A nice dark beer, although the wheat aspect seems lost in this one. Brownish copper in colour, slightly hazy, with a whiote cap. Weak hints of wheat and spice, but not a lot of the banana scent. Flavour was quite ordinary. Not a lot to make you want to revisit.
Sampled March 2009
This beer pours with a noticeable viscous texture. The beer is topped by a frothy, initially two-finger thick, lightly browned, tan colored head. The beer is a murky, muddy, brown-amber color that is hazy enough to be opaque when held up directly to the light, but does pick up a bit more of a red hue. Up front I get a banana note that is quickly subsumed by a toasted malt character. A bit of clove character is noticeable throughout the aroma and there is also a nice nuttiness here in the nose. There is a touch of spiciness here as well, which seems to meld with the toasted grain notes, and there is also a prune / fig fruit thing going on here as well that seems to get a bit over-ripe as the beer warms. An interesting nose, but it isn't quite as expressive as I might have hopped.
Not nearly as sweet tasting as I expected, there is a touch of malt sweetness here, but it is well tempered by a wheat-tartness and the toasted malt character. My second sip sees a bit of clove spiciness become noticeable up front and the tartness accentuates some plum-like flavors. The finish has a mix of hop bitterness and toasted malt notes that are not quite roasty, but do provide a touch of astringency. The body of this beer isn't as big as it looked visually, but does have some heft to it; the beer is actually pretty quaffable for a beer of this strength though and is pretty nice for the style. This has a bit of an off flavor in the finish that is sort of plastic like, a bit savor / meaty, or perhaps just burnt; I really can't quite put my finger on it.
Not a bad beer as most of the elements seem to be here, but somehow all the flavors / aromas don't seem to combine into an integrated whole all that well. Still this is certainly enjoyable
PP Strong Ale Fest 07. Growler from BBB63, Thanks Mike. This weizen bock poured a medium amber color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity, sweet and caramel. A medium bodied weizen bock. The malts are fruity and sweet, touch of banana ester. The hops are earthy and floral. Lively carbonation. Very smooth. Nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
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