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Wild Dog Weizenbock - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.8%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: maxpower on 10-23-2005)
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

MeisterSmudge, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The wild dog is 750 ml and corked; served at near-room temperature, as I don't pay attention to that temperature stuff when serving my beer. Hazy, calm bubbly light brown with a foamy sizzling tan head. The head maintains the course, and spider web lacing dominates the glass. A clear and enjoyable nose--spices and hints of alcohol are noted immediately, and warming reveals some banana bread and zesty wheats, with undertones of cloves and caramel malts. The body is bordering on full, the flavors are rushing slick--they coat your palate, and then move down to present a decent warming affect. The flavorings are very nice--a decent blast of dark wheat malts, pepper and a lingering effect of light oak. Medium carbonation which detracts, but only a bit. Some yeast, brandy and raisins that are combined nicely. The finishing swirls will produce some caramel and yeast, with a slick and refreshed palate. This stuff is pure liquid gold; if you can still find it, you won't be disappointed. Served as a toast for my best friend, Buster, who passed today; a friend who loved good beer in his prime! Salud!

GeoffRizzo, Dec 03, 2006
Photo of KarlHungus
4.65/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This brew pours a cloudy brown color with ruby edges. The head is large, fluffy, white, and has good retention. The aroma is everything you would want in a dark wheat beer. Sweet malt, cherry, banana, and clove. The taste is rather fruity for a weizenbock, but not too a fault as it doesn't overpower any of the usual flavors. Cherries first hit the tongue followed by cloves, then bananas, then alcohol. The mouthfeel is spectacularly smooth with perect carbonation. Overall, this is a very fine weizenbock.

KarlHungus, Jan 03, 2006
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent! It pours a gorgeous reddish-brown, deep and clear, very inviting. Aroma is strong and malty with overtones of brown sugar or molasses, possible chocolate hint. Taste is superb - malty with some hop bitterness, a whisper of sweetness, molasses tones. Smooth but with quite a bite, it is to be sipped and savored. I am glad that I managed to catch this special release.

Cyberkedi, Jun 08, 2007
Photo of santoslhalper
4.55/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at Fathead's.

Appearence: Pours a nice, dark burgundy with a thin tan head that dwindles after a few minutes. Cloudy as hell, with a decent amount of slow-moving carbonation.

Smell: Nice, strong sweet notes. Bubblegum comes to mind, as well as caramel and bready notes. Well balanced, with a tiny bit of spiciness.

Taste and Mouthfeel: At first, it's initially sweet with a little alcoholic spice. The bubblegum notes are still present, as well as molasses and caramel. It blends slowly into a little bit of lavender-type spices, then ends smooth and clean, with a wonderful bread aftertaste. The mouthfeel is rich and full.

Drinkability and Overall: This, by far, the best Flying Dog brew I've had. It's balanced, complex, and smooth. Plus, it tastes amazingly. Hopefully I can pick up a few more of these, and I can't wait to see the rest of the Wild Dog series. Cheers!

santoslhalper, Nov 14, 2005
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was really excited to get a hold of this for two reasons. #1, it's the only beer from Flying Dog that I hadn't tasted, and #2, their last Wild Dog release, the double IPA, was really good. Fortunately, this one has lived up to that expectation. Oh, and I also got it on sale for $9!!!

750 ml, corked & caged. Nice label. Nice hang tag. It opened with only a minor "pop", although that was straight out of the fridge and it was a little bit colder than it would normally be.

I carefully poured it into a large weizen glass and found that the head was quite easy to control. The yeast, however, needed to be roused. When all was said and done, a cloudy, dark mahogany and caramel body rested gently beneath a tall, creamy head of khaki-colored foam. The head retention was very good, even very, very good considering that it's a weizenbock; and it slowly dropped to a short but solid surface covering. As I progressed through the glass it would diminsh a bit, but with each sip the stir of moving the glass roused the carbonation and it brought the head back up again. Some very nice rings of lace were left at the outset, one for each sip, and it then produced wide, craggy swaths of lace. Pretty nice appearance overall.

