Preservation Series: Shegöat - The Bruery

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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 4
Gots: 22 | FT: 4
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CheapBeerBuzz on 12-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Shegöat is a brand new beer to our lineup, based on one of Patrick's original, multiple award winning homebrew recipes. Based primarily on the traditional weizenbock style of Germany, brewed with both malted barley and wheat, the beer is rich in the flavors of bananas, cloves and caramel with a notes of cake spice hovering in the background. Just like the banana bread that großmutter used to make.
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Photo of HalfFull
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served cold, I held this one upside down for a bit prior to the pour, unsure of the traditional base that is. The Shegoat pours a deep brown and a light mahogany in the light with a decent cap of foam. Good depth to the aroma though a bit lacking in the taste department. Quite hoppy up front with some muddled caramel notes and with a firm carbonation, as it should be I say.

Touch of alcohol on the nose, light banana and a hint of clove spice, light caramel is muddled well.

This 'German Style Ale' has no flaws per se but alas an interesting yet average

Photo of smakawhat
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a curved wheat ale glass.

Deep toffee and opaque brown body towards the bottom with dark chestnut red in the middle. Thick creamy faint tan cocoa brown head, large and four fingers tall with nice even bubbles, and very thin rising carbonation bubbles lifting slowly on the sides. Soft top and retention to go with it, classic looking Weizenbock.

Great simple nose. Light banana and toffee. Big clove spice coming off this with a little bit of heat too, which really brings out the dry spice qualities making them larger. And almost nutty quality comes out as well.

A noticeable bit of alcohol sweetness, but matching clove heat manages to dominate. Light bodied with not too much chewy wheat, but plenty of malt backbone and caramel like senses to keep the palate interesting. Hot nutmeg and clove spice but without burning heat. Some malted whoppers and dark grain toast on the finish as well, with that kind of dry sense.

Overall a very fun solid brew, missing some chewy qualities and noticeable caramel but a good beer in the realm.

Photo of SHODriver
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: poured into a tulip to a deep brown with a finger of off white head that slowly fades to a small collar
S: smells of bananas, spice and caramel
T: taste is caramel, banana, some spice notes, very malty, and some dark fruits. swallow is more dark fruits, some banana and spice notes
M: pretty full in the mouth with soft but adequate carbonation. finish is refreshing
O: Not a bad beer at all. I'm not familiar with the style but it tastes pretty good to me.

Photo of rlee1390
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Deep amber in the glass, one finger off white head.

S-Dark fruits, plums and grapes. Some orange. Tad bit of wheat.

T-Dark fruits, plums, rather sweet. No bitterness, some bubblegum.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation.

O-I was expecting better, other weizenbocks I've had were wonderfully fruity but this one was lacking.

Photo of ThickNStout
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL acquired through the Reserve Society. Bottled 11/14/13. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours dark, muddy brown with a thick, fluffy three fingers of vanilla-hued head. The froth lingers before settling to a thin cap that leaves very little lace.

Smells earthy and dry with burnt sugar glaze, faint yeasty clove and mild bannana peel. A bit muted overall.

Taste is luckily quite a bit livelier than the nose and reminds of a doppelbock. Caramel, bananna bread, faint toffee, clove, hints of raisin, butterscotch, wheat toast and a little nip of booze. This is a fairly hearty beer with some good flavor going on and easy enough to drink.

Medium body with carbonation that is active without overpowering . Bananna, clove and caramel are present in a clean finish.

I think this may be the first weizenbock I've had but it is strikingly similar to doppelbocks with the notable addition of banana and clove flavors. All-in-all a tasty enough brew that makes me think I may want to delve a little deeper into the style at some point in the future.

