Fahrt Die Ziege | Stone Brewing

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Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Dark Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A few years back, The Bruery released a delightful barrel-aged weizenbock called Ride That Goat, which served as the initial spark of inspiration for what you’re holding in your hand. In German, Ride That Goat loosely (with a dose of creative license) translates to “Fahrt die Ziege.” We’ll get back to that in a second. Our friends from up the Interstate 5 Freeway in Southern California took the slightly longer trip (even longer by goat, presumably) to Berlin to help us with this collaboration. Aged in barrels for four months, then brewed again, this time with fresh blueberries sourced in a moment of Gestalt, through pure Zeitgeist, from neighboring local Dörrwerk, The final blend is 2/3 aged and 1/3 fresh brewed, yet 100% full of San Diego bravado, Orange County creativity, and old-school-meets-neue-schule German brewing in Berlin. Phew. Admittedly “Reite Die Ziege” would be more accurate, but hey, Fahrt Die Ziege made us laugh. So we stuck with it.

Added by wethorseblanket on 01-14-2018

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of djrn2
3.17/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EMV
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a cork'n'cage magnum into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed dark golden copper pour with thick foamy white head. Great lacing.

S: Wheat/grains and light blueberry. Sweet and earthy.

T/F: Follows the nose. Wheat/grains... light citrus and yeast. Blueberry present but in the background. Not at all obnoxious. The ABV is noticeable... mild spice. Medium bodied.

O: A decent beer... Blueberry Imperial Wheat is a pretty good description, and a fun collaboration between Stone and the Bruery. Glad I had 4 people to share it with... a fun beer to sample.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1.5 liter magnum into sniffer.
look is cloudy dark brown. Smell is alcohol and blueberries and a little yeast. Taste follows nose pretty much , lots of alcohol hits the blueberries, a little spice at end. Medium feel. Overall very interesting, nice for a change of pace. Good sipping ale.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a wine glass from a 1.5 liter magnum. Pour offers the haze of a wheat beer and then some, leaning on the murky side. Off white to tan foam can be regenerated with a spin throughout the glass yet still seems a bit short for the style. Well, the style I was expecting anyway, that being a German Weizenbock.

Nose offers faint yeast notes, touch of carob, weak hint of a barrel and an occasional waft of ethanol. Taste is similar and not very impressive. Bit of spice on the finish helps a bit. Warming opens things up a notch, well maybe half a notch on the aroma.

Finish is a bit chalky and nondescript. I sense things weren't quite as planned given the 'rebrew' and blending of things.

Buy and use a Guezue basket for this one....

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Photo of Brent619
4.44/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LeCorbeau
4.82/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.03/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Fahrt Die Ziege from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 7 ratings