Sixteen - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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2.2/5 rDev -43%
My first Braggot, served in a pint glass.
A- Pour yields a thick bubbly head about 3 fingers worth and then slowly starts to dissipate. There's lots of patchy lacing left all over the glass. The brew is very dark maroon and almost opaque. Brown accents, and a cola soda look.
S- This beer looks badass, but smells like a miller lite. My nose detects pale malts, straw, metal, and maybe the faintest bit of honey, and bread. Not a fan of the aroma.
T- This style may not be for me. Straw and wheat malts. BLAND honey. Tastes like an adjunct lager accept for this odd refreshing minty aftertaste flavor. So strange. I guess the beat aspect is there's no hint of 10.5% abv.
M- Light mouthfeel, barely any carbonation felt. This does drink fairly easy, and I really can't believe it's 10.5%. The minty aftertaste is all that is pleasant with this.
O- I don't know if this is a bad beer for the style or if braggot is just not right for me. If I were Dan at Weyerbacher though, I certainly wouldn't "brag" about this beer. Fifteen was on a different planet compared to this.
08-13-2011 02:59:58 | More by haazer
2.2/5 rDev -43%
Dark brown with a solid sheet of peanut foam. Smells like honey (as the label says), and profoundly so; there are some nougat and raisin notes in the nose as well. There are some nice things going on with the malt here, some graham (again, in the nose).
Tastes sweet and...makes my face twitch. Whew, way too sweet with nasty acetone and alcohol flavors. The raisins in the nose come thru here with a fury, and with brown sugar and granola. I really don't dig this profile.
Thin with heavy carb. Semi dry finish.
This beer is substantially more disappointing than I had expected. I really am hit and miss with Weyerbacher, but this is not appropriate for my mouth.
12-31-2011 09:25:59 | More by harrymel
2.5/5 rDev -35.2%
A- Dark brown with a thick tan head. Head falls slowly and leaves some nice lace on the glass.
S- Sweet, honey and candied fruit dominate, caramel, and molasses are in there too.
T- Sweet almost like candy syrup, lots of fig and raisin to start things off. There is a little hint of hop bitterness in the middle and a dry finish to close things out. The finish is unusual and not all that pleasant, cloyingly sweet and with a residue of sugar on the palate.
M- Medium in body and low in carbonation, somewhat of a syrupy character to this one.
O- Honestly this in my first braggot and I’m not sure what to make of it. The 10.5% ABV is not noticeable and the appearance and smell were nice, but I’m having a hard time with the overload of super sweet syrup that makes up most of the taste. It’s improving as it warms but it’s still tough to get down.
06-14-2011 04:05:56 | More by ToddT
2.5/5 rDev -35.2%
12 ounce bottle - $3.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a dark garnet-hued body with a scant, wispy, off-white head. Fine, sparse lace on the descent.
Smell: Earthy, fruity aroma of plum skins, cherry-flavored non-menthol cough drops, lightly burnt sugars, and a shot of Bärenjäger.
Taste: Sweet and gullet-warming on the very first sip with plum liqueur meeting black cherry cola and a gulp of simple syrup. Underlying spiciness, a dash of fresh herb. Smidgen of nuttiness and roast. The alcohol in this one is very present, stinging the tongue and throat. Drying on the finish with a hint of alcohol-soaked fruit skins.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Guh. Subtlety and gracefulness are, unfortunately, left behind in favor of hard-hitting, palate-numbing booziness. More bees, less booze, please.
08-03-2011 22:36:28 | More by ChainGangGuy
2.58/5 rDev -33.2%
A: very dark Red color, rich off white head
S: Smells like wine, the fruitiness comes through.
M: the carbonation rolls off of the tongue. Not an over all bad mouth feel
T: sweet tones, with honey and roasted malts
O: not my favorite beer, planning on avoiding this beer in the future
09-27-2011 02:34:51 | More by tkepx182
2.78/5 rDev -28%
S: Caramel and honey mostly, alcoholic esters, liquorice, some dried fig.
L: Very dark brown bordering on black, off-white head, solid lacing.
T: Dark fruit like malt with an earthy medium bitterness. Dark concentrated honey component persists throughout. Finishes with some intense grape skins.
