Ding Points: 88.50
Pour: 90.00, Nose: 80.00, Palate: 90.00, Mouth: 90.00, Global: 90.00
Had you asked me in advance of tasting any of the Best of Beer Camp Beers, I would have predicted that the Weizenbock would have been my favorite, so let’s see if the theory is born out in the practice with this one.
Pour is a very rich, orangey/yellow butterscotch affair, which is both attractive and gives me good vibes about the beer being stylistically relevant. Head is good, and retention and lace are pretty decent as well. Good looker.
The beer is ALL about sweet banana notes, with a creamy mouthfeel that is invigorated by some super-fine carbonation. Little touches of hop bitterness here and there, with alcohol (quite rightly) being prominent in many parts of the beer. Lingering finish which marries all of those flavors together beautifully. Obviously very sweet (appropriate and no excuses there), but at the same time the beer really feels substantial and satisfying on other levels. A confident beer which knows where it stands very precisely. There are some yeast notes too and the beer gives a tremendous blast of flavor with each gulp (and it IS a ‘gulp’ as I consume this with gusto!)
EXTREMELY high drinkability for me, with the bottle being consumed very quickly indeed. Very tasty and beer that says ‘well made’ in the same manner it says ‘well done’ to the drinker for choosing it!
Other: 12 oz single from Mac’s, Atlanta, GA, USA. 6.8%.