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Preservation Series: Shegöat - The Bruery

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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

stealth, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.08/5  rDev +10%
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.

smakawhat, Mar 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ArdyExfor, Feb 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Gonzoillini, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Gobzilla, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Lovely85, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

nickfl, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

kylehay2004, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

thegerm87, Feb 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

stereosforgeeks, Feb 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

tbone1384, Feb 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

EyePeeAyBryan, Feb 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

ILikeGoodCider, Feb 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

bierdeflanders, Feb 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Tom-Peters, Feb 08, 2014
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.

StonedTrippin, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of jbaker67
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite dark ruby-mahogany in color with a big and smooth light-khaki head. Very bready and fruity aroma of banana bread, moderate clove, a fruit medley of fresh strawberry and mango, some nutmeg, and yeasty wheat-bread dough. A bold banana flavor combines with a sweet cream tone to create a decent impression of a banana split. Nutmeg, allspice, and clove drift in the background along with a ciabatta dough flavor. Medium body with a soft, creamy texture.

jbaker67, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

bschinelli, Feb 06, 2014
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.

inlimbo77, Feb 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

drewone, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

berlinabb, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

TKEbeerman, Jan 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

EgadBananas, Jan 29, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

s4s, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

fox227, Jan 28, 2014
Preservation Series: Shegöat from The Bruery
82 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.