Brewer's Share Vendell's Veizen (Weizen Bock) - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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3.75/5 rDev +6.8%
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.
05-05-2014 06:15:25 | More by mactrail
3.61/5 rDev +2.8%
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.
04-29-2014 00:20:02 | More by yemenmocha
3.74/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
OK, not great. I would drink this again if someone bought it for me.
03-23-2014 18:59:50 | More by lordofthewiens
3.25/5 rDev -7.4%
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.
01-10-2014 00:11:29 | More by Zorro
2.93/5 rDev -16.5%
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.
11-23-2013 04:48:18 | More by ryan1788a5
3.64/5 rDev +3.7%
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.
08-28-2013 16:12:50 | More by wattoclone
3.64/5 rDev +3.7%
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)
08-01-2013 00:52:44 | More by Act25
4.28/5 rDev +21.9%
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).
07-30-2013 02:24:54 | More by jmbranum
3.64/5 rDev +3.7%
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.
07-16-2013 20:14:45 | More by woodychandler
Brewer's Share Vendell's Veizen (Weizen Bock) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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