Eighteen - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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4.01/5 rDev +5.8%
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.
05-28-2014 03:21:45 | More by zeledonia
3.36/5 rDev -11.3%
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.
05-14-2014 07:25:52 | More by iLovehops23
Eighteen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.