The nose stood out. In many cases, the nose of a weizenbock is not quite as rich as the flavor behind it, but that didn't happen here. It's spicy, malty, caramelish, and fruity with notes of black pepper, green pepper seeds, clove, wheat, caramel, banana and some soft melon.

The mouthfeel is full and smooth, with a very fine, median carbonation. I was expecting a little more zest based on most of the other examples of the style, but this suited me just fine. Standard weizens are normally quite effervescent, but the bocks are more restrained, and this seemed a touch softer than that. Very nice. It allows more of the maltiness to come through, and the smoother, softer mouthfeel lends to drinkability.

The flavor starts with a combination of fruit and peppery spice. There's initially some darker red/black fruit (plum, perhaps sweet cherry, ...grape even) that I didn't find in the aroma, and then the spice kicks in with black pepper, clove, coriander, and even some green pepper. As it warms in the mouth more fruit arises with banana and melon, and maybe even some low-level papaya. At the same time the maltiness has hit it's peak and your mouth is almost completely awash in caramel and wheat. It's rich and full, but not overwhelming as a thread of alcohol and some underlying leafy, floral, and spicy hop flavor and bitterness cuts through. It finishes dry with a flicker of yeasty pepperiness, a spritz of alcohol, and a smear of lingering bitterness and leafy hop flavor. Quite impressive... a little too much malt, a slightly high or low fermentation temperature, a bit too much residual yeast, a finger's nudge too much alcohol, or a bump of extra bitterness can throw a beer like this out of balance, but there's none of that here - well-balanced, clean, superbly brewed.

Highly recommended! Get it while you can! One of the best weizenbocks I've ever tasted. In fact, considering the intensity of the flavor and balance, it's basically a weizen doppelbock. I'd put it right up there with Aventinus! Whoever brewed this really knows what they're doing!!!

NeroFiddled, Oct 29, 2006
Photo of russpowell
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle pours chestnut with effervescence & 1 finger of sand collored head. Slight lacing & head retention

S: Bubblegum, bandaids & some fruittyness

T: Bubblegum & fruittyness up front. Some apricot flavor along with a hint of chocolate. Finishes fruitty, warming, & quenching with hints of cinamon

MF: Medium bodied with some spirtzyness

Drank pretty easy for tha ABV. Not a bad take on the style. Looks like this one has improved with age

russpowell, Jan 01, 2007
Photo of Amalak
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Amalak, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of Gueuzedude
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aromatic notes of clove, plum and apple waft to my nose as I pour this beer into my glass. The beer is a brilliantly clear, brown-amber color when held up to the light; otherwise it is an opaque, dark purple-brown color. The head is frothy and a pale amber color. The aroma is definitely clove like and also has a tart fruity component to it that reminds me of plums plus notes of figs and prunes. At the end a bit of banana comes through in the nose as well.

The taste is sweet and smooth up front, it finishes with a bit of spiciness and a strong banana cream note. This is a pretty rich beer and a 750ml bottle is definitely a pleasurable endeavor for the night. The finish has a smooth creamy, mouth-coating feel to it, but mixed in is a bit of spritzy carbonation and a spicy, peppery, almost ginger like note. There is also a hint of dark malt in the finish; a bit of burnt raisin, perhaps a hint of chocolate and a slight roast grain astringency.

This beer is quite good, as with the other beer in this series; I am quite impressed so far by the beers in the Wild Dog line-up. Banana cream is definitely a good descriptor for this beer, though there is a definite clove note here as well as other spice notes. As the beer warms up the chocolate note begins to pick up a bit; add a splash of chocolate to that banana cream please. There is a slight tart note here which adds to the drinkability of this beer. If I had to complain, this is indeed quite tasty, I would wish for a bit more malt complexity; this is quite nice as is though.

