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Sixteen - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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very good

299 Ratings

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Ratings: 299
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.47%
Wants: 22
Gots: 47 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: silentjay on 05-24-2011)
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Photo of JayQue


3.9/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 03:28:47 | More by JayQue
Photo of C-Dog

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-27-2012 06:13:50 | More by C-Dog
Photo of atone315


3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-17-2012 00:41:23 | More by atone315
Photo of SadMachine

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-10-2012 18:02:53 | More by SadMachine
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-09-2012 01:58:57 | More by steveimthatguy
Photo of bsuedekum


4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

10-24-2012 01:50:46 | More by bsuedekum
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

10-21-2012 07:10:33 | More by CarolinaKev
Photo of EgadBananas


3.13/5  rDev -18.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 02:24:41 | More by EgadBananas
Photo of Misanthropy_Sipping


4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 05:06:44 | More by Misanthropy_Sipping
Photo of shand


4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 03:02:21 | More by shand
Photo of ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

09-21-2012 14:47:55 | More by ncstateplaya
Photo of Alieniloquium


3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 23:55:23 | More by Alieniloquium
Photo of RblWthACoz


3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ha! Braggot. Had no idea what I was buying when I picked this one up. I salute Weyerbacher's gumption.

How the heck do you even review a braggot? Guess you just kind of have to go on taste. This is smooth with honey tones clear and evident (as it should be). Malts are slightly thick with a mild spiced tone to it. This is pretty easy drinking. The alcohol would probably be getting to me if I hadn't already had a few. Unfortunately, it is a bit present on the flavor profile, which does detract.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 08:32:39 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of cfh64


3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-18-2012 22:17:21 | More by cfh64
Photo of mdillon86


4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-15-2012 23:54:25 | More by mdillon86
Photo of Etan


4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a tulip. Thanks bvdubn.

A: Pours a brownish-black with a small cream-colored head.

S: Pleasant aroma of honey and soft bread, melted caramel and raw sugarcane.

S: Whole wheat bread, more bald honey, a bit of drying alcohol, cocoa, vinous notes.

M: Medium to thick-bodied. Light carbonation lends a thicker feel to it.

O: I definitely liked this. I was expecting something sweeter and richer from the reviews, but it still worked.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 03:51:42 | More by Etan
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-10-2012 21:27:01 | More by DrunkinYogi
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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in mid 2011. Pours hazy very dark reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger dense khaki head with very good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Some light foamy spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big raisin, prune, honey, molasses, toast, herbal, cherry, caramel, earth, roast, clove, and peppery spiciness. Very nice and complex aroma with great balance. Taste of raisin, cherry, prune, honey, molasses, toast, caramel, herbal, biscuit, earth, clove, roast, and peppery spices. Earthy spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruit, honey, toast, herbal, molasses, earth, clove, and peppery spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Great balance and complexity of flavors; and quite a bit on the intense side as well. No cloying sweetness at all. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy, slick, and slightly thick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a warming after the finish noticed. It was a bit hot and intense at first sip, but slowly sipping brings out a nice array of complex flavors. Overall this is an excellent braggot. Very complex and balanced flavor profile; and a nice one to sip on. Really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 03:53:15 | More by superspak
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-08-2012 16:28:32 | More by Woodysbeard
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-05-2012 02:37:50 | More by mattparsons
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

08-03-2012 01:19:32 | More by WDJersey
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-24-2012 04:45:05 | More by fpreh1957
Photo of Darkmagus82


3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Pours a deep ruby color with a small thin tan head. The head fades very rapidly leaving a light amount of lacing.

Smell – The smell is sweet and boozy. Aromas of dark fruits are mixed with brown sugar and honey as well as a spicy aroma. The sweet aromas are accompanied by a big boozy smell that creates a warming tingle in the nose.

Taste – The taste begins strong and sweeter. Honey mixed with a nice bready malt flavor meet the tongue. Spice flavors and herbs start to then work their way into the flavor profile along with a good hint of alcohol booziness. As the taste goes on the booziness intensifies and begins drowning out the honey and herb. Toward the end, when the alcohol taste is strong, it is met with some darker fruit flavors of raisin and prune and a roasted malt flavor, which when mixed with the spice leave arum soaked raisin flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thick with a carbonation level is slightly below average. For the sweet and boozy flavors the thick body accentuates the sweet and warming feel with the carbonation level being just right to complement the body.

Overall – A good brew overall. While it may be a little too strong on the alcohol flavors it is well worth a try if you get a chance.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2012 00:19:46 | More by Darkmagus82
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-21-2012 17:53:09 | More by Cooper
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-21-2012 16:15:13 | More by ssjkyle
Sixteen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 299 ratings.