Juliet - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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4.47/5 rDev +18.9%
On tap at the Tap and Table in Emmaus Pa. Served in a Weyerbacher tulip. Happy Hour! Half price!!
Arrives on the bar with a good 3/4" creamy foam head flush with the lip of the tulip. Beautiful deep deep amber color. Nice carbonation, I catch a whiff - noble hops? - and it smells awesome.
Nice malt backbone, very well balanced with a flavorful hop finish. It's got a lush mouthfeel, I think I could sit and drink this all night. It's truly delightful. Consistant goodness to the last drop.
I'm no AltBier expert, but I have homebrewed a batch, and I think this is similar, but slightly hoppier, and has a little higher ABV.
I do love Weyerbacher, and this is their best new beer I've had. Too bad it's a limited release - I hope they change their minds. I'm glad I tried it. Highly recommeded this beer.
Truthfully, I had a hard time not giving this a 5.0 across all grades. Wonderful!
05-04-2010 21:39:52 | More by vikingloki
4.4/5 rDev +17%
Even though Weyerbacher's is a local brewery I never really was a big fan, until now.
A- Dark brown with a tan head and lots of lacing. It was served in a Weyerbacher tulip glass.
S- very mellow nothing really standing out.
T- Rich and deep maltiness without any hint of the high alcohol content. Clean simple alt taste.
MD- What a great overall beer. I could drink this all the time. Nothing fancy just a solid alt very refreshing and easy to drink.
05-01-2010 11:01:23 | More by confer
4.25/5 rDev +13%
Appearance: Pours a n ice tea brown color with a massive head; quite a sticker, with a number of lace shards
Smell: Caramel and grain
Taste: Caramel and dark fruit on the opening, with raisin and date flavors; surprisingly hoppy, however, by mid-palate (wasn't expecting that from this style but I like it); after the swallow, the sweeter flavors blend nicely with the bitter
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; just a hint of warmth in the gullet
Drinkability: A really nice style bender from a brewery that is continuing to move in the right direction
Thanks, yourefragile, for the opportunity
06-11-2010 23:32:44 | More by brentk56
4.22/5 rDev +12.2%
Had a bottled version and poured into my Weyerbacher Tulip Glass.
A - Pours a rich, deep burgundy-brown color with a pinky size off white head, with mild to moderate carbonation. The color could be best described as a raisin color.
S - Aroma is sweet malt and a little bit of dark fruit. There's not much going on in the nose with this one, but that's typical of Altbiers.
T - Has some mild chocolate character, roasted malt that's not too strong, has some dark fruit character with a touch of caramel, and is assertively hoppy.
M - Medium body, crisp, clean, and almost "lager-like". Finishes dry and very faintly fruity.
D - Very good
Actually, it's a Doppelsticke style which is pretty much a German Altbier on steroids. That being said, the ABV falls a little short for beers of this style as they're typically around 8.5%. Overall, it's one I'd like to have a few six packs around for the summer months because even though it's a dark beer, the crisp, clean taste is refreshing. I'm thrilled to see an American brewer tackle this style of beer because it's one I haven't seen many of coming from the U.S. Nice job, Weyerbacher!
04-25-2010 19:32:50 | More by jzeilinger
4.2/5 rDev +11.7%
Weyerbacher Juliet. A so-called "Double Alt"
Appearance: A murky brown in color with a small off white head.
Smell: Some floral hops and the smell of a rustic bakery.
Taste: An even balance of malt and hops. Some oak notes giving off earthy wood flavors and roasted malt adds to this. Hops are there with a sharp piney bitterness. Alcohol is nowhere to be found, making for an easy drinking experience.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied and well carbonated. Smooth.
Drinkability: Pretty good. A double alt with a good deal of complexity. This beer can stand up to a cigar.
06-11-2010 04:19:38 | More by Stinkypuss
4.13/5 rDev +9.8%
Of all places, I had this on tap at a Pizzeria Uno. Kudos to this chain restaurant for offering a variety of microbrews.
Poured a deep brown with a reddsh hue and a nice white head with thin sticky lacings. Sweeet malty aroma with faint hints of chocolate. Nice smooth feel, with smeet toasted malt flavors, slight chocolate character and a very faint coffee flavor at the end.
I had a few of these and it was very drinkable. A surprising find that was toroughly enjoyable.
05-26-2010 01:39:57 | More by IronLover
4/5 rDev +6.4%
On-tap at the Brick Store.
Pours a slightly hazy burnished brown color with a one-finger tan head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.
Smells of crisp caramel malts that have a lightly toasted quality. As the beer warms the aroma sweetens a bit.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Singed caramel malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by syrupy toffee flavors. Midway through the sip thicken a bit and become a tiny bit bitter, allowing very small amount of leafy hop flavors to work their way in. The ending is on the sweet side though it also manages to be slightly dry.
