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Eighteen - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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very good

248 Ratings
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 4
Gots: 29 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 06-16-2013)
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Photo of larryi86
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into weizen glass

A- A hazy brown with a one finger tan head.

S- Bready, wheat, dark fruits, some alcohol, yeast, bananas, spices.

T- Sweet, bready, wheat, spicey/earthy finish, dark fruits, rich, bananas.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A nice Weizenbock, a little boozy. Not sure if it would pick it up again.

larryi86, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a dark red/mahogany color with translucent red outlines. Maybe an 1" worth of head that quickly fades to absolutely nothing

S: Fairly phenolic and yeasty, with notes of banana, clove, and other lighter fruits. Some sweet maltiness also come through along with the alcohol

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the phenolic and yeasty notes which impart a nice fruitiness, some banana, and clove. Goes into a light sweetness followed by a light hit of alcohol

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Definitely on the strong side for a weizenbock at 11.1%, but it is hardly noticeable. The banana and clove notes are solid along with the fruitiness that the yeast imparts. Very nicely done for an Americanized version of the style, and worth picking up

BEERMILER12, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of st9647v3
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

st9647v3, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of 2dogbrew
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

2dogbrew, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of YeastEnthusiast
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

YeastEnthusiast, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of Varkias41
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Varkias41, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of HuaJiao
4/5  rDev +5.3%

HuaJiao, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of marine1975
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

marine1975, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of ksimons
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-a murky brown with sediment in the bottom and a thing layer of light tan head

S-smell is full of banana followed by bready malt, caramel, and a bit of spice

T-taste is similar to the smell with sweet banana, wheaty malt, light dark fruits, and a bit of spice. Alcohol is very well hidden for 11%.

M-medium body, medium carbonation, sweet fruity finish

Overall a good take on the style and well hidden alcohol makes this a very enjoyable beer.

ksimons, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of JustinMatthew
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

JustinMatthew, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of TonyTalon
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

TonyTalon, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of avalon07
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a dark brown color and a murky, muddy texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that dissipated quickly. Not much lacing at all.

S: A decent enough aroma of malt, wheat, and that bubblegum quality.

T: Tasted of wheat, first and foremost, the bubblegum quality, a sugary element, and a hint of malt. A bit on the boozy side, especially in the finish. Not a bad flavor, but a tad on the off balance.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a somewhat smooth finish (aside from the booziness of it). Medium-bodied.

O: An interesting take on the weizenbock. A bit uneven, but worth a shot.

avalon07, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Janeinma, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of ummswimmin
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ummswimmin, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Phillyz
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Phillyz, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of ohiobeer29
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ohiobeer29, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of tneenan1
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

tneenan1, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into Weyerbacher tulip. Bottled on 7/1/13.

A - Pours a dark brown chestnut color. Shows serious cloudiness on the stream to the glass, but this isn't nearly as apparent once it gets there. Just under a half finger of eggshell colored head holds steady for the duration. Tiered lacing paints the interior of the glass.

S - Sweet candied nuts, fig, and serious brown sugar. The combination of booze and fruit creates a bananas foster aroma. Extremely rich aroma, but I guess that was to be expected from a Weizenbock north of 11%.

T - Not overwhelmingly or cloyingly sweet as I anticipated. Nice, delicate wheat character along with a whole fruit bowl of other flavors. Some rich, shoo-fly pie maltiness on the back end. Banana stands out amongst the complex flavors. The alcohol goes almost entirely unnoticed. Well done.

M - Smooth with a surprisingly middle of the road body. Easier to drink than most of the other, lower ABV, Weizenbocks I have tried.

O - Weyerbacher is always creative with their anniversary series beers and an 11% Weizenbock fits the bill. This beer was complex and flavorful without being cloyingly sweet. The alcohol was well hidden and I wanted another after my first. Well done. Among my favorites in the series thus far.

NoLeafClover44, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of srgj88
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

srgj88, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Syracuse12
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Syracuse12, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

JohnK17, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of CreightonSM
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

CreightonSM, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark brown, not quite opaque. Cola highlights. Decent size tan head, especially given the high abv.
Smell: dark fruits and yeast. I would have guessed I was sniffing a quad if I didn't know better.
Taste: very nice. Dark fruit. Nice malty backbone. Some spice and fruit blossoms in the finish.
Overall: kudos to Weyerbacher. Always something new and interesting in their anniversary brews.

cindyjeffsmith, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of Chevelle66
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Chevelle66, Jul 10, 2013
Eighteen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.