Eighteen | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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275 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Knapp85 on 06-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
275
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.84%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
36
For Trade:
3
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Photo of zeledonia
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted 27 May 2014.

Pours a murky deep brown with rusty edges. Half a finger of yellowish head, gone pretty fast, okay lacing. Not all that appealing.

Smell is delightful. Rich fruity esters, combining the banana bread of a hefeweizen with the darker fruits of a Belgian quad or strong dark ale. Deep, full, potent, varied, and just delicious.

Taste has much the same character that the smell does, but it's brought down by the bite of the alcohol. Yes, I know this is a high-ABV beer, but it'd be better if it had all the same flavors without the pinch in the finish. Otherwise, it's really nice. Fruity, again with bananas and some stone fruit (combo of plums and peaches), and some tobacco. Yummy.

Feel is fine. Pretty heavy, carbonation a little on the low side. But good enough to handle the flavor explosion.

Very tasty, with only small off elements in the taste from the alcohol. Deliciously fruity and strong, like a jacked-up darkened hefeweizen. Good stuff.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Photo of iLovehops23
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/3/2013. Pours very hazy deep ruby red color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big banana, raisin, plum, fig, bubblegum, clove, molasses, caramel, cocoa, toast, brown bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast ester and dark malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big banana, raisin, plum, fig, bubblegum, clove, molasses, caramel, cocoa, toast, brown bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light wheat tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, raisin, plum, fig, bubblegum, clove, molasses, cocoa, toast, brown bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and full bodied; with a very creamy, moderately slick, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice weizenbock style. Good balance, complexity, and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast and dark malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 1/2 finger of tan head on top of a beautiful deep ruby beer. The beer is almost opaque, but the light coming through is brilliantly red.

S: Big aroma on this beer, can smell dark fruits and alcohol as soon as the bottle is opened. Closer examination brings out the aroma of sweet malts and leather.

T: Big flavor on this beer as well. No surprise at the 11.1% ABV, because the alcohol is incredibly prominent, but in a good way. Sweet malts, candied plums, raisins, and alcoholic phenols all play together to give a rounded, fruity beer.

M: Thick, almost syrupy, and low carbonation make it a very smooth, if heavy, brew.

O: A big beer, very heavy on the fruit flavors. A mix between a Belgian and a bock, this brew has a lot of barleywine and wine qualities to it. A sipper, and one I'm liking a lot.

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Eighteen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.8 out of 5 based on 275 ratings.
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