Brewer's Share Vendell's Veizen (Weizen Bock) - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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2.43/5 rDev -30.8%
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.
04-07-2013 17:38:19 | More by Reidrover
2.55/5 rDev -27.4%
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.
02-03-2013 10:06:59 | More by vkv822
2.59/5 rDev -26.2%
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
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.
04-24-2013 23:33:02 | More by DIM
2.79/5 rDev -20.5%
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.
06-20-2013 01:29:33 | More by goochpunch
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
3.06/5 rDev -12.8%
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.
04-29-2013 00:27:28 | More by DerAtomsmasher
3.06/5 rDev -12.8%
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.
02-17-2013 09:00:21 | More by corby112
3.24/5 rDev -7.7%
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.
06-02-2013 02:16:36 | More by hreb
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
3.26/5 rDev -7.1%
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...
02-13-2013 02:41:49 | More by beergoot
3.5/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
02-25-2013 04:55:17 | More by Jason
3.5/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
02-16-2013 23:27:53 | More by slammo
Brewer's Share Vendell's Veizen (Weizen Bock) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
80 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.