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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
Eighteen will be released in the beginning of June (2013) and is the 8th installment in the Anniversary series. Eighteen is a 11.1% ABV Weizenbock with complex bready wheat, dark fruit and chocolate flavors balanced perfectly spicy phenols and banana esters.
Eighteen will be bottle conditioned and made available in 12 oz bottles and kegs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9140) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2016
12 oz bottle at home. Pours a dark brown color with reddish highlights and a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have dark wheat malts, dark fruits, chocolate, a splash of caramel, banana, mild spices, does a decent job hiding the abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
Pours a crisp cola brown color. Aromas of clove, banana, fruit, and alcohol. Flavor is alcoholic clove and spice with a bittersweet finish. Good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rumbero (17) - USA - JAN 29, 2016
This is a 2 1/2 year old brew. But has aged surprisingly well. Really an Imperial Weizenbock so I thought I’d age. Aroma is a stronger version of what you’d expect from this style. Its a stronger version of bananas and clove, slightly sweeter, maybe some honey. Its hazy and there’s more sediment than before. But the flavor is still solid. Carbonation almost gone. Banana flavor is there combined with some dark fruit. Alcohol is present in mouthfeel and flavor and lingers past finish. A big but enjoyable beer for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown with minimal head. Sweet, fruity aroma. Sweet with brown sugar and some rum notes. Boozy and warming. Not terrible, but not really what I’m looking for in a weizenbock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Worsenma (74) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Pretty strong alcohol bite. Little to no carbonation. Not bad but was really hoping for more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SteveOrz85 (220) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Found four pack a beer store in NJ. Aged 2 years. Fridge chilled and served in beer mug. No head, no lacing. Malty aromas. Bready and yeasty notes. Taste is moderatly sweet. Some notes of raisin and other dried fruit. Some banana esters. Some chocolate in finish. Alcohol taste is present. Thick texture. Fairly light carbonation. Personally not an expert on the style. Overall tasty strong brew. Enjoyable. Would try again, but then again it was a one time release two years ago, so that is unlikely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2015 Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big sugar, dark fruit, toffee, molasses, some slight spice into a bit of yeast, slight grain. Taste was a mix of dark fruit, caramel, toffee into a bit of sugar, slight fruit, finishing very sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 22, 2015
from Mondial de la Bičre 2013, Mulhouse - cloudy dark brown beer without foam left; fruity aroma of prunes, banana and black cherries; hints of brown sugar; thick and hugely sweet, sticky finish with notes of apples, banana and a lot of residual sweetness

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6846) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color with trace orange highlights and a minimal beige head that faded quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was malty, wheaty and bready with cola, dark fruits, wood, anise and a medicinal presence. The flavor was tangy cherry, plum, wood, bread, cola and a medicinal presence. Reminded me a lot of cherry flavored cough syrup. Long finish and the medicinal presence grows. Moderately full bodied but a bit flat. Pretty awful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Dark brown, almost purplish pour with ring of offwhite head. Big and boozy even after 18 months, but in a good way. Nice warming on the way down. Plum, raisin, and banana. Slight twinge of medicinal phenols. Classic for style, but as an imperial version. Would definitely drink again.

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