M: Medium mouthfeel, medium-low carbonation, fairly alcoholic.
Very sweet, kind of boozy, doesn't bring much to the table. Nice effort i suppose, but wouldn't try again.
07-12-2011 02:03:32 | More by bum732
2.83/5 rDev -26.7%
12oz bottle poured into Lost Abbey stem. This beer is so easy to summarize for most people who have had beer before: Double Newcastle.
Pours black with a light tannish head. The nose is slightly boozy and very sweet raisin, sweet malts. Kind of intense. The taste is big raisin, intensely sweet malts and honey and this odd, kind of dry bitterness in the finish. Touch of banana. Not a big fan because the balance is really out of whack. The mouthfeel is heavy, syrupy with lower carbonation. Overall: Double Newcastle. If this sounds good to you, run, don't walk to get it. If you are everyone else, maybe pass.
09-02-2011 00:59:28 | More by seeswo
2.83/5 rDev -26.7%
A- poured with a very nice color, very inviting. had a nice mahogany/auburn tint to it.
S- honey hits you first but it's followed by a not-so-great scent that reminded me of mineral spirits,
T- Honey was present here, along with those mineral spirits. In my opinion this tasted like something your grandmother would give you as she says "drink this, it'll make you feel better"
M- I thought it was rather thin, at this point I'm a little disappointed with this beer I was really looking forward to.
O- Again, just a bit disappointed with this one as Weyerbacher was one of the first breweries that got me into craft. I still want to commend their effort at branching out and continuing to brew new things, props to the brewery for that, but this didn't suit my tastes.
06-20-2011 22:57:06 | More by Franz4
2.88/5 rDev -25.4%
A - Dark and nearly opaque brownish red with a thick creamy creme colored head that sort of goes away kinda quick, leaving a blanket of nicely lacing fizzyness with nice little bubble islands.
S - Dark fruit, a touch hot and some sort of European hop, like Saaz for instance, coming through in the back end of a good sniff.
T - First tongue touch provided a metallic taste followed by a fairly astringent solventlike taste that yielded banana at first, followed by raisins. There is a somewhat pleasant honey taste on the back of the tongue that hangs out for a while.
M - Fairly well carbonated and dry as all hell. Not particularly thin, with a dry sweetness left on the tongue
O - The taste is all over the place with nothing to balance out anything that's going on. Maybe that's the nature of a braggot, maybe not. To me it seems like an angry and petulant Tripel
08-19-2011 01:33:24 | More by gopens44
District of Columbia
2.98/5 rDev -22.8%
A: Pours black with two fingers of beige head. Pretty good retention and nice sheets of lace.
S: Dark fruit (raisin, blackcurrant) melds well with honey and spice (cinnamon), as if it were barrel aged. Pretty good.
T: Tastes like some sort of unholy Belgian quad: kind of a dull, fruity malt with some honey added but no sweetness. There's some off flavor there, like earth or dirt.
M: Medium body and medium-light carbonation. A little sticky on the lips.
O: Pretty mediocre. Not one of the better braggots I've had; I would pass on this again.
07-17-2012 05:04:46 | More by pmarlowe
3/5 rDev -22.3%
12 oz. bottle poured into a De Struise chalice. Bottled 4/14/11.
Appearance - Dark brown with some reddish notes. Medium off-white head that settles to some wispy foam nicely. Looks pretty good.
Smell - Honey and malt. Like an unfermented fresh malt syrup aroma. Some phenolic notes. Cloves and light banana.
Taste - Honey is strong. The malt is better incorporated, but it still tastes like a shot of malt syrup has been poured into this after fermentation. Sweet from the honey and malt. Caramel to the extreme. Earthy, though, which balances it nicely. Spicy finish.
Mouthfeel - Sweet and chewy, then immediately dry. The flavors drop off leaving a bitter off flavor that is rather unpleasant. The honey persists, though.
Overall - I don't drink a lot of braggots, but if they all finish like this, then I won't be drinking many more. Tough to review to style when I've only had a couple, but the off flavors in the dry finish aren't fun.
08-28-2012 23:55:23 | More by Alieniloquium
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