Nine To Five Wizard
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Style:
German Hefeweizen
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.54 | pDev: 7.91%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
15
From:
BrewDog
 
Scotland, United Kingdom
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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  3
SCORE
81
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Photo of doktorhops
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

To celebrate the imminent opening of the new BrewDog brewery in Brisbane... I still can’t believe one of my favourite Scottish brewers, with mad owners who when being sued by the Elvis Presley estate for the naming of their Elvis Juice all legally changed their first names to “Elvis”, and who once laid claim to the most potent beer ever brewed: End of History (which has since been overtaken by another Scottish brewery: Brewmeister with their 67.5% ABV Snake Venom - the moral I guess being that Scots are lovers of strong beers). In any case I’m pinching myself that I’ll one day be able to visit a little slice of Scotland in Murarrie, Queensland and sit down for a fresh pint of Elvis Juice, slàinte peeps! Oh yeah, this is another India Pale Weizen after the BD’s Weihenstephaner collab called ‘India Pale Weizen’.

Poured from a 330ml can (hope BD does an Aussie sized 375ml when they open up over here, jus saying) into a Duvel tulip.

A: Cloudy AF and looking like a glass of OJ, apart from the sizable off-white 2 centimetre cappuccino foam head on top. The head retreated quickly leaving a thin foam layer. Looks aiight if I do slang so myself. 8/10.

S: Ain’t no proverbial spider-f__king with this BrewDog! Aroma hits you in the face like an overripe banana, and subsequently makes a bit of a mess in the process - I mean how do you clean mashed banana from your hair? You don’t, that’s how. Spicy clove and cardamom confirm the ‘Weizen’ part in this India Pale Weizen, yet hops are distinct in their absence (i.e. the ‘India Pale’ bit). 8/10.

T: Woah mama! Slow down 9 to 5 Wizard! That banana/clove/cardamom combo is straight outta the gate, smashing the palate like a Weizen freight train. If you called this beer a Doppel Weizen it would probably make more sense - there’s a hint of citrus and some pear as well, however the primary flavours are all Weizen. Also alcohol is a tad noticeable with a hot fusel character in the finish. When the palate settles it’s actually not terrible, just a bit too much of a face puncher is all. 7/10.

M: Medium, bit lighter than it needs to be, thin but creamy carbonation - as I recall the India Pale Weizen was similar here. 6/10.

D: Probs due to hop fade, not sure about the canning date, but there was little in the way of hops in this brew (similar to the India Pale Weizen). I wouldn’t race out to try this again - unless they brew it here in Australia and I can get it fresh. Again I liked the Weizen parts in this beer, but it needs more India Pale. 7/10.

Food match: Bratwurst with Bavarian spicy mustard - Ooo, yeah that stuff!

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml can with a BB of Aug 2018. Acquired recently from the Brewdog webshop. The label describes it as an India Pale Weizen.

A: Poured into a tulip. Can-conditioned. A deep, hazy orange amber colour with good carbonation and plentiful floating sediment. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of fruity yeast esters with hints of banana, clove, mild spice, earthiness, subtle citrus zest, wheat, grainy malt and a whiff of solventy booze in the background. Not especially hoppy but decent enough.

T: Tastes of earthy yeast with notes of fruity esters, banana, clove/spice, bubblegum, faint citrus, wheat, grainy malt, subtle stewed husks and a hot, solvent-like twang in the background. Fairly dry, with little bitterness to speak of.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and decent body. Leaves an alcoholic astringency on the palate. Aftertaste of fruity yeast esters, banana/clove, earthiness, wheat, faint stewed leaves and a touch of hot booze.

O: Hmmm - OK but not amazing. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour deliver weizen yeast notes, wheat malt and subtle hop character along with some booze. Body is decent for the strength. The main flaw with this brew is that the alcohol comes across quite significantly and detracts from the character; it is obvious in both aroma and flavour. Also, the hops implied by the label seem to be very well hidden. Overall it's a bit muddled - interesting but not worthy of hunting down.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Underdog, Dublin.
Hazy dark blonde with white carpet. 4
Banana bread - no hops. 3.75
White bread dough, more banana, cloves, citrus, grass, and spice hops. 3.75
Creamy, halfway to medium, smooth. 4

India… how? A solid, over-strength weizen, nothing hopfen- about it. Nice, but not special. 4

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Photo of vinicole
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Keg. Cloudy orange. Thin wispy head.
Clove and non-distinguished hops on the nose. Smells interesting.
Banana distinguished along with a taste reflecting the bouquet. Hops just about present.
Light sparkling carbonation.

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Photo of Vader444
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

New from Brewdog, this is an "India Pale Weizen".

Poured from 330ml can into a schooner glass. Very cool can art. A very cloudy brown/orange. Fluffy white head. Standard hefeweizen aromas of banana and cloves. A bit of bread too. Tastes quite rich with a hint of citrus. Nice soft mouthfeel; sometimes this style is too carbonated for my tastes. Overall, for a base style that doesn't normally float my boat, this is pretty decent. A nice beer for upcoming warmer autumn evenings. Cheers!

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Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 15 ratings