Fernie Rusty Tractor Weizenbock

Fernie_weizenbockBrewer: Fernie Brewing Company, Fernie, BC
Style: Weizenbock
Alc/Vol: 7.5%
IBU: 23

Description: This spring seasonal beer was inspired by the end of winter and coming of spring for Canadian farmers, hence the agrarian imagery in the name. Brewed with wheat, several different kinds of malts, noble hops, Belgian yeast, and served unfiltered, the resulting beer combines the elements of a wheat ale with a bock-style lager.

Tasting Notes: I am pleased to see the weizenbock style making the rounds, as it combines two distinctive styles that I’m quite fond of. And true to form, it combines the telltale flavor of wheat malts and yeasty flavor of a wheat ale with the dark fruit and chewy mouthfeel of a bock. It also manages to pack some tart fruit and some grassy hop flavor in there to boot, reminiscent of spring fruit and a refreshing lager. Very true to its name and a good addition to summer!

Appearance: Dark amber-brown, cloudy, good foam retention and carbonation
Nose: Strong wheat malt, yeast, sugars, plums, raspberries
Taste: Rich/coarse and viscous malt, tang, yeasts, notes of tart raspberries and plum
Aftertaste: Lingering malt and grassy hop bitterness, tart fruit flavor
Overall: 8.5/10

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