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Preservation Series: Shegöat - The Bruery

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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 4
Gots: 23 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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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Ratings: 198 | Reviews: 26
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Preservation Series: Shegöat from The Bruery
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