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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

(view ratings)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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phishsihq

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 00:35:56 | More by phishsihq
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DerAtomsmasher

Washington

3.06/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 00:27:28 | More by DerAtomsmasher
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DIM

Pennsylvania

2.59/5  rDev -26.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 23:33:02 | More by DIM
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Reidrover

Oregon

2.43/5  rDev -31%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 17:38:19 | More by Reidrover
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constantine_272

Oregon

4.04/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 03:06:49 | More by constantine_272
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Kromes

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 22:03:05 | More by Kromes
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 22:28:00 | More by Gavage
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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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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 23:34:46 | More by jtierney89
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.06/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark golden amber/copper color with mahogany edges and a two finger off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Slightly smokey, roasted malt aroma with peppery spice, earthy hops and bready yeast. More robust than what's typical for the style. Hints of pepper and clove followed by banana, bread, chocolate, caramel and toffee but there's also a burnt dark malt presence as well as a resinous hop presence. These extra elements are interesting but overpower what I like most about the style.

Medium bodied with a flavor profile that's very similar to the aroma. The roast character is toned down a bit but it's still slightly smokey and more dry/acrid than I expected. Hints of dark chocolate, oatmeal and dry, burnt toast followed by hints of peppery clove, banana bread, caramel and toffee. The ABV is well masked and its easy to drink, but I just wish thre was some more sweetness for balance. I appreciate the more robust, hoppier take on the style, but I prefer the more traditional take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 09:00:21 | More by corby112
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a reddish coppery amber with a half finger fine light tan head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of bready malt, light toasted malt and an unusual herbal spiciness. Flavor follows with toasted, caramel and biscuit malt, hints of dried dark fruit, light grassy hops. Finish is biscuit malt and grassy hops. Medium bodied with a pleasant creaminess. The taste leans more towards a malty amber ale than a weizenbock, but I really like the combination of malt flavors in this and the balance from start to finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 06:07:44 | More by LiquidAmber
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slammo

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this reddish amber beer into a half liter glass and the tan head stuck around for some time. I am a fan of this style having enjoyed others of this type. Full Sail does a good job here I think, actually it is brewed by my new friend Wendell. Yes it smells a little boozy but the taste does not overly reek of alcohol. Some tropical fruit on the tongue and malt backbone pair up well. For myself, I paired this with a Cohiba Maduro 5 Magico. I couldn't ask for more.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 23:27:53 | More by slammo
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beergoot

Colorado

3.26/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark amber body with a fizzy, one-finger thick head. Aroma "bright" with a subtle doughy cookie scent hovering in the background. Faint roasted grains in the flavor combines with an overall metallic twang, perhaps just a weird combination of hop bitterness and ABV. Medium bodied with a clean, crisp, dry finish.

I kept flipping between a 3.0 and 3.25 for the taste on this one. One sip seemed okay; somewhat malty and decently flavored; the next sip harsh and metallic with a schizoid balance. Ultimately, it seemed the malt flavors won out in the long run. Still, the other components seemed weak and unbalanced overall. I also though alcohol came across too "boozy". So, I'm not saying this is a bad beer as such, just a rather odd one...

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 02:41:49 | More by beergoot
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vkv822

Oregon

2.55/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

22oz : tulip

Pours a clear, dark mahogany with a creamy off white head that dissipates fairly quickly to leave a thing foam and light lacing.

The aroma and taste are both more subdued than I would like. I'm having a tough time grading this, as the taste is not unpleasant, it is just a fairly generic malty, beer base.

Mouthfeel is medium+ bodied with mild carbonation.

I rated the aroma and taste low because I found them to be quite one dimensional with some caramel malt and faint alcohol notes, but overall it was an average beer in that the taste was not unpleasant, but also not enjoyable.meh.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 10:06:59 | More by vkv822
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AxesandAnchors

Oregon

3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I just want to start off by saying I poured this in the incorrect glass (snifter) but I didn't have a Weizen Glass so what ya gonna do.

"Enjoy By: August 2013"

A: It pours beautifully, dark burgundy color, completely clear, with great head and carbonation.

S: The alcohol on the nose is far greater than any 7% beer I've ever had, it's really rather overpowering. I would say it's almost rum like, kinda spicy, dark ripe fruit, with a hint of caramel. Seriously difficult to get anything beyond this alcohol heat.

T: The taste is much less bozzie than I thought it would be given how powerful the smell was...it's still there, just not as noticeable as I anticipated. You get the flavors that were present in the nose, dark ripe fruits and caramel. Has a little bit of a molasses character to it. Starts off with a lot of malt/wheat sweetness and finishes with a fair amount of bitterness.

M: The mouth feel is a bit heavier than most lagers, but I wouldn't say it's creamy or thick at all. Perfect amount of carbonation. I found that the bitterness that it ended with made my mouth salivate for more.

O: One of the better Lagers I've had, would like to try this in a more appropriate glass and see if there is any difference. I paid $4.99 for a bomber of this, so it's a great deal and I wouldn't hesitate to pick up another.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 08:23:13 | More by AxesandAnchors
Brewer's Share Vendell's Veizen (Weizen Bock) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
81 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.