Mouthfeel is good. It has a solid thickness with moderate carbonation.
Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.
Overall I thought this was a very good attempt by a US brewer of the style - I only wish I'd tried more in order for a more precise comparison. Still, it stacks up with others that I've had from Europe - well worth a shot.
04-27-2010 21:54:29 | More by glid02
4/5 rDev +6.4%
A-Pours an amber/ruby color with almost no head, just a thin ring of bubbles.
S-Milk chocolate, lightly roasted malts, circus peanut candy.
T/M-The best yet from this series. Roasty and medium bodied, with an appealing milk chocolate sweetness. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
D-Easy drinking and tasty. While the other beers from this line-up have been all over the place, the Juliet is a beer that attempts a simple style successfully, resulting in a highly drinkable beer.
01-11-2011 12:22:48 | More by DaveHS
4/5 rDev +6.4%
Brown with a thin, off-white head that pretty much disappears in minutes, leaving a ring of foam around the edge that leaves lace that traces down the sides of the glass.
Caramel and toasty malt dominate the nose with a slight hoppy citrus and an even slighter spice scent of anise or cloves.
What you smell is mostly what you get from the malt: toast and sweet caramel on the tip of the tongue. Cloves and alcohol heat tickle the top of the palate and a citrus (grapefruit) bitterness comes from the back of the tongue. This tastes like a drier version of German bock, but using hops from the American Northwest...probably Cascade.
The hops leave more of an aftertaste than common with an altbier, but the medium body is spot on for the style. A good amount of carbonation is present.
This is a nice altbier for Americans, meaning that it has a stronger hop characteristic than what a German brewmaster would deem acceptable, but what most American palates long for. The hops add a nice balance to a style that can be too dominantly sweet for New World palates.
I plan to cellar a few of these for a year or two (which the 8.5% ABV should allow) to see how if the balance gets any better and the bitterness disappears.
06-01-2010 01:09:08 | More by Naugros
4/5 rDev +6.4%
Weyerbacher Juliet has a clear brown colored body with a thick-looking off-white head that leaves a little bit of lacing.
The aroma has a hint of floral hops along with a good bit of caramel malt, grain, and some fruit.
Juliet has a big malt base featuring flavors of lightly toasted caramel and syrupy toffee mixed with a little bit of grain flavors. The middle has a bunch of fruit, with cherries coming to mind in specific. The finish has a slight hop bitterness and a pretty good blast of alcohol warmth.
Juliet's body feels big and chewy, but it maintains a bit of smooth. Moderate to low carbonation.
Juliet is another solid big beer from Weyerbacher, and it goes down very easily for a beer with 8.5% ABV.
07-11-2010 17:45:55 | More by Hojaminbag
4/5 rDev +6.4%
Had a kickbacks, a tad oxidized due to storing. I think this beer was atleast 1 years, if not 2 years old. So it was expected to pick that up a little. Otherwise, it was a nice session alt, atleast it tasted like a sessionable alt. Very smooth and a great represetation of style and it didn;t seem too over imperilized.
06-06-2012 21:14:38 | More by CampusCrew
3.98/5 rDev +5.9%
It poured a dark brown that shows ruby up to the light, with a decent head fingers width of head.
The aroma is intriguing, roasted malts and caramel.
Taste is the right kind of roasted bitterness, with hints of caramel. The flavors are quite pronounced, and the finish is a nice lingering roasted coffee bean.
The mouth feel is only medioce, in the sense that I do not really notice it until the finish, and even then its only the effects of the carbonation.
Its rather drinkable but not sure if I could pound one of these after another.
05-13-2010 23:52:28 | More by AdamMY
3.98/5 rDev +5.9%
Pours a hazy orange-ish to brown color with a light tan head. In the aroma, small fruitiness and a small dry yeasty malt. In the taste, a fruitier malt, white grape and small lemon zest like, and a small hop bitterness. Mainly smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry fruit like aftertaste. A small hint of tart fruitiness and small roast like, yet still a lager.
07-28-2010 13:25:15 | More by OWSLEY069
3.95/5 rDev +5.1%
Bottle thanks to ericwo.
Pours a deep burgundy color with copper/ruby highlights and one finger of creamy off white head with average retention.
Scent of caramel, earth, some leafy hops and a hint of alcohol. A mostly sweet scent with a little dryness coming from the earth character.
Taste of sweet caramel, dry spices, earth, graham cracker, and a hint of alcohol. Sweet initially with dry spices coming in shortly after leading to a dry, somewhat bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is fairly heavy and a little oily with a fair amount of carbonation, feels a little thin.
