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Brewer's Share Vendell's Veizen (Weizen Bock) - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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Brewer's Share Vendell's Veizen (Weizen Bock)Brewer's Share Vendell's Veizen (Weizen Bock)

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BA SCORE
81
good

66 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AxesandAnchors on 01-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 31
Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank this in a weizen glass from a 22 oz bomber on the day I bought it. It was 5 months past its best by date but it held up pretty well.
A: Brilliant dark amber to chestnut under a 1” pure white foam collar that lightly grips the side of the glass.
S: Banana fruit cake with faint clove.
T: Liquid banana bread with banana, dark fruit, fig, a hint of cola, faint chocolate, and a slightly sweet flavor overall.
F: Medium full body medium to a little less on the carbonation with a clove sensation on the tongue.
O: A perfect excuse to drag out my 23 oz weizen glass and sit on my patio watching my lettuce begin to come up.

Photo of Pencible
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a clear dark copper with a little light tan head.
S: It smelled like banana nut bread and earthy wheat, with some copper hops.
T: It tasted like earthy wheat and copper hops, with some banana nut bread and alcohol. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste with some alcohol warming.
M: It was thick with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a decent brew, with simple but fitting scent and taste. The body was good, but the finish was hot, so it was better to sip. Nice to try once, but nothing special.

Photo of delta490
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear deep amber with a thin, fizzy white head. The head dissipates quickly and leaves a meager little bit of lacing. The aroma is pretty weak, as well, with only the faintest hints of malty sweetness. The flavor profile is also mild, indistinct, and heavily leaning towards the malt-side of the flavor profile. It does have a nice weight and thickness to the body, and a silky feeling.

Photo of sulldaddy
4.01/5  rDev +13%

SAmpling a cellar temp 22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Label says drink by august 2013.

The beer pours a clear mahogany color with some ruby highlights on the edges of the glass. Head foams and fades immediately after the pour. Nothing on the surface.
Aroma is some fruit, cherries and pear, mixing with spices of clove and maybe some anise. I also get some bready yeast and a little wheat twanginess.
The first sip reveals an average body with very fine and tingly carbonation. texture is smooth and the beer drinks very easy.
Flavor is sweet malt with some caramel and fruit (again cherries). I also get a little spice with some cloves, but no hops and the booze is well hidden too. Finally, the beer is drying on the finish.
An easy drinking bomber, that is on the sweeter side of beers, but not cloying or candylike.
Interesting brew and tasty. I wish I had a 2nd bottle.

Photo of mooseisloose
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

A very economical bomber at TW of an enticing style that I haven't tried before, so let's give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a strong molasses smell coupled with black licorice. Pours into my SAPP with a thin tan head on top of a birch beer color. Taste is heavy in a thick syrupy mouthfeel up front followed by a balanced spicy maltiness that has a very dull hop bitterness in the after taste. A tasty brew, would go great with any food dish.

Photo of mactrail
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber with admirable fizzy mouthfeel and plenty of foam in the Ciney snifter. Tangy and rich with malt. Spicy nose with a hint of flowers and cinnamon.

Sweet malt and a spicy edge of cloves. This has that dark, fruity edge with a wisp of bitterness around the finish. Tastes a little of alcohol but in a playful way. Some caramel but more of a dark roasted flavor.

Not overly sweet and exceptionally drinkable, though it could use a little more sparkle with all the malt. This is such an interesting style. It's sort of the opposite of a West Coast IPA. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Central Market - Shoreline in north Seattle.

Photo of yemenmocha
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy amber-brown with rather modest head. Nose was timid, even after warming a little, and gave some bready notes and maybe a hint of dark fruit. Palate had a good malty/toasty presence with good carbonation, but I thought I missed out on some of the more yeasty and wild flavors from many other weizenbocks that I've had (compared to just bocks). Wish more brewers would attempt this style in the U.S.

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured this into a pilsner glass. The beer was an amber color with minimal head.

Aroma sweet malt, some caramel, and some dark fruit.

caramel, chocolate, dates in the taste. A little muted.

Medium-bodied, sweet.

