Gneiss Brewing Company

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Bock - Weizenbock
Ranked #26
Ranked #13,580
4.07 | pDev: 8.11%
Gneiss Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 23 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Cavanaghty from Maine

3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy yellow with a thick white head.

Smell: Cloves, citrus and grassy notes.

Mouthfeel/ Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of cloves and sweet citrus.

Overall: Excellent beer, nice and light but flavorful.

Jan 02, 2017
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled at the brewery on tap on April 16, 2016.

The pour is amber-orange with a modest off-white head.

The aroma has a nice banana quality to it with an undercurrent of wheat and toasted malts. A low hop profile.

The body is medium and better.

The taste also brings out a clean toastiness with a notable banana and spice character to it. Mild finish. I would order this again if I get back here.

Apr 17, 2016
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JeffC_NH from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm a huge fan of weissbiers and am well acquainted with this style from a great deal of time spent in Bavaria. Appearance is prototypical; esters are balanced banana and clove in aroma and taste--spot on; minimal but detectable alcohol-warming on the finish. In short, an excellent weizenbock. I only wish more could appreciate this.

Jun 30, 2015
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tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pale yellow pour with no head. Heavy banana aroma with esters. Banana abounds in the flavor - by far the most banana-ey beer I’ve ever experienced. It’s pleasant and drinkable, but contrary to the commercial description, doesn’t give any imperial sense. Very smooth and clean finish. No complaints.

Mar 22, 2015
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illpass78 from Maine

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint on tap at Arcadia National Bar in Portland, Maine while playing some games of Burger Time.

Appearance: Pours a medium yellow/gold with no head to speak of. Slightly hazy.

Aroma: Smells of banana, faint sugar, toast, and sweet malt.

Taste: That banana note is right there up front. Also some faint citrus, toast, and grass. Nice combination of flavors.

Mouthfeel: Slightly less than medium bodied, but appealing in terms of depth. I don't know where they hide the 7 percent ABV because it's nowhere near noticeable.

Overall: Mighty tasty beer. Sweet enough to work as a dessert offering, but would also pair well with a good meal. I'm not super familiar with the style, or the brewery (yet), but I'm eager to try more of both now.

Oct 15, 2014
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Blaze Bar Harbor:

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, medium carbonation, yellow in color, hazy

Smell: light toasted malt and grass

Taste: banana, hay, and grassy hops

Mouthfeel: sweet start with a bitter middle and finish, medium bodied and medium carbonation

Overall: An average to slightly above average example of the style. This one has more bitterness than most I have had in the style. Not bad, but one that I am not likely to have again.

Aug 04, 2014
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