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Sixteen | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good
168 Reviews
BEER STATS
Reviews:
168
Ratings:
324
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
19.32%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
49
For Trade:
1
SixteenSixteen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: Braggot

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by silentjay on 05-24-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

User Reviews
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Reviews: 168 | Ratings: 324
Photo of Stunner97
3.36/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- very very dark brown to black, no light at all coming through this, very light white lacing quickly fades, carbonation can not be noticed, nice appearance

Smell- very sweet malty nose, honey can be slightly noticed, raisins, rum, liquor like smell,

Taste- a very unique beer in flavor profile, its very long lasting finish, its a very rich beer and certainly very sweet, you do get some nice roasted malts and raisins and rum flavored, the flavor profile is complex and just really hard for me put a finger on, it has some hops and drying on the finish stopping it from being extremely sweet, there's something very unique and different on the finish of this beer that's hard to describe exactly almost very unique way of drying and stops from becoming to sweet,overall im struggling to say whether if really love this flavor profile or not , also a faint smokey component

mouthfeel- very light carbonation and the mouthfeel is probably about medium bodied and actually feels a little bit lighter then you would think for the high abv,

Drinkability/overall- overall this beer was decently enjoyable to drink and it did do a good job of balance in that I feel that the spice to it really did stop it from becoming to sweet and the balance made it easy to drink, the high alcohol is only noticed a little, to me the down point of this beer is the finish is a little weird not so much bad but weird, overall though not a bad beer and a first try for me of the style, I will have to try a few more and see how they hit me at different times

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Photo of Ryan011235
3.37/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 8/24/11

Pours a medium brown and settles up a darker brown with a crimson shimmer. One finger head drops to a thinner layer but holds up well-enough.

Notes of roasted grains, dark bread and a dry earthiness manifest in the aroma. Almost has a spicy edge like rye or pumpernickel. A bit of brown sugar sweetness, too. Doesn't really smell much like honey at all. Ever so slightly floral at times.

To taste, there's more of a sweet bent, but it's simultaneously slick with alcohol. Not distinctly honey, though. Some sweetness a la burnt sugars - molasses and brown sugar. Not absurdly sweet, but it's still something of a mess. Some dark bread notes hang in the back.

Full bodied; moderately viscous, what with all the burnt sugars and alcohol slickness. Carbonation is fairly low and stays mostly out of the way. Finishes a bit sticky with a lingering sweetness.

Not a bad beer; it has some enjoyable aspects. That said, it's a heavy critter and I doubt I'll be making another visit.

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Photo of BB1313
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just had my third experience with this one, I'm putting the last one away to age. 12oz bottle poured into a goblet. Pours brownish red, slightly transparent w/ ruby hues. Nice off-white head and decent lacing. The nose is somewhat faint w/ lots of malts and grains. The flavors are dominated by honey, giving it a warm sensation. There's also hints of chocolate and toffee. There's a nice oak/woodsiness to this one, which I like. Cherries are in the mix as well. Mouthfeel is full-bodied, smooth and slightly fizzy, but definitely not overboard on the carbonation. The alcohol is noticeable, so this one doesn't make a bad sipper. This isn't cloyingly sweet at all. I'm interested to see how this one will do with some time on it.

This beer kind of reminds me of a heavy-duty scotch ale. Overall, this is an interesting beer that I'm glad I tried. I'm a big fan of Weyerbacher.. I like it, not bad at all, but I can't help but think of what this could be. Weyerbacher also gets credit for trying something different. I also have nothing to compare it to, as far as braggots go. If you see this, give it a go.

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Photo of WesWes
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a ruby red color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is average. It's pure fusel alcohol. Yes, there are hints of caramel and honey, but the alcohol nose is too overpowering. The taste is decent. It has a nice mix of honey and caramel; dry, yet sweet with maltiness. It goes down slow and warming with a dry honey laced finish. The alcohol warmth is overbearing. The mouthfeel is decent as well. It is a full bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is an interesting anniversary beer, but not one I'd revisit.

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Photo of stakem
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to BA's smoked and wishuwerebeer for the hookup on a couple of recent Weyerbacher brews. Poured into a snifter, this brew appears a dark cloudy brown with some lighter coloration around the edges. When held to the light, it displays more of a dark ruby color through the body. A finger of creamy tan head appears across the top and slowly recedes leaving some fingers and strings of lacework. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a thin film across the top. A light swirl revives a finger of dark tan head and produces more of a spotty pattern of lace on the glass.

The smell of this brew is sweet with a scent mostly dominated by honey. More whiffs reveal a deeper character of sweetness like caramel and toffee with a light fruity aspect. There is a light citrus aspect that evolves as it warms mixed with a bit of solvent alcohol inclusion.

The taste is a mixture of mineral aspects at first that gives way to some honey sweetness. Bold solvent alcohol makes itself known with a bit of a numbing quality about it. Some dark sugary flavors of brown sugar are evident through the middle along with an earthy to herbal inclusion towards the back. Some notes of raisin and musty grain are also present.

