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Eighteen - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

50 Reviews
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Reviews: 50
Hads: 272
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 5
Gots: 37 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Knapp85 on 06-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 50 | Hads: 272
Reviews by philbe311:
Photo of philbe311
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - A slight partial finger's worth of slightly late to develop audibly fizzy medium khaki colored head with a slightly darker brown swirl mixed in... Limited to no retention... The lacing is limited with only a bit of splotchy lacing and thin collar... The color is medium to dark brown teetering on mahogany... There is a slight murkiness / haziness to this brew... A bit of light leaks in around the edges... This beer has an assertive and inviting appearance...

S - A nice very "Belgiany" nose... Belgian yeast... Brown sugar... A slight booziness... A hint of bubblegum... A hint of banana as well.... Lots of depth and complexity... A very appealing aroma...

T - The nose didn't lie one bit... Belgian yeast... Loads of brown sugar... Hints of chocolate... Banana... Bubblegum... Perhaps even a slight berry character buried way beneath the surface...

M - On the lighter side of full bodied... Rather lush... A bit sticky... Limited carbonation... Coats the entire the evenly... The finish has a slightly chalky texture..

D - A big assertive brew that shouldn't be taken lightly... Another welcome addition to the Weyerbacher Anniversary collection... A sipper with loads of character and complexity... Dangerously quaffable given the 11+% ABV... I can recommend without hesitation and will have no problem polishing off the rest of my 4 pack... (1,359 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

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. (861 characters)

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (286 characters)

Photo of Lgrec8
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of reitzbrewing
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Jammyman
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wattoclone
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of MattyG85
4.29/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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. (1,512 characters)

Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ThisMoonlife
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of jtierney89
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (732 characters)

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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