Town: Viereth-Trundstadt (Weiher)
Color: ruddy dark amber
Head: ample, creamy
Nose: banana, caramel
Palate: rich malt, fruity, banana, caramel, dried orange
Served: on tap at the brewery
Impression: I’d had their fairly hoppy Sommerweizen that afternoon and this Weizenbock in bottled form a year or so prior, so I was expecting it to be in the same vein. This tap version has surely been tweaked quite a bit as I didn’t notice much of the hoppiness of its predecessor. In its place was a wonderful dried fruit element in the form of dried orange and some caramel for good measure. It was easy to drink at 6.8% and fit well how I was drinking it, as a dessert beer. Still, I think as a beer to drink more than one, I’d prefer the bottled one.