Brewer's Share Vendell's Veizen (Weizen Bock) | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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Brewer's Share Vendell's Veizen (Weizen Bock)Brewer's Share Vendell's Veizen (Weizen Bock)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States
fullsailbrewing.com

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by AxesandAnchors on 01-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
12.29%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of jtierney89
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep clear chestnut color with a half finger head that dies rather quickly. Very strange nose of herbal hops, anisette, faint licorice, hearty grainy toasted bread.

Taste is much better than the nose with one of the best finishes i've had in a beer. Tastes like your classec weizen bock up front, prickling carbonation clean wheat malt rolls into chocolate and toasted grainy bread. Finishes with an underlying hop bitterness and extremely clean with the faint kiss of alcohol. Wonderfully complex grainy and toasted bread flavor linger in the mouth nicely, almost tannin like in quality. A really great beer. And another great example from full sail of how clean dark lager styles such as bocks should be.

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Photo of ChaseBeer
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of jmbranum
4.28/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought at Central Market in Fort Worth, TX but enjoyed in Oklahoma.

Poured from a 22 oz bottle (very cool label design!) into a glass chalice. Deep amber-brown clear liquid with a respectable head.

Aroma is subdued. Mostly malt.

Flavor is good but not what I expected. Heavily malty, but not overly sweet. Seems like more of a strong brown ale than a wheat bock. Very little of the spices, banana, etc. I would expect from the promised style. Lots of dark brown bread notes, a little bit of molasses. Maybe some maple.

Doesn't taste as alcoholic as the label might otherwise indicate.

Medium mouthfeel. Fairly crisp yet smooth.

Still, a very good beer. I really like the fact that this beer is malty but not overly sweet.

I did grade this down some due to the style. It is much closer to a standard dopplebock (say Salvator) and that a wheat bock (i.e. Aventinus).

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Photo of MacStinson
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of jmgault1
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Gavage
4.03/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours an amber brown color with a 1" head.

Smell: light breadiness and some chocolate comes through to the nose.

Taste: bready profile with some light chocolate, banana, pepper, and a nice balancing bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Long lasting aftertaste here.

Overall: a nicely flavorful beer that is a bite of a slow sipping beer, but two or three of these can be enjoyed in a session.

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Photo of constantine_272
4.01/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Dark copper to brown and very clear. Very low retention, off white (almost grey) head. Exceptionally carbonated.

S: Malt. Malt. Malt. Rich dark nut smells; hazelnut.

T: Crisp and sharp. A hint of sweetness gives way to a rich roasted grain flavor blast. It is predominantly of roasted barely and toasted hay. Bready rye and mild tangy spice flavors linger. A slight alcohol flavor emerges that was otherwise hidden as the beer raises a few degrees and loses some fizz.

M: Great mouthwatering tanginess (with no sourness) leaves you wanting more. It washes very clean and extremely refreshing.

O: This is what a full flavor light beer would taste like. It is extremely drinkable and easy going. It goes down easy and very refreshing. Great on a hot summer day and a great session beer.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.01/5  rDev +14.6%

SAmpling a cellar temp 22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Label says drink by august 2013.

The beer pours a clear mahogany color with some ruby highlights on the edges of the glass. Head foams and fades immediately after the pour. Nothing on the surface.
Aroma is some fruit, cherries and pear, mixing with spices of clove and maybe some anise. I also get some bready yeast and a little wheat twanginess.
The first sip reveals an average body with very fine and tingly carbonation. texture is smooth and the beer drinks very easy.
Flavor is sweet malt with some caramel and fruit (again cherries). I also get a little spice with some cloves, but no hops and the booze is well hidden too. Finally, the beer is drying on the finish.
An easy drinking bomber, that is on the sweeter side of beers, but not cloying or candylike.
Interesting brew and tasty. I wish I had a 2nd bottle.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank this in a weizen glass from a 22 oz bomber on the day I bought it. It was 5 months past its best by date but it held up pretty well.
A: Brilliant dark amber to chestnut under a 1” pure white foam collar that lightly grips the side of the glass.
S: Banana fruit cake with faint clove.
T: Liquid banana bread with banana, dark fruit, fig, a hint of cola, faint chocolate, and a slightly sweet flavor overall.
F: Medium full body medium to a little less on the carbonation with a clove sensation on the tongue.
O: A perfect excuse to drag out my 23 oz weizen glass and sit on my patio watching my lettuce begin to come up.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of TwoTrees
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a reddish coppery amber with a half finger fine light tan head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of bready malt, light toasted malt and an unusual herbal spiciness. Flavor follows with toasted, caramel and biscuit malt, hints of dried dark fruit, light grassy hops. Finish is biscuit malt and grassy hops. Medium bodied with a pleasant creaminess. The taste leans more towards a malty amber ale than a weizenbock, but I really like the combination of malt flavors in this and the balance from start to finish.

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Photo of Kromes
3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark copper color with a thin head that dies down to nothing

Caramel and toasted malt with some earthy and smoky peat, a touch of dark cherry, alcohol and a bit of grassy hop.

Toasted malts up front with a bit of caramel. There is also a very subtle dark fruit flavor and a touch of grassy hop to balance out the sweetness. A little bit of alcohol shows through in the finish which is a lingering earthy peat and toasted malt flavor.

Low carbonation and medium body. Seems a bit thin without the carbonation. However, that being said, it does go down very easy.

A nice malt-forward beer without being overly sweet. The hop gives it a good balance and the toasted malt really shows through. An above average Weizenbock. I was expecting a little bit of the banana/clove, but I enjoyed it as is.

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Photo of mactrail
3.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber with admirable fizzy mouthfeel and plenty of foam in the Ciney snifter. Tangy and rich with malt. Spicy nose with a hint of flowers and cinnamon.

Sweet malt and a spicy edge of cloves. This has that dark, fruity edge with a wisp of bitterness around the finish. Tastes a little of alcohol but in a playful way. Some caramel but more of a dark roasted flavor.

Not overly sweet and exceptionally drinkable, though it could use a little more sparkle with all the malt. This is such an interesting style. It's sort of the opposite of a West Coast IPA. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Central Market - Shoreline in north Seattle.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of foxyaardvark27
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Eighty
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of mooseisloose
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

A very economical bomber at TW of an enticing style that I haven't tried before, so let's give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a strong molasses smell coupled with black licorice. Pours into my SAPP with a thin tan head on top of a birch beer color. Taste is heavy in a thick syrupy mouthfeel up front followed by a balanced spicy maltiness that has a very dull hop bitterness in the after taste. A tasty brew, would go great with any food dish.

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Photo of Oakenator
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of JMBSH
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of tazzman
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Haybeerman
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of RoryOMoore
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured this into a pilsner glass. The beer was an amber color with minimal head.

Aroma sweet malt, some caramel, and some dark fruit.

caramel, chocolate, dates in the taste. A little muted.

Medium-bodied, sweet.

OK, not great. I would drink this again if someone bought it for me.

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Brewer's Share Vendell's Veizen (Weizen Bock) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
3.5 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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