Eighteen - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by adamette:
4.45/5 rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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!
Serving type: bottle
11-22-2013 04:19:48 | More by adamette
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4.01/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Tasted 27 May 2014.
Pours a murky deep brown with rusty edges. Half a finger of yellowish head, gone pretty fast, okay lacing. Not all that appealing.
Smell is delightful. Rich fruity esters, combining the banana bread of a hefeweizen with the darker fruits of a Belgian quad or strong dark ale. Deep, full, potent, varied, and just delicious.
Taste has much the same character that the smell does, but it's brought down by the bite of the alcohol. Yes, I know this is a high-ABV beer, but it'd be better if it had all the same flavors without the pinch in the finish. Otherwise, it's really nice. Fruity, again with bananas and some stone fruit (combo of plums and peaches), and some tobacco. Yummy.
Feel is fine. Pretty heavy, carbonation a little on the low side. But good enough to handle the flavor explosion.
Very tasty, with only small off elements in the taste from the alcohol. Deliciously fruity and strong, like a jacked-up darkened hefeweizen. Good stuff.
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2014 03:21:45 | More by zeledonia
3.36/5 rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: Cloudy brown, good head for a high ABV.
Smell: Nice banana sweetness! My favorite weizenbock aroma.
Taste: Sweet fruitiness dominates. Banana, grape, apple. Very boozy. Not too pleased after the aroma.
Overall: I love weizenbocks so picked up this one from Weyerbacher. Started out strong with the look and smell, but the taste was a disappointment. Just too much alcohol, and the grape/apple flavors remind me of high gravity malt liquors rather than weizenbock. Bummer.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2014 07:25:52 | More by iLovehops23
Eighteen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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