OK, not great. I would drink this again if someone bought it for me.

Photo of Zorro
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear reddish brown colored ale with no real head creation.

Smells malty and spicy with the scent of mostly banana and chocolate. Scents of smoke and band-aid. Lesser scents of brown sugar and cookie dough.

Starts out sweet and malty. Sweet tea flavor. Cake batter taste with a mild bitterness. Chocolate banana flavor.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall an OK version of the style but I have had better.

Photo of ryan1788a5
2.95/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A: Red-orange int color. Surprising clarity, not expected for the style. Two fingers of creamy tan head retain fairly well. Rough rings of lacing.

S: Coarse wheat. Hints of toasted crust and brown cocoa. Peppery. Raspberry jam.

T: Coarse wheat creates a rough cereal taste. Hints of nuts and cocoa. Slight pepper. Hint of alcohol. Raspberry ester. Rough wheaty finish with hints of chocolate.

M: Somewhat fluffy and creamy, but watery and lacking in character overall. Forceful seltzery carbonation. Light alcohol heat.

O: This beer needs work. It is seriously lacking in body, and sorely missing yeast character. Just very bland. Maybe I'm being a little too hard on it, having recently had the Ferrari of the style in Schneider Aventinus, but this did nothing for me.

Photo of wattoclone
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium clear dark brown with small head. Carbonation on the lower side for a weizenbock. Minimal fruitiness in aroma, actually not much aroma at all. The small aroma is earthy and nutty with a note of sweet cherries. Burnt sugar and nuts predominates the taste. Not much fruit but a subdued sweetness with a kiss of roasted cherries. Well balanced, but not a huge flavor bomb as one usually gets with this style. The lingering finish is nutty burnt wood and marshmallow.

Photo of Act25
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomb into .5l Cylinder named Spaten. Nice label. Nice brewery.

A: Copper penny, brown and clear. Decent retention and lacing from an off white head. Well carbonated.

S: Malt. brown ale, but more interesting with nuts and faint root cellar and no stink. Rich dark nut smells. Better over time.

T: Great entry that is crisp and sharp. Next, nutty sweetness gives way to a rich roasted grain flavor. It is mostly of field grains barley, grass, hay. This is what I think of farm beer, more so than Saisons.

M:Refreshing, with a clean tang. Unusual light to medium body, dont feel the ABV. Good even in summer.

O: Sessionable, drinkable and easy going. But it's stronger than it seems.

Reviews are all over the map, because no one can pin down the style. This is more of a great brown ale perhaps. Interesting, Gets better the longer in the glass. pour hard, drink slowly, and enjoy. A great food beer too (In this case garden tomatoes, mozzarella, avacado, balsamic, almonds)

Photo of jmbranum
4.28/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought at Central Market in Fort Worth, TX but enjoyed in Oklahoma.

Poured from a 22 oz bottle (very cool label design!) into a glass chalice. Deep amber-brown clear liquid with a respectable head.

Aroma is subdued. Mostly malt.

Flavor is good but not what I expected. Heavily malty, but not overly sweet. Seems like more of a strong brown ale than a wheat bock. Very little of the spices, banana, etc. I would expect from the promised style. Lots of dark brown bread notes, a little bit of molasses. Maybe some maple.

Doesn't taste as alcoholic as the label might otherwise indicate.

Medium mouthfeel. Fairly crisp yet smooth.

Still, a very good beer. I really like the fact that this beer is malty but not overly sweet.

I did grade this down some due to the style. It is much closer to a standard dopplebock (say Salvator) and that a wheat bock (i.e. Aventinus).

Photo of woodychandler
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Transcribed from notes dtd Su, 14 July 2013

I had problems with my wireless internet, really with my home land line which I use for wireless internet and so the day became old-school pen-and-ink time as I really did not want to try and write my review through my phone. Needless to say, when my carrier tells me that they only have a skeleton staff on weekends and the problem will be fixed by 1900 h. on Monday, they are getting 86'd!

