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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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connecticutpoet

Connecticut

3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this from my trusty pint glass. I really need to get a better assortment of glassware. Three finger head on a clear amber body. Not much carbonation.

Aroma started with cloves and spices. Wheat malt came in upon consideration, along with light hop resins. Spices definitely were the most prominent however.

Taste was mainly of wheat malt, which was not surprising. There was a light spiciness, but unfortunately the alcohol was evident. This took away from the experience.

Mouthfeel was pretty good, not heavy but not watery either. It held its own. Carbonation was restrained, which fitted the flavor.

Drinkability was just average, for me. The obvious alcohol flavor was just a little too much, and the buzz I got from this one indicated that one would be all I could handle unless I wanted to get blotto. Maybe I drank it too fast But the fact that it was a one-time thing won't keep me awake at night.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 04:22:03 | More by connecticutpoet
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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.