Photo of hopsputin
4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

a: a real dark amber, almost to the point of being purple. some nice crystal ruby red notes coming from the bottom. solid 3 finger tan head that looks thick enough to rest a coin on

s: sweet caramel, and berries. wheat, and a nice amount of clovey yeast. fades back to the nice sweet berry aroma

t: taste follows what you would expect from a weizenbock. sweet berries and wheat. sweet caramel malts play the part of background real nice here. i'm also picking up a nice amount of plums and figs in the flavor here as well. finish is grassy and crisp.

m: fuller side of medium. carbonation is there, but minimal. leaves syrupy feel.

o: not great, but better than average. nice mix of malts, and sweet fruit flavor here. this can be refreshing, while also heavy on the palate at the same time. worth a drink for sure. there is no alcohol in the flavor so be careful on this one.

Photo of jlindros
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Split with rudzud.

Decent creamy head 1/3 finger, decent lacing, decent legs too, dark molasses color, murky but not hazy, slight clear.

Nose doppelbock, big sweet candy malts, toffee, caramel, light phenols and booze, lots of caramelized bananas, candy biscuit caramel toffee wheat, little creamy wheat,

Taste little candy, toffee, caramel, etc, mild nutty, hint fig, etc. Nice creamy wheat and biscuit, syrupy chewy notes, etc. Into nice caramel banana and mild clove like, some decent esters, light phenolic booze, candy apple notes, syrupy, etc. Finish is dry ish, little sticky and syrupy, little bitterness, more candy and toffee, biscuit etc.

Mouth slightly creamy nice carb, hint of booze, med to a bit thin bod.

Overall pretty nice, fairly German bock like bit not crazy great.

Photo of ThePaleRider
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Very light coffee brown. Thick, three finger, khaki colored head with amazing retention.

S - Lots of cloves and wintery aromas. Slight fragrance of pepper and cinnamon. Lots of sweet, malty aromas. Smell yummy!

T - Very sugary and sweet. Lots of apple cider and cloves, a mulled cider if you will. Wheat, raw sugar, and caramel. Not the best balanced for my taste because of the sweetness, but if you enjoy Belgians this would be your brew.

M - Decent carbonation up front. Lots of aftertaste that leaves a tingle on the tongue.

O - Tastes more Belgian to me than German, but a very nice showing from The Bruery.

Photo of Lolli1315
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Dark brown in color with ruby highlights. Persistent creamy/frothy tan head. Surprisingly murky for a lager.

S- Richy toasty/malty character that is unsurprising for a dopplebock. Some caramel character as well with dark fruits such as prunes and figs. Small amounts of alcohol apparent.

T- The rich malty character dominates from start to finish. Toasty malt comes through the strongest as the dark fruits apparent in the smell linger in the background. A nutty and toffee character is noticeable in the middle as the finish of the beer once again returns to the strong malt with small amounts of alcohol.

M- Medium-full body with a creamy carbonation and slight alcohol presence.

O- A great dopplebock. Missing some of the overall quality of the best dopplebocks, but still worth the money.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 2.17.14
12/15/13

A - Pours a cloudy, medium brown with a big tan head with good retention.

S - Malty, caramel, very trappist like.

T - Sweet caramel and coca-cola flavors.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - English ale, some trappist style flavors and a touch sweet.

Photo of DefenCorps
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Thanks, Abraham.

A dark brown with a dense, light brown head with solid retention and minimal lacing, this looks good. The nose is a blend of cocoa dusted dark caramel, overripe bananas, cloves, toffee, burnt sugar, a clean, grainy character and a little vanilla. Milk duds are also noticeable. Very nice.

The palate opens moderately fruity and with some caramel and brown sugar but there's a rather grainy, cracker like huskiness and mild tannins that strip off the sweeter flavors. A moderately intense and spicy clove note is present as well. The beer does fall apart toward the finish, ending up rather disjointed with an in cohesive blend of sweetness, spice and wateriness, lacking the grainy dextrins that could hold it all together. Decent stuff.

Photo of notchucknorris
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a much darker than expected deep brown color with a thin cream colored head. Leaves subtle tracks of lace with each sip.

S: Sweet and malty on the nose with some banana, clove, persimmon, bready malt, spice cake and some dark fruit. Smells really nice.

