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Twelve - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
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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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

GuisseppeFranco, Feb 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

msarver16, Feb 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +37%

jwat, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of danedelman
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

danedelman, Jan 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

thebouch01, Jan 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

bonbini26, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
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!

pokesbeerdude, Jan 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

JAHMUR, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

djrn2, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

kenm2118, Dec 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

rab53, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 06, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

lnashsig, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

nmann08, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

deapokid, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

brandoman63, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

HopStoopid120, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

richbrew, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

randomdanger, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

jlindros, Aug 20, 2011
Photo of jsanford
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
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...

jsanford, Aug 02, 2011
Photo of bamadog
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

bamadog, Jul 27, 2011
Twelve from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.