From the bottle: "Independent Employee-Owned"; "Number 47-A 8149"; "Brewer's Share"; "This certifies that YOU are the rightful owner of ONE (1) Brewer's Share of the INITIAL PUB OFFERING of Full Sail Brewing Company's release: WEIZEN BOCK a.k.a. VENDELL'S VEIZEN, a malty bock-style wheat brew, feturing a reddish-amber hue and a hint of tropical fruit flavors, concocted by none other than Wendell Bryant."; "Featured Brewer: Wendell Bryant Four times a year we hand the keys to our massively talented brewers and let them throw down. Whoever comes up with the most insanely delicious new brew gets to share it with the entire brew-geekosphere. It's something we call Brewer's Share. Wendell, an Asst. Packaging Supervisor here at Full Sail, is and accomplished home brewer who loves to share his creations with friends. We were so impressed with his Weizen Bock recipe, we let him loose in the brewhouse to work his magic on a supersize scale. Congrats, Wendell: Looks like your circle of friends just increased by 100 fold.'"; "Wendell's Charity: Wendell has chosen to support the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute with his Brewer's Share. Visit ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/cancer for more information."

My pour created a brief finger of light-tan head that quickly dissipated into nothingness. Color was a deep-copper with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a sugary sweetness, far too malty for my taste, almost syrupy. Mouthfeel was thick, like a big dollop of beer on my tongue. The taste was MUCH less sweet than the nose had led me to expect. It had some heat to it, plus, although the label mentioned "a hint of tropical fruit flavors," I would have said dried dark fruits , like prunes, raisins, dates and figs. Finish was semi-dry with the yeast having exhausted itself in doing its job.

Photo of goochpunch
2.8/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Dark amber body, thin head. Hardly any yeast, just a light haze. Not very estery or phenolic in the smell. Smells more "bock" than "weizen." Lots of caramel malt aromas. No toast to note, thank God. Flavor is similar to the smell. Tastes more like a doppelbock (but not really that malty rich) than a weizenbock. The wheat and weizen yeast are kind of subdued. Pretty hefty bitterness, considering what kind of beer this is. Kind of toasty as it warms. Not bad, just not what I was expecting. Carbonation is pretty prickly. Could use a fluffier and fuller body. This is OK all around. Not bad. Aventinus this ain't.

Photo of hreb
3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle to be enjoyed before August 2013, served in pint glass. Beer pours a deep orange amber, fairly viscous (it is a bock), though crystal clear (for a weizen). Sweet malt sugar aroma. Flavor is dead on bock style malt-heavy. Secondary flavors of lighter wheat are quite pleasant in contrast to the use heavy, grainy barley typical of German style bockbier. I wouldn't go quite so far as to call it refreshing though. Just an ok sometimes beer with good flavor. It's no Aventinus.

Photo of phishsihq
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a deep chestnut with about half-an-inch of off-white head that dissipates rather quickly. Rich malt aromas include caramel and hazelnut with little else making itself distinguishable. Slightly sweet caramel flavors roll smoothly into a more style-appropriate wheat based brew. Dark fruit and molasses flavors reach the tip of the tongue as well. Well carbonated and a bit prickly, this brew is moderately carbonated.

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.07/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I'm not sure if all Weizenbocks are filtered, or whether I'm just assuming that a German-style wheat offering should be cloudy, but I was slightly bummed that this one wasn't cloudy or especially wheaty.

That said, a nice amount of head, a toasty, bready nose and a sort of unsulphured dried apricot note, with the slightest amount of pineapple quickly dissolving. Strong alcohol taste (that, I guess, I wish were mitigated by Weizen yeast) and a dry hop finish.

Not bad, but not exactly what I was looking for.

Photo of DIM
2.55/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

a: Who filtered my weizenbock? This was a slightly chill hazed amber tinted brown color. It poured with a short-lived fizzy cap.

s: I'm no style nazi, but so far this doesn't look or smell like a weizenbock. I found nutty malts and a hint of roast.

t: Well, there is a lot more going on here than the smell would indicate. This isn't bad by any stretch of the imagination, but I defy anyone to take a sip of this blind and think weizenbock. I tasted lots of nutty malts with hints of cocoa and floral toffee. There was a pretty nice lingering warm chocolatey malt note. Where are the cloves, bananas, and
bubblegum?

m: Pretty chewy but not quite weizenbock territory.

o: I was pretty conflicted when scoring this one. This isn't really close to being on style and I do have certain expectations when the label says weizenbock. I don't think this is a style open to a lot of interpretation. On the other hand this is a pretty tasty wheatwine I gurss I'd call it? Anyway, my scores kind of split the difference.