T: Opens sweet with some caramel, raisin bread, banana nut loaf and a good amount of clove and brown sugar. Finish is a touch spicy with a good amount of malty sweetness and just a kiss of alcohol to round things out. A really nice rendition of the style.

Photo of scottfrie
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.

A: Pours a deep mahogany with a fluffy, very dense, thick, dark tan head that faded into a thick rocky long lasting fuzzy film that left patches of soapy lacing down the glass.
S: Banana, caramel, butterscotch, brown sugar, slight booze, and toast on the nose.
T: Heavy and potent flavors of butterscotch, bananas fosters, caramel, slight vanilla, more butterscotch and ripe, sweet, banana. There’s mild cocoa, raisin, and dark fruit in the finish, with hints of caramel and spice in the aftertaste.
M: Fuzzy, very soft carbonation; decadent and rich full body, chewy mouthfeel. Slight boozy finish. Potent.
O: Boozy and rich but great flavors and fairly smooth. Might do some good to leave in the bottle for a bit.

Photo of mactrail
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful red auburn color with a big stack of foam in the Aventinus weissbier bulb. Tremendous creamy, foamy mouthfeell. Deep aroma of dark malt and a touch of fruit, grain, and bananas.

Expansive malty flavors with that sistinctive sweet taste edged by a bitter, burnt tang. Warm caramel flavors yet bitterish enough to be well balanced. A great strong brew with the German esters and just enough of the spice. It tastes more of cinnamon than clove. The sweetness stays with every sip, but ends with the sharp notes.

One of the best German wheat beers of 2013. It's also a revelation to me, not a big fan of the Bruery sours and silly brews. I hope they'll take on more of the traditional styles more often. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Bottlecraft in Little Italy.

Photo of stakem
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml into a snifter. The brew appears a murky brown color with a khaki cap that shows decent retaining power.

This smells like belgian candy sugar mixed with yeasty notes of clove l, bubblegum and vanilla with a faint chocolate roasted grain backing.

The taste is fruity like pear and apple with a spice of clove rounded out with flavors of original bubblegum and candy sugar sweetness blending to caramel malt.

This is medium bodied and modestly carbonated. Overall a pretty solid brew. It is a refreshing change of pace to have a normal, adjunct-free brew from this brewery.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, and toast aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet caramel and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid aromas and flavors, but it's a bit too sweet in my opinion.

Photo of rudzud
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great a nice dark dark brown clearish hue with a thin head that left a light halo.

S - Aromas of banana, clove, sweeter malts. Rather straightforward, traditional.

T - Taste is nice caramel, banana, clove, sweeter malts. Light fruity esters. Very traditional and well, German.

M - Mouthfeel is nice, lightly carbonated, kind of sticky.

O - Overall this beer was alright, very cut and dry. Good example, true to the style.

Photo of mdfb79
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From 03/26/14 notes. Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Bruery tulip.

a - Pours a deep brown color with a light reddish tint, one finger of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Spotty lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of bready malts, grains, bananas, dough, wheat, yeast, spices, and light sour fruits. Quite nice, ther light sourness is pretyt good.

t - Tastes of bready malts, bananas, yeast, spices, biscuit, toasted malts, caramel malts, cloves, and wheat. More bananas as it warms and than the nose had. Better than the nose in my opinion.

m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Slightly too carbonated.

o - Overall an interesting German style beer and pretty nice. Nothing mind blowing but quite good. Worth checking out.

Photo of cooch69
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was the second beer of our Snobs United Tasting.

It poured a murky, dirty medium brown with a small foamy head. Surprisingly not too big of a head on this one.

Nose is really spicy, cloves, nutmeg and the sort with some chocolate and starch fruit such as plantain and banana.

Taste pretty similar to Aventinus. Far form being as perfect as Aventinus, but still lots of good flavors. Chocolate, banana, cloves, a heavy dose of wheaty malts and some nice yeast to support the flavor and the body. Medium bodies with a nice creamy carbonation and a decent amount of sediment.

Good job Mr. Rue

This is why we love you so much!!!

