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!

Added by TheFightfan1 on 01-08-2013

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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by DIM:
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3.17/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

a: Dark cola brown; poured with a thick, creamy, long lasting, sticky head.

s: Not much going on here. This is vaguely vegetal with some sweet bread a faint dark fruits.

t: A bit better than the smell. Sweet flavors of faint honey, bread, and raisin. A little cocoa and just a trace of stewed veggies at the end.

m: Big, thick, and chewy.

o: Some good stuff going on here, but this is a miss for me. Honey bock sounded good too.

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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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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(on tap at Kid Rips, served as 12 oz pour in footed flute)

L: dark burgundy-brown liquid with a bit of spongy foam (poured nearly to the lip), laced fairly well, despite the minimal foam

S: roasty brown grains, dried dark fruits, vinous esters, subtle leathery note... the alcohol beams forth enough to bring its spicy, floral elements, but thankfully not much pure burning booze

T: prune, plum, light chocolate undertone; densely malty, layered... subtle spice and stewed banana in the background, but that and its whisper-soft bitterness are (a little too weak? and) mere highlighting around the edges of what's essentially a semi-sweetish malt bomb

F: up front, it seems perhaps a bit too full in its body, delicately chewy on the sides of the palate, but the finish drops off quietly... would enjoy a bit more snap in its finish and more lively carbonation

O: arguably sits between a doppelbock and weizenbock, perhaps leaning slightly toward the former... delicious, but maybe not something of which one would feel so great after drinking say a half- or full liter - best to stick to the smaller servings, share a bottle

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Photo of oldmankoch
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Best American Weizenbock I've had to date. A touch too sweet and chewy but otherwise a great beer for the price. Neshaminy is really progressing nicely in the beer game

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Photo of tigg924
2.65/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours clear, chestnut brown in color with ¼ inch head. Taste is white and wheat bread, prune, mineral, and white sugar. Medium-heavy bodied, too close to sickly sweet, medium-low carbonation. A sickly sweet mess. A rare miss from an outstanding brewery. A hard pass.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of wattoclone
4.79/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best weizenbock from a US craft brewery I've had so far. It has the banana fruity esters, sweet malt, rum, and dark fruits along with a signature hint of honey. In addition, this complex bock has coffee, dark chocolate, burnt wood and friendly hop finish that does not destroy all of the other great flavors. Similar to the Neshaminy Creek Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen times two or the Punkel Dunkel without the pumpkin or spices, this is exactly what I had hoped for in their weizenbock. Definitely more intense than an Ayinger, and more charred oak intensity than an Erdinger Pikantus. I will be drinking this whenever I can find it.

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Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -20.6%

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

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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of KTCamm
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6/9....dark brown with light overtones with white foam and some lacing. Nutty sweet nose, with orange spices. Taste is a light sweet cherry, plum, raisin. Some cinnamon. Honey and orange peel. Heavy holiday flavor.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a dark cola color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, chocolate, a bit of honey. Taste is malty, bready, a hint of chocolate, alcohol is well hidden, Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of WaterCzar
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4.5/5  rDev +19%

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

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

Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar but upon closer inspection when held up a bright light it is clear dark red in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down but left a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of orange blossom honey are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste starts off with flavors of orange blossom honey - these seem to transition to black cherry flavors when they start mixing with the malts.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The use of orange blossom honey in this beer is quite unusual for the style but as flavors of dark fruits become noticeable towards the finish it starts to seem more like a weizenbock.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of ShanePB
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tviz33
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured form a 22 oz bomber in to a tulip glass.

A- Pours a dark brown body with a one inch brown body. Red hues around the edges. Pretty decent looking.

S- Mostly dark fruits on the nose with some wheat.

T- Slightly tart dark fruits, milk chocolate, and a little spicy. Very balanced as far as flavors.

M- Lovely mouthfeel. Very full and medium light carbonation as it warms up. Just the way I like it.

O- Reasonably enjoyable brew by Neshaminy. Can't wait until Punkel Dunkel comes out again in the fall!

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4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rlovitt
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of dsa7783
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bonds Tavern in West Orange. Pours a mahogany hue with moderate frothing. Assertive aroma replete with hints of cloves and nutmeg. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Neshaminator from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 89 ratings