Hummel Weizen-Bock
Brauerei Julius Hummel

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3.05 | pDev: 33.44%
Brauerei Julius Hummel
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3.44/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From the bottle, it pours a hazy amber with a small head that that stays awhile. I noticed more smell of banana than others. Easy drinking bock. It seems better this year than when I tried it in 2015.

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1.3/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Got this at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

Into a weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours a pathetically small head that dissipates into a film immediately. Head is thin and white. Colour is a yellow amber orange with lots of big carbonation bubbles and it's perfectly clear. No film stays and no lacing at all. Doesn't look horrible overall, but doesn't even resemble a weizen.

SMELL: Wheat malt, with some minor hints of clove and banana and a bit of spicy alcohol in the back. Overall though, the scent it far too sweet for the style. The nose is slightly weak in strength, but the sweetness is a tad too much.

TASTE: Here the sweetness is overwhelming. A tad bit of wheat malt initially, but the sweet malt dominates, and brings themes of apples and berries with it. Reminds me of an older apple cider with some spicy alcohol there as well. Aftertaste is very sweet, like an apple cider with an pumped up ABV. This is just not what a Weizen is supposed to be, and it's not pleasant either.

PALATE: This is also way off. Very low carbonation makes it thin and watery. Goes down alright without a bite, but finishes extremely sticky and cloying. This is just way too flat, watery and cloying for the style, and is thus not enjoyable at all.

OVERALL: I really hope this was just a bad bottle, though it didn't taste "off" to me or my girlfriend. Unfortunately this was just all wrong for the style. Way too sweet, flat, and cloying, and didn't look anything at all like a weizen. Not drinkable; I dumped the last half of this. This was my third dump.

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3.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A hazy, yellow, brown beer with a huge head and some visible carbonation.

Smell is full of banana's and has a distinct phenolic profile, without much clove. Actually the smell of a packed Weizen.

Taste is malty and has a grainy taste. The banana's are all over the place. No trace of any clove. Although this is not a style with much hop character, in the aftertaste there is a bit of a harsh hoppiness, which I don't like. Mouthfeel is sweet and syrupy.

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3.87/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer is actually available during both the seasons of Lent and Advent. Its look is a pale and opaque orange/yellow with a weak white head and very, very many tiny slow-moving bubbles.

The aroma is sour and a bit pungent and earthy, with the alcohol in the background. But it also is a thick and yeasty smell, with the appropriate banana and clove accents in full effect. The nose is definitely dominated by the wheat.

So is the taste. It starts of sweet and easy, but finishes rather sour and tangy and moderate bitter next. The after-taste is dry and brings back the sweeter, fruity side of the beer.

Mouthfeel is a little weak with not enough carbonation.

Not the most accessible Weizenbock maybe, yet a modest one, and somewhat of an earnest personality.

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Hummel Weizen-Bock from Brauerei Julius Hummel
Beer rating: 3.05 out of 5 with 4 ratings