Barley's Weizen Bock | Barley's Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Barley's Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Dogbrick on 10-13-2003

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Ryan011235
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of tat2dhllblly
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of Spider889
3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler shared by Schwaeh.

Cloudy rusty orange color. Short head.

Smells of clove and light wheat. Also a bit of lemon rind and spicy yeast.

Flavor composed of lots of fruity banana esters and traditional clove spiciness.

The carbonation was in the mid range, though I found it to be quite vigorous. Alcohol was well hidden.

Overall a solid offering from Barley's.

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Photo of nrbw23
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy golden orange color with a pretty thin white head. Head turns into a cap of thin cap and leaves spotty lacing at best.

S- Quite a bit of yeasty feel to this one. Along with a bit of clove and maybe some banana. A grainy smell here too.

T- A touch of spices here, clove, and bready. Has a bit of a different taste but I like what is going on. Its both spicey and sweet at the same time. Very nice for sure.

M- Medium in body and a good amount of carbonation too.

O- I like this brew. I'm might start seeking out more of this style. Nothing dangerous here just a solid example of the styel.

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Photo of MbpBugeye
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler brought to a tasting by Schwaeh. This is one I wasn't aware of and one that is appropriate for this time of year, had yesterday not been so blustery.

Its a fully cloudy bruised and tanned shade of orange. It has a toasty, yet fruity look to it. The head was pretty nice and soft.

Lots and lots of clove. Spicy yeast with a dash of banana thrown in as well. The wheat is quite strong in the aroma, its snappy and spicy.

Lots of that nice, interesting clove spice is one of the first things that jumps out. But the flavor profile deviates from the aroma quite a bit after that. It sweetens up with honey, clovers and other flowers and maybe a bit of banana nut bread. The malt base is snappy, spicy wheat and moist dough.

Fluffy from a pillowy carbonation and fully hazed body. It clocks in at a healthy medium body with a nice smooth feel and finish. Things wind up a little dry by the end.

A pretty nice one from Barley's. They don't do anything wild, they play it safe, but this one surely is a safe purchase as well.

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Photo of BigBry
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ordered this on-tap while at Barley's.
Poured a hazy, dark golden brown, with a decent, off-white head. Good retention, thin lace. Solid wheat smells, slightly spicy/yeasty and fruity hops. Lots of malt flavor, but not too sweet, balanced nicely. Smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Very good.

Edit - After looking at other reviews, it seems that after a couple years, this has finally made it back into the rotation.

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Photo of ndekke39
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ordered this on-tap at Barley's Brewpub No. 1. Poured with a nice, off-white head. Good retention. Rich smells of smoke and spice. Good dark character to the malt. Hints of hops in the aroma. Taste is excellent - nice center to the malt, with a dark, spicy flavor. The taste really travels and blooms. The alcohol is there, but it's not at all overpowering. Great, creamy mouthfeel with a touch of fizz on the tongue. I think this could become one of my favorites at Barley's. Highly recommended.

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Photo of aquatonex
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First time in Ohio, first beer in Ohio.


Pours very nice medium hazy amber with a thick foamy head. Nose is pleasantly fruity and wheaty, smells refreshing. Taste is complex with smooth malts, sweets fruity notes, and a good wheat flavor. More sweet than tangy. Very good. Can't taste the ABV. I highly enjoyed this.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not to be confused with the Devil's Moon Weizenbock which was the winner of the 2001 homebrew competition. My wife liked this one a lot more than I did, but I can appreciate the attempt. Served in a snifter. Dark amber with a thin light beige head and little lacing. The aroma is tart with fruit, alcohol and wheat. The body is on the sticky side with malt, caramel and alcohol. The finish is starts out clean but becomes borderline cloying later. I did like this but it could use a little tweaking.

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Barley's Weizen Bock from Barley's Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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