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

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

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BA SCORE
81
good

52 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.64%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AxesandAnchors on 01-09-2013)
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 04:55:17 | More by Jason
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ChaseBeer

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

04-08-2014 01:28:41 | More by ChaseBeer
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 18:59:50 | More by lordofthewiens
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bernat1971

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -29%

02-16-2014 08:26:49 | More by bernat1971
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Zorro

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 00:11:29 | More by Zorro
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

12-28-2013 01:55:27 | More by foxyaardvark27
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev -16.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 04:48:18 | More by ryan1788a5
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

11-17-2013 20:47:07 | More by Haybeerman
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Zach122

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

11-01-2013 17:20:56 | More by Zach122
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

10-19-2013 14:05:22 | More by weeare138
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle

Into a weizen:

A: copper/brown colored body and is slightly transparent with a one and a half finger white foamy head that dies within a minute, speckled spider web lacing graces the sides of the glass

S: starts chalky, but eventually fades and lets the true aspects of the beer come out - malty, slightly nutty, and earthy

T: sweet nutty/maltiness (the chalkiness does come out initially in the taste, but eventually goes away), slightly grainy, sharp malty aftertaste, dry malty finish

M: medium, slightly sessionable, carbonation is kinda smooth and good for the style and for me

O: good weizenbock, but to be honest, I haven't had too many of these, however, I'm willing to come back to this, also, it kinda reminds me of a Brown Ale

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 23:12:27 | More by BeerKangaroo
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-08-2013 00:54:33 | More by Texasfan549
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 16:12:50 | More by wattoclone
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twelveinches

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-19-2013 06:05:52 | More by twelveinches
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Act25

New Jersey

3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
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)

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 00:52:44 | More by Act25
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TwoTrees

Washington

4/5  rDev +13.6%

07-30-2013 19:13:13 | More by TwoTrees
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.28/5  rDev +21.6%
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).

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 02:24:54 | More by jmbranum
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-26-2013 18:29:55 | More by Oakenator
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 20:14:45 | More by woodychandler
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Hellmeh

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-20-2013 03:51:11 | More by Hellmeh
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goochpunch

Texas

2.79/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 01:29:33 | More by goochpunch
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lazymuse

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-09-2013 07:04:41 | More by lazymuse
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hreb

Washington

3.24/5  rDev -8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 02:16:36 | More by hreb
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Eighty

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-30-2013 16:26:55 | More by Eighty
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videofrog

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-20-2013 03:00:35 | More by videofrog
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Brewer's Share Vendell's Veizen (Weizen Bock) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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