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Goat Boy | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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85
very good
85 Reviews
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84
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by nodder on 03-26-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
439
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
26.05%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
73
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by thecheapies:
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3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ruby brown/red ochre color. Plenty of soupy yeast cloud. The head is a lip of greasy foam. Splotches stickily.

Thick caramel banana, toasty wheat, peachberry, mild chocolatiness, medicinal clove, and overripe pear. Pretty awesome weizenbock aromas.

Digs in with booze strength that leads the charge ahead of ripe banana, red wheat, brown sugar, nectarine, and almond-y yeast. Faint milk chocolate malt and caramel. Really rich and estery. Awesome German replica ale.

Too hot to trot. Body doesn't disappoint, thick and wooly. Carbonation is mix-worthy. Just the strength is flawed.

Way to go, Southern Tier. Flavorful, tasty, odorous, and chewy. Impressed with this' un.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #89 (June 2014):

Spicy, Bready, Banana, Taffy, Sweet

While the marketing for this beer may talk about the different types of malt and hops it is really the yeast that has dictated at least the dominant character. Bready malt and herbal hop meet an onslaught of banana taffy. Ripe fruity esters from the alcohol is layered over the caramel & bready malt flavor. Imperial? A term not needed here. Tasty? For sure.

STYLE: Imperial Weizenbock | ABV: 7.5% | AVAILABILITY: Rotating

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Photo of oberon
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a weizen glass a hazed orange tinged tea brown with a thick creamy off white head atop that left some chunks of broken lace behind as it settled slowly.Yeasty and a little medicinal in the nose,some faint phenolic smoke-like notes are there as well.A creamy feel to the beer adds to the positives,flavors are yeasty with spiced notes and some sweetness,not much banana or chocolate wich you will find in alot of the style,the alcohol is kept in check pretty well.I love Southern Tier and I really like this style,I thought this beer was "decent".

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

In a pilsner glass this beer was a reddish/brown color. There was a rather small head that left a little bit of lace.

Banana aroma. Sweet malt. A little bit of spice.

This beer tasted like banana bread with caramel. There was a hint of clove.

A nice enough beer. A little on the sweet side for me.

I'm on the fence whether I would want to try this again.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of mverity
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a really interesting color. It looks like an overripe banana: brown in the center and a creamy yellow color at the edges. Light tan head that faded within 30 seconds to a thin collar. Aroma is heavy on the wheat and clove, some banana, some caramel. Taste is the same but with some nuttiness. Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of kaiyote
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, medium carbonation, amber in color, hazy

Smell: banana and slight Belgian spices

Taste: Big banana, breadiness, alcohol, and slight Belgian spices

Mouthfeel: sweet start with slight bitterness, medium-heavy bodied and medium carbonation

Overall: A good weizenbock. I tend to like Southern Tier's bombers and this lives up to expectations. I will get this again if I want this style.

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Photo of reitzbrewing
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Zanth
4.31/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pat61
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant chestnut under a clingy, cream colored 1” foam collar. The collar lasts about 4 minutes. Its lacy with a very fine bead. S: Banana, medium high bready malts, faint clove and spice. Medium to medium low yeast aromas. No hop aroma. Balance tilts a little to the malt. T: Big robust malt flavors. The yeast driven weizen flavors are subdued. The banana is low and the clove is hard to discern but the malt character is rich and well developed. Balance ti to the malt. F: Creamy medium to medium full body, medium to medium high carbonation. O: A big luscious weizen bock that is a little far to the malty side.

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Photo of juicebox
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.16/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattyG85
4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Brooklyn chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep and hazy brownish amber ruby with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of off white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: A sweet, fruity, and toasty yeast driven aroma with big hints of banana and caramel sweetness. Toasted malt with big hints of wheat, Weizen yeast, sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, straw, toast, and a slight hint of chocolate. Big scent of bananas along with some apple and bubblegum. Hints of black pepper and clove spicing. Slight hints of raisin and plum as well. A very solid bock aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a toasty, sweet, and fruity yeast driven taste with big notes of bananas and sweet caramel malt. Toasted malt along with notes of Weizen yeast, wheat, biscuit, caramel, toffee, straw, toast, grains, and some chocolate. Big fruit presence with lots of banana flavor as well as notes of apple and pear. Dark fruit undertones of raisin, fig, and plum. Notes of bubblegum along with some black pepper and clove spicing. A very good bock taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Fairly chewy and spicy with a dry finish.

Overall: A very solid imperial take on a Weizenbock. Good banana and yeast flavor with a nice dose of spice.

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2.7/5  rDev -28.9%

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4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into weizen glass; deep cloudy tan with golden light showing hazily through. Massive off-white head that sticks around.
Smells of soft bread, light banana and spice, and some lighter notes of fruity esters.
Tastes great. Soft bready malt, light sweetness with banana, fruit and spice, and then yeasty flavors to finish.
Mouthfeel is smooth, fluffy and full.
Overall a tasty and drinkable weizenbock. I used to not be a fan of german wheat beers, but beers like this are going to be my in-road.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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Goat Boy from Southern Tier Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.
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