Brooklyn Smoked Weissbock

Brooklyn Smoked Weissbock

Rated 3.557 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Style:  Weizenbock

8.2% Alcohol by Volume

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Bamberg, the central town in the Franconia region of northern Bavaria, is home to one of the world’s most unique beer styles – smoked beer or “rauchbier”. The barley malt is dried over beechwood fires, taking on a smoky quality that infuses the beer brewed from it. Smoked lagers are common in Franconia, but there’s a further specialty as well – smoked wheat beer. Only the barley malt is smoked, while the wheat is malted normally. This gives the beer a lightly smoky quality which is a perfect complement to the fruitiness imparted by the weissbier yeast. These beers have inspired us to bring you something more special still – Brooklyn Smoked Weissbock. At the doppelbock strength of 8%, this beer is full-bodied and complex, retaining the light acidity of the wheat balanced against fruit. Underneath is the light beechwood smoke, making this a wonderful beer with to enjoy with food. The palate finishes dry and spritzy. Try it with any pork dish (especially barbecue), traditional Mexican dishes, robust seafood such as monkfish, and Chinese dishes featuring black bean sauce. Malt: German two row smoked barley malt, German wheat malt, Belgian aromatic malts, caramalt. Hops: German Perle

ID: 25368 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 15 years ago

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Overall Rank2381
Overall Percentile95.2
Style Rank17 of 165
Style Percentile89.7
Lowest Score3.5
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.975
Weighted Score3.557
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 3.5 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Growler from State Line Liquors. Beer poured murky caramel brown, very little head and no lacing. Weak aroma of caramel and wheat with some smokiness. Flavor was banana sweet, caramel with an imperceptible smokiness. Very carbonated mouthfeel, a bit too much so. I was kinda hoping for more smokiness, which was more present in the aroma than the flavor. Okay, but not great.

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Pour is a murky amber-brown color, huge head, excellent lacing even after the head settles a bit. The aroma was strong bananas, light caramel, only faint smoke (and probably because I was looking for it). The flavor is fantastic, the base weizen bock elements superb (and this after a week of drinking Aventinus a few times), and the smoked quality comes out in the flavor more strongly than in the aroma. A very nicely done smoking, doesn't over-run the beer, delicious. Mouthfeel was thick but light, nice and airy-creamy.

  • YUMBEER 275 reviews
    rated 4.3 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    This beer is cloudy and a has a yellow orange color. A nice body with a hint of smoke right away. When I drank it I immediately tasted the clover, banana bread, bubblegum flavors that are reminiscent of a German hefeweizen beer. Only at the end did I taste the hint of smoke that was somewhat dry. Overall, the combination of the weissbock and rauchbier in this delicious brew makes it worth you while to seek out.

  • E 2218 reviews
    rated 4.1 15 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Poured a cloudy, orange yellow color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of banana, clove, toasted bread, and faint smoke. Taste of much of the same, with the banana and clove dominating, with bubblegum, and a dry, charred smokiness resides in the back. Some alcohol in the finish.

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