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Twelve - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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207 Ratings
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 14
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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ithinkimasofa

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-13-2012 07:32:32 | More by ithinkimasofa
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-11-2012 01:41:10 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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msarver16

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-09-2012 05:16:56 | More by msarver16
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jwat

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +37.4%

02-07-2012 00:36:34 | More by jwat
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danedelman

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Bill Bragg for this one served in wine glasses at our BYOB dinner at Megs and Mads. Served from a 22oz bottle.

Going off of memorey at this point.

A-deep amber color with minimal head.

S-dark candi sugar lead the way and a bit of spiciness from the rye. Lots of barleywine characteristics and a hint of oak/bourbon.

T-Sweet candi sugar and a slight burn of the throat almost as if there is cayenne pepper in here. I could imagine the amount of rye in here and with Bill with me, he told me that they dumped 2 batches prior due to the fact that rye holds so much liquid their batch sizes were incorrect.

M-thick and syrupy, some due to age, at 5 years old. Not horrible, carbonation was less than desired.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 03:54:15 | More by danedelman
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-14-2012 04:57:58 | More by thebouch01
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-10-2012 17:50:52 | More by bonbini26
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to ubufan2112 for this 12oz bottle in our trade from a while ago. My resolution for this year is to start drinking more from the cellar and this is perfect for that. Into a NB Globe.

A: Pours a nice copper color with a few loose bubbles that almost form a head, but not quite, a few spots of lacing are left behind even though there isn't much of a head. Really nice clarity. A fair amount of big bubbles moving through this.

S: Big, malty aroma. Lots of caramel and bread, no booze to speak of. Slight little bit of oxidation starting to show, but it works with this big malt profile. Smells like a malt bomb.

T: Interesting, lots of big time malts caramel and honey with a fair amount of bread dough as well. A little bit on the cidery side. Definite notes of oxidation, just enough sherry to make it noticeable. Slight bitterness on the finish. A touch of booze as well.

M: Very thick beer, incredibly thick, must be the amount of rye in the beer. Carbonation is on the lighter side. Finish is sticky and sweet. Pretty nice here.

O: I wish I could've tried this fresh, as it is a pretty interesting beer. There is no hoppiness left in this beer, just a bit of bitterness. Notes of sherry are starting to appear, but work well with the beer. I'm pretty amazed at how thick this beer is, pretty incredible actually. Glad to try it!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 02:44:51 | More by pokesbeerdude
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-29-2011 05:32:25 | More by JAHMUR
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-21-2011 05:41:32 | More by djrn2
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kenm2118

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-16-2011 02:42:32 | More by kenm2118
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rab53

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-10-2011 04:02:05 | More by rab53
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-06-2011 22:13:05 | More by JohneHoodlum
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lnashsig

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-05-2011 18:04:02 | More by lnashsig
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-25-2011 17:41:05 | More by nmann08
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-23-2011 05:19:55 | More by deapokid
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-19-2011 14:08:35 | More by bacher468
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

11-18-2011 21:19:31 | More by brandoman63
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-18-2011 17:24:41 | More by HopStoopid120
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richbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-15-2011 21:14:50 | More by richbrew
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randomdanger

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-15-2011 14:54:01 | More by randomdanger
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tap at Armsby Abbey

Light creamy head fades at a med pace over mostly clear golden orange color.

Nose has sweet reddish malts, a bit syrupy, light booze and oak and light booze like bourbon, lots of sweet malts, light tart sour malt fruit maybe infection? -nope.

Taste brings lots of sweet fluffy malts, tons of red malts and crystal malts light sweet caramel and bourbon like flavors, candy and light syrup, light booze more warming and light tingle but too heavy, slightly creamy and fruits. Finishes sweet with more fruit, light booze, lots of malts, sweet caramel and syrup as well as bourbon like candy all linger with a touch of booze.

Mouth is heavier bodied, a bit syrupy, decent carb some warming and slightly tingly booze.

Overall great, nice malts, hints of bourbon and sweet malts booze has dropped out nicely but still lets you know its a big beer. Hops are all gone as well.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2011 03:22:54 | More by jlindros
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jsanford

Georgia

3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into a Weyerbacher Tulip. Bottled in 2007. Purchased from Bruisin' Ales about a year ago.

A - Bottle opens with a pleasant hiss. Pours a lovely burnished orange-amber with a beautiful creamy white head that fades to a slight haze, leaving a thick sheet of lacing on the glass. The age hasn't hurt the looks at all, this could be a "fresh" beer easily.
S - Big aromas of sweet caramel malt, orange peel hops, rye bread, and honey. Again, very fresh smelling, no hint of any oxidation.
T - Wow...this is sweet. Tons of sweet caramel and honey with a good amount of rye and more candied orange peel hops and a touch of pear. Gets better as it warms, the flavors become much more cohesive.
M - Big and syrupy. Seriously, this could go on pancakes. Sticky, with a full body and low carbonation. Alcohol really comes out to play, there's no hiding the +10% ABV. Definitely a slow sipper.
O - I was fine until I tasted it. Too sweet, way too syrupy. Curious what this was like fresh, but with 4 years it's just a cloying mess. Damn. Might have gotten through a 12oz bottle, but a 22? This is gonna be tough...

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 04:05:46 | More by jsanford
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bamadog

Kentucky

4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this one from Crazy Nelson a little over a year ago due to some unfortunate circumstances. I figured four years is plenty long for this one to sit. Review is from notes taken on 7/26/2011 and poured from the bottle to a snifter.

Appearance: Pour is a solid and bright coppery color; starts with a short 1/2 finger of loose, slightly off-white head and it fades extremely quickly to nothing other than a loose, fizzy skim; body has a touch of haze to it, but it's relatively transparent and shows moderate carbonation; lots of oily swaths and spots of lacing are left behind.

Smell: Not very strong, but there is a green fruitiness to it with a decent backing of caramel malts; warming alcohol in the back.

Taste: Taste is quite nice -- green apple acidity and tartness with a huge counterbalance of sweet caramel malts; very faint hop presence still lingers, but they're largely faded by this point; bit a warming spiciness to it and it's rounded out by the warming alcohol that is so well balanced with the huge maltiness. I don't know how this beer was fresh, but with this much age on it, it's excellent.

Mouthfeel: Body is medium weight, and it's a little slick, oily and sticky; carbonation is present, but still comes across pretty smooth; gums are left quite tingly from the bigger ABV and the belly is left warm from the same, as well as the acidity.

Overall: Definitely a sipper, I love the flavor profile and mouthfeel. I do wish the nose was a little bit stronger to match the flavors, but I'll take it.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 01:49:35 | More by bamadog
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AaronHomoya

Indiana

3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Just opened the bottle I have been cellaring since 2007. Noticed the floaties right away after getting the bottle out. Not as noticeable in the glass, but I am not enjoying the look. Smell is quite fruity, with faded hops, citrus and a bit of alcohol mixed in. The flavor is similarly fruity, but with some medicinal qualities. Definitely has the apricot flavor mentioned in other reviews. Mouthfeel is thick, slick, but not too syrupy - pretty good. Overall, I am not really enjoying this beer too much due to the overly sweet and fruity taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 01:09:26 | More by AaronHomoya
Twelve from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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