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Fourteen Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Fourteen AleFourteen Ale

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very good

258 Ratings

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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.19%
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:
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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4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-06-2013 00:00:25 | More by kjkinsey
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-31-2013 22:23:19 | More by DmanGTR
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-25-2013 21:46:39 | More by C-Dog
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-25-2013 02:57:38 | More by SalukiAlum
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-16-2013 20:41:15 | More by Budinetz
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

01-06-2013 20:18:13 | More by Lukass
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

01-06-2013 05:57:01 | More by sendbeer
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-18-2012 00:16:04 | More by ncaudle
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

10-17-2012 01:54:52 | More by EFR94
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3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 00:03:26 | More by lnashsig
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North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 02:17:30 | More by beer2day
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3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 23:47:50 | More by rlee1390
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-07-2012 19:48:10 | More by OriolesFan1008
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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

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 22:00:26 | More by BostonHops
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-06-2012 11:55:06 | More by Hanzo
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-05-2012 04:44:55 | More by Jakers90
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4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 01:51:25 | More by twiggamortis420
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-16-2012 16:47:14 | More by ASUBeer
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

03-05-2012 01:31:46 | More by Paul68
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into my Dogfish Head snifter glass. Much thanks to ToasterChef. Vintage 2009?

Off the pour, some minor cola like carbonation sticking in the body, but a nice orange amber body color, slightly opaque, orb glowing. Faint head creamy off white head, leaves a thin collar with barely a faint whispy top.

Nose is high on heat, mostly alcohol. Some hop seems to cycle through, but not even any sense of chewy wheat makes it past. Earthy smelling but way too much nostril burning.

Palate hits and, I taste next to nothing. Mouthfeel is fine, texture seems about right, but there is nothing going on here. Finish is fleeting and sort of gritty? borderline chalky? THere isn't even any sense of malt density or chew. It's even a bit wet.

Overall the thing that I notice is how hot this is the most, and not even giving any sense of depth. This has to be aged some good amount, this doesn't feel like it got better as time went on.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 02:00:38 | More by smakawhat
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-22-2012 03:40:36 | More by cynical1027
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3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

picked up a 12oz bottle at the Whole Foods in Vienna, VA. i guess these have been sitting on the shelf for a while considering these were released in 2009...lucky for me, this a big brew that shouldnt hate hanging out for a while.

A: a ruby/orange hue. pretty hazy. head is a thick white. retention is good and leaves a tons of thick lacing.

S: sugar in the raw. a big bowl of sugary candies. butterscotch, toffee, caramel. a little bit of heat follows all of that up. maybe some sweet fruit in there too. apples and kiwi.

T: slightly alcoholic. chewy bit of wheat. but mostly just tons of sweetness. finish is strong with butterscotch and vanilla. a real lingering sweetness. cloying.

M: full bodied chewy brew. carbonation is low, but works well.

D: quite the sipper. drinks more like a big english barleywine than a wheatwine. not getting a ton of wheat-like characteristics. certainly enough of everything to make a pleasantly big-bodied brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 03:00:38 | More by Jimmys
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-16-2012 15:46:47 | More by adrian21
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-13-2012 07:22:08 | More by ithinkimasofa
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3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: half finger head with no real retention or lacing on a hazy crimson body.

S: lots of fruit, molasses and a little chardonnay note. sweet

T: A fairly boozy taste as was expected. Breads and malts up front transitioning to a chardonnay sharpness with fruit, molasses and honey notes.

M: sharp with light to medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall these tend to be too boozy for my liking. Sort of the way I feel about barelywines. This one is fairly complex and one of the better members of the genre.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 23:23:59 | More by kylehay2004
Fourteen Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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