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Neshaminator | Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is our take on a German wheat bock, but with a small twist. We brew this 8.5% ABV holiday offering with orange blossom honey, malted wheat and dark Munich malt, a hint of Chocolate malt, and German Hallertau and Tettnanger hops. While most German bock beers named with the ‘-or’ ending are traditional double bock lagers, we decided to break from tradition a bit with not only the name of this beer, but the use of orange blossom honey as well. Prost!

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

on draft at the Borough Brewhouse location.

very dark brown in color, with some ruby highlights. tan colored head. nice rich malty aroma, a touch of herbal yeast flavor. similar flavor, but not too sweet. nice balance of flavors. full bodied, this drinks nice. overall a very nice beer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company "Neshaminator"
"1 PINT 6 FL./OZ." brown glass bottle without production codes or freshness dating

Notes via stream of consciousness: Nice appearance. I got a nice creamy head of tan right off the bat, and the body is an almost opaque very dark mahogany brown. When held to the light I see a hazy orange highlight at the base of the glass. The aroma is gently phenolic and fruity. It's a little bit spicy, including soft clove, and there's some dark fruit to it. The flavor follows, and it's sweet with sugary malt but also balanced by the fruitiness of the yeast, a subtle tartness, and a moderate bitterness. It's certainly not a "dry" finish, but neither is it sticky or cloying. I get a lot of dark caramel and almost-burnt sugar, some brown sugar, a very light hint of chocolate, some wheat, and some banana. There's plenty of dark fruit in there as well including raisin, plum, and fig. Some dark fruit lingers in the finish along with a bit of dark caramel and some nuttiness and earthiness. It's medium-full in body which is interesting because you'd think that would leave it sticky in the finish, but it's not, and it's mildly carbonated which is odd because weizenbocks are generally a bit zesty - not nearly so much so as a standard golden hefeweizen, but certainly more carbed than this. And I guess that explains why the head disappeared and why the lacing isn't that good. Ahh, I'll call that a trade-off for the supple mouthfeel. Overall it's pretty nicely done, I'll say that. It's sweet, and a malt lover's dream, but it remains balanced. And, sometimes I jump ahead of myself, I meant to note earlier, the alcohol barely shows. Well, no more than it should.

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Photo of mike22ne
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap.

Nice dark ruby brown with a tan head lingering.
Smell is mild malt and dark caramel. Some earthy floral hops.
Taste is pretty good, dark sweet caramel malt and some candied fruit flavors. A bit of honey sweetness and nutty bread.
Good feel, medium full body, chewy and a lingering bittersweetness. Very drinkable at 8.5% abv.

Overall, a nice beer! Seems a pretty good, interesting American example of the style.

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Photo of madelf66
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of larryi86
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner glass

A- A deep ruby red with a two finger off white head.

S- Dark fruits, bread, some bananas, cloves, earthy spices, some honey.

T- Dark fruits, toffee, toasted bread, some bananas, cloves, honey.

M- Smooth, medium body, a little chewy.

O- A solid weizenbock worth picking up, not as good as some of its German counterparts but still enjoyable

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

Photo of epyon396
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jahbless
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet, and spicy, but the orange and cloves are subtle. Love this beer.

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Photo of cp45
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Genx
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SmashAdams
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I think this is my first dark German wheat style. A very interesting beer. The smell is mostly dark fruits like raisins and dates. Slight hint of yeast and brown sugar in the background. The taste is similar - starts sweet and finishes a bit tart. Just a smidge of alcohol burn in the finish. Not bad overall but not for me. nb

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Photo of BigMike
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwhancher
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma: perfume, syrup, candied chocolate.

Appearance: hazy dark brown. Okay head that fades quick. Cool Terminator style label on the 22-oz bottle.

Taste: sweet, chewy bock beer with loads of caramel, doughy wheat, and chocolate. Dark fruit like cherries, fig, perhaps some dark grapes. Ample bitterness upfront with semi-dry finish. Aftertaste is dry with sweet candy notes. Orange blossom honey gives lingering sweet kiss. Yeast lends some light clove & banana character that doesn't get in the way of the full bodied malt character.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy to full bodied with plenty of alcohol warmth. Carbonation is fine.

Overall: nice holiday winter warmer. Doesn't meet Aventinus status but very good and solid all the way through. Glad to have picked up and tried.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I purchased this bottle from Sabitini's bottle shop, poured chilled from the bomber into a mug.

The color is dark brown with translucent clarity and thin beige head with fine bead and very good retention. The smell has a vinous element up front with some sweetness in the aroma with mild toffee-like aroma and gentle yeast ester. The malt has a slight nutty tobacco-like toasted smell with earthen quality and a mild prunish raisin-like odor. The feel is rich with robust malt texture with semi-sweet quality yet mild fruitiness of yeast and light toast /bready texture from yeast with light alcohol adding a mildly spiced texture with alcohol increasing in the finish giving a perception of dryness.

The taste of this bock has a slight raisin and dark bread sweetness on the tongue 's tip that spreads to a light toast and mildly mineral flavor as it warms with dark cherry/fig-like sweet concentrated sugar yet evolves to mildly acidic with alcohol joining the nutty and toast in the malt as it finishes with some residual sugar on the palate. The flavor of malt is enjoyable with some slight tobacco and almond qualities with lightly toasted/nutty following the finish. This is a Wheat bock that does not hold back-nice heft yet a good amount of complexity too with a sweeter than traditional take on the style.

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Photo of Categart
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FrancisM12
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of microbrewlover
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew pours a black but is a very dark red when held up to the light. There is a thin off white head which dissipates quickly; some of it hangs around as a collar.

The smell is full or orange peel and other fruits, wheat and sweet and slightly roasted malts. There is also a chalk like, black currant smell similar to a Cabernet Sauvignon.

The taste follows the nose, heavy on the orange, oats, sweet and roasted malts. There is also that chalky black currant taste that makes this, at least for me, taste more like a wine than a beer. No alcohol leaks through in the taste but that 8.5% does sneak up on you rather quickly. The finish is a bit dry but not excessively so.
Another good beer from Neshaminy Creek.

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

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

Photo of SadMachine
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kingfireeater
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffmerm
4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid and flavorful with sooth rich feel.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery, this beer is dark and smooth with a creamy full body and a smoky but not heavy taste. Touch of honey adds another layer of flavor to this malt forward style. It is easy to drink and underrated I feel.

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Neshaminator from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 84 ratings
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