Weizenbock | Mikkeller ApS

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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: German Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of josanguapo
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

From Degustasur. In Teku glass. Playing Avernum 3. Malty, caramelly, with alcohol notes yet nothing excessive, and light banana. Fine but a bit boring.

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Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.41/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured to a stemmed glass.

A: The body is hazy yellow with a two finger thick white head. Looking good so far.
S: The aroma is very banana-y, clovy, it's very strong and pompuous.
T: The taste of clove is strong, close to wheat and malty profiles. This is damn good!
M: The body is medium high to high. Carbonation is perfect.
O: I'm starting to understand that I'm into weizenbocks.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle - wow, a straight-up, old-world style from Mikkeller?

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber colour, with four fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly tan head, which leaves some dissipating fog bank lace around the glass as it lazily sinks away.

It smells of bready caramel malt, some gritty wheatiness, faint yeast, banana chips, generic citrus rind, clove and white pepper spice, and some gentle leafy and floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, tangy wheat notes, a peppy apple, pear, and blood orange fruitiness, more clove and tabletop peppercorn spice, and some very tame earthy, leafy, and ethereally perfumed floral hoppiness.

The bubbles are pretty laid-back in their timid frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and mostly smooth, maybe the yeast dulling the new paint job, in a manner of speaking. It finishes well off-dry, the heavy-hitter malt not exactly taking its foot off of the gas for even a moment.

Overall, this is a fairly complex, and enjoyable version of the style, albeit a somewhat sweet one. They do a bang-up job of integrating the 17-proof boozy-booze, and keep the de Proef yeast effects to a minimum (in a beer that actually calls for them). I wouldn't turn down another of these, if handed one by someone with money to burn.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SayBoom
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moose1980
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Love Mikkeller. Love weizenbock. But this one was underwhelming. Not much going on with the aroma nor the taste. Perhaps Schneider Aventinus has simply ruined all others for me...

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Photo of Tfwoodard
4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent wheat beer, best I've tasted. More depth of flavour than Erdinger or Paulaner (two of my favourite wheat beers)

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Lukass
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of tmzl
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: relatively clear, some yeast floating around. Dark orange, amber. Almost no head, some foam islands. Medium carbonation, light lacing. Looks good, inviting.

Smell: Banana, caramel malt/wheat, fruity, passion fruit, some citrus (tangerine, orange). Also some alcohol spice.

Taste: Nice fruity (tangerines), yeasty start then goes into overly sweet, caramel wheat middle to rough alcohol feel. Sweetness sticks long in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: medium, solid carbonation, medium body; missing some creaminess. Warming due to the alcohol.

Overall: Fine beer, but far from the best representatives of weizenbock. Short on taste and mouthfeel. Alcohol and sweet character way to dominating.

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Photo of soulgrowl
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It looks a treat, with a hazy, sturdy brick red-orange color and a smooth, solid white head. Smells phenomenally boozy and yeasty, like bread dough and brandy, with an utterly bizarre but totally unmistakable smell of pasta in tomato sauce. Must be something about doughy, fruity, and herbal notes coming together in unexpected ways to mimic cooked spaghetti, simmered tomatoes, and oregano.

Far less savory in terms of flavor – in fact, pretty standard for the style, except the alcohol is far more perceivable. Bananas, caramelized pineapple, rum, bitter orange; if it weren't for a cellar-like mustiness, this would taste downright tropical. Instead it tastes distinctly Germanic, with floral honey and and a bounty of earthy yeast.

Pretty good, but laughable in comparison to some of the German classics (see: Aventinus). Too hot and also not rich or complex enough.

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Photo of SmashPants
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: standard brown 330mL bottle, average craft label.

Appearance: pours an ever-so-slightly hazy orange-copper colour with minimal fine carbonation. A solid one-finger white head jumps up - great retention and solid lacing.

Aroma: quite sweet, with a definite soft citrus up front - mandarines with some light biscuit malts and wheat. Decent but not mind-blowing due to its demure nature.

Taste: great complexity here - bread malts and heavy wheat with dark fruits and spices. Still some of those lovely sweet citrus flavours hanging around too. Nice.

Aftertaste: the sweetness lingers well but without being over the top.

Mouth feel: medium to heavy body with moderate carbonation. A warm smoothness due to the 8.5% ABV. Again, nice.

Overall: this is the second beer I have had from Mikkeller (the other being the Koppi Coffee IPA), and they have thoroughly impressed thus far. Well worth it every now and then when the wallet allows.

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Photo of Rwalford74
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep amber with a fading head.
Nose shows doughy yeast, wheat, golden syrup and cloves. The doughy yeast note is very prominent.
Similar flavour, more full-on doughy characters. Quite sweet, sugary almost. Noticeable alcohol in the finish.
Carbonation seems a little excessive, perfectly syrupy body though.
Not exactly a complex beer. The doughy character is annoyingly distracting.

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Photo of Thehuntmaster
3.18/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle 8,5% Abv.
Served lightly chilled in an over sized wine glass.
BB: 20/10/2013

Appearance: Mikkeller Weizenbock pours a lightly clouded, dark orange colour. A rough pour yields a massive cream coloured head that displays great retention and leaves beautiful patterns of lace as it slowly recedes.

Smell: Hmmm, the nose is actually quite disappointing - lacking in both strength and complexity.
The initial nose displays a fair amount of sweet citrus character (orange and tangerine), along with malted wheat and some stone fruits. Warming yields a distinct banana note, spicy yeast, a light caramel note, an odd herbal note and some alcohol.

Taste: As with the nose, this tastes like an average weissbier with an alcoholic kick. Notes include: Wheat, overripe stone fruits, overripe banana, earthy yeast, a bready note, cloves and a hint of citrus. The alcohol coverage is pretty average - you certainly taste the 8,5%.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied (or maybe just over), but sadly way over carbonated and pretty harsh (very lager like).

Overall: A disappointingly average beer from Mikkeller, I would not have this again.

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Photo of Infamous7100
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a bloody, orange, brown mix. Great looking slightly off white head.
S: Very complex. All kinds a bread and wheat but spliced nicely with what seems to be dark fruit like that of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Perhaps some slight citrus notes. Like where this going.
T: Again, nice complexity. Follows the nose closely, but the sweetness of the mallt and wheat is cut nicely by a robust booze flavor. At the middle, the dark fruit plays well into a slighty hoppy finish.
M: medium carbonation with a body that is light to medium but drinks heavier due to the boozy. Slick at first, but dry, clean finish.
O: What a fine effort and a rare one at that. Mikkeller impresses again. I love the independent take on the style. More boozy and fruity that your normal weizenbock, but it works. Try it.

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Photo of brinch
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of MisledTitan
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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

A - Golden amber, one finger white head, light lacing.

S - Sweet, wheat, dark fruits, yeast.

T - Bready, malty, wheat, fruity, sugar, light yeast.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering breadiness.

O - Mikkeller is, in my opinion, the king of barrel aging and imperial stouts, but this lighter wheat beer is very enjoyable!

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Weizenbock from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 24 ratings