This is a full bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. Overall not a bad brew but the 10.5% abv is really out in the open and a bit distracting with not only its solvent flavor but also bright warmth. Perhaps this is a brew that will get better with age, but as-is the awkward contrast of honey and musty to mineral filled aspects is not entirely enjoyable.

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Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle to oversized snifter. $5.50 for the single. Sampled 7/7/11.

A: With reports of soft carbonation, this beer was poured with extra care to keep the mouthfeel as lively as possible. The result was a very small head, light brown in color, which was quick to diminish but left a lasting film and collar. Great depth of color. The body is very dark brown, murky with zero transparency.

S: Sweet caramel coated cookies countered a leathery earthiness. A mixed bag of fruits include McIntosh apples, dates, cantaloupe and honeydew. Raw sugar, dark and lightly rendered.

T: Again, very sweet - and increasing by the minute - so the bitterness on the finish can't quite stand up. The flavor of the fruits mentioned above seem to fall into the background the longer the glass sits. Maybe a slight hint of oxidation.

M: Well, the carbonation was adequate for me. In fact, the fizzy bubbles created a much lighter and cleaner mouthfeel than I expected. Body was medium.

O: I appreciated the creativity in brewing a dark braggot. But as enjoyable as this was, I can't help but wish it was as impressive as Fifteen was. Think I'll go grab one of them now...

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a dark brown/red with a one finger tan head on top with moderate retention. Small bubble carbonation release from the bottom. Very different looking than the other braggot I have had. Reminds me of a brown ale.

S: A little bit of honey, some dark malt and a decent amount of dark fruits - raisins, prunes, and a little bit of cherry even.

T: Quite malty, with some dough and bread with a good bit of honey sweetness. The dark fruit comes through, not as much as the aroma, but certainly still present with some fig and raisin.

M: Medium bodied with high carbonation, but extremely dry.

O: Extremely different than the other commercial braggot I had. Not sure which is more to style, but I preferred the other. Its also quite different than some homebrew braggots I have had. The flavor is just a bit out there. Not bad, but not really what I am looking for.

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Photo of gatornation
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap

A-pours a dark mahogany color with a tan head and nice chunky lacing

S- notes of malts and honey ,nuts and malts earth notes herbs and spice

T- was sweet ans malty with nuts and dark fruit slight chocolate a touch of wood

M- medium with a spicy herbal coate on the tongue a little earthy

O- tasty on tap with nice earthy notes

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber to black in color, with a light tan head. In the aroma, clove, notes of spice and a hint of alcohol. In the taste, clove, roast, alcohol notes and ends with something like honey. A spice like bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry clove and honey, with notes of alcohol in the aftertaste. Big flavors, a bit boozy, but different.

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Photo of BigMike
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Black with brown around the edges. Not much head at all.

S: Black licorice. Dates,figs,raisins carmalized.

T: Honey covered licorice. Dark sticky fruits. Molasses, raisins dates. Light coffee notes.

M: Big thick mouthfeel. Coats the mouth with a sticky sweetness. Good carbonation.

Overall: My first braggot style beer. Very sticky and sweet which is what it is. So, going by style it;s not bad.

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Photo of kirok1999
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear garnet with a nice, lingering off white head. Smells like overripe apples, cherries and grapes. Tastes much the same. The honey comes through well in the taste, raisins, slight chocolate twinge with a dry and lingering finish. This goes really well with a nice cheddar. Mouthfeel is a little thin.
Overall a nice braggot.

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Photo of zaphodchak
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Generous two finger head that recedes into one, tan. Nice lacing.

Smell has a bit of tang, some malt. Hard to smell-- the room is full of air freshener.

Taste follows the nose-- surprisingly tart, makes sense for a braggot. Tangy and a bit metallic though. Decent maltiness though. Not my thing, and a bit underwhelming. ABV is unnoticeable. More complex, but also more metallic as it warms.

Carbonation is understated, but decent for the style.

Decent, but I don't know what I was expecting from a braggot. Not my style.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle
Served in a snifter

A - Dark brown with ruby highlights. It has an inch and a half of tan head.

S - The smell is sweet and boozy. I get molasses, alcohol and fig.

T - There is plenty of alcohol in the taste. I get some roasted flavors and no bitterness.

M - Medium. Little carbonation.

O - This is only the second braggot that I have had. They tasted nothing alike so I'm not sure which one was stylistically better. This beer was hot and would probably be more enjoyable with some age on it.

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Photo of BostonHops
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours a mahogany tone while yielding a 1" beige head that fades somewhat quickly into a thin cap, collar around the glass. some patchy lacing. malt-forward nose offers notes of fruit, roasted malt, and honey.

flavor comes through with caramel malt, some roastiness, and honey. big honey presence strong throughout, easily the most honey i've ever picked up in a beer. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, it's a good braggot, as far as braggots go... in my limited experience with braggots i'm seeing that i'm not especially fond of them. still, it's a decent brew... won't seek it out again but wouldn't refuse one, either.

