Weizen Bock | Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub

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Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub
Washington, United States
scuttlebuttbrewing.com

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2003

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Ranking:
#41,876
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
51
pDev:
15.29%
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 26
Reviews by hogrider:
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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Photo of RoyalT
2.68/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance – This one is light brown in color with some orangish tints and a big head that left some good lacing.

Smell – I can pick up a faint malt that kind of reminds me of yeast. There aren’t any bockish notes though, just some cheap grain.

Taste – There’s a little bit of yeast flavor here but no bock to speak of. There’s that grain again, though. What is this, an Adjunct Weizenbock?

Mouthfeel – This one is light to medium-bodied with some light carbonation and no sense of the traditional fluffy weizen mouthfeel.

Sinkability – I’m not really sure what this is, but I sure as hell am not going to finish it.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Metalmonk
2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dirtied white head, which spreads to a crowning around the top pretty quickly. Color is really nice, a reddish copper color with some haze but also sparkles like hard candy.

Good smell, a balanced mingling of musty red apples, toffee, cherry pipe tobacco and a pinch of alcohol. Autumnal and welcoming.

High hopes for the flavor, based on the nice look and smell, but no, this is not a great Weizenbock. An oddly flat sort of taste, papery kind of, although not really exhibiting the usual oxidation flavor/feel. Apple cider is the prevailing flavor, and it comes with a sourness that is not appreciated. Something somewhere between gingerbread and sweet carrot cake is here too, but geez, without a solid, quality base, it has no chance to impress. Puckery finish. Pretty good feel, soft and smooth with decent but not overbearing carbonation.

Not the best Weizenbock experience out there, not by a long shot. I guess bombers for $3.99 are too good a thing to be true, unless they're totally local, and this one definitely is not. Oh well.

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Photo of cokes
2.87/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Opague and dusty, muddy, sandy river water orange colored with a low beige head of good staying power but little lace.
Caramel apple, doughy crustiness, clove, allspice, and grocery bag aroma.
Lots of Granny Smith apple notes through the mouth. It brings a good amount of soft, bready wheatiness. Spice hits with vanilla, cardamom, and allspice. Load of black cherry fruitiness. Thus far, it seems alright, but the brown paper bag of oxidation is all over this. And everything is torn down. It ends up like an astringent, papery, funky, banana bread, squirted with lemon oil.
Low carbonation, flaccid bodied.
It's weird enough to be interesting to a degree, but the yeast flavors and their oxidized notes tear it apart.

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Photo of tdm168
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Scuttlebutt Brewing Company "Weizenbock"
1 Pint 6 fl. oz. brown glass bottle without production codes or freshness dating
$3.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: I haven't had a beer from Scuttlebutt in a while because, honestly, I haven't found them to be that good. Utilitarian? Yes. Drinkable? Yes. But nothing special really. But this was inexpensive and it's one of my favorite styles so let's get to it. It's poured a clear ruby-colored body beneath an inch thick head of yellowed off-white. Not a bad start! It smells malty sweet with a little bit of fruitiness. It's not bold at all, but you can smell it, it's not like you have to swirl it around looking for notes. Clean. Nothing odd going on. OK let's taste it... malty, bready, kind of fruity with dark-skinned fruits (raisin, plum, cherry), and lightly spicy from the yeast. A light touch of green banana. Not bad, but not unlike the aroma it's kind of limited. I was expecting it to be fuller and richer. Oddly it's at the top of the range for alcohol for the style, clocking in at 8%. Or is that the case, it's just been fermented out? Hmmm? Either way, the alcohol doesn't show. It's weird, I'm not sure how you'd even get it to taste this smooth and light... no one's going to confuse this with Aventinus! It's not even that full in body. I'd call it medium with a dextrinous edge whereas it really should be medium-full to full in body. It is creamy though, with a moderate, fine-bubbled carbonation. Ahhh, maybe I'm being too tough on it, there is some mice character there. And it's soft and supple and easy to drink. It has no real defects except that it's light for the style. Given the price I could live with it though as an everyday stronger ale, but it doesn't score well if judged to style.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle

A- Pours a dark amber/brownish color with an off-white head with decent lacing and retention.

S- The aroma smells a lot like banana nut bread. There is some wheat, banana and fruity esters.

T- The taste is malty up front with some sweetness and fruitiness along with some alcohol  in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a lot of carbonation.

O- Overall, this is a decent Weizenbock but not something I would purchase again.

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Photo of Bobby12many
3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle poured into my Sam Adams "supersize" perfect pint.

A - Very nice hazy copper color with a thin head that is gone quickly. Slightly oily and slick looking with some thin sporadic sticky lacing. Somewhat disappointed by the head.

S - Wheat and hops both come through strong with a floral note in the nose. Hints of alcohol.

T - Not what I was expecting. The first thing I notice is the hops. Bitterness and astringency take the front seat and the yeasty breadiness is overshadowed, albeit still detectable. Tastes more like an off balance Amber than a true wheat bock.

M - Thin, sticky, and somewhat limp. Not much carbonation to speak of.

D - One and done. Not a beer I would go out of my way to recommend. Not a terrible beer by any means, but certainly no where close to other Weizenbocks out there. If you are into hoppy ambers, check this one out. But dont feel bad if you pass on by.

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Photo of nick_asian
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with amber hues and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, some spices. Taste is malty, bready, alcohol is present, a bit of mild spice. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of tjsmith910
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Birdlegs
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Elemenopy
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of PDXHops
2.73/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bomber poured into a weizen glass. Amberish brown with all sorts of chunky stuff floating in the haze. Modest off-white head, modest lacing.

Nose is pleasant enough, although a fairly tame combo of caramel, tangy wheat and whiffs of raisin. Tastes more or less as advertised, but with more oomph, thanks in no small part to a nice fluffy feel. Small-bubbled carbonation is right on target. Modest spicy and banana bread notes in the finish. Not bad at all, but a fairly pedestrian take on the style.

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Photo of nmann08
3.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy amber-brown, off-white head, some retention, good lace.

S: Quite spicy, plenty of bubblegum, hints of banana & bready.

T: Spicy, banana bread, dark fruit, hints of alcohol warmth, a good example of the style.

M: Well-attenuated, moderate body has a light acidity.

D: A good drinker (inhibited by its strength).

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On draft in a shaker pint glass

Muddy hazy brown in color.white head. Bready herbal aroma, touch of spice. Taste leans slightly sweet. Earthy flavor. Medium bodied.

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Photo of HazardousBrewer
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Dewsby
3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of frlrv1020
4.04/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of buckyp
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a murky honey orange with a 1 inch foamy beige head that settles to a thin cap. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is very malty with caramel/toffee and apple aromas. Taste is much the same and like others have mentioned there is an apple cider flavor in this one. There is a slight bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a medium body with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a decent beer for what it is but not something I would get again.

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Weizen Bock from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub
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