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Preservation Series: Shegöat - The Bruery

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157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: CheapBeerBuzz on 12-10-2013)
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Callmecoon

California

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

01-05-2014 22:23:14 | More by Callmecoon
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rjholcomb

California

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

01-19-2014 15:36:57 | More by rjholcomb
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JTbrue

California

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

07-02-2014 20:12:38 | More by JTbrue
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siege06nd

Virginia

4.39/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 00:10:13 | More by siege06nd
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DovaliHops

California

4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 07:57:08 | More by DovaliHops
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01001111

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

06-11-2014 00:47:00 | More by 01001111
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-13-2014 23:45:43 | More by dvmin98
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dcloeren

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-20-2014 15:40:58 | More by dcloeren
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GClarkage

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-08-2014 19:59:21 | More by GClarkage
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stealth

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-04-2014 04:56:40 | More by stealth
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jvillefan

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-08-2014 17:21:28 | More by jvillefan
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Wedcat

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

01-05-2014 02:30:49 | More by Wedcat
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

05-30-2014 19:45:52 | More by MarkyMOD
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notchucknorris

California

4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 21:04:46 | More by notchucknorris
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hopsputin

California

4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 03:09:23 | More by hopsputin
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scottfrie

California

4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 20:20:05 | More by scottfrie
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 22:46:28 | More by smakawhat
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cooch69

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  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!!!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 19:40:27 | More by cooch69
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Furlinator

California

4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy rust color with 1/2 inch of khaki head that fades to nothing and leaves very faint lace.

Smell is of funky yeast, caramel and a fruity mixture of banana and apple.

Taste is of bready malt, molasses, caramel, banana, apple and a hint of cinnamon and clove spiciness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This is a solid effort that has characteristics similar to those of a Belgian quad with the addition of winter spices reminiscent of a Christmas ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 21:48:43 | More by Furlinator
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-06-2014 04:23:29 | More by mjtiernan
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BuschLeagueOC

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-19-2014 23:19:15 | More by BuschLeagueOC
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-20-2013 13:34:46 | More by GRG1313
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Kramerwtmf

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-08-2014 03:22:05 | More by Kramerwtmf
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Beerbuddy21

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-13-2014 15:19:35 | More by Beerbuddy21
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IvoryFoxhole

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-17-2014 21:12:55 | More by IvoryFoxhole
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Preservation Series: Shegöat from The Bruery
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