Gueuzedude, Oct 23, 2005
Photo of blakesell
4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 750ml caged and corked bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance- Beer pours a rich amber brown with a thick head of coffee coloured foam rising a finger high. Cork was in there like swimwear and didn't want to come out for anything, had to use a corkscrew on that bad boy.

Smell- Rich wheats, dark malts, and what smells a lot like a brettanomyces funk giving that sweet/sour perception. Hops are subdued, clove is present, it's fruity but I get very little banana.

Taste- Creamy, fruity, almost a grape bubble gum flavour. Banana on the tongue, but not strong. More of that Belgian funkiness. I'm not sure if that flavour/scent was intentional, but I like it just fine. Light oxidation, but it works in favor of the beer.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, medium full-bodied, lightly warming, well carbonated, not hoppy, smooth and effervescent.

Drinkability- This is one fine weizenbock. It may not be characteristic for the style, but it is delicious.

blakesell, May 06, 2008
Photo of BEERchitect
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Much heavier and creamy that I expected. The dark amber to brown (chestnut) colored beer has a rust-like haze and a lightly tan head and remained well. Smells of a balanced blend between fruity esters, cloves, toast, and banannas with syrup, nuts, roasted grain, and chocolate. The taste is a trancendence of aroma. The estery qualities are magnified to compete with the robust grain bill. The barley sweetness remains bold without dominating the finess fruitiness. The body is full, rich, and creamy without becoming thick. It still remains smooth and easily drank. Leaves a velvety coating on the toung without weighing heavy or remaining sweet.

BEERchitect, Dec 05, 2005
Photo of cvstrickland
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was delighted to find this lonely bottle newly-appeared and sitting on a shelf at 21 Eleven. How can it be this little beauty escaped for three years unseen and un-drunk?!

750 ml Champagne-style corked-and-caged bottle with no Ralph Steadman art on it?!?!?

Don't worry, though, label-design contest winner Tim Smith's li'l 'doggie' is every bit as weird and creepily-delightful as old Ralph's freaky stuff... anyway, back to it... poured into a weizen glass yields a clear brown-amber body with lively trickles of active carbonation and a few floaties, capped with a small pale ivory head that retains at a creamy sheet and grows in volume in supplemental pours, leaving a few sticky puffs of lacing on the glass.

The sparkling drink carries a rich and wheaty nose with fruity and slightly phenolic notes.

Taste is tangy and wheaty with smooth alcohol and some spice notes. Rich wheaty caramel flavors that thicken and darken as the drink warms provide a velvety-smooth, full-bodied mouthfeel that evokes a light essence of banana. There's a nice bitterness in the finish.

The final pour of the bottle contains a bit more yeasty sediments despite my half-assed efforts to not pour them in, boosting the aroma with nutty banana (maybe it's in my mind, or just the drink warming) and bringing a dryness into the flavor profile that didn't show itself before. There's a slightly gritty, powdery texture that accompanies the move, too, but the last few rich-and-nutty swallows made me wish I'd liberated a little more sediment into the rest of the drink. Awesome.

A really fantastic beer that only faintly signals the 8% ABV until a friendly warming sensation kicks in, reminding me that this tasty wheat beer is still a big drink. Mellow, wheaty and friendly, this 2005 offering is truly outstanding.

cvstrickland, Jun 20, 2008
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazed vermillion, thick cocoa-tan head, long-lasting. Essential, classic look for a bock of any standing. Nice, so far.

Aroma is smooth and sweet, associations first of nuts, toffee and malt, then spices, cloves and more. Uplifting, vivacious, and nearly ethereal. Nice, again.

Tastin' it: dark and fuzzy on the palate, but sweet and clean thereafter. Rich and caramel-y, with a nutty snap. Very tasty. Chocolatey. Have I said "yum" yet?
Very lively in the mouth, yet it fades off, as all good things must, alas. But while it does reside among the senses, it a bounty of delights.

