slight banana and plum taste lingers, but it's nothing very overt. The carbonation could be a bit more aggressive and pans out near the 1/4 left mark, and the beer seems to jumble itself together as you drink it.

Drinkability: Lighter on the end of medium bodied and easy to drink as it settles down extremely quick for a 7.5% beer. It's has just the barest note of dryness that keeps you wanting more. It's just a shame the carbonation isn't working out so well, as well in turns flat, it's not fun.

Final Thoughts: All in all, a serviceable Weizenbock. I'm probably not being very charitable as Weihenstephaner Vitus is the only other beer of this style I've tried and it blows this stuff out of the water. However there is very little to complain about other then the carbonation is odd really. Give it a whirl.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

One of the 6 brews in their current winter back.

Pours a dark red brown colour with a lacy head that fades rather quickly. Aroma smells of rich banana and brown sugar, and generally tastes that way too with the exception of the alcohol being pretty upfront. Has a fairly malty backbone and slight bit of bitterness at the end as well.

I found that the sweetness was slightly overdone though, and doesn't especially complement the alcohol-ness of this style. One thing I did enjoy was the mouthfeel - it was quite thick and creamy. Definitely more of a winter beer as it warms you up quick.

Overall, an enjoyable beer but not something I'd particularly reach for again - the taste is just a bit too one dimensional for me. I'm overall becoming quite a fan of Mill St. though, this being the 4th beer I've tried from them.

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355ml bottle, a refugee from their current winter mix pack.

This beer pours a murky, dark red-brick brown colour, with two pudgy fingers of tightly foamy, and somewhat bubbly beige head, which leaves a bit of coral reef lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells quite prominently of fresh-mashed, overripe bananas, astringent yeast, edgy, kind of spicy wheat malt, singed brown sugar, a hint of simple black fruit - boozy raisins, mostly - and a muddled sense of generic Christmas spice. The taste is more heady, fleshy banana, a dense caramel and wheat malt sweetness, middling earthy yeast, a fading clove/coriander seasonal affectation, and mild leafy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is tame, but duly frothy at random junctures, the body a hefty medium-full weight for the style, and quite agreeably smooth, the only chink in the armour a testy burgeoning alcohol character. It finishes on the sweet side, the caramel malt, banana pudding, wheat cereal, and bready spice carrying the day.

A decent, big-boy weizenbock, if perhaps one that relies a bit too much on the banana/yeast sledgehammer, rather than a more subtle touch to get its point across. Overall, worthy of a go, for its warming nature, as well as the unexpected holiday essences hidden within.

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3.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

355 mL bottle from the LCBO, courtesy of their latest sampler pack. Haven't tried a new weizenbock in quite a while, but with the cold weather finally descending upon my home, this particular offering is more than welcome in my glass tonight. Served well chilled.

Pours a muddy, dark coppery-brown colour, topped with one finger of dense, creamy off-white head. It wilts quickly, leaving a thin collar and a few wisps on the surface after only a few minutes have passed. Great aroma, with lots of yeasty banana and wheaty malt, with accompanying hints of raisin and clove. Rather sweet, but appropriate for the style and enticing enough to draw me in.

An enjoyable bock, with nothing surprising and only a few minor gripes for me to whine about. It's quite sweet, with slightly less banana than I picked up on the nose. There's also some wheat malt, raisin and prune, but a little boozy toward the finish and into the aftertaste. I find it integrates nicely with the dark fruits and molasses notes, but it does limit this one's drinkability. Medium-bodied, with light carbonation that gently agitates the tongue. Creamy and smooth going down, with the alcohol warming you nicely after a few sips - it's cold as shit out tonight, and this one is satisfying the job prerequisites competently.

Final Grade: 3.76, a well-earned B+. Mill Street's Weizenbock is a serviceable example of the style, though it really can't hold a candle to the German imports. The yeastiness is there, but the wheat malts simply lack the same aggressiveness and complexity of the paragons of this style. I'd get this again if the price was right, and it makes for a somewhat memorable conclusion to this season's new sampler pack. As an addendum, I am psyched that they opted to exclude the Stock Ale and include another seasonal in its place. The Organic Lager does the same job better anyway - variety is the spice of life!

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 23:35:19 | More by thehyperduck
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Mill Street Weizenbock from Mill Street Brew Pub
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