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Sixteen - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

314 Ratings

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Ratings: 314
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 23
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Braggot |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: silentjay on 05-24-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear but very dark amber in color with some brown and ruby red highlights as well as some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has three quarters of a finger of sudsy light beige head that quickly reduces to a medium amount of very thin film spread over the surface of the beer and a thin ring of large bubbles at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of honey with some lighter notes of toasted grains/malts, dark fruits, and just a touch of alcohol. Moderate amounts of sweetness in the aroma.

T: Moderate flavors of toasted and dark roasted malts with some sweeter grains and dark fruits (raisin and plum stand out). There is a fairly strong presence of honey contributing to the overall sweetness of the beer - very light notes of Belgian yeast spicy bitterness towards the finish.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Lightly smooth.

O: This has a flavor profile similar to a Belgian Strong Dark Ale with a touch of honey added to it...definitely an interesting brew and the alcohol is surprisingly well hidden (though starts to become a little more present as it warms). Pretty drinkable for the strength of the brew,

Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear very dark amber in color. It poured with a three quarter finger high off white head consisting of large bubbles that gradually died down into a very large collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of dark fruits in the nose. Hints of alcohol become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of dark fruits and hints of hone along with some associated sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to resemble a Belgian Strong Dark Ale with some additional notes of honey flavors. This beer hides its alcohol exceptionally well considering its strength.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of thagr81us
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle signed by the brewer! Served from bottle into Dogfish Head snifter. Poured a massively dark brown with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, wood,caramel, and caramel hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, wood, dark fruit, earth, and sweet alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. There was definitely quite a bit of things going on in this one. The chocolate aspect was definitely dominate in the nose of this one. The flavor had more of an earthy dominated aspect going on. Glad I got the chance to try this one at least once but doubt I would go out of my to try it again.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of kagent777
4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle traded with SonofaLime back in November of 2011. I poured this one into my CCB snifter a little at a time after it warmed up a bit.

Appearance: A very nice mahogany with a film of bubbles around the edge and a bowling ball swirl of effervescence on the liquid.

Smell: Honey is the primary scent. A strong malty presence backs this up with some booze. I do not get "spices" as might be expected with the style.

Taste: A nice honey mixes with alcohol soaked raisins and rich malts. Even after a year and a half age on this bottle the alcohol is strong but does not burn, at all. Even with the pervading honey flavor the resulting sweetness is not at all cloying. I get a sense of chocolate and some toast from the malts. All in all, really nice.

Mouthfeel: A thick sticky brew, this one lingers so long on the palette. The body is thickish while the carbonation is lower.

Overall: I can see why this brew won gold at GABF 2011. A very complex and slow sipper of a beer. I would love to get hold of this one again.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Photo of JayQue
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Only my second beer from this style. The honey, sweetness and drinkability of the style are all here. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a brandy snifter.. Looks a dark and dense brown color holding it at eye level. When looking down into the side of the glass, it looks lighter and more clear. The light tan head is minimal and fast fading. There is some thin wispy lacing on the glas.

Smell is fairly mild. Honey and malts. Taste is more pronounced, still honey and sweet malt with a hint of bitterness to keep the beer from being cloyingly sweet.

Mouthfeel is rich, with a hint of alcohol. I would imagine the alcohol would have been stronger if the beer hadn't been aged for a year or so.

A nice accompanyment for a chilly evening...Would have gone well with fruit and chese.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.07/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark mud colour. Tan head. I was not a fan of the smell. It was musky, but had an underlying sweet honey note. Taste was dark and fruity, sweet, some musk, and a hint of alcohol. Upper medium feel, creamy.

Quite the oddity, IMO. Almost too weird to be truly enjoyable.

Photo of Misanthropy_Sipping
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fell in love with this a little over one year ago now and loved it so much I thought it would be cool to put a few aside for an aging attempt.

The one major difference I have noticed is that even though this beer was not highly bitter. It did have a bit of bitterness which was nice with this beer's dry note. To be expected though.

Anyway, now after a little over one year of sitting in the cellar this beer has mellowed a bit. It has matured in a pleasant way and certain aspects have become more clear.

Smells mildly roasty, sweet, a little heathery, dried grass which intermingles with a slightly floral honey. Very nice.

The carbonation seems to have dropped a bit more, which is concerning but it still retains a nice gritty texture. Medium to heavy body, somewhat sticky. The taste whirls through very dark, dry chocolate, small caramel, but then heavily into honey with a touch of roasted malt. This year old bottle finishes off with a more assertive anise taste. Which is great, I love anise.

Definitely satisfying when it was fresh and also at one year. But I am a bit worried by the lowered carbonation and a certain background taste which is hard to describe (but is somewhat reminiscent of a very old Mikkeller barleywine that went bad), that this may be the extent at which this beer should be held for. So, if you have them drink them, this is a beer that shouldn't be risked and wasted. I'll be enjoying the other two that I have very soon!

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4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was rooting around in the fridge, looking for something to drink, and this guy caught my eye. He's been back there for probably over a year at this point, might as well drink him. Weyerbacher Sixteen pours a brown color capped by a finger of head that quickly drops. The aroma is primarily of honey and dark malts, with dark fruits and a bit of booziness. The taste is, again, strong on honey. The dark fruits come through here, along with a more toasted malt character and some spices on the finish. The late finish brings the honey through again, along with a Belgian sugar-esque aspect. The mouthfeel seems a bit light, and the drinkability is good. Overall, this is a fun beer to try, Weyerbacher went and did something unique for their sixteenth anniversary.

Sixteen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.