Rusty Tractor Weizenbock - Fernie Brewing Co.
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3.73/5 rDev +0.5%
650ml bottle. 'Rusty Tractor'? A lot of farm equipment in the mountain towns these days? I have to assume that, what with the lack of standard expository marketing blurb on the label.
This beer pours a hazy, dark orange-ish burnt amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, foamy, and bubbly pale tan head, which leaves some decent bleeding limestone cliffs lace around the glass as it duly recedes.
It smells of bready, grainy caramel malt, pureed banana, faintly spicy pepper and clove, and a bit of tropical fruitiness. The taste is more sweet bready cereal grain malt - the wheatiness gaining some ground on the caramel by this point, the mushed banana notes tailing off somewhat, taking the earthy spices with them, and a softly warming booziness rising to meet me halfway.
The bubbles are present, and fairly genteel in their bearing, the body an adequate medium weight, and mostly smooth, with even a small twinge of creaminess. It finishes sweet, the multigrain malt pretty much left in charge, with a fruity alcohol edge contributing to the cause.
A so-so drinkable version of the style, nothing actually off, but it all lacks a certain oomph, mostly in the flavour, and maybe in the mouthfeel as well. I hate that I can't really detail why, but sometimes the so-called gut just knows. Kind of plain, I guess, though the elevated ABV is well obscured.
04-14-2013 05:07:15 | More by biboergosum
3.71/5 rDev 0%
A - slightly hazy ruby brown, two fingers of off white head retained nicely
S - grainy and blood like aromas dominate, slightly nutty
T - big malty notes of molasses, almonds, and a mineral blood like flavour, some grains and mild raisins as well
M - relatively full, sticky, slightly musty, finishes fairly full
O - a nice offering from Fernie, its not a mind blower but a nice big bodies brew that's nice on a cold evening
11-10-2013 04:34:08 | More by joemcgrath27
3.78/5 rDev +1.9%
Appearance - Pours a hazy copper with a finger width of bubbly beige head.
Smell - Caramalts, light banana, clove, wheat, plum.
Taste - Bready caramalts, plum, clove, and a touch of banana. Flavour kind of falls off at the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Maybe a tad thin. A little sticky.
Overall - A weizenbock that has the right elements in place, but the flavours kind of taper off at the end. Good on Fernie for taking a go at this style.
06-01-2013 02:24:39 | More by leaddog
3.61/5 rDev -2.7%
650ml bomber poured into tulip 11/4/13
A murky brownish amber with no visible bubbles and just a short lived thick film even after an angry pour, just a single thick ring of lace
S smells true to style with some bruised banana, clove, candied and canned pineapple, faint bubblegum, and some dry cereals, just a little brown sugar and spice I can't place as it warms
T more fruity notes and the cereals a little soggy, some booze I wasn't smelling and a pretty big step back from the nose
M a little flat and lifeless, its thick liquid but needs carbonation, a little coco on the finish surprises me, just a little heat
O smells good but doesn't quite follow through elsewhere, not a bad beer but there's room for improvement
I had high hopes after putting my nose to this one but nothing really happened afterwards. I doubt I'd buy it again but would drink it if handed to me.
04-12-2013 05:51:53 | More by wordemupg
Rusty Tractor Weizenbock from Fernie Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.