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Fourteen Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

252 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 252
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.19%


Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Wheatwine Ale celebrating brewing from 1995-2009, brewed with over 50% wheat malt.

(Beer added by: mikey711 on 07-09-2009)
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a Weyebacher tulip glass at Prime 16 in New Haven, Conn.

A: Poured a murky, rose-tinged gold color with a thin head of wispy carbonation which left little lacing. Looks like it has the viscosity of a cordial.

S: Smells definitely reflect the wheat content of the brew; slightly twangy and funky with a yeast-laden, fruity ale aroma and a slight grassy undertone.

T: Glad I opted for this as my post-meal brew. A very strong, fermented wheat taste at first gives off citrus flares of orange and grapefruit while other fruity ale flavors combine a slight graint sweetness with raspberry and apple. Finishes a little harsh, given the alcohol created, but the ale flavors remain soft.

M: Mouthfeel is rich and full bodied with a chewy, almost pulpy, feel at times.

D: A very interesting style and certainly one to break out for special occasions and at certain times. Nearing 12% ABV, this brew truly drinks like a wine but I likely wouldn;t pair it with food, unless it were a fruit/cream based dessert to pick up the fruity, malty and wheat accents. Worth a try, but be warned that it's not for everyone or anytime, in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2009 22:36:19 | More by Gambrinus1184
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Appearance: A murky hazy orangish beer. About a one finger head rose up and then settled to a film rather quickly, bubbles around the edge.

Smell: The smell is quite strong due to the strength of the underlying beer. From a distance I get citrus hops and alcohol. Up close, I sense a tangy malt backbone. I do not know that this is wheat except from the label, but I do know that it is not all malted barley. Similar to a big barleyewine.

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Fourteen Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.