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Twelve - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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209 Ratings
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 15
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Risser09 on 07-15-2007)
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3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle shared by RussianDragon. Turn back the clock.

The beer is copper orange with a small off-white head. Light haze. Aromas include apples, brown sugar, yeast, oranges, butterscotch. Sweet and syrupy with prominent honey character. Thick on the palate with low carbonation. Alcohol presence is tamed by time but the beer is still a bit of a chore. Best shared many ways.

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Photo of AwYeh
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes; had this one Summer 2013, in a snifter.

A: Clear golden copper color, 1/2 inch white fine head. Second glass had some suspension despite decanting; who can complain based on the age.

S: Dark fruits and caramel malts; not much else at this point

T: Smooth caramel, biscuit, light dark fruits, slight oxidiation impacts seem to be here but not too strong. Light citrus and vanilla flavors show up with booze very light in the mix.

M: Light carbonation but still very smooth, just right with the flavors. Medium-thick body, nice.

O: Very smooth and easy to drink. Seems like something you could pull out with dessert and please almost anyone with.

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3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Bell's tulip.

A- Pours a nice caramel color with a 1 finger thin white head. Nice waves of lacing along the glass.

S- Sweet burnt sugar and sweet grapes.

T- Big grape/vinous flavors, dark fruits, rye is pretty faded

M- Medium body, low carbonation. The 5 years has made this beer crazy smooth.

O- Different but very good American Barleywine especially for being 5 years old.

Photo of Duff27
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

White short head. Collar. Nice alcohol legs.

I like this smell but it's hard to pick apart. Sweet, slightly oxidated.

Muted hop presence, slightly oxidize but still very drinkable. Almost a grape like quality.

Very smooth big mouthfeel. Yes. Low carbonation.

Enjoyed this one although I don't know how much longer I'd hold on to this, oxidation/degraded hop presence is creeping up. Thanks kawilliams81!

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3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. 2007 vintage.

3.5 A: Opaque musky swamp water brown. One finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is mediocre, even for a beer this big though a short ring of lacing is left.

4.0 S: Quite interesting developments here. The rye has taken on the scent of jasmine and lavender as opposed to its normal earthy spiciness. I'm reminded of pork sausage. Any usual barleywine aromas are not present in this one. Pleasant and certainly unique.

4.0 T: What the fuck? This smells like pork sausage, but tastes like....a braggot? Yes, this tastes like a dark braggot chock full of honey. I don't know how or why, but it does. I'm also picking up the lavender notes again. The rye barely tastes like rye anymore. Plum fruitiness. Alcohol is very well hidden.

3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Could use a bit more carbonation, but its fine for how old it is. Silky, but lacking creaminess.

4.0 D: Very intersting beer that probably tastes much different than it did fresh.

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3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served ina snifter.

Appearance: Slightly dark amber, not hazy but you see the sediments floating around.

Smell: Light caramel, and feel of wine (duh). Wish it was a notch more potent.

Taste: Complex, comes off sweet at first and a finish of barley and caramel.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, after-taste disappears after a a minute or so, but definitely worth while.

Overall: I picked this up maybe a month ago (not even knowing what kind of beer it was) with dust on it and was thinking aged after all these years must be good. Well it well really f'n good, I wouldn't call it a classic but definitely worth trying. Salud!

Photo of ckeegan04
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From Secret Santa 2011.

A - Faint rusty red in color with a thin, fizzy white head. Beer takes on a golden hue when pulled away from the light. Very faint carbonation bubbles slowly drifting upwards.

S - Rather sweet aroma with hints of syrup and biscuit. A bit of rye spiciness sneaks in as well. As the beer warms a faint fruitiness emerges.

T - Surprisingly sweet on first sip, verging on cloyingly so. Faint fruitiness in the sweetness with a light spiciness in the background. Tastes become somewhat bready as the beer warms.

M - Medium bodied and rather slick. Carbonation is quick and rye leaves a rather dry finish behind.

O - I really wish I could have tried this one 2-3 years ago. Still tasty and I do like the rye finish, but the sweetness has become a bit too much for me.

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Twelve from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.