Ladyface Weizenbock is the autumn seasonal from Agora Hills’s Ladyface Alehouse. This Oktoberfest ale was on tap during the Ladyface 1st Anniversary week and has a 8.9% ABV.
We celebrate Oktoberfest with Ladyface’s newest ale, a German-style wheat beer that is dark and sultry, possessing chocolate & raisin tones, with notes of cloves & banana, and a dry finish. It is unfiltered and the large amount of wheat in the recipe lends a rich body, and gives its appearance a characteristic cloudy haze.
Weizenbock pours a dark amber that fades to a tan toward the bottom of the glass. The head is practically non-existent.
I was a little thrown when I took my first whiff of this beer. I picked up flowers, clove and bubblegum, flavors more commonly associated with Belgian beers. I also detected faint notes of brown sugar hiding in there somewhere (the oddness continue).
The taste reminded me of a grape bubblegum, with a raisin/date like backend. A honey presence also appears towards the end, adding even more to the amalgamation that is Ladyface Weizenbock.
Mouthfeel is light-to-medium with a pronounced stickiness. It’s kind of bitey/astringent.
Ladyface Weizenbock was not at all what I expected. Either I don’t know what a weizenbock tastes like or this one was a not traditional take on the style. The wheat flavors weren’t present, the dark malty flavors weren’t there, and Belgian influences were running rampant. There are better weizenbocks out there than this one.
Overall: 5.5 out of 10
As a WEIZENBOCK: 4.5 out of 10
FOR FANS OF: Ayinger WEIZENBOCK, Grand Teton HOWLING WOLF WEIZENBOCK, Weyerbacher SLAM DUNKEL