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RATINGS: 119   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 (1929) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3854) - 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 (2008) - 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 (505) - 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 (717) - Frazer, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6076) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle. Killer beer. Very deep amber brown pour with a small dense cream head that laces well. Nice banana element on top of bread and chocolate, plus some dark fruit. Many layers to enjoy, and they are complementary. Excellent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10906) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle from ? (Hate it when I don’t write on the label). Looks brown, but strong light shows it to be very dark ruddy. Head was slight and transient. Aroma is malty/bready and rather dark fruit/spicy. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate, dark fruit (like plums!), a little earthy (phenol?), and finally the banana ester thing. It’s not exactly dry (:)) and it’s rather alcoholic (which took me a bit to notice). Yet it’s a wonderful drink. I’m thinking bottle conditioning is really helping this one. The carbonation is sort of champagne/spritely. All it needs is a few more prunes. :))

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4322) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Tap at Sugar Maple. Tiny snifter. This beer is nice. Massive, big beer. Retains its Weizenbock character while truly imperializing. Banana chocolate tones. Wow. Unfiltered, blissfully malty, lots of depth. Complex. World Class. Massive, yet delicate. Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2543) - Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2014
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 10, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.

[ As Weyerbacher Eighteen ].
Clear dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted - chocolate, caramel, sweet malt, sugary, malt extract, boiled malt - cooked malt - wheat - yeast. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration, burnt - boiled malt, malt extract, alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140315]

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvikar (3371) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 5, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Yoav. Pours orange to brown with a small beige head, aroma of alcohol, chocolate, caramel and honey, flavor of apple, caramel, chocolate and alcohol, medium bodied.


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