Head: white, rocky
Nose: yeasty, malty, fruity
Palate: malty, yeasty, some typical banana/clove
Finish: lingering, fairly clean
Served: from a bottle bought in Franconia
Impression: I finally got a chance to try one of the top rated Weizens in Franconia, Gutmann. So, I was intrigued to hear they also brewed a Weizenbock and was happily shocked to find a bottle in a Munich beer store. Franconian beers aren’t so popular here in my hometown but I had noticed the regular Gutmann Weizen as of late so was hopeful. It’s a great looking Weizenbock with a perfect honeycomb hue and gorgeous rocky head. The yeast in the nose mingles well with the otherwise fruity palate. Much like the regular Weizen, it has a subdued banana/clove element. I found the Weizenbock a lot less balanced then the every day beer but it wasn’t particularly cloying, especially at 7.2% It’s certainly a good Weizenbock but not up there with the best.
Next beer or back to the beer list.
4 thoughts on “Gutmann Weizenbock”
Have you ever actually been to Titting? I haven’t, but I suppose the closest I’ve come was Ingolstadt.
No, I haven’t, Don. I’m not as into Weißbier as when I first traveled to Bavaria. So, I wouldn’t go there just for the beer. I’m not even sure the brewery has a pub but I’d heard it was THE Weizen in Franconia so just had to try it. I was happy to find it in a shop. I have been to Ingolstadt though not for the outlets like most people but for the…you guessed it, brewery.
It’s very important to drink Gutmann rather fresh. And treated (ie chilled) well. Treated properly it’s full of banana freshness
I’ll seek out another bottle or hopefully get to their pub at some point. I think the regular one I was fresh enough. The Dunkler Weizenbock, was mixed. One was fresh, the second was old. It’s not easy to find in Munich and the shop that had it often sells past date beer. I don’t have so much choice. As a rule, I like darker Weizenbocks. Aventinus remains my favorite. Thanks for making the suggestion and enjoying Beerwanderers.