Friday, March 17, 2017

Oliphant Semigorgon Weizenbock

Oliphant Semigorgon Weizenbock Ale, 8.5% ABV. Oliphant Brewing, Somerset, WI.

Dark brown coloring, slim cocoa-tinged head, leaving lace.

In the nose: Cocoa and cream. Sweet and lovely. A gorgeous thing. Earthy, malty, a touch of heat.

In the mouth: There we have it. That magical mix of the wheat and the doppelbock, richly textured with that whisper of the banana and clove, carried forth with a mass of  malt. Some spice, some smoke. Some pepper-y heat, from the intensely growing alcohol. Touch of sweet, but finishing malt, balanced and dry. Boom, boom, boom comes the booze.

Another wonderful one from Oliphant. Uniquely delicious.

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