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Alpen Glow Weizenbock | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States | website

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by adamette on 02-04-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
90
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
17.27%
 
 
Wants:
8
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8
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0
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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 90
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is that of a typical Weizenbock though it may not produce an impressive head. The aroma on this beer is the strong suit. The taste isn't anything to scoff at either. Though it falls short against the bog boys in this style, for an American take on the style it's a good example. Probably not as good as Moonglow or Aventinus but it's still a respectable attempt.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The color is sort of a dark orange-hued bronze, and the pour off the tap produces a fairly sizeable, fluffy off-white head. It manages some heft as it sticks around in some form or other and drops some patchy lacing down the glass, though just a bit more time before it drops to a foam would contribute more to the beer's strong character.
Straight from the pour I get a strong whiff of bubble gum, initially the strongest note in the beer. If anything, it's nice to know they're not skimping on the specialized yeast. Otherwise, it continues from there, this beer really accentuating and determinedly announcing that it is nothing if not a German beer. Wheat forms a strong backbone while the banana, clove and rich dark fruits make this a complete and very good version of the style. I want to rate it higher, except that by standards a Weizenbock's bubble gum character should not be so dominantly high. This doesn't detract from this beer as being a very good one, but its sacrifice of subtlety and overall balance of flavors for strength keeps it from being one of the greats.
The feel is excellent; rich and silky, there's a nice. active bite of crispness that contributes with the wheat in the medium body and a tight carbonation to form a very nice and lasting smoothness.

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4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from a growler filled at Cleveland location earlier in the week - served in a 10oz weizen glass

A - pours with a solid amount, over an inch of creamy and fluffy, light tan colored foam. the beer is very hazy, dark brown in color.

S - sharp fruity esters, huge amount of banana coming through - balanced slightly by a bit of yeast and spice, and a touch of vanilla sweetness.

T - banana, very ripe and sweet right out of the gate. hints of light milk chocolate join in as well. turns towards the yeasty side halfway through with some pink bubblegum and clove spice.

M - medium bodied with tight and punchy carbonation. very creamy through the swallow, finishes with some slightly biting yeasty spice and lingering fruit.

D - solid all around, hitting all the typical looks, smells, and tastes of the style. not much unique about it, though there doesnt need to be. another solid beer from an up and coming brewery.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got an 12oz pour at the Pittsburgh Fatheads, not sure when it happened but it now clocks in at 8.7% ABV.

A - Pours a dark tinted amber, almost orange with just a layer of head but it looks creamy.

S - Very impressive smell. Candied banana, spicy clove, touch of sweetness in the nose and no bitterness from hops or yeast.

T - Very subtle alchohol, then rounds to banana sweetness but not too sweet, then covey spice, and finish is sweet. I was mostly impressed by next to none flavors and burn of alchohol.

M - Medium bodied but it drinks nice.

Overall like the wheat wine I am also impressed with their ability to make a very drinkable Weizenbock. Recommended!

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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Alpen Glow Weizenbock from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
89 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.
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