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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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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.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (1990) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Poured a slightly opaque brown color with a tan head. Some retention and no lace. Aroma was okay, hints of bread and candied-sugar. Some dark fruits and a mild banana note. Alcohol presence was a little over the top. Flavor seemed to be more sweet than anything else. Some wheat notes and some fruity esters, but that were dominated by a almost cloyingly sweet presence. Alcohol was too high. I like higher ABV beers, but with this beer it seemed off.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9487) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear and dark copper with a small, beige head that’s gone faster than you can say "quick." The aroma presents phenolic spiciness, toasted caramel, roasted nuts and booziness - almost la liquor barrel character. No banana ester detected here. Medium to full-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is sweet and malty, accompanied by a lightly spicy, phenolic component. Finishes malty-sweet and warming. Wow! The ABV here is much higher than I would have guessed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle: Very dark brown with a small beige ring. Chocolate, banana, boozy scents. Taste is sweet, boozy, banana and chocolate malt, dark wheat. Sweet, fairly mild for the ABV. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7938) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle. Banana, light chocolate malt and strong alcohol aroma. Cloudy brown with minimal head. Sweet banana, clove, chocolate, wheat malt and moderately bitter herb and alcohol flavor. Okay but very boozy.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
dave9974 (2) - - OCT 12, 2014 does not count
Solid beer with a ton of flavor. Just wasn't right for my pallet. Maybe I don't like Weizenbocks.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1809) - - SEP 19, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-29-13- Served on tap in a chalice glass Appearance – Served a deep mahogany colored brew bordering on brown with a tiny white fizzy head. The head fades very rapidly leaving only a very trace level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is quite sweet overall with lots of cherry, prune and plum as well as some more sugary smells of a more molasses nature. With the sweeter smells there are also a decent amount of wheat and brown bread aromas. Rounding out the aroma is a light spice smell, some banana and a alcohol aroma which overall add more sweetness and a more warming smell to the brew. Taste – The taste begins with a bready and wheaty taste with lots of dark fruit flavors of cherry, plum and prune. While smoother upfront, as the taste moves on it becomes more grainy and harsh in nature. Quickly following the initial tastes the wheat flavors grow more grainy in nature with the bready flavors becoming more roasted and brown bread in nature. All the while a boozy and burning alcohol flavor comes to the tongue. The alcohol starts out lighter but gets quite strong in the end with a rather potent banana and peppery spice flavor coming as well. With the combination of flavors that are left on the tongue at the end a hot and boozy, grainy brown bread and sweet dark fruit flavor, which do not meld all that well, are left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. The chewier nature is nice for the wheat and brown bread flavors of the brew, but gives way to much time for all the hot boozy flavors to linger on the tongue. Overall – A little too hot in boozy flavors with all the tastes never really come into concert with each other. This was not one I would likely go to again or recommend for regular production.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11059) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Poured an hazy brown color with a minimal frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with little lacing. Medium to heavy complex malt, banana and spice aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Sweet drinkable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4458) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Not bad at all. Nice musky basement feel. A touch of citrus and a little oaky. Slightly floral. Finishes with some sourness and light sweetness. Light brown without much head or lacing. Good body. Bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (3514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark, dry toffee, banana, roasted malts, sweet and bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bobaidan (516) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Pours reddish amber with a small head. Nose is all malt. A bit sticky but well carbonated. Flavor is delicious and the finish is sweet. Way to easy to drink for the ABV, but oh so very yummy.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (852) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Dark, dank, clear ruby red-brown. Minimal head and lace. Really sweet aroma of dark fruit, chocolate, cinnamon, spices, roasted malts, bread, wheat. Flavor is semi-sweet chocolate, dark fruits, dark malts, yeast, spices and sugar. Thin body and dry. Strooooonnng beer. Oh yeah it is. Complex.


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