Hang Ten from Heavy Seas Brewing (Baltimore, MD) has been in 12oz/ 6 pks for quite a while. After a short break, this German Weizenbock returns as a part of Heavy Seas’s Mutiny Fleet. The Mutiny Fleet was first launched in 2009, and showcases unusual & bigger beers in excess of 8% ABV. All are bottled conditioned and unfiltered. Most are vintage dated. This fleet isn’t exactly a side project or experimental line of beer, but it’s almost always very unique.
Hang Ten is a German weizenbock. Weizenbocks typically have a complex malt character, while remaining on the high alcohol range. They are comparable to bocks (especially in strength.) A weizenbock is a stronger version of the unfiltered Weissbier or Hefeweizen.
Taste Expectations: Look for dark fruit flavors – (plum, cherry, Raisins even prunes) followed by a big malt profile – caramel, even some vanilla. Malt sweetness can make you think brown sugar.
Availability: 22oz Bombers, limited release. Small batch release – July 2010
Cellerable: Yes, for up to 2 years. Bottles are Vintage dated 2010.