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Goat Boy - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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86
very good

255 Ratings
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 3
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: nodder on 03-26-2014)
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Reviews by harpus:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

harpus, Apr 17, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a weizen glass a hazed orange tinged tea brown with a thick creamy off white head atop that left some chunks of broken lace behind as it settled slowly.Yeasty and a little medicinal in the nose,some faint phenolic smoke-like notes are there as well.A creamy feel to the beer adds to the positives,flavors are yeasty with spiced notes and some sweetness,not much banana or chocolate wich you will find in alot of the style,the alcohol is kept in check pretty well.I love Southern Tier and I really like this style,I thought this beer was "decent".

oberon, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of aszatk01
4/5  rDev +4.2%

aszatk01, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of braugon
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

braugon, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of MadScientist
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

MadScientist, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of sprestridge
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

sprestridge, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of sabitu
4/5  rDev +4.2%

sabitu, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

In a pilsner glass this beer was a reddish/brown color. There was a rather small head that left a little bit of lace.

Banana aroma. Sweet malt. A little bit of spice.

This beer tasted like banana bread with caramel. There was a hint of clove.

A nice enough beer. A little on the sweet side for me.

I'm on the fence whether I would want to try this again.

lordofthewiens, May 31, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +4.2%

DaftPatrick, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of DWolf
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

DWolf, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

TimoP, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of mverity
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a really interesting color. It looks like an overripe banana: brown in the center and a creamy yellow color at the edges. Light tan head that faded within 30 seconds to a thin collar. Aroma is heavy on the wheat and clove, some banana, some caramel. Taste is the same but with some nuttiness. Medium body and carbonation.

mverity, May 25, 2014
Photo of tigg924
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, medium carbonation, amber in color, hazy

Smell: banana and slight Belgian spices

Taste: Big banana, breadiness, alcohol, and slight Belgian spices

Mouthfeel: sweet start with slight bitterness, medium-heavy bodied and medium carbonation

Overall: A good weizenbock. I tend to like Southern Tier's bombers and this lives up to expectations. I will get this again if I want this style.

tigg924, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of reitzbrewing
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

reitzbrewing, May 08, 2014
Photo of mjtiernan
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

mjtiernan, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of MattyG85
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Brooklyn chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep and hazy brownish amber ruby with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of off white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: A sweet, fruity, and toasty yeast driven aroma with big hints of banana and caramel sweetness. Toasted malt with big hints of wheat, Weizen yeast, sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, straw, toast, and a slight hint of chocolate. Big scent of bananas along with some apple and bubblegum. Hints of black pepper and clove spicing. Slight hints of raisin and plum as well. A very solid bock aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a toasty, sweet, and fruity yeast driven taste with big notes of bananas and sweet caramel malt. Toasted malt along with notes of Weizen yeast, wheat, biscuit, caramel, toffee, straw, toast, grains, and some chocolate. Big fruit presence with lots of banana flavor as well as notes of apple and pear. Dark fruit undertones of raisin, fig, and plum. Notes of bubblegum along with some black pepper and clove spicing. A very good bock taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Fairly chewy and spicy with a dry finish.

Overall: A very solid imperial take on a Weizenbock. Good banana and yeast flavor with a nice dose of spice.

MattyG85, May 17, 2014
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2.7/5  rDev -29.7%

KirkFrancis, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into weizen glass; deep cloudy tan with golden light showing hazily through. Massive off-white head that sticks around.
Smells of soft bread, light banana and spice, and some lighter notes of fruity esters.
Tastes great. Soft bready malt, light sweetness with banana, fruit and spice, and then yeasty flavors to finish.
Mouthfeel is smooth, fluffy and full.
Overall a tasty and drinkable weizenbock. I used to not be a fan of german wheat beers, but beers like this are going to be my in-road.

BurgeoningBrewhead, May 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

WVbeergeek, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

sgttibbs, Apr 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Schlafly33, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of CloudStrife
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a Southern Tier tulip. 03/1?/14 on the bottle.

A: Pours a slightly cloudy light brown with a decent mostly white head on top. Leaves some nice lacing as the head slowly dissipates.

S: Big banana like aroma up front on this beer. A solid malt backing adds a bit of breadiness to the mix. A little bit of clove brings up the rear.

T: Well rounded flavor profile smoothes everything together into a tasty blend. Starts off with the banana flavor but it isn't as strong as in the aroma. Malt comes through in the middle giving it just a hint of roastiness, chocolate and carmel. Touch of alcohol on the back-end. Slight hopping is noticeable in the aftertaste.

M: Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel from the wheat. Moderate carbonation. Finishes crisp. Alcohol is well hidden in the mouthfeel.

Overall I'm impressed with this one. Not a style that many brewers tackle and Southern Tier does it justice. Perhaps it is not as well rounded as the German variants but it can still hold a candle.

CloudStrife, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of DCHritz
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

DCHritz, May 04, 2014
Photo of rdilauro
3.14/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The pour was a bit of this, a bit of that. It had a golden amber hue to it, while it also had a lighter side.

While this beer is a weinzbock at 7%abv, it did not present itself in any of those fashions.
I was expected more of a true whet beer, bounced up with malt to get its abv.

The beer was clean, but I can not say crisp. I was waiting for something more to happen with the taste or with the finish, but none of this seem to be happening

rdilauro, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

JamesStreet, May 03, 2014
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Goat Boy from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.