Portsmouth Weizenbock | Portsmouth Brewery

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Portsmouth WeizenbockPortsmouth Weizenbock

Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A dark wheat bock beer. The addition of NH maple syrup in the fermenting beer creates a complexity unknown in most beers.

Added by Bierman9 on 02-20-2005

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Photo of Damian
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Drank from a 1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle purchased at the Portsmouth Brewery Company Store, Portsmouth, NH

Poured a dark, murky, amber-mahogany with a tan, fluffy, three-finger head that left huge rings of lacing all down the glass.

The aroma was spicy and fruity. Ripe banana, clove and allspice were apparent along with a rich, rummy, brown sugar kick. As the beer warmed, a smooth, fragrant yeastiness came out strong.

The taste was sweet, fruity and malt heavy as well. Caramel malts, dark fruits and spices were most noticeable. A tart, wheaty, lemony smack appeared on the back end, along with a rummy alcohol warming. The finish was initially slightly metallic and sour, but this seemed to slowly subside. A touch of hops also appeared as the beer warmed.

Mouthfeel was medium/thin with a fine, mild carbonation. If the beer faltered anywhere it was definitely in this area.

Drinkability was rather good. While I would have liked the unique complexities in the flavor of this beer to be a bit more pronounced, this was nevertheless a smooth and quaffable brew.

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Photo of Franchise
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark brown with red highlights that left a thick tan head. The smell is fruit, figs, plums, rich dark fruits are ever present. The taste mirrors the nose, sweet malty floural hop presence. Figs, candided fruit, plums follow the earthy texture. The finish has a alcohal presence but is very warming and nicely balanced with an acidic feel to balance out the sweetness on the palate.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Whew! This was some tough sledding. Had this in a tulip glass at the Brewery. Very pretty:dark brown, thick head, very sticky. It had a sweet, fruity aroma, and was fairly malty. The taste was sweet, but not overly so. It tasted like honey or maple syrup, with a faint banana flavor. This is a pretty substantial beer. I had two, and had had my fill.

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Photo of Truh
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Won the hoop race at Puddledock with this one on 3/18/2005. Looks like a 12-oz. pour in a tumbler glass – wasn’t asked what size I might like.

Very light, creamy head, almost like that you’d find on a stout, with a pretty good stick. Dark brown and verging on claret hue with a great amount of clarity and some action here and there. On nose, roasted malt, caramel, red grapes, and some dusting of toffee. Nice candy apple sweetness on mouth with a hand-in-hand wheat tackling dummy and some very pleasant smoky characteristics. Very sweet, very nice indeed.

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Photo of carln26
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a dark amber with a nice white head. It had a mild aroma of roast malt along with some scents associated with a weiss beer (mild cloves and banana. There is more malt in this beer, so that brings dates and figs into the mix. Now the taste… Wow, very boozy with sweet figs and dates. Very smooth almost creamy mouth feel medium drinakbility due to the alcohol.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Alewife and I enjoyed more today (28MAY06) on a visit with Artied2... Must say the clovey aspect was much more pronounced, in both the aroma and flavor. Still lovely sweetness with some choco, but very much more in the Aventinus-style than last time we had it. Bump-ups for flavor and aroma. Yummy!

overall: 4.35
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5

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Shared a couple of pints over lunch today (20FEB05) with Alewife at the Brewery. Mmmm...!! Poured a clear, deep, dark chestnut hue, crowned by a fine, light tan head. Topping didn't last too long, yet it laced up the glass quite nicely. Aroma was of light, sweet malt, with a touch of clove. It had a medium body, and a bit more than normal smoothness across the palate. Lots of maltiness in the flavor, though not overly sweet like a Doppelbock can be. A smidge of clove, but flavors actually do more closely mimic a Doppel than a true Weizenbock like Aventinus. Has a nutty character, and the maple syrup added in its making is pleasantly noticeable as well. The finish is rather dry, with a floral hop presence adding a good balance. Let this baby warm up, though, as many luscious flavors come to the fore at somewhat higher temps. A supremely quaffable offering from the esteemed Mr. Mott. (4.5/3.5/4.0/4.0/4.5 - 4.05)



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Portsmouth Weizenbock from Portsmouth Brewery
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