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Eighteen - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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85
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243 Ratings
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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 4
Gots: 25 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 06-16-2013)
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adamette

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +17.4%

Let's see: One of my favorite breweries making one of my favorite styles? Yes please!

Live review. Poured from the 12 oz. bottle that I bought for $3.75 at Save-On in Mentor, Ohio a few weeks ago into my Voodoo Brewery pint glass. No observed "best by" date but the ABV is sure to keep this good for a long, long time.

A Light brown creamy head that lasts for about one minute over an absolute gorgeous body which is dark brown and opaque but in front of direct light kind of glows a dark caramel around the edges. Wow, this is one of the best "looking" Weizenbocks that I have seen in a glass and that is saying something since I have seen probably hundreds of them. 4.5

S Bananas, cloves and sweet goodness of wheat malt abound in a cornucopia of scents that are completely inviting. This is not the classic greatness of Aventinus but it certainly reminds of of that great beer. 4.5

T Great deep complexity of banana, clove and sweet wheat malt that almost has a twinge of apple in the finish (wow that is cool!). This is a beer made by people who have a lot of experience and probably a lot of patience to capture the great taste of this beer. It is "darker" than most Weizenbocks that you will encounter but that is not a complaint, just a description really. Bravo, Weyerbacher, Bravo! 4.5

M Thick, rich, heavy and awesome. 5.0

D/O Drinkability is fair since the ABV is so high. The only "heat" detected by my is late, very late in the taste spectrum and it certainly would be missed and therefore could really catch up to you after a few of these. Nah, this is a sipper but you will enjoy each and every one of those sips, believe me. Driving down the drinkability too would be the price. At nearly $4 a bottle it would get very expensive very fast to drink too many of these. Overall, I don't think that I am going too far to suggest that this might be a World Class Weizebock. 4.0

Notes: Thanks Weyerbacher!

11-22-2013 04:19:48 | More by adamette
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%

It's been awhile since I have had a new Weyerbacher beer.Poured into a weizen glass a deep murky chesnut brown with a half finger off white head that was gone pretty quickly,a menacing looking weizenbock if I have ever seen one.The banana notes really jump out at ya in the nose along with some gummy fruitiness and nut,there is a big alcohol presence wich is par for the course when it comes to Weyerbacher in my opinion.It's big and chewey in the mouth unlike any of the style I have had.It's an alcohol bomb with big medicinal sweetness and alcohol,the banana and clove spice is there but it's hindered a little by the sheer size and burn of this beer.The biggest weizenbock I have had,Iam not sure what some of my friends from the south of Germany would think of this.There are good points to this beer but it's to big a monster for the style in my opinion.

08-07-2013 21:18:30 | More by oberon
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.99/5  rDev +5.3%

In a pilsner glass this beer was a red/brown, mahogany color. There was a small tan head.

Fresh-baked bread aroma. Caramel malt. Dark fruit.

Great taste. Molasses, sherries, plums, and raisins.

Very malt-forward. Couldn't notice the alcohol, but could definitely feel it.

Enjoyable.

07-30-2013 22:16:38 | More by lordofthewiens
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Lgrec8

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-23-2013 22:49:50 | More by Lgrec8
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-08-2013 21:25:48 | More by reitzbrewing
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

08-10-2013 16:58:39 | More by wattoclone
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-15-2013 01:00:30 | More by Janeinma
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev +13.2%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy and dark brown with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of off white head which quickly fades away. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A yeasty, bready, and very fruity malt driven aroma with big hints of banana and dark fruit. Toasted and pale malt with hints of wheat, grains, biscuit, chocolate, straw, cracker, smoke, and lots of yeast. Sweet hints of brown sugar and molasses. Huge scent of bananas along with some pear and apple fruit. Some bubblegum hints as well. Big presence of dark fruit with hints of raisin, fig, prune, plum, and dates. Hops are light. A very good German style aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a very yeasty, toasty, and fruity malt driven taste with big notes of banana and other fruits. Upfront taste of toasted and pale European malts with notes of wheat, biscuit, grains, chocolate, straw, cracker, yeast, and a little smoke. Sweet taste of brown sugar and some molasses. Big taste of bananas as well as some apple and pear fruit. Big dark fruit taste with notes of prune, raisin, plum, fig, and dates. Some bubble gum taste and subtle earthy hops in the background. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, slick, and fairly syrupy and chewy. Alcohol heat is fairly tame considering its 11.1.

Overall: A very good take on a Weizenbock. Great fruity banana and dark fruit taste. Sweet but far from cloying.

01-09-2014 07:56:24 | More by MattyG85
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-06-2014 01:33:07 | More by Mantooth
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danpam1024

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

06-27-2013 21:44:50 | More by danpam1024
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rwilde

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

09-22-2013 16:38:58 | More by rwilde
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-20-2013 21:10:03 | More by acurtis
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TheLevi4000

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-16-2013 02:51:36 | More by TheLevi4000
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-18-2013 18:51:42 | More by Varkias41
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-16-2014 12:19:45 | More by Griffith
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

09-08-2013 23:29:54 | More by whatname
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

07-07-2013 11:30:24 | More by PaBeerLover
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-13-2013 03:50:23 | More by ohiobeer29
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ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-18-2013 03:17:43 | More by ThisMoonlife
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Just accidentally erased my whole write up so here's a shortened version:

Deep chestnut color with no opacity and no head even with an aggressive pour. Complex nose of dark fruits, toasted whole wheat breads and faint banana. The taste isn't as complex as the nose but flavors are good, lots of dark dried fruits, plums, raisins, hearty grainy breads and a touch of yeast snap to balance the sweetness. Alcohol is deceptive, medium bodied and smooth, almost no detection of the 11% abv. Flavors are a little muddled and blurry but work together. Weyerbacher isn't really known for making really clean beers anyway with the exception of simcoe and the new last chance ipa. Pretty good overall a little different in regards to style.

07-01-2013 19:08:30 | More by jtierney89
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nyrblue2

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-16-2014 01:21:10 | More by nyrblue2
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-09-2013 21:40:40 | More by mikeburd1128
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Pookie

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-13-2013 15:22:18 | More by Pookie
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

-Weizenbock. 11.1%

A: Cola pour with a monstrous 3+ finger peanut shelled colored head that was smooth and frothy all day long. Leisure rise of carbonation bubbles creep up along the inner walls of the vessel while a thin, spongy film coating exists for lace.

S: Bananas, cola, toasted caramel and some nuttiness exists on the nose along with some chocolate and a bit of mustiness.

T: Flavor of chocolate, cola-banana flair, dry pinch of coffee, nuttiness, and an earthy, musky bitterness. Yeastiness of banana, doughy bread, with some alcohol spiciness of black licorice, mild anise twang but is otherwise very well hidden in character for 11.1%. Spices of cardamon, and sweet chocolate flashes come about.

M: Warm anise alcohol warmth, medium full body, creamy texture, slightly oily feel with a soft presence of carbonation.

O: Overall a nice layering of complexity from the yeast and alcohol combine to give this a warming glow of spiciness. very good.

08-12-2013 23:28:06 | More by beerthulhu
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Muleshark

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

08-18-2013 05:01:57 | More by Muleshark
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