Plank Bavarian Heller WeizenbockMay 1, 2007
Available: MI, CO, MN, WI, OH, KY, NC
A hazy gold color is followed by a classic Bavarian “nose” of cloves and bananas. Rich fruit — banana and blood oranges — dominate the mouth, with powerful notes of creamy malt, cloves and a gentle hint of hops. The finish is sweet with fruit and malt but is balanced by spices and light hops that prevent any cloying. The beer is wonderfully refreshing, a fine example of the style.
- Roger Protz
Noisy head! This beer is rarin' to go, and with color to match. Definitely Bavarian. Wonderful aromatics, great taste and a flavorful, almost irresistible, palate. Strong and friendly — a definite keeper. This is a throwback to celebrate Central Europe's late nineteenth century brewing traditions.
- Fred Eckhardt
It’s not everyday I drink a beer that reminds me of bananas. Or is it just that I am bananas? Either way, I really enjoy the combination of ripe banana, vanilla, bubble gum, and clove, with just a kiss of honey and plum. This full-flavored, yet thirst-quenching beer also has a lovely creamy texture. A beer to have with pancakes and sausage on a lazy Saturday.
- John Hansell
Roger Protz is the author of Complete Guide to World Beer and 300 Beers to Try Before You Die. He is a respected beer authority and editor of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
Fred Eckhardt lives, writes about and drinks beer in Portland, OR. He is the author of The Essentials of Beer and Saké (USA).
John Hansell is an equal-opportunity drinker. He writes about beer, wine and spirits. He is the creator, publisher & editor of Malt Advocate, a magazine for the whisky enthusiast.
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