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Goat Boy - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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86
very good

218 Ratings
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | 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 teromous:
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teromous

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Medium brown hazy body that looks similar to tea. Small foamy soft looking head that leaves good lacing on the glass.

S: It smells like dates right away, then some burnt sugar and yeast. It has a very rich smell about it, like opening an oven and pulling out a cherry pie. It doesn't smell like cherries, just kind-of a rich smell similar to what you'd get from cherries.

T: Caramel sweet flavor and a good deal of papery cardboard-like flavor. A bit woody on the back. Mild bitterness. It has a very robust flavor to it. It is certainly not boring. I could probably sit here quite a long time and ponder the various flavors in it. It tastes oxidized but it seems to work.

M: It's a bit more bitter than what I'd like from this style of beer. It's also a very full bodied beer that I found I needed to drink slowly. It's not a bad thing, because putting the breaks on this beer opens it up to more flavor discovery and appreciation.

O: Overall I was very impressed with this beer. There were many elements that were on par with a classic Weizenbock such as the light caramel flavors and papery taste along with some of the fruity esters that pop in and out. To me it seemed a lot like the imported varieties that I can buy. But, I feel that it is hopped a bit heavier than what you would find in a classic Weizenbock. This is obviously just how I perceive it but it seems like it was a more modern interpretation of the beer without sacrificing its heritage. It's a good beer to sit back at the end of the day and contemplate with.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 01:54:42 | More by teromous
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4.44/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured chilled in ale glasses, chez buzzlitebeer

A: copper color; thin head; good carbonation; decent lacing
S: cherry, malt aroma; yeast and banana; very inviting
T: cloves, banana; sweet malt matches the booziness; low hop profile (buttering more significant than finishing hops); very intense flavor, but not complex

Great beer to finish a session. Yes, have it, and have it again!

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Appearance - clear brown color with off white head

Smell - banana, clove, caramel, grape

Taste - banana, clove, caramel, brown sugar, grape

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Overall - a very nice weizenbock, I'm glad to have picked up a bottle. My only gripe with it is the unrefined nature of the mouthfeel - otherwise, recommended

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Goat Boy from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.