09-19-2010 01:10:45 | More by paco1029384756
District of Columbia
3.95/5 rDev +5.1%
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
I don't have much of a reference point for "dopple-stickes" much less alts but I thought this was another interesting and enjoyable entry in Weyerbacher's one-off series. Pours a dark brown, mildly hazy with a light, carbonated whitish head with ok lacing and retention. Flavor and body are crisp and dry with toasted malts, caramel and prominent hops in the finish. Aroma is similar, thought a little stronger on the caramel malts and mild fruitiness. Rich flavored with a clean finish; very drinkable but not really exceptional.
05-02-2010 01:27:51 | More by yourefragile
3.9/5 rDev +3.7%
Thanks, Kyle, for sharing this one with me you big lug.
A - Clear reddish mahogany with a long lasting, whitish fluffy head. Lots of lacing.
S - Bready/toasty malts, with a lite floral hop character. Otherwise quite clean.
F/M - Bready malts, lite sweet pilsner malt flavors. Floral hops with a medium-low hop bitterness. Clean, dry finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
D - Good, clean, dry and quite refreshing. This would make a great summer time brew. I could probably drink a couple more of these.
12-25-2010 00:24:50 | More by domtronzero
3.88/5 rDev +3.2%
A: Pours a light brown iced tea color with a thin off white cap.
S: Lots of candy, sticky sugars and raisin.
T: close to the nose as far as the candied raisin sweetness and figs. Almost a butterscotch type flavor.
M: medium bodied, good carbonation.
Overall: For my first Altbeir I am happy. This is a really balanced and tasty beer. I'm liking the Weyerbacher brewers reserve series so far.
10-17-2010 23:46:42 | More by BigMike
3.85/5 rDev +2.4%
On-tap at Tap and Table on 5/6/10. Oh, this is a dopple-sticke? It reminded me more of Leffe Blonde than Uerige. It opened with tart cherries and then was followed by cocoa and biscuit malts with a hint of acid. Maybe it's just the fruitiness and mouthfeel, but it doesn't matter. This is a tasty beer.
05-14-2010 02:03:21 | More by tempest
3.85/5 rDev +2.4%
A - Pours a nice, deep copper body with some ruby highlights and clarity...a two finger, off white head forms and shows decent retention...nice lacing
S - Sweet caramel and toffee dominate the nose...an earthy hop and grainy malt aroma as well
T - The sweetness stays with the flavors...caramel and toffee again dominate with a blast of sweetness...it also provides a touch of roastiness...in the middle there is a fruity presence but I can't put my finger on a specific fruit that stands out...the earhty flavor comes through at the end...there is also a bit of hop bitterness at the very end
M - Medium bodied...sometimes comes up a tad thin...a touch of creaminess...but there's something that is keeping my from scoring it higher
D - This was a good concept of an "imperial" alt...the alt characteristics where there with the caramel malt sweetness and a touch of earthy hops...the alcohol doesn't come through too much...another nice one-off by Weyerbacher
08-05-2010 17:05:37 | More by thain709
3.78/5 rDev +0.5%
I poured this one into a tulip glass, and paired it with a nice medium rare steak I cooked up. A nice dark caramel color, with a thin tan head that disappears while you're having your first smell.
And it's a pretty nice first smell at that. A noticeable caramel odor from the roasted malt. But wait, there's more - I'm sensing a bit of a spicy undertone that doesn't quite get in the way. It's not bad at all.
First drink - It's sweet, almost faintly like licorice to me, along with the normal malty caramel flavor. There's also a spicy flavor to it, complimenting rather than overpowering the sweetness. The base of hops is also noticeable, it just doesn't jump out and announce itself. It just says to the drinker 'I'm here if you need me'.
I wouldn't drink this by itself - it went perfectly with my steak, though.
07-04-2010 00:46:36 | More by bogus564
3.63/5 rDev -3.5%
Poured into a snifter it appears a clear dark amber brown color with a finger of creamy tan head. Fair retension and patches of lace cling all along the glassware. The nose of this brew is a very sweet mixture of floral hops blended with a yeasty fruitiness and caramel malt. Taste includes the flavor of caramel malt along with a slight touch of chocolate flavor that finishes with a bit of an earthy/musty flavor almost like stale coffee. The combination of fruity yeast and floral hops are just as evident in the flavor as the nose. A bit of bittering hop are present in the finish to balance out the sweetness of this brew. Medium feel with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a lingering flavor of fruity yeastiness and bitter herbal hops left in the mouth. The 8.5% alcohol is noticeable with its warming ability but not very evident in flavor. The strange mustiness of this brew hurts the drinkability a bit but all in all it was still an enjoyable brew.
07-16-2010 00:26:33 | More by stakem
Juliet from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.