Dark chestnut pour. A few red highlights, but overall the beer is darker than most I’ve had in the style. Modest head, small ring of foam and no lace.
Rich, light alcohol nose, very malty. Reflected in the initial tastes as one might expect.
Plenty of malts flow over the tongue and offer a very rich experience, despite the mouthfeel being a little thin (possible contradiction here). This is largely as expected and stylistically correct. At times it tends toward a brown ale, but stays rich enough and alcoholic enough to keep it out of that realm – just. Body is not that robust, but that adds to the drinkability which is extraordinary high. There’s a little banana and a little spice, but not much clove or other traditional weizenbock elements. Quite muted in that regard. Plenty of sweetness without being cloying. Pretty/very light and easy to quaff. Very light bitterness in the very back-end.
Honestly, just great to encounter a weizenbock that’s relatively stylistically correct. In most instances these days, that’s going to be enough for me. Recommended without going overboard.
This bottle came from Tavour.