Funeral Bock
Wayfinder Beer

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Wayfinder Beer
Oregon, United States
Ranked #1
Ranked #5,122
4.19 | pDev: 4.53%
Jan 14, 2023
Oct 19, 2019
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Notes: Double-decocted black bock brewed strongly with Münich and Roast malts and fermented extremely cold with our secret heritage lager yeast and finished with an excessive, hibernative lagering schedule. This iteration of German bockbier is our dirge to the Fall.
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Rated: 4.17 by ppavlick from New Jersey

Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 4.42 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Jan 05, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Dec 11, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by smithj4 from New York

Dec 07, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Benish from Utah

Dec 04, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by Dope from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Nov 26, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Nov 24, 2022
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Reviewed by NickSMpls from Washington

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Canned 10/21 -- just in time for Halloween. Very dark brown, nice nose of coffee and chocolate. Taste is highly layered, with an upfront bitterness followed closely with an unmistakable dose of roasted grain, more expresso coffee and maybe a bit of licorice. Exceptionally smooth and clean, this lager has close to mystic qualities. The 7% ABV is enough to give a warmness with no alcohol bite.

Highly recommended, this is great stuff.
Nov 18, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Nov 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a can at fridge temp. Pours black/very dark brown with a good amount of tan head. The nose is full of chocolate, burnt toast, dark malts, and some oaky bitterness. An earthy note is there as well.

The taste is excellent. Here, I'm getting some burnt toffee, dark chocolate, oak, some charred wood, slight coffee grounds, and some big bready malts. Maybe a touch of dark fruit, but that's definitely not a big player. The aftertaste is mostly a woody bitterness.

The mouthfeel is dry and medium bodied. Overall, this is an excellent beer!
Nov 11, 2022
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Reviewed by jonphisher from New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dark brown pour, head settles go a thin cap of light brown.

Aroma is burnt toast, dark fruits, molasses and a grain note as it warms.

Tastes is chocolate, toast, dark fruit and a roast note and a little smokey vibe in the aftertaste.

Medium body but very full feel to it, fairly carbonated, clean dry finish. Just the ever slightest hint of abv in the throat/nasal cavity.
Jan 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Excellent. Dark brown body. Smells of chocolate and toasted biscuit. Slight burnt malt. Floral and citrus bitterness on the backend, like a chocolate marmalade. Medium body, good carbonation. Yummy.
Jan 02, 2022
Rated: 4.26 by dshansen1184 from Washington

Dec 05, 2021
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Handsome dark russet amber brew with fine-grained foam in the Blanche de Chambly goblet. Quite sweet with a winter ale sort of taste but seems to be all dark malts and no spice. Fruit cake with some burnt sugar and a dark coffee aftertaste. Toffee notes with a nutty finish.

Here is actually an unusual beer I would gladly drink more of. The combination of the dark flavors with the sweet bock taste is quite appealing. More for sipping than quaffing. From the 16 oz can purchased at New Seasons. Dated 10/25/21. Intriguing black cat label.
Nov 27, 2021
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can from Tavour. Near black pour, ring of head. Light roast malt aroma. Taste is mildly sweet, nutty with a light roasty bitterness. Super smooth.
Oct 16, 2021
Rated: 4.59 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Feb 28, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by loganburgh from Michigan

Jan 03, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

Dec 29, 2020
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Reviewed by morimech from Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16oz can with a canned on date of 10/05/20
Bordering on dopplebock territory with this ABV. Very dark brown color with a finger of head. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt, bread, and earth. Much the same in the flavor. Surprising amount of roast and that gives some bitterness so this beer does not get too sweet. Good body and appropriately carbonated.
Dec 13, 2020
Rated: 3.67 by Furlinator from California

Dec 02, 2020
Rated: 4.16 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Dec 01, 2020
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Very dark brown opaque body, khaki head. Smells of lightly roasted malt, brown bread, wet earth, cocoa and a kiss of honeycomb. Taste is darker and more bitter in complexion, hints of smoke, mushroom, and big cocoa. Body is the best component: chewy, warm, bready, malty, and heavy bodied. Very enjoyable bock
Nov 26, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Nov 26, 2020
Rated: 4 by 0x4a64 from Minnesota

