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Fourteen Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Fourteen AleFourteen Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

265 Ratings

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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 24
Gots: 34 | 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:
Beer added by: mikey711 on 07-09-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Wheatwine Ale celebrating brewing from 1995-2009, brewed with over 50% wheat malt.
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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Complex, tasty, unique. Fair amount of sweetness, but not overpowering in that regard. You won't believe it's 11.8%, until you finish it. Then you'll know. This makes you want to try the other anniversary ales, perhaps especially the earlier ones. This is a solid effort. Nice.

Photo of jkane101
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of DeutschesBier
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of kagent777
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Photo of t0rin0
2.5/5  rDev -34%

Photo of BigTrubble
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of DmanGTR
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of SalukiAlum
3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Lukass
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of ncaudle
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of EFR94
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of lnashsig
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

#BOTG 108. Something that's been in my cellar for awhile I've been curious about. So, here we go:

Poured from bottle into my CBS snifter. Pours a dark amber/brown color- very little head, slick appearance. Pretty cloudy. Smell- fusel alcohol, ripe banana, raisins, prunes, dark run soaked trifle caked, rum soaked fruits. candied booze and raisins is predominant flavor. Taste- boozy banana, brown sugar, raisins, alcohol heat burn. whoa. this one is still super hot after 3 yrs. its not a terrible thing, this one just warms your chest as you drink it. Big, boozy beer. I get some sweet caramel and plain candied sugar on the end, guessing an effect of the aging and mellowing booze. Mouthfeel is decent- slick with good carbonation. Overall, this will make a nice accompaniment to the Olympics tonight because I cant bear to watch the Astros play.

Photo of beer2day
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aged in the back of the beer fridge.

Dark orange pour with little to no head. Moderate amounts of thin lace all around the glass.

Big bret nose. Yeast and wheat malt define things. Get a decent amount of light dried fruit (apricot, figs, plums). Fairly bright and aggressive.

Flavor is fairly strong and aggressive, too, even after three years. Grainy up front, moves to a strong sweet flavor. Grapes, apricot, plum, raisin. Very fruity. Sweet finish, with just a twinge of sour. Alcohol is still very present as well.

Body is pretty thick. A little cloying, but I can live with that after 3 years.

Overall, a nice after dinner sipper to share.

Photo of rlee1390
3.22/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A-Clear amber some carbonation, two finger head that doesn't last long at all.

S-Wheat, alcohol, soy sauce and spice.

T-Some wheat and spice, alcohol is still present and no bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, not much carbonation.

O-Wayy past its prime. Alcohol dominates, not that sweet.

Photo of OriolesFan1008
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of BostonHops
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottler served in a snifter.

pours a hazy amber/coppery tone yielding a short lived finger of beige head; patchy lacing.

nose is potent if maybe a little uninspired. big, sweet malty presence first and foremost, along with notes of candied fruit and maybe clove. definite alcohol heat. flavor profile follows the aroma, pulling through with a decided sweetness - though it's not quite as sweet as i was expecting going off the nose. very boozy. doesn't seem as complex or balanced as i was hoping.

slightly syrupy medium-full bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation. all in all it's a decent enough beer, worth a shot i suppose, even though i'd have to say it didn't live up to expectations.

originally reviewed: 01-09-2011

Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Jakers90
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle courtesy of fthomasl pours a clear, dark gold color with a miniscule tan head. The last pour or two threw out some pretty crazy floaties.

Nose is honey and alcohol. Id like to say I get some other aromas in here somewhere, but I got nothin'...

Taste has really smoothed out quite a bit over the past year or so. A good blend of alcohol and sweetness with a zesty wheat tang drive the beer while just a bit of leafy bitterness remains on the finish. Body is full, but not cloyingly sweet. This was a good beer from Weyerbacher, both when fresh and aged a bit. I wish I had more.

Photo of ASUBeer
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Fourteen Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.