Full bodied, lovely, flavorful texture, delicious finish, long and malty-sweet.

Another good dog!

feloniousmonk, Nov 13, 2005
Photo of beerphilosopher
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a deep ruddy red color with jewel-like accents in the glass when held up to the light. The head is light brown and very clingy in the inner rim of the glass. Sheets of Belgian lace cascade down from the rim, ending in a tall head that dissipates fairly quickly. A massive amount of yeast made it into the pour, leaving a dense field of suspended yeast in the liquid. The nose is a surprise. I like surprises. In addition to the expected notes of banana and spice, given this is a "weizen," the much more dominant aromas are decidedly fruity and even tart. In some ways similar to a Belgian dubbel, believe it or not. The palate is a head-scratcher too. Initially you get the sweet roasted malts, but you also get a serious dose of dark fruits and even astringent citrus. Very odd, really, and very complex. This citrus aspect gives a bit of a tartness to the flavor as well, almost as if some brettanomyces found it's way into the fermenter. Nothing approaching a wild ale, or oud bruin, in intensity, but still ... there is just a twinge there. After I get past this, I notice some warmer flavors of honey and even a bit of a nutty character hidden in this beer. This is really as complex a weizenbock as I've come across. The mouthfeel is a little thinner than I would have thought, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing from a drinkability standpoint. This, and the astringency, keep the beer from coming off as cloying as son=me bock style beers often can. The alcohol content is well hidden in this beer, and the carbonation subdued. If you're expecting a Aventinus clone, this isn't the beer for you. This one is a creature all it's own and I'm hard-pressed to figure it out. The complexity of flavors borders on being out of control, but somehow manages to keep itself relatively cohesive. By far, the best Flying Dog brew that I've sampled. I'd like to cellar this one for a year or two more and see what happens to the borderline disjointed complexity. Don't get me wrong, I really like this beer. It is a challenge to my assumptions and that's a good thing. This one is "retired," so you're not likely to find it, but if you do ... you won't regret it.

beerphilosopher, Oct 03, 2007
Photo of kmpitz2
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep amber color with a finger of light tan head that falls to a very full coat over top. There's a few floaties in there as well. Nose is a good dichotomy of caramel sweetness along with a very healthy nutty and toasty character. There is a faint banana ester in there as well. Flavor is more roasted than the nose. Its the same roasted flavor that I found in New Glarus Black Wheat and in Bell's Wheat 6, and I believe it to be a particular variety of wheat, possibly torrified? Its very full flavored. There is a solid nuttyness along with a light creamy character. Very tasty. Feel is on the lighter end of moderate with a creamyness and a light to moderate carbonation. I like the smoothness of it. Overall, this is a pretty nice beer. I think everything holds together well between the nose and the flavor. No hint of the 8.6% anywhere really makes this one stand out to me.

kmpitz2, Mar 12, 2006
Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

bigeyedfish89, Dec 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

wrightst, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of blitheringidiot
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big ole 750 mL bottle caged & corked with a gold cage.

Pours out with a spotty dense beige headcap that settles to a this coating over a firey amber hue.

Initial scents of ripe banana and some vanilla detection.

First swigs: Straight up banana essence meets a dark bread malts. Some dry pancake flour hints blend with a dark fig and almond. Full of sweet dark fruit.

Medium to full bodied. Plenty of crisp carbonation and a thick milkshake like chewiness with a mega buttery smoothness.

Last swigs: Why this is sooo F'in expensive is beyond me. Overpriced alert! I was ga-ga for their Wild Dog Double Pale, but this is not as mindblowiing but worth a shot if you can grab a reasonably priced bottle.

blitheringidiot, Mar 07, 2006
Photo of mikesgroove
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

dark brown, with nice reddish highlights that circled the bottom and the sides of the glass. Rich head of off white, eggshell color comes up about an inch before settling down and leaving in its wake a nice an well rounded cap of foam and lacing.

