Preservation Series: Shegöat - The Bruery
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3.5/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
01-13-2014 06:43:32 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.89/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
06-02-2014 03:03:41 | More by jlindros
4/5 rDev +7.8%
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.
02-08-2014 18:46:34 | More by StonedTrippin
3.99/5 rDev +7.5%
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.
01-01-2014 07:12:05 | More by mactrail
3.88/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
03-27-2014 13:35:58 | More by mdfb79
4.08/5 rDev +10%
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.
03-03-2014 22:46:28 | More by smakawhat
3.65/5 rDev -1.6%
Bottle opened on 2.17.14
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.
04-30-2014 05:18:27 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.35/5 rDev -9.7%
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.
08-02-2014 03:59:20 | More by DefenCorps
3.78/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
05-31-2014 00:35:33 | More by rudzud
Preservation Series: Shegöat from The Bruery
84 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.