Photo of Reidrover
2.41/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle from "Lifesource" Salem. $3.99 Pours a darker amber with a small off white head,that quickly dissipates. Having trouble picking up any aromas other than caramel malt ( and this in a room temp glass). Plain malty taste..again caramel, maybe some fig in the back..weird for style..getting a wee bit black pepper. Mouthfeel is OK i suppose Really let down by this one..i usually like Full Sail but they missed by a mile on this one. Its a strong amber..no sign what-so-ever of a weizen Bock!! Luckily for them this is hard to find.

Photo of constantine_272
4.01/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Dark copper to brown and very clear. Very low retention, off white (almost grey) head. Exceptionally carbonated.

S: Malt. Malt. Malt. Rich dark nut smells; hazelnut.

T: Crisp and sharp. A hint of sweetness gives way to a rich roasted grain flavor blast. It is predominantly of roasted barely and toasted hay. Bready rye and mild tangy spice flavors linger. A slight alcohol flavor emerges that was otherwise hidden as the beer raises a few degrees and loses some fizz.

M: Great mouthwatering tanginess (with no sourness) leaves you wanting more. It washes very clean and extremely refreshing.

O: This is what a full flavor light beer would taste like. It is extremely drinkable and easy going. It goes down easy and very refreshing. Great on a hot summer day and a great session beer.

Photo of Kromes
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark copper color with a thin head that dies down to nothing

Caramel and toasted malt with some earthy and smoky peat, a touch of dark cherry, alcohol and a bit of grassy hop.

Toasted malts up front with a bit of caramel. There is also a very subtle dark fruit flavor and a touch of grassy hop to balance out the sweetness. A little bit of alcohol shows through in the finish which is a lingering earthy peat and toasted malt flavor.

Low carbonation and medium body. Seems a bit thin without the carbonation. However, that being said, it does go down very easy.

A nice malt-forward beer without being overly sweet. The hop gives it a good balance and the toasted malt really shows through. An above average Weizenbock. I was expecting a little bit of the banana/clove, but I enjoyed it as is.

Photo of Gavage
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours an amber brown color with a 1" head.

Smell: light breadiness and some chocolate comes through to the nose.

Taste: bready profile with some light chocolate, banana, pepper, and a nice balancing bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Long lasting aftertaste here.

Overall: a nicely flavorful beer that is a bite of a slow sipping beer, but two or three of these can be enjoyed in a session.

Photo of Jason
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.

Hazed and tawny, dissipates to a minimal amount of lace. Very bready, malty and sweet in the nose ... cleaner that I anticipated. Full-ish body with a creamy smoothness and a quick pop of crispness on the back. Loaf of bread, fresh hay, light hopping, clean palate. Faint taffy, some alcoholic warmth and more graininess middle to finish.

Not as I expected, a malt bomb and a tasty one but none of the bells and whistles of a true Weizenbock with the clove and banana and lively esters.

Photo of jtierney89
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep clear chestnut color with a half finger head that dies rather quickly. Very strange nose of herbal hops, anisette, faint licorice, hearty grainy toasted bread.

Taste is much better than the nose with one of the best finishes i've had in a beer. Tastes like your classec weizen bock up front, prickling carbonation clean wheat malt rolls into chocolate and toasted grainy bread. Finishes with an underlying hop bitterness and extremely clean with the faint kiss of alcohol. Wonderfully complex grainy and toasted bread flavor linger in the mouth nicely, almost tannin like in quality. A really great beer. And another great example from full sail of how clean dark lager styles such as bocks should be.

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Brewer's Share Vendell's Veizen (Weizen Bock) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
81 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.