Aroma is ripe with dark fruits, chewey caramel and rich toffee notes. Warming brings up even more fruit, dark figs, plums, lots of sweet bready malts and lots of funky flavors coming through now. Butterscotch mixed with a lightly tart fruit note, this was very complex and has held up remarkably well. Smooth, steady carbonation and while not being too light or heavy, it certainly won me over with its well balanced

mikesgroove, Jul 15, 2011
Photo of HisDorian
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Was told that this was the best in the Wild Dog series...so here we go!

Poured into a Guinness tulip. Nice big head. Golden yellow color. Smells extremely strong of wheat, as it should. A very wheaty flavor. Not much in the way of the cloves or banana I expect to find in a wheat beer. Just good, crisp, and clean. Not as thin as a lot of wheat beers, either. Nice presence in my mouth and tastes great. I would definitely drink this again!!

HisDorian, Oct 30, 2009
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark coppery orange that becomes bright coppery orange with beautiful candy apple red highlights when the glass is held up to the slanting rays of the setting sun. There's a healthy amount of suspended yeast as well, which should add to the flavor intensity. I love the look of the head too. It's orange-tinted golden brown sugar in color and looks tremendously sticky. Shotgun-shredded sheets of lace will probably have to be washed away with scalding water. Easy call here.

What's this? Barnyard funk in an American-brewed weizenbock? From the 'banana and clove' comment on the little cardboard tag, I was expecting the brewers to have used a hefe weizen yeast. I guess it's still possible, although those aromas are faint at best. For the most part, the beer smells like tangy fruit and... wait just a second... it now smells more like medicinal phenols than Belgian funk. Perhaps the flavor will sort things out.

Wild Dog Weizenbock tastes almost exactly like it smells. I'm still trying to figure out if that's a good thing or a very good thing. No worries, I still have about 23 ounces to go. One thing I can say is that this ale tastes like it was brewed in Belgium rather than Colorado, USA. I have to believe that Flying Dog purchased their yeast strain there rather than in Deutschland.

The dominant member of the flavor profile is tart, spiced, orchard fruit, along the lines of not quite ripe apples, pears and apricots. I suppose it's possible (given the 'everything but the kitchen sink' esteriness of the yeast) that no additional spices were utilized. Still though, I wouldn't be a bit surprised to find that some where. This is a pretty complex beer... that I still haven't made up my mind about.

Although the Band-Aid phenols aren't as rampant as they are in some other offerings, they're prominent enough to turn off the uninitiated. I happen to like them and feel that they add rather than detract in this particular beer. If speed of consumption is any sort of guide to drinkability, this one scores pretty high. I keep going back time and time again to try to figure this sucker out.

Alcohol is nowhere, and I mean nowhere, to be found on the palate; which is another reason why I'm gulping rather than sipping. Time to slow down so that my fingers are still able to type my impressions. The mouthfeel is midway between medium and full with a pleasing, slippery silkiness on the back end. I like the semi-boisterous amount of carbonation as well.

Wild Dog Weizenbock is the best Flying Dog beer that I've ever had (I missed the Wild Dog DIPA). It's close to greatness, but it lacks that certain something that would make me love it. That said, it's definitely worth a purchase if you can still find a bottle. I'd like to see the Wild Dog Series released on a regular basis, especially since this brewery's regular lineup too often barks up the wrong tree.

BuckeyeNation, Dec 08, 2006
Photo of carln26
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep mahogany color, mildly hazy, topped by a thick tan head that dissipates quickly. The nose reminds of the Bell’s Wheat 6. Intense clove, banana, and toffee come across. Taste is very different from the Bell’s. The banana and clove is much less pronounced, but the toffee and caramel from the malt is accentuated. Very well balanced. Sweetness really comes out on the finish. The mouth feel is a little thin, but it has a great drinkability. Alcohol doesn’t come across as heat. Great stuff.

carln26, Dec 14, 2005
Photo of asabreed
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Corked and caged big bottle from 2005, when it was just released. Again, getting married in a few days, and with one left in the cellar, I decided to crack one open with a friend in the wedding. Bottle sauys 8% ABV.

