Slam Dunkel

22oz bottle, $3.99 from Green’s on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. Weyerbacher is new to GA in the last week or so and although I have had most of their offerings before, this and the XIII are new to me.
Poured into the Tucher 500mL Weizen glass this looks superb (or at least as superb as the ugly color can get!). The Tucher glass always shows off Weizens of any description so well. Head and lace are reserved, but look high quality and dense. There is a really creamy, mocha look to the head. Body has some of the typical murkiness about it, but there seems to be a darker note than in many others of the style. Carbonation and mouthfeel are perfect, and led to a really creamy, velvet like experience. Perfect.
Nose has a very sweet banana and a touch of clove and something else in the oregano/herbal nature.
Extremely rich, if standard tastes. I always feel that the Weizens can be let down by a watery feel to the taste or the mouthfeel but this beer comes through on both. As it warms on my deck in July Atlanta heat, the banana notes increase, but so does the sweetness.
The kind of beer that can restore ones faith in a style. Delicious and superb value.

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07/19/2008
Style:
Weizenbock
Format:
bottle
ABV: 7.0 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.45
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