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Great Lakes Glockenspiel Weizenbock - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Glockenspiel WeizenbockGreat Lakes Glockenspiel Weizenbock

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

204 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.43%


Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 09-09-2004)
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Ratings: 204 | Reviews: 158 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by malcontent:
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malcontent

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Love the hazy, ruby color just fine but I do expect a more imposing head from a wheat-based beer. Lacing is nice enough, though.

Strong clove and banana phenols are just right with a plummy undercurrent. No discernible hop scent.

Well, it's not Aventinus but it's awfully good. All the best attributes of a great hefe with an added malt sweetness reminiscent of prunes and brandy with a touch of alcoholic spice.

Once again, just not lively enough for something in the weizen family. Full-bodied, however, and highly drinkable for something of its strength. An excellent addition to the GL roster.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2009 21:33:19 | More by malcontent
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MilesRaymond

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-02-2014 02:58:29 | More by MilesRaymond
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betsymagnolia

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-28-2014 17:52:09 | More by betsymagnolia
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-16-2013 04:29:29 | More by jegross2
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

10-03-2013 23:32:47 | More by ejimhof
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-01-2013 15:22:06 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-03-2013 20:28:44 | More by LEdubs
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-01-2013 19:30:47 | More by mrfrancis
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Goobastic

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-29-2013 00:10:34 | More by Goobastic
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Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

06-28-2013 21:15:31 | More by redleg411
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jmw4437

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-28-2013 17:32:56 | More by jmw4437
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-26-2013 17:45:25 | More by Sturmthis
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witster18

Tennessee

4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Looks like the brownish sludge on the side of a Cleveland road after a snowplow.. a 1.5" 'stadium mustard' head(to boot)..poured in the cellar at the brewery for mantrip. Consensus among the guys as our fave current seasonal of the bunch(also had ipl, milkstout, american ale, erie monster, Wright pils.. as well their mainstays).

Looks ominous. Smell of banana, lemon, and sourdough bread.
Taste is lots of banana too with a bang of sour yeast esters... . Balanced though. A slight sweetness n the finish too. Mint alcohol late. Belies its 8% though.. For sure. Tastes like A 6.5-7% brew. Extremely pleased.

Airy. Frothy. Heat, but not 'boozy'.. At least for 8.0. Tred lightly, but it will be difficult.

This is a great beer from a great brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2013 13:34:06 | More by witster18
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I poured this from a growler, it has a burnt orange color body, with a 2' tan head. The smell has clove, banana aroma to it. The taste starts off sweet of banana and yeast, then the clove comes through. The mouth feel is very nice and the clove after taste is great. Overall this is a very tasty beer.

Serving type: growler

06-17-2013 00:57:44 | More by chefhatt
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SportsandJorts

Michigan

4.56/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: a burnt orange/ light brown color. very hazy. a finger or so of a tannish head that fades fairly quickly. Tasty looking beer.

Smell: upfront hints of sweet yeast, some fruitiness, wheat and clove.

Taste: starts of sweet and yeast, followed by wheat and weak banana, the end takes on a clove taste. alcohol is apparent but only adds to the taste. complex and nicely balanced

Mouthfeel: heavy, and leaves a sweet feeling.

Overall: This is a great beer. I wish they bottled it this year and hope to see it on shelfs in the future. it is a great representation of the style and a delicious beer.

Serving type: on-tap

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Great Lakes Glockenspiel Weizenbock from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.