Brewer's Share Vendell's Veizen (Weizen Bock) - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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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
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
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
3.7/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
05-20-2013 00:35:56 | More by phishsihq
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
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
2.43/5 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
4.04/5 rDev +15.1%
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.
04-04-2013 03:06:49 | More by constantine_272
3.78/5 rDev +7.7%
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.
03-12-2013 22:03:05 | More by Kromes
4.05/5 rDev +15.4%
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.
03-03-2013 22:28:00 | More by Gavage
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
Brewer's Share Vendell's Veizen (Weizen Bock) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
80 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.