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Preservation Series: Shegöat - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
84
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157 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.54%
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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Ratings: 157 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-02-2014 04:49:16 | More by drewone
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berlinabb

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-01-2014 04:17:36 | More by berlinabb
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TKEbeerman

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-30-2014 00:30:25 | More by TKEbeerman
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-29-2014 15:44:53 | More by EgadBananas
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s4s

California

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

01-29-2014 04:43:37 | More by s4s
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fox227

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-28-2014 15:35:30 | More by fox227
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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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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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seandamnit

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-25-2014 20:20:48 | More by seandamnit
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Jeckel

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.9%

01-25-2014 04:38:23 | More by Jeckel
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laxer8811

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-24-2014 22:43:08 | More by laxer8811
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jsanford

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-20-2014 22:43:54 | More by jsanford
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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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rjholcomb

California

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-18-2014 17:55:47 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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EdTheEdge

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-18-2014 03:56:41 | More by EdTheEdge
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Jtrigonis

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-17-2014 11:28:45 | More by Jtrigonis
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vermilcj

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-16-2014 04:39:15 | More by vermilcj
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jpaulsen

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-16-2014 02:07:06 | More by jpaulsen
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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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frozenjogurt

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-14-2014 03:04:19 | More by frozenjogurt
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2014 06:43:32 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BDeibs

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-13-2014 04:08:18 | More by BDeibs
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-12-2014 16:27:23 | More by Rollzroyce21
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HalfFull

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 05:47:17 | More by HalfFull
Preservation Series: Shegöat from The Bruery
84 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.