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Mountain Goat Cross Breed HopfweizenbockMountain Goat Cross Breed Hopfweizenbock

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Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 07-02-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by danieelol:
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Photo of CrazyDavros
4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark amber with a large fading head.
Nose shows banana, biscuity malt, doughy wheat, herbal and earthy hops and soft spicy cloves. Nice!
Pretty hoppy flavours, but with the doughy wheat remaining along with more cookie dough-like sweet malt. A little clove too and earthy hops.
Carbonation seems just a little full-on.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Drank from my Duvel Tulip

A - Pours a cloudy honey colour with an off white head that reduces quickly.

S - Very barley wine like with malts and hops

T - Up front some piney hop, with a heavy malt backbone kicking in. The finish is a little sweet with the retaining malt.

M - Medium to full body and low to medium carbonation.

O - When I think of Weizenbock I think Schneider Hopfenweisse and Weihenstephan Vitus. This for me is way to hoppy and struggles to represent the style. Instead I found it more of a barley wine. That is surprising given Brooklyn's association with Schneider. If you're looking for a weizenbock then you will be disappointed.

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Photo of mulder1010
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

640 ML bottle

A-- Darker cloudy orange amber color. Good head. Solid one finger off white head. Very persistent. Some slight spotty lacing as drank onwards. Nice looking.

S-- Bubblegum with undercurrents of banana, clove, vanilla and whipped cream. Slightly sweet and sticky nose. Not a forward hop nose as expected. Quite nice.

T-- Malts and yeast shine in the taste. Banana, clove, caramel, vanilla and whipped cream. Banana cream pie with some toasted coconut notes. Lovely.

M-- Ack, attack of the hops finally. Big waves of pine and tropical citrus. Quite hoppy in the mouth and does kill the complexity of the nose and taste. Galaxy hops really overwhelm this in a not so good way. Really liked what the Weihenstephan yeast has done to this but the amount of hops hide that too well in the feel.

O-- Fun beer and quite hoppy in the feel but a little too hoppy really for the style. Let the malt and yeast shine more. No essay here so that is a bonus

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Photo of Mendicant
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of magpieken
3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tried from a shared bottle at the Royal Albert Hotel in Sydney. This was the beer brewed as part of an event during Good Beer Week as a collaboration between Mountain Goat and Brooklyn Brewery.

Pours a cloudy, deep golden colour (a helles weizenbock, clearly—in the style of Weihenstephaner's Vitus). Head is a frothy white, quite fine, soft and light leaving a delicate tracing of lace as it goes down. Body is surprisingly light, but otherwise it looks good.

The aroma is weird, almost certainly intentionally so, but it doesn't work for me as much as it should. Spicy fruit on the initial whiff: passionfruit and green banana, dusted with a sharp pithy spicy, phenolic character. Under it though, and deeper, it has a very sweet, almost sickly candy character to it. It's like a bulbous conglomeration of the sweetest weizen yeast esters with the sweetest fruit-salad hops—overall it's powerful, but a bit bloated. (Everyone else I was with loved the aroma, though, so go figure).

Taste is also sweet on the front: carob, more of that banana-lolly weizen sweetness and fruit, but pulled back by a sharp hop presence pretty early on. This develops into a peppery note towards the back, turning grassy near the finish with a peely aftertaste. Plenty of clove in presence here as well—all above a smooth, sticky banana cake basis. Feel is light but sticky.

It's weird. And maybe a little too weird for me. The characters don't mesh as harmoniously as I've seen it done in the past (such as Brooklyn's other collaboration with Schneider), and it ends up being a bit cacophonous. The hops really permeate the palate, and perhaps the varieties chosen are just too fruity and sweet to complement the intrinsic fruitiness of the weizen.

But still: it's big, it's bold, it's full of flavour and it has an edge of exciting anarchy to it. These things make it worth searching out in any case.

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Photo of dansmcd
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ADZA
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy honey hue with a creamy two finger head and some clingy lacing here and there,the smell is bubblegum,banana,a touch of cloves and pineapple,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and has tastes of banana first up followed by an earthy herbalness then rounded out with pineapple,lychee and a touch of passionfruit and overall it's a wheaty beer that's really overtaken by the galaxy hops and even though I like it it's not something totally unique cheers.

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Photo of heygeebee
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From Dannos.

A - Hazy amber copper

S - Mixed tropical fruit salad. Nice.

T - Hop driven, and still quite fresh. More fruit salad tending toward pineapple, mandarins, passion fruit. Cloves. Hmmm. Not too sure about where the malt backbone might be, it almost hides until the last warm drops, when some banana comes in as well.

M - Lively carbonation, medium weight.

O - Very drinkable ale, reminds me a little of the sadly gone Hoppy Hefe. But was it made to be a drinkable ale, without the thinkable?? In all honesty comes across more of an APA and lacks a little punch for the ABV.

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Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of dgilks
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy amber colour with a moderate sized, foamy, off-white head. Decent head retention.

Clear banana and touches of citrus. The use of Galaxy clearly positions this as a different beer from the other Brooklyn Hoppy Weizenbocks. Touches of clove phenol quite well balance but with nothing shining out.

Interesting. This lacks the punch I'd expect of a 6.5% beer. There are some good wheat beer yeast notes with a good balance of banana, clove and vanilla. However, the hop notes seem very subdued and almost missing. The malt is also quite prominent with a fair bit of caramel where wheat would be nice.

Medium body with high carbonation. Good.

A solid beer but not exceptional.

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Photo of magnusdave
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Mountain Goat Cross Breed Hopfweizenbock from Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 16 ratings