Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Brew Review: Weizenbock

Weizenbock (Samuel Adams)
Appearance (0 to 4 stars): 3.0
Aroma: 2.5
Flavor: 2.0
Texture: 2.5
Drinkability: 2.5

Overall score: 12.5 / 20.0









Cost: $8.99 at Foodland for a "LongShot" 6-pack.
On the label: "Rodney describes his wonderfully complex brew as "deep amber in color with a full creamy body and a dark fruit and clove aroma." This traditional Bavarian brew took Rodney a few batches to perfect, but the taste is worth all of his hard work."

Summary: This is a matter of taste. If you like a syrupy-sweet brew with major aftertaste, this is for you. Personally, I don't like a clingy aftertaste, though I can't say I hate this brew. It goes down nice, minor carbornation, comparable to Guiness Stout in terms of thickness/viscosity, and a pretty red-amber color. But again, the flavor isn't to my liking, and as soon as this beer warms up a bit, the flavor gets stronger. Worth the try, but the other LongShot offering in this 6-pack, Lili Hess' Grape Pale Ale, is superior, hands down.

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