Weizenbock | Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grill & Brewery

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Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grill & Brewery
New Jersey, United States

Style: German Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Lupe on 04-17-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Ego:
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4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really should travel here more often.. ok, this place is about 10 minutes (with traffic) away, damn I am a lazy bastard :) !

served in a 10oz snifter, hazy dark apricot/apple cider, absolutely EXCELLENT lacing and head retention. the carbonation feeds the head like betas (fighting fish) building a nest bubble. The bubbles are uniform and look other worldly in their unison and presentation. absolutely an amazing looking offering, cloudy/hazy with one finger of sustained head... great, period.

bannana, mild apple, some pear notes, some candy sugar, in both the aroma and flavour I was reminded more of a belgian tripel to be honest.. but that is not a complaint. this was subdued in the nose but tasty smelling none the less, the flavors I describe were present and pleasant.. not overpowering in the least, balanced for damn sure.

taste etc.
the carbonation was right on. it carried the brew across the mouth perfectly. nice prickly sensation carried the mild flavors over the tongue. The ABV is barely detected on downing this elixir (8.6%). The finish is super dry and again.. it really reminded me of a good belgian trip. This is one to savor without being a typical savoring type of brew... you want to enjoy the nice drying effect and yet the nice mix of flavor (bannana, sugar, a little spice (pepper) and some alcohol).

fantastic. I haven't been blown away by all of mike's other seasonal offerings but this is one worth going out of your way for. They now offer growlers (only their own.. dont bring someone else's...).. even this kicked up beer is only $13.75 for a growler... not bad at all imo. I will definitely be going back to have another glass of this excellent brew, kudos to mike for hitting the mark on this one.

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Photo of Lupe
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a brandy snifter, this cloudy amber brew had a tight off-white head that settled to a thin sheet and left some lace. Fruit aroma with some banana bread and spice. Sweet malt with light citrus, fruit, and spice. Not overly sweet, but hops stay out of the spotlight. Alcohol is not detected other then the warm feeling in your belly. Medium-full in body and silky smooth. Not a session beer, but very drinkable none-the-less.
Highly enjoyable.

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Photo of jwc215
4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy orange with a thin white head that leaves small traces of lacing. Thin head sticks around quite a while considering high abv.

The smell is of banana/clove and bubblegum with notes of spicy warming alcohol. Smells very fresh and like a pumped-up hefe-weizen.

The taste is of fresh banana/clove and bubblegum. Alcohol is there, but not overpowering. Rounded and full in the finish.

Very full-bodied. Nice rounded, smooth texture with a hint of crispness.

A wonderful sipping brew. A great version of a winter hefe-weizen. Refreshing. Alcohol well-covered. Just a hint to give it spiciness. The flavors and feel are full and rich. Highly recommend.

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Photo of EPseja
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Ego for bringing this to Sunday Sopranos dinner at my place.

Served in a weizen glass at just above cellar temperature.

A - Medium brown dried apricot color with a full 1-inch light tan head with great fortitude. Exhibits a fast-forward reverse cascade as the head forms. Most impressive for a growler! Cloudy... murky... hazy... Beautiful caramel color just underneath the head. Lacing comes in thick fingers that drag down the side of the glass.

S - Banana bread, 1984 Topps baseball card bubble gum. Highlights of clove and cinnamon. Pungent, delicious and heady.

T - Sweet malts and bananas -- brown and fragrant on the verge of spoiling. More cinnamon than detected in the nose. Slight hint of maraschino cherry in the background. Aftertaste is sweet and mildly yeasty like Irish sodabread. The big alcohol is nowhere to be found... so well blended.

M - Awesome. Carbonation in check. Slight rise in the mouth. Nectarlike as it rolls on the tongue. Cascading swallow. Pleasing aftertaste. 'Nuff said.

D - This is one excellently crafted beer that I could drink all day long to my ruin, just as it would be with an Aventinus. Don't let the name fool you. This Pizzeria Uno location is less about the pizza than it is about some serious beer. Kudos to the brewmaster!

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Photo of jaluria
3.85/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the seasonal on-tap when I visited this place a few weeks ago, mid-week.

Appeared a murky, moderate brown color with a thin head that left some lacing in my tulip glass. Aromas of wheat, grains, toast, and malt dominated. The taste was a refreshing blast of earthy flavors and malt. Somewhat bready in the mouth with a texture that boardered on creamy. Very enjoyable brew and I wouldn't have minded another glass or two.

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Photo of yelterdow
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Growler fill from the brewpub, biggest thanks to Ego for sharing this with me and EPseja last night before Sopranos.

Served in a pilsner glass at above fridge temperature.

Appearance- A cloudy, murky, dirty gold picture with such a perfect overall structure I couldn't believe this was a growler's pour. The head, an off-white, almost yellowish tint, is two fingers high and tight. Great retention, and substantial lacing is left in its wake.

Smell- As the beer warms and opens up, the wonderful aromas of bubblegum, banana, clove, and spices come forth with gusto. Full and round, this smells like a really big beer, and it is... 8.6%... according to Pizzeria Uno. An interesting note of sour cherries lingers within the crown. With the alcohol presence hidden completely, I find my nose returning to the glass over and over even before tasting.

Taste- Sweet, generous rations of banana and clove with a thick, bready backbone that supports the flavors so well. Incredible balance... again, the alcohol is so far in the background that it doesn't even register. A full, round beer experience in the mouth.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- As I slowly obtain a mouthful, and get a sense of its fullness, the beer displays the *perfect* gentle swelling and pillow-like character with carbonation that couldn't be more sublime. What a joy to have this liquid spending a few seconds in my mouth... it's really that good. Whereas on-tap last week this beer was good, it is outstanding tonight from the growler. This is by far the best selection I've ever tasted from a brewpub, and I hope to have this again before it's gone. Awesome, delicious beer.

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Weizenbock from Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grill & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 6 ratings