Der Weisse Bock - Mahrs-Bräu
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Reviews by ClearDog:
4.15/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured in a weizen glass. 750 ml bottle that says the beer was bottled on 02 04 04.
Appearance -- Very impressive in my tall weizen glass. The head is just incredible. Easily over three fingers. Very creamy and not going anywhere anytime soon. The head is actually kind of annoying because I can't reach the beer. Have to wait for it to go down just a little bit.
Color is a hazy light brown. Small bubbles are visible rising from the bottom in thin columns. A very nice beer to look at!
Smell -- Smells like a heavy oat kind of cereal to me. The kind of oat cereal that is very dense and heavy when milk is added. Dark fruit bread. Brown sugar.
Taste -- Tastes kind of like a sweet bread. Reminiscent of a heavy oat cereal. Pretty mellow.
Mouthfeel -- On the light side of the medium spectrum. Very light carbonation.
Drinkability -- I would drink this beer again if given the opportunity. I found it to be quite mellow for the style although it may just be that I bought an old bottle. The bottle I purchased was the last one and it must be pretty old given the bottled on date in early 2004. I'd like to try a fresh one to compare with. I'll have to wait and see if the store gets more in.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2006 22:36:04 | More by ClearDog
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3.81/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at the 2013 Firestone Walker Invitational held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.
7.3% ABV for this batch.
Pours a murky brown with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, caramel, and banana aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and wheat flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice sweet banana flavor.
Serving type: on-tap
06-03-2013 02:04:37 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.03/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle from Hyvee in Council Bluffs, IA
"4880" is the bottled on date
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass
Pours a tall (>3cm) head of lightly burnt tan bubbles, very small in size, creating a dense meringue-like, frothy head. Gradually recedes to a persistent head throughout, surprising and impressive due to high ethanol content of the beer. Leaves no lacing on sides of glass. Body is a dark mahogany stain color, or gem-brown if you prefer. In the light, this shows off some dark ruby highlights. Semi-hazy with visibly active carbonation.
Aroma is deeply of toasted malts and butterscotch, with some banana bread in heavy syrup. Quite different from other weizenbocks I've tried, but quite enjoyable.
Taste begins with rich, syrupy barley maltiness, which gradually transitions to a deep caramelized sugar and toasted malt base that lingers throughout. Very mild, in the background, are roasted flavors, contributing a bit of twang alongside the wheat. Bit of spiciness on back of tongue, indicating subtle hop usage or ethanol. Lingering finish of very mild bitterness and more subtle caramelized sugar flavors. Overall very nice, but would have enjoyed some more banana esters and, possibly, spices.
Medium-bodied with a moderate to moderate-high level of carbonation. In the beer, this doesn't come across as aggressive due to the heft of the body. Instead, the resulting mouthfeel is foamy, creamy, and somewhat pillowy. Finish is dry
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2012 17:04:43 | More by falloutsnow
4.05/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours dark brown with a tan foam head. Light spotty lacing.
Toasted malt. Fermented scents, like a dark bready dough base, or some tart fruit. Some spice.
You get good dark toasty wheat, some spice and light fruit, somewhat cherry-like, light malty bitterness, long toasted grain finish, maybe even a bit nutty. Alcohol? Not even a hint. Nothing overdone, perfectly balanced.
This has some body, but has some carbonation too. As your palate clears, this dries out to a slight pucker. Nice structure.
Great brew. Domestic brewers go extreme with this style. This is completely balanced. Really enjoyable beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2011 20:18:28 | More by OtherShoe2
Der Weisse Bock from Mahrs-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.