Nov 22, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by rab53 from Washington

Nov 15, 2020
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Medium light carbonation with about an average body. Overall a pleasant feel.
Aroma is a really nice mix of dark toast, dark but not bitter chocolate, buckwheat honey, has a sugary malt candy smell as well
Other than the chocolate whats nice is the aroma isnt particularly dominated by any specific element.
Taste is a delicious mix of dark toast, smooth dark and milk chocolate with just a bit of black coffee and espresso beans. Roasted malt as well as some bitter earthy hops on the finish.
All I can say is try it,you'll like it
Nov 03, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by shelby415 from Oregon

Oct 24, 2020
Rated: 3.9 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Oct 19, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by nodnaut

Dec 03, 2019
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Can from New Seasons.

A very dark brown with a dense, light brown head with good retention and lacing this looks great. The nose is to die for , especially if you like the style. Deeply roasted malt, with the unique blend of toasted Munich malt, bready, deep and with chocolate undertones, along with grain, mild earthy hops and a touch of allspice and lightly toasted fennel seed. Delicately fruity from the clean lager yeast and rich from the decoction, this is delicious. The palate brings out all the wonderful flavors that the nose aludes to. Creamy, moderately toasted dark wheat bread, mild bitter chocolate notes, delicately nutty and mildly sweet. Bittersweet caramel, with the sweetness light and deft. Drying on the finish with a lingering toasted bread and dark wheat flavor with a dollop of sweetness on top. Wonderful, smooth, creamy mouthfeel, medium full in body and softly carbonated. Just a hair sweeter than ideal Another winner from Wayfinder.
Nov 28, 2019
Rated: 4.44 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Nov 09, 2019
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into an Ayinger pint glass. Pours a medium to dark brownish red with a fine, half finger khaki head with great persistence and solid lacing. Aroma of is yeasty biscuit malt, brown bread, dark stone fruit and a mild earthy spiciness; nice. Flavor follows with dark biscuit malt, brown and rye bread, dried plums, filbert nuts and a rye-like spiciness that reminded me of allspice. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess. A remarkably well made bock that both tastes authentic, but also has some complexity in the spiciness, which resembles rye bread. Looks, smells and tastes great with a lingering malty, spicy finish. Although this is not a spiced winter warmer, it is perfect for this late autumn season. Well worth tracking down.
Nov 05, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by Ajlvt from Washington

Nov 05, 2019
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Reviewed by kemoarps from Washington

4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I wasn't the most gentle with the pour. I poured it into a pretty large mug/stein so I figured I had space. Head swole up like it saw what people have been saying about it. Off cream it occupied about half the space, and is content in taking its time settling back to the liquid in its big soapy bubbles. Body is dark dark brown in the glass, with a distinct ruby/garnet dominant hue when held up to the light. Decent islands of lacing.

Nose is toasty bready goodness. Some fresh creamy elements.
Taste is similar, but really refined. Some sweet dark breads, some toasty element, some roasty element, some chocolate, just real rich and smoothe and delicious. It just oozes a sense of quality in crafting.

Silky smoothe and drinkable. Thinner body feels appropriate (not watery, just not like.. thick and chewy like a stout might be). Noticeable, but not distracting carbonation. If this is what funerals are like, sign me up to die this shit is delicious.
Oct 28, 2019
Rated: 4.36 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Oct 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Beautiful darkest brown body bordering black, with mahogany highlights. A cream colored cap that is tight knit and smooth, leaves a good ring around the glass and little spots of lace.

Toasted, minerals, and an earthy, mushroom like aroma. A little dark bready sweetness underneath.

Almost umami like minus the sour, with toasted, salty, sweet, roasted, nutty, and charred flavors. Brown bread, leather, and nougat. The saltiness is obviously perceived, but salted caramel comes to mind.

Rich, silky, full bodied feel that is lightened just a touch by the moderate carbonation. Balanced with a bready and fruity sweetness followed by a roasty bitterness.

Simply put, this beer is delicious. Clearly in the veins of your more robust dopplebock such as Celebrator rather than just a "dark Bock", this thing has it all. Wayfinder continues to kill it.

Oct 20, 2019
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