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November - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xnicknj on 11-13-2010)
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Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 38 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by wampahoofus:
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wampahoofus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours dark brown, almost black, with a think brown head with good lacing. Looks a bit like a stout.

There is a bit of a smoke in the smell.

There is a lot of flavor here. The malt is deep and smoky. The coffee comes through strong with nutty bitterness. A little bit of chocolate highlights hanging in the background.

The beer has a thick smooth feel. The coffee lingers on the palette with a bit of caramel.

This beer goes down smoothly. It is a nice winter brown ale. A beer with a strong malty backbone is great for dark winter nights!

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2010 00:53:24 | More by wampahoofus
More User Reviews:
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-28-2014 00:36:44 | More by yourefragile
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Varkias41

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-19-2013 14:17:43 | More by Varkias41
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-06-2013 20:23:13 | More by LoveStout
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a brown color with an off-white head. The aroma features a ton of chocolate and coffee notes, as well as some toasted malt and a bit of toffee. The flavor is similar. I get some caramel malt and coffee up front, as well as some very dry, almost bitter dark chocolate notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 17:11:47 | More by Mora2000
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pperez38

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-31-2012 10:34:26 | More by pperez38
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a murky brownish red color with a pretty solid tannish colored head. Head is fizzy, has pretty solid retention and leaves some nice layered lacing.

S- Smell is pretty tame. Picking up chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and herbal hops.

T- Coffee bitterness is here, but nothing over the top. Almost like a bakers chocolate, charcoal and bready malts. Very little hops I can pick up.

M- Lighter side of medium in body and carbonation was a bit on the higher side.

O- Nothing terrible or great either.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 22:06:02 | More by nrbw23
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FrankyLikesIt

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-04-2011 21:18:21 | More by FrankyLikesIt
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-23-2011 05:23:38 | More by deapokid
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-19-2011 19:47:23 | More by whallgren
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

11-18-2011 21:17:15 | More by brandoman63
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oline73

Maryland

5/5  rDev +33%

11-16-2011 02:54:46 | More by oline73
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randomdanger

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +33%

11-15-2011 14:43:35 | More by randomdanger
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

caramel color brown with just enough light getting through to give it a sort of off reddish tint. The smallish tan head quickly faded and left behind only traces of itself. The aroma itself was lightly smoked almost, full of roasted malts and a touch of caramel. The flavor was light bodied but nicely roasted with a touch of a bittering finish and a flavor full of earthy grain like tones. A nice subtle bread like base was quaintly masked underneath. Overall this was a decent brown ale. It was nothing spectacular, but I do not think it was designed to be, but rather it was a very nice interpretation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 06:22:09 | More by mikesgroove
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Mike!

The beer appears light brown with an off white head that leaves some random spots of lacing on the glass. The aroma brings coffee and roast. The flavor is straightforward and fairly one dimensional, with coffee playing the lead role. Some light smoke adds a nice touch. Overall, a pretty decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 21:59:43 | More by Huhzubendah
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Michael for sharing this bottle. Served in a tulip.

Pours a clear brown color with a small white head and some sparse lacing on the way down. The nose brings roasted malt as well as a bit of coffee. The flavor doesn't stray too far, offering a good amount of the included coffee as well as some roasted malt and a bit of dark chocolate in the background. Medium body with average carbonation and a slightly-dry finish. Pretty good coffee brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 21:37:37 | More by Thorpe429
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

November was a pretty nice looking brew. The color was a rich looking brown, quite dark actually. The head was a tan color that lasted for a good amount of time. The aroma was pretty much just straight coffee, there really wasn't much else coming out of this one for me... Perhaps just a very light aroma of hops, but that's about all. The taste was like a chilled roasted coffee with some nuts blended into it. The flavors were good and rather fitting for the time of year. Not a bad brew at all. Glad I had it.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 01:41:10 | More by Knapp85
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womencantsail

California

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks for sharing this one, Bobby.

A: Pours an appropriately dark brown color with a finger and a half of tan head.

S: I can certainly tell this is a coffee beer right away. Lots of coffee aroma without much else. Some earthy notes which could be the coffee or some hops. Just a mild sweetness to the nose.

T: Mostly coffee in terms of the flavor, as well. There is a bit of a coffee grounds type of flavor to this beer. Again, only a mild to moderate sweetness with some molasses and bread being the malt flavors.

M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation.

O: The coffee flavor wasn't all that impressive in this beer, though it was certainly the dominant flavor component.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 07:59:50 | More by womencantsail
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BeerAndBourbon

Ohio

2.78/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A. Pours a hazy brown with amber and orange edges. Leaves lots of creamy lacing.

S. Lots of good coffee smell, but it overpowers the comparably weak brown ale. The coffee hits up front and then there's nothing.

T. Roasted bitterness with coffee (not as much as the nose) with some odd sweetness that doesn't quite match.

M. Thin with some bright carbonation.

D. Thin and not terribly interesting. It's ok, but I wouldn't get it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2011 01:40:43 | More by BeerAndBourbon
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Urbancaver

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky brown with a lot of off-white head. Tons of lacing and well carbonated. Smells strongly of coffee. Tons of roast surprised me based on the colour. Tastes less coffee strong than it smells. A nice thick feel but it's abit disconnected from the taste etc. The coffee imparts some extra bitterness that clashes. Overall fairly drinkable

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2011 01:30:37 | More by Urbancaver
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

2.7/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance -- Pours a slightly hazy rusty red with two fingers of creamy beige head. Lots of pinpoint lace. Surprisingly handsome. A bit 'light', but otherwise nice!

