Seedstock Weizenbock

Colorado
United States
Seedstock Weizenbock, Seedstock Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Seedstock's strong wheat Weizenbock features dark fruit aroma of plum and prunes, joined with slight banana notes. The flavor is a combination of dark fruit, spicy cloves and malty breadiness – creating a very balanced beer. Brown in color with a light tan head, this beer comes in at 7.1-percent ABV.

Profile

ABV: 
7.1%
IBUs: 
22
Served at: 
40 - 42º
Hops: 
Hallertauer
Malts: 
Maris Otter, Pale Wheat, Munich, Biscuit, Chocolate Malt
Judges Review 
Michael Bury's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Weizenbock by Seedstock Brewery is being evaluated as a Weizenbock (2015 BJCP Category 10C). Upon pouring, it presents itself as a rich copper beer with near brilliant clarity that sits beneath a persistent, tan head comprised of small bubbles.

The nose is complex with bread crusts and spicy cardamom serving as the dominant aromas. Underlying alcohol wheat and caramel help round out the aroma. Background pomme esters and hints of clove emerge as it warms.

The flavor isn’t quite as rich as one would expect for style. Nonetheless, you’ll find the characteristic base of wheat tang, bread, bread crusts, and slight caramel that provides the backdrop for the fermentation character. In this regard, the spicy, peppery phenols are more prominent than the apple and pear esters and end up drying the finish of the beer a bit too much. Hop elements are nonexistent. 

Seedstock’s Weizenbock is still sure to be a hit despite falling in between the pale and darker versions of the style. It provides plenty of character and intrigue without any significant faults. For this reviewer, it was the perfect beer on a cool autumn evening. 

Brewery Introduction

Here at Seedstock Brewery we are led by one guiding principle: brew the best tasting beer we can. Along the way we've learned a few things - like when to push forward and also when to leave well enough alone. That's why we start with the same old-world, family recipes that have stood the test of... Read More

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