Into two 12 oz. glasses.

Appearance: Hazy yet a bit lighter-than-I'd-think amber, with a nice head above and good lacing, especially for the glass and the age. Good gurgling bubbles top-surging. I expected this one to dissolve like Dr. Pepper, and it held its own after four years, so bravo.

Smell: Now this is a bit weird, but expected, as all the semblance of wheat beer aromas is seemingly gone. There's literally none. It's all caramel and toffee sweetness with granny smith apple sourness and some cider vinegar. Like a Flemish Red almost, and nowhere near a Weizenbock, yet I've delved into the realness of the moment here, and am rating it as a beer and not sticking to the style because of the age. Good mild funk going on, almost as if there's Brett involved. IS there Brett involved? I don't think so, but still, I like it.

Taste: Again, the age on this has probably completely changed it. No clove. No banana. Reminds me more of a Wild Ale than a Weizenbock, easily. So I have some things to deal with as far as this review goes. It talks about it being an amber wheat on the label, but it's turned into, seemingly, a Brett-laced Wild Ale, somehow complete with forefront caramel and toffee sweetness, some granny smith apple, and finishing train-wrecked both the aforementioned: caramel granny smith apple drenched in sour funk and toffee. Weird and wild and wow.

Mouthfeel: Not as creamy as I'd expected, but still fairly full-bodied and non-cloying and bringing out the enhanced sour flavors of the four-to-five-year-old brew.

Drinkability: This isn't a beer that probably should've held up for at least four years, but it has. That said, as I have said numerous aforementioned times, there are many who would not like what they're tasting. But the fact that beer can do this, and change so freakishly and deliciously, makes me realize just exactly why I like it so much. With a 2005 bottle, it is not a Weizenbock, and that is for certain. But there's some wild things that have been happening in the bottle, and I'm thrilled with it. Like a mistaken Wild Ale, almost. Sweet and sour beer, mistakenly, again, almost. I still have a bottle. If ity turns to vinegar in a year or two, then so be it, but I'll see what the Wild Dog can do in that time. Bring it.

asabreed, Jul 14, 2009
Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle courtesy of expatsteve and shared along with him, dirtylou and blackie over an impromptu bock tasting.

Pour: hues range from amber through garnet/mahogany with a yeasty suspension under a finger of foamy white head that fades to a skim.

Nose: lightly smoked jerky, raisins and dates, and sour, dusty wheat.

Taste: raisins and roasted malt, dark fruit booze, smoked jerky, and sour wheat malts.

Feel: medium body with velvety carbonation.

Drinkability/Overall: smooth, balanced, well-meshed. Great drinkabilty for the style and strength. It's no Aventinus, but a solid specialty from a brewery who is hit and miss in my limited experience with them.

Golden2wenty1, Aug 20, 2006
Photo of battlekow
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My girlfriend just left, bound for Florida and family to celebrate Thanksgiving, so I think it's time to crack open my 750 of Wild Dog. Hopefully in a few hours I won't remember where or what Florida is.

Wild Dog glugs into my glass, exhibiting a chestnut body with a gigantic rocky head. Oh yeah, this is gonna be good. Smells intensely wheaty, with some phenol hints, musty yeast notes, and an undercurrent of booze. Tastes similar, a big mouthful of alcohol-soaked wheat. The alcohol flavor is quite strong; 8% is high, but I've had beers a lot higher than disguised it a lot better. It's a good beer, but the sting from the 8% gives it a bit of an unpleasant edge and detracts from the drinkability. Let it warm a bit and some welcome chocolate wades in to do battle with the booze.

I'm determined to put away this entire bottle. Bottoms up!

battlekow, Nov 24, 2005
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Wild Dog Weizenbock from Flying Dog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.