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Goat Boy - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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244 Ratings
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | 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 +11.7%

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.

04-24-2014 01:54:42 | More by teromous
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.69/5  rDev -3.7%

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".

04-14-2014 23:17:27 | More by oberon
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-26-2014 00:00:04 | More by aszatk01
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braugon

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-29-2014 21:57:18 | More by braugon
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MadScientist

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-19-2014 00:10:46 | More by MadScientist
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sprestridge

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-15-2014 01:05:13 | More by sprestridge
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sabitu

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-13-2014 18:30:10 | More by sabitu
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.89/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

05-31-2014 18:17:11 | More by lordofthewiens
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-17-2014 23:25:20 | More by DaftPatrick
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-22-2014 13:08:40 | More by DWolf
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-14-2014 22:41:10 | More by TimoP
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mverity

Florida

4.01/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

05-25-2014 00:11:32 | More by mverity
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

06-06-2014 16:14:20 | More by tigg924
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

05-08-2014 00:56:28 | More by reitzbrewing
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mjtiernan

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-06-2014 04:15:33 | More by mjtiernan
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev +12%

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.

05-17-2014 07:08:42 | More by MattyG85
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +13.6%

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.

05-14-2014 01:14:21 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-31-2014 04:18:53 | More by WVbeergeek
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-12-2014 17:36:30 | More by sgttibbs
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

04-04-2014 22:31:23 | More by Schlafly33
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CloudStrife

New York

4.13/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

04-03-2014 00:20:51 | More by CloudStrife
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DCHritz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-04-2014 01:02:36 | More by DCHritz
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rdilauro

Connecticut

3.14/5  rDev -18%

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

04-27-2014 04:04:38 | More by rdilauro
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-03-2014 21:20:57 | More by JamesStreet
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-03-2014 22:11:20 | More by marmstrong1212
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Goat Boy from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.