Presidio La Bahia
Goliad Brewing Company

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Goliad Brewing Company
Texas, United States
3.66 | pDev: 13.93%
May 29, 2020
Jul 13, 2014
Presidio La BahiaPresidio La Bahia
Notes: Presidio La Bahia Black Hefeweizen is our most unique and popular offering named in honor of Texas’ most historic fortress. Traditional hefeweizen aromas greet you with banana and bubblegum. The body takes a complex twist with light roast flavors co-mingling with dark chocolate notes culminating with a spiced clove finish. The flavors are complementary to each other and balanced, and this beer is deceptively light and easy to drink.
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Rated by GRVrush2112

4.12/5  rDev +12.6%

Sep 21, 2014
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Rated: 4.76 by Tsunrise27 from California

May 29, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 05, 2020
Rated: 2.46 by stadmo1 from Michigan

Oct 19, 2018
Rated: 3.58 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 11, 2018
Rated: 3.58 by McAfee85 from Kansas

Oct 01, 2018
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle produced 5/1/18. Dark brown color. Yeast and banana smell. Light and airy feel. Tastes of banana and clove with a touch of chocolate malt flavor. An unusual combination of styles. Has the appearance of a heavier dark beer, but with a much lighter feel. Similar dynamic to a Vienna lager or black lager that are also surprisingly light/easy to drink despite the appearance.
Jul 27, 2018
Rated: 3.67 by chapcat from Texas

Aug 11, 2017
Rated: 3.89 by cbaz from Texas

Feb 05, 2017
Rated: 3 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Jan 20, 2017
Rated: 2.25 by beagleyx2 from Illinois

Dec 13, 2016
Rated: 2.5 by SpongeKA from Texas

Nov 22, 2016
Rated: 4 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Oct 27, 2016
Rated: 4 by batt6343 from Texas

Oct 12, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

Sep 16, 2016
Rated: 4.2 by Jodio from Texas

Aug 19, 2016
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Reviewed by JohnDee from Texas

3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Brownish black with a thin off-white head. Malty aroma. Moderately carbonated. Taste is smooth and mild. There is a vague banana-like flavor and a little spiciness, but also a sweet roasted-malt flavor not unlike a Shiner Bock. Interesting and pleasant to drink.
Aug 02, 2016
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Reviewed by _drummer_ from China

4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Great beer. Very interesting mix between a common Hefeweizen and a stout (almost). Quite dark and heavy, but really smooth finish. I enjoyed it a lot.
Jul 28, 2016
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Reviewed by KingDingus from Texas

2.26/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5
Interesting idea to be sure, I'm all for twists on classics so I was all ready to enjoy this one. It lacks any noticeable qualities of a hefe, if present they were easily overshadowed by the dark malty characteristics which weren't especially strong either. A shame too, I was hoping for a funky, sweet and spicy hefe complimented by some roasty malt flavors. To the extent that these flavors are present, they're very dim as apposed to bold and deep.

Look is a well filtered stout-like blackish-brown/red. Pretty inviting on first pour.

Smell is...well, boring. Malty (kinda) Carmelized banana would be a little too charitable.

Taste is, as specified above, underwellming.

Feel is an over-carbonated fizziness which further distracted my palate from tasting much of anything.

Overall not unenjoyable just a little of a let down for someone looking for bold flavors. Characteristic banana/clove flavors very hard to detect, malt is present but also mild. Not a bad beverage just rather unimpressive to my sensibilities which tend to need very bold flavors to be excited.
May 28, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by MichialTanner1 from Texas

May 21, 2016
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
served chilled into a libbey glass

A: pours dark brown, near black, with a thin off-white head and minimal sticky lacing. looks like an amber ale going through it's goth phase. (near black, but has reddish orange tinges when the light hits it a certain way)
S: chocolate roasted malt and banana. smoky too, but it's light and lingers in the background. clove in there as well.
T: smoky chocolate malt right off the bat, banana weirdness all over the place, finished by an earthy bitterness. nice clove hints here and there, but especially at the finish. if not for the wheat notes carrying the various flavors throughout I would've never guessed this to be a hefeweizen. I saw another review refer to it as "liquid bbq" and they aren't wrong.
F: silky smooth and full with minimal carbonation.

bottomline (aka personal opinion time):
this is great if (like me) you're a fan of weird brews that deviate from the standard within their style. it's funky, and obviously here to party outside the norm of where casual hefe's hang out. it's not the most accessible beer you'll ever have, but I enjoyed it immensely. this would go great with bbq. in a weird way it's like a more complicated shiner bock, but maybe that's just me.
Apr 22, 2016
Rated: 3.39 by vickersspitfire from Texas

Apr 11, 2016
Rated: 4 by NeubTube from Texas

Mar 15, 2016
Rated: 3.8 by demosixt from Texas

Mar 06, 2016
Rated: 3.6 by tubeyes from Texas

Feb 06, 2016
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A draft pour into a pint glass. Dark color with a thin head and decent lacy. Distinct banana smell and taste. Toasted malt comes through as well. A good beer to go with shrimp tacos,
Jan 18, 2016
Rated: 3.39 by SamuelMiller from Montana

Jan 02, 2016
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
This was unique as they state on the label, banana bread and bubblegum are certainly present, but roast flavors and dark chocolate? I'm not sure. There's definitely a little earthiness, and of course the phenols.
Dec 24, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Matt141 from Texas

Nov 19, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by sirhc3034 from Texas

Nov 12, 2015
Rated: 3.58 by jmills3 from Texas

Nov 07, 2015
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Reviewed by GregHansen from Texas

2.49/5  rDev -32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
I bought this beer because the store I stopped at was all out of every type of porter. Perhaps I just don't like hefeweizen. This beer is very "foamy." I can drink no more than 1/2 bottle before I feel full. I suppose that's a good thing if you want to cut down on your beer intake. To me it tastes more like fermented fruit than beer. I cannot recommend it.
Oct 22, 2015
Rated: 3.81 by BdM from Netherlands

Oct 10, 2015
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Reviewed by AtrumAnimus from Texas

4.53/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This one pours a very dark black with a thin weak head that has no lacing down the glass.

The nose is excellent, There is a nice roasted, smokey nose over sweet malt that is more like a fine porter with floral notes and hints of grass.

The taste is excellent as well. The smokiness that is in the nose coats the palate like liquid BBQ. The sweetness of the malt shines through like a nice weizen should with a finish that is floral and tart at the same time.

The mouthfeel is rich and not cloying like you might expect from the nose. Just right.

Overall, this is an excellent beer that is exceptionally enjoyable and creative at the same time. Definitely buying this one again.
Oct 09, 2015
Rated: 3.33 by Dinkel from Texas

Sep 14, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by jpjpjp from Texas

Sep 12, 2015
Rated: 2.96 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Aug 23, 2015
Rated: 3.56 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Aug 22, 2015
Rated: 3 by gilgar from Texas

Aug 21, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by cdwil from Texas

Jul 30, 2015
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