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Burgundy body with a thin, off-white collar. Wheat, grain, dark fruit, alcohol aroma. Dark fruits, raisins, brown sugar, cough syrup, perhaps a hint of raspberry or black cherry. Syrupy body with Sodt carbonation. As this is on the sweet side, a small pour is plenty.

Photo of siege06nd
4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Pours a deep ruby brown with a beautiful two finger khaki colored head. Retention is outstanding with a big creamy ring of froth lasting through the session. Each swirl builds the foam back up. Lacing is equally thick and coating.

S. Freshly baked bread, orange zest, pumpernickel, lots of cherry and fig, brown sugar, molasses, and even some red wine.

T. Hearty bread crust, stone fruit, hints of chocolate, clove, banana, pear. Very malty and complex.

M. Low to moderate carb with a wonderfully complex flavor profile. It's big and it's sweet, but the alcohol is very well hidden and it has a great balance.

O. It's not particularly distinctive other than its all around excellence. It's a beautifully done weizenbock and hits every note in high form. It's a rounded yet complex example of the style, with bright fruit, phenol, and banana notes and a toasty malt bill. Very very enjoyable, and a cool experiment by the Bruery in revisiting Patrick's homebrew recipes. Would love to see what other things they can recreate from his cookbook.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First bottle of the night for #bottlecherwednesdays at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. 750ml poured into tulip. Liquid is reddish brown with some cloudiness, a tall tan head forms than fades slowly to a film. Streaks of lace are left behind. Aroma is caramel, banana, clove, and spice cake. Taste is medium-high sweet with caramel and fruity esters. A small amount of spicy bitterness comes on the swallow. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, slightly bitter finish with lingering sweetness.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a really lovely dark wheat lager, deep and rich, simple too, we need more of these in the domestic market. dark bronze in color with lot of carbonation collecting into a large just off white head tall and fluffy and permanent. notes of brown butter, caramel, and candy sugar flow from the beer, lager yeast gives it a bread character too, its sweet, but its also hearty and grain driven and probably an acceptable substitute for a meal. there is some molasses-like spice in the flavor, with all the sweeter grain, and the dark wheat malt gives it a robustness and seasonal versatility unrivaled in american bocks. cleaner finish for how layered the beer is, and how big it is. massive body, but kept alive and moving by prominent carbonation that never quits even when it warms up. alcohol stays in the shadows, and malty goodness does the heavy lifting. a great beer for cold weather and for food. heavy meat, potatoes, and roasted vegetables come to mind, but pineapple upside down cake worked as a heck of a pairing too.

Photo of inlimbo77
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml, Fall 2013

A: Medium tan brown color. Some light does get through this one. Pretty looking beer. Off white, light tan head. Some sticky lacing.

S: Bready yeast character. Getting some of that banana. Dark fruits: prune and plum and raison.

T: Banana bread. Yeast like you would get from a Belgian Quad. Dark fruit flavors. Finish is actually fairly clean. It’s easy to drink for the style.

M: Medium bodied. The carbonation helps with drinkability.

Photo of DovaliHops
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky, dark, brown-amber color with a large, off-white head. Scent is very inviting, and spot-on for a weizenbock aroma. Nice balance of banana, clove, malt, and spices. The description of banana bread seems kinda ridiculous, but when you let this beer sit for a bit, you definitely get the banana bread. The taste compliments that statement as well. If this beer is too cold, you will get absolutely NO BANANA BREAD. Let this beer sit and warm up... you will definitely get some banana bread. Clove, banana, spices, and slightly tart yeasty flavors. This beer is absolutely delicious! Mouthfeel is full bodied, but fluffy at the same time. Drinkability is very high. Overall, I was very skeptical going into this one. Had the option of buying six, but only bought two. Big regret. Going back to buy four more. One of the best German-style beers I've had. They definitely hit this style right on the head. You've probably made my favorite German-style beer. Bravo Bruery!

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Preservation Series: Shegöat from The Bruery
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