1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Preservation Series: Shegöat - The Bruery

Not Rated.
Preservation Series: ShegöatPreservation Series: Shegöat

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

175 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 175
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 175 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of siege06nd
4.39/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

siege06nd, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of JTbrue
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

JTbrue, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of tectactoe
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

tectactoe, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of LakerLeith
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Rothobinide
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Rothobinide, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of spoonsock
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

spoonsock, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Flip4beers
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Flip4beers, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of countrybat
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

countrybat, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of oldsailor
4/5  rDev +7.8%

oldsailor, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of vonnegut21
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

vonnegut21, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of jlisuk
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

jlisuk, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of stevec32
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

stevec32, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -19.1%

BGsWo22, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of 01001111
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

01001111, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of Gus_13
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Gus_13, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of Evan
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Evan, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of IndyDad
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

IndyDad, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

petermethot, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of rowbow
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

rowbow, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +7.8%

mjtiernan, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Lolli1315
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Dark brown in color with ruby highlights. Persistent creamy/frothy tan head. Surprisingly murky for a lager.

S- Richy toasty/malty character that is unsurprising for a dopplebock. Some caramel character as well with dark fruits such as prunes and figs. Small amounts of alcohol apparent.

T- The rich malty character dominates from start to finish. Toasty malt comes through the strongest as the dark fruits apparent in the smell linger in the background. A nutty and toffee character is noticeable in the middle as the finish of the beer once again returns to the strong malt with small amounts of alcohol.

M- Medium-full body with a creamy carbonation and slight alcohol presence.

O- A great dopplebock. Missing some of the overall quality of the best dopplebocks, but still worth the money.

Lolli1315, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of jlindros
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

jlindros, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of rudzud
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

rudzud, May 31, 2014
Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

MarkyMOD, May 30, 2014
Photo of shangwang
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

shangwang, May 26, 2014
Preservation Series: Shegöat from The Bruery
84 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.