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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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Photo of wattoclone
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium clear dark brown with small head. Carbonation on the lower side for a weizenbock. Minimal fruitiness in aroma, actually not much aroma at all. The small aroma is earthy and nutty with a note of sweet cherries. Burnt sugar and nuts predominates the taste. Not much fruit but a subdued sweetness with a kiss of roasted cherries. Well balanced, but not a huge flavor bomb as one usually gets with this style. The lingering finish is nutty burnt wood and marshmallow.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Act25
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomb into .5l Cylinder named Spaten. Nice label. Nice brewery.

A: Copper penny, brown and clear. Decent retention and lacing from an off white head. Well carbonated.

S: Malt. brown ale, but more interesting with nuts and faint root cellar and no stink. Rich dark nut smells. Better over time.

T: Great entry that is crisp and sharp. Next, nutty sweetness gives way to a rich roasted grain flavor. It is mostly of field grains barley, grass, hay. This is what I think of farm beer, more so than Saisons.

M:Refreshing, with a clean tang. Unusual light to medium body, dont feel the ABV. Good even in summer.

O: Sessionable, drinkable and easy going. But it's stronger than it seems.

Reviews are all over the map, because no one can pin down the style. This is more of a great brown ale perhaps. Interesting, Gets better the longer in the glass. pour hard, drink slowly, and enjoy. A great food beer too (In this case garden tomatoes, mozzarella, avacado, balsamic, almonds)

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of woodychandler
3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Transcribed from notes dtd Su, 14 July 2013

I had problems with my wireless internet, really with my home land line which I use for wireless internet and so the day became old-school pen-and-ink time as I really did not want to try and write my review through my phone. Needless to say, when my carrier tells me that they only have a skeleton staff on weekends and the problem will be fixed by 1900 h. on Monday, they are getting 86'd!

From the bottle: "Independent Employee-Owned"; "Number 47-A 8149"; "Brewer's Share"; "This certifies that YOU are the rightful owner of ONE (1) Brewer's Share of the INITIAL PUB OFFERING of Full Sail Brewing Company's release: WEIZEN BOCK a.k.a. VENDELL'S VEIZEN, a malty bock-style wheat brew, feturing a reddish-amber hue and a hint of tropical fruit flavors, concocted by none other than Wendell Bryant."; "Featured Brewer: Wendell Bryant Four times a year we hand the keys to our massively talented brewers and let them throw down. Whoever comes up with the most insanely delicious new brew gets to share it with the entire brew-geekosphere. It's something we call Brewer's Share. Wendell, an Asst. Packaging Supervisor here at Full Sail, is and accomplished home brewer who loves to share his creations with friends. We were so impressed with his Weizen Bock recipe, we let him loose in the brewhouse to work his magic on a supersize scale. Congrats, Wendell: Looks like your circle of friends just increased by 100 fold.'"; "Wendell's Charity: Wendell has chosen to support the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute with his Brewer's Share. Visit ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/cancer for more information."

My pour created a brief finger of light-tan head that quickly dissipated into nothingness. Color was a deep-copper with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a sugary sweetness, far too malty for my taste, almost syrupy. Mouthfeel was thick, like a big dollop of beer on my tongue. The taste was MUCH less sweet than the nose had led me to expect. It had some heat to it, plus, although the label mentioned "a hint of tropical fruit flavors," I would have said dried dark fruits , like prunes, raisins, dates and figs. Finish was semi-dry with the yeast having exhausted itself in doing its job.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of goochpunch
2.8/5  rDev -20%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Dark amber body, thin head. Hardly any yeast, just a light haze. Not very estery or phenolic in the smell. Smells more "bock" than "weizen." Lots of caramel malt aromas. No toast to note, thank God. Flavor is similar to the smell. Tastes more like a doppelbock (but not really that malty rich) than a weizenbock. The wheat and weizen yeast are kind of subdued. Pretty hefty bitterness, considering what kind of beer this is. Kind of toasty as it warms. Not bad, just not what I was expecting. Carbonation is pretty prickly. Could use a fluffier and fuller body. This is OK all around. Not bad. Aventinus this ain't.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of hreb
3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle to be enjoyed before August 2013, served in pint glass. Beer pours a deep orange amber, fairly viscous (it is a bock), though crystal clear (for a weizen). Sweet malt sugar aroma. Flavor is dead on bock style malt-heavy. Secondary flavors of lighter wheat are quite pleasant in contrast to the use heavy, grainy barley typical of German style bockbier. I wouldn't go quite so far as to call it refreshing though. Just an ok sometimes beer with good flavor. It's no Aventinus.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of phishsihq
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a deep chestnut with about half-an-inch of off-white head that dissipates rather quickly. Rich malt aromas include caramel and hazelnut with little else making itself distinguishable. Slightly sweet caramel flavors roll smoothly into a more style-appropriate wheat based brew. Dark fruit and molasses flavors reach the tip of the tongue as well. Well carbonated and a bit prickly, this brew is moderately carbonated.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.07/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I'm not sure if all Weizenbocks are filtered, or whether I'm just assuming that a German-style wheat offering should be cloudy, but I was slightly bummed that this one wasn't cloudy or especially wheaty.

That said, a nice amount of head, a toasty, bready nose and a sort of unsulphured dried apricot note, with the slightest amount of pineapple quickly dissolving. Strong alcohol taste (that, I guess, I wish were mitigated by Weizen yeast) and a dry hop finish.

Not bad, but not exactly what I was looking for.

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of DIM
2.55/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

a: Who filtered my weizenbock? This was a slightly chill hazed amber tinted brown color. It poured with a short-lived fizzy cap.

s: I'm no style nazi, but so far this doesn't look or smell like a weizenbock. I found nutty malts and a hint of roast.

t: Well, there is a lot more going on here than the smell would indicate. This isn't bad by any stretch of the imagination, but I defy anyone to take a sip of this blind and think weizenbock. I tasted lots of nutty malts with hints of cocoa and floral toffee. There was a pretty nice lingering warm chocolatey malt note. Where are the cloves, bananas, and
bubblegum?

m: Pretty chewy but not quite weizenbock territory.

o: I was pretty conflicted when scoring this one. This isn't really close to being on style and I do have certain expectations when the label says weizenbock. I don't think this is a style open to a lot of interpretation. On the other hand this is a pretty tasty wheatwine I gurss I'd call it? Anyway, my scores kind of split the difference.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Reidrover
2.41/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle from "Lifesource" Salem. $3.99 Pours a darker amber with a small off white head,that quickly dissipates. Having trouble picking up any aromas other than caramel malt ( and this in a room temp glass). Plain malty taste..again caramel, maybe some fig in the back..weird for style..getting a wee bit black pepper. Mouthfeel is OK i suppose Really let down by this one..i usually like Full Sail but they missed by a mile on this one. Its a strong amber..no sign what-so-ever of a weizen Bock!! Luckily for them this is hard to find.

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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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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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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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