Unifikator | Temple Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Temple Brewing Company

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A collaboration between Temple Brewery and Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan.

Added by bylerteck on 05-17-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by PolarBear3:
Photo of PolarBear3
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark reddish brown in colour with fantastic two fingered tanned head that retains well.

S - Banana, caramel and toffee notes waft instantly. Impressive.

T - Sweet caramel and banana but I think I get more toffee than anything. Also get a hint of dark plums or fruit in there aswell.

M - Medium bodied and very smooth and creamy.

O - Not bad effort at all. Easy to drink and the smooth and creamy sweet combination goes down fairly well.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours dark copper with ruby tints and a large head.
Nose shows doughy wheat, over-ripe bananas, caramel, cloves, golden syrup and sultanas.
Sweet flavours, again showing doughy notes and lots of golden syrup. Also some cloves and alcohol.
Too much carbonation.

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Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of pin
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of Mendicant
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark redcurrant colour with thin, but pleasant creamy-textured head. Slight cloud, reasonable lacing. Yeah, looks quite good.

Smells dark, fruity and inviting. Big raisiny sweetness with banana esters at the back; nutmeg, clove and fennel. Touch of citrus peel, and a brandy booze note at the back. Complex, hopelessly rewarding nose.

Taste is a little dryer, but still rich and layered with that molasses-raisin sweetness. Notes of banana, chocolate, clove and brandy. Orange peel tang on the back, and a touch of white pepper. A little bit boozey, but a nice boozey, and dry so it doesn't smother the palate in its own syrupy richness. Pleasant, well-constructed weizenbock.

A bit dry on the feel, sharp at times in the mouth with the heat of the alcohol. Could have a thicker body to combat that, makes me wonder what yeast they used as it seems very attenuated.

Nice flavour-bomb, but doesn't quite reach the heights it could have. Complex, but not quite as rich or dense as it might have been.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased from Slowbeer by @LaitueGonflable.

Pours a goopy, but very clear red colour. Head forms only minimally, giving a slight fizz on entry, and a fine ring of wispy foam. No lacing to speak of. Body is, as I've said, goopy: a big thick molasses-like thing that seems to want to stick to th inside of my glass. I feel like I'll have to hold the glass upside down and tap tap the bottom of it before any comes out.

Nose is hugely boozy and powerfully weizeny, with a glue-like assault of sticky banana infesting my sinuses. It's very sweet, as well, with a thick suggestion of malt extract or golden syrup. It has a hint of pepper to it as well, although it's almost a generic sharpness, and so could just be the result of the booze in it. Powerful stuff.

Taste is a lot less thick, layered and sweet. Here, there's certainly a dark golden syrup undercurrent, but the true sweetness palls in the face of the booze and astringency. Mild banana esters on the front give a twitch towards its weizen roots, but before long, it becomes lighter, sharper and more direct, seeming to race towards the back of the palate with a biting astringency and just a little hint of burn.

Feel is much thinner than I expected. There's the hint of fullness on the front while the banana characters stick around, but it all falls away pretty quickly.

Overall, there are things to like in here, but it pretty much doesn't work overall. It's like they took a good, traditional Weizenbock, and just twisted it in all the wrong directions.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brewed in collaboration with Weihenstephaner with malted and chocolate rye. From notes.

A - Poured cloudy dark brown. One finger beige head, no visible carbonation. No lace and a f ilm of retention.

S - Banana, light spice, rich maltiness.

T - Rich malt, dark fruit, spice, banana, some rye spiciness.

M - Really smooth, creamy, strong carbonation, spice and clean finish.

O/D - Interesting weizenbock. Good spicy notes. Strong, rich, easy drinking. Needs more richness for me with less spice but it worked.

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Photo of dansmcd
4.37/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark reddish coppery brown under two fingers of dense creamy head and drolls of lacing.

S - Big wafts of banana and caramel, which I love. Has a banana flavoured paddle pop character and some hints of spice.

T - Overripened banana, caramel, brown sugar, dried candied banana chips, butter and wheat. No shyness here.

M - Fairly high in carbonation, a big chewy mouthful in the Weihenstephan tradition.

O - A genuine Weizenbock experience.

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Photo of ADZA
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have been drinking a few of Temples offerings this week and also alot of collaborations and was suprised to see the oldest brewery in the world Weihenstephan doing a collab with Australia's Temple and it pours a dark burnt copper with a creamy off white two finger head that stays and a nice subtle rim of lacing,the smell is bananna fritters,toffee,confectionary,red wine jus and butter popcorn,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy and the tastes definately do it justice with hints of candied figs,bananna bread,sticky toffee,stewed plums and finished with a creme brulee sweetness and overall a very good collaboration between these two breweries and im going to buy this again and sit on a couple as it does taste nice and fresh cheers.

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Photo of heygeebee
3.26/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown. One finger cream head look sgood, fades after a while. Minimal lace.

Aromas of bubblegum, belgian yeasts, a little roast malt.

Taste is quite lightweight and integrated. Difficult to review as nix stands out, save maybe a brown sugar/syrup note. Alcohol is noticeable.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy, spritzy, and lightly carbonated - just like Weihenstephan std issue.

Odd beer, neither one thing nor another, does not really stand out in any way.

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Unifikator from Temple Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 11 ratings