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

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BA SCORE
80
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63 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 12.5%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AxesandAnchors on 01-09-2013)
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Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Texasfan549, Sep 08, 2013
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3.4/5  rDev -3.4%

ygtbsm94, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of Jason
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.

Jason, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

mactrail, May 05, 2014
Photo of Gavage
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.

Gavage, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
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.

woodychandler, Jul 16, 2013
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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.

corby112, Feb 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

weeare138, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of Zorro
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.

Zorro, Jan 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

afsdan, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
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.

LiquidAmber, Feb 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Haybeerman, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
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.

lordofthewiens, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

twelveinches, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of Reidrover
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.

Reidrover, Apr 07, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +13.9%

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.

sulldaddy, Sep 13, 2014
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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.

DIM, Apr 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

JohnBender, Apr 21, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

yemenmocha, Apr 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

thufflife, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Oakenator, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

RoryOMoore, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of beergoot
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...

beergoot, Feb 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

MacStinson, Mar 04, 2013
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Brewer's Share Vendell's Veizen (Weizen Bock) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
80 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.