Eighteen - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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3.68/5 rDev -2.9%
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.
01-25-2014 21:25:39 | More by Mdog
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
2.91/5 rDev -23.2%
Had high hopes for this beer. Big fan of other Weyerbacher's i've tried, and a huge fan of Weizenbocks, Dunkels etc. Reviewed this from memory.
Pours a dark mahogany color with NO foam head, tiny ring of bubbles that dissipates quickly. Almost no evidence of carbonation.
Smell is of molasses, brown sugar, carmel, and more sugar.
Taste is extremely sweet, with strong notes of cherry and molasses. Noticeable alcohol presence, but really its dominated by the sugary molasses flavors. Slightly bready maybe?
Mouthfeel is what really made this a 'NO' for me. Way way too sweet and syrupy. Feels somewhat like liquid cough medicine as a kid. No carbonation to alleviate the sweetness on the palate. Reminds me of what would be at the bottom of a Coca-cola vat - syrup with WAY too much sugar.
Overall - a big disappointment for me as a Weizenbock lover. I think they tried too hard to get the ABV up and ended up with an overly sweet beer that didn't stack up in other areas, Like carbonation. Got through about 3/4 of this and decided it wasnt worth the damage to my teeth.
12-06-2013 18:09:40 | More by Born_Beerknurd
Eighteen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.