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Fourteen Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

261 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 24
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
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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kagent777

Utah

4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found this bottle at knightly Spirits in Orlando (OBT) and I liked 16 so i decided to pick it up. This one is poured into my CCB snifter 30 minutes outside of the refrigerator.

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.

Taste: A rather sweet beer, but this is not surprising considering how big the wort was. If there were sufficient hops to balance the malt, it has faded somewhat. Raisins and other dried fruit dominate but they are not dark fruit (dried black cherries one may find in an RIS). The taste is fruity and very enjoyable. The alcohol is noticeable in the nose but well hidden in the taste.

Mouthfeel: Quite a thick body, but not as thick as the biggest RISs. Again the carbonation is moderately low and appropriate.

Overall: I like this beer, but I like Sixteen better (only other Weyerbacher Anniversary that I have had). I will keep looking to find beers from the anniversary series. And, another brewery I wish Utah could have access to.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 03:41:27 | More by kagent777
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4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Eyes - depending on the lighting, this brew pours a semi-opaque tan with no head (careful pour that still yielded some yeast sediment).

Nose - very much a barleywine smell. Super sweet, a bit of wheat.

Taste/body - Getting some sweetness of honey on the tip of my tongue. This beer is becoming so much better as it warms. I'm picking up brown sugar notes now. The ABV is hidden well, which is not a surprise this far out from bottling. Coats the tongue heavily and has light carbonation.

Overall, this beer has held up well for five years of God knows what conditions it saw before I bought it. I hate to be this way, but I can't rate it too high since the last 5 year old bottle of barleywine I had was 2009 Old Stock Cellar Reserve: a revelation of a beer that sets the tone for high ABV, aged beers for me. Still, great job by Weyerbacher.

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Fourteen Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.