Smell -- Whoa, coffee! Lots and lots of coffee, vanilla, cocoa, and toasted/red malt. Also sweet, reminiscent of a mocha milkshake.

Taste -- Oh my. Intense acrid coffee flavor paired with vanilla ice cream sweetness, toasted malt, and earthy hops. Lingering flavor of vanilla-flavored coffee grounds.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied with quite mild carbonation. with the voluminous head and the smooth body you'd almost swear this was a nitro-bottle. Very interesting.

Drinkability -- This beer had a lot going for it, but man, too much unbridled coffee flavor. I can only assume this is what Autocrat syrup tastes like.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 03:30:58 | More by yeahnatenelson
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ToddT

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Dark brown liquid with a large tan head. Head fades slowly ton leaves lots of lace on the glass.

S- Roasted malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate, tobacco, and toffee.

T- Roasted malt, dark roasted coffee, semi sweet dark chocolate, and a little hint of hops at the finish. Finish id dry and linger with a bitter final note of coffee, hops, and some notes of wood char.

M- Smooth and creamy, but it needs a little more here, body is more than medium but not quite full bodied. Well carbonated but not overly distracting from the style of the beer.

D- Going down pretty easy, but I don't think I could do more than one of two of these, the heavy roast on the coffee flavor takes away from the drinkability somewhat. The 7.7% ABV is not readily apparent in the taste; however you start to feel it quickly.

Not bad. With a couple of tweaks, less roast on the coffee, lower carbonation, and a more creamy feel in the mouth, and this could be exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 04:15:41 | More by ToddT
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Boto

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught @ Mikro: This one poured an opaque, mahogany brown color. There was about a finger of a tan head that was a little bit frothy. It left some lacing. It has a nice nose. Coffee and roastiness were the most dominant. Perhaps a bit of caramel malt trying to get through. It has an interesting taste. Lots of coffee flavor, with some roastiness. There is a touch of bitterness. Nice!

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2011 18:48:55 | More by Boto
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leakyfaucet12

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- This is pretty dissapointing the head that I definately agitated lasted barely anytime at all and the body almost looks like a cola.

s- The smell was delicious. The coffee blended well with the yeasts and bread smells.

t- Coffee is really really strong in this one. The beer flavor and the coffee seem to be seperate for me not blended well together

m- alot of carbonation for a coffee beer. I dont know if this is supposed to be like this but I like it. I think they did a good job making it almost a spicy carbonation.

d/o- I love beer and coffee combinations but for me this one was a little light. I dont know if I was so used to stouts being with coffee that this threw me off. Overall I would drink this beer at a bar but I wouldnt go out of my way to trade for it.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 02:51:55 | More by leakyfaucet12
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Spider889

Ohio

3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Live review.

Big thanks to msulinski for this extra added to our deal. Not sure if he intentionally picked this for me, but I love coffee beers so I was really excited to see what this was.

I really like the appearance, poured really dark mahogany that looks almost black in the wider parts of my Duvel tulip. A one finger head of fine bubbles, a lighter caramel color. I get spindly rings of lace, which is quite good in this glass. A wide wring of foam rings the edge of the beer the whole time with visible bubbles emanating from the laser etching at the bottom center of the glass. The beer is very opaque, no light is getting through unless you look up through the top of the beer at an angle. I can tell though, that in a smaller glass this beer would be a clear dark coffee brown color.

At first the smell was a mild but smooth roasted coffee aroma. As it warmed I started getting sweeter, earthy hop notes and much less coffee. Mild molasses notes at the end mingle with well-worn leather and sweet pipe tobacco. I also began getting faint tart strawberries and sour cherry aromatics towards the end of my glass.

The flavor is bold on coffee, but bolder on hops (for the style of beer). Well roasted coffee beans, borderline burnt. I liked the flavor of the beans - it was heavy and powerful, but the near-burnt flavor lent a very strong dry bitterness to the beer which was unpleasant. There's also a ton of hop bitterness in this beer that I found in opposition to the coffee flavors.

Was the flavor bad? No. But the bitterness grew tiring, and it leads to the mouthfeel, which did in fact grow very tiring.

I have to dock the mouthfeel for the immense bitter dryness of this beer. It drinks very smoothly despite the high carbonation. But the dryness is quite potent. It's almost as if the beer were aged in freshly hewn white oak for a very long period of time. If this were true, I'd likely be less harsh on this aspect of the score, but the bottle tells no tale of wood. More likely, however, the dryness comes from a ton of bitter dry-hopping and over-roasted coffee.

Drinkability suffers due to the aforementioned bitterness and dry mouthfeel, plus the fact that this will likely never be brewed again. One bottle was a wonderful treat, but I don't think I could push through a second bottle in a sitting if offered.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2011 05:31:21 | More by Spider889
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November from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.