(originally reviewed: 12-20-2011)

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Photo of bonkers
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured from a 12 ounce botttle into a SA perfect pint glass. The pour is a deep amber, big, fizzy white head, light lacing. The aroma is honey, sweet malts. This beer is very sweet, highlighting the honey. There is a bready quality, and a sweet dry finish. The body is medium, good carbonation. The high ABV is not noticeable. A bit too sweet for me, interesting change.

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Photo of perrymarcus
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours a mahogany tone while yielding a 1" beige head that fades somewhat quickly into a thin cap, collar around the glass. some patchy lacing.

malt-forward nose offers notes of fruit, roasted malt, and honey.

flavor comes through with caramel malt, some roastiness, and honey. big honey presence strong throughout, easily the most honey i've ever picked up in a beer. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, it's a good braggot, as far as braggots go... in my limited experience with braggots i'm seeing that i'm not especially fond of them. still, it's a decent brew... won't seek it out again but wouldn't refuse one, either.

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Photo of bs870621345
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First Braggot that wasn't homebrewed.

Pours a dark brown color with no light passing through. Minimal head and no lacing.

Smell is very very sweet. Honey is definitely there, as it should be, but a pretty large alcohol presence too, with hints of dark fruits.

Starts off with a fruity/honey sweetness and moves into an alcohol sweetness. Finishes pretty clean with an alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel is full, but nice carbonation to clean everything up.

Overall, its alright- needs something besides sweetness IMO.

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Photo of wvsabbath
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark brown/tan,not much head or lacing.

Smell - Honey, malts, hops, sweet dark fruits. Plum, rasin, spices, alcohol.

Taste - Overload of honey and dark fruits, with a strong warmth of alcohol. Malts are bold and sweet. Theres a dark chocolate and ginger flavor in there with some hops.

Mouthfeel - Really intense, mouth is really crushed with the flavors and booze. Palette gets the malts and hops, tounge gets the honey and booze. Kinda thin actually and aftertaste is a little bland and sour.

Overall - Well this is different for sure. Not something to drink much of, the alcohol is really overpowering for me, and the sweetness is a bit much. Its not bad for fans of barleywine and meads, but doesnt quite do the job for me. Decent though.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Brown/ruby when pouring, black in the glass with a one finger head.

S-Lots of honey and boat loads of herbs, some roasted malt.

T-Honey, herbs, slight bitterness, balance is quite there as sweetness dominates. Improves as it warms.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation.

O-A very interesting beer, first I've had of the style. Not sure if I'd seek out others.

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Photo of suspect
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Purchased at FingerLakes Beverage for ~$4 for the bottle.

A: Deep mahogany color, very clear. Aggressive pour leads to a 2 finger head that quickly disappears. Strong and consistent lacing.

S: Has the smell of a quad with a bit of honey. Yeasty, grainy but a nice full malt sweet smell. Definitely picking up the smell of alcohol here as well.

T: Follows the nose almost to the fullest with a bit more fruit on the palate than expected. Honey appears on the backend but is bitch-slapped by the alcohol. I would love to see what age would do with this one.

M: Medium body, low carbonation with sticky sweet mouthfeel and creamy coating on the mouth.

O: Glad I tried one now, this is a very interesting beer and one that Weyerbacher should be commended for brewing. This is a big monster of a beer and I would love to cellar a few for a year or so to back the booze down.

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Photo of bbeane
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tapped at Canal Street Pub...
A- Tapped into a Weyerbacher tulip... starts with a small head with decent retention and some light lacing. Beer is copper in color

S- Very sweet aroma, caramel, malts, honey

T- Very sweet to taste, lots of caramel malts coming through with some definite notes of honey. The high abv is definitely evident

M- Medium body with light carbonation

O- I can't really compare to others of it's style as I don't recall ever having a Braggot before. It was enjoyable to try but won't be having a second... especially with the fifteen on tap

CHEERS

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bottle into a Weyerbacher tulip, how fitting.

Braggot sixteen pours out the bottle a deep dark brown burgundy color with just a enough non darkness to see through under the light. A stealth pour yielded a small cap of ecru colored foam that dwindled leaving nothing. It could be brought back with swirls though. Smell is deeply integrated with the Pennsylvania bee honey and alot of malt. Hops are not in the picture. Some small dark fruit and a bit of rotted fruit as well. Taste is sweet and honey laden, it tastes like honey yet not overly sweet, although it is sweet, just not Southern Tier sweet. Honey, crystal malt, munich malt other malt, a whole lot of malt. dark fruit with slight plum action and a bit of alcohol in the end. Feel is a very strong medium approaching full. Carb is there but not big and bitey, pretty smooth going down with a slight burn on the end. Sweet, not cloyingly so though. Glad I got a bottle, interesting beer here. I don't think I would grab a whole bunch of this though and I really don't see the point in aging it, what could happen? probably not alot. This reminds me of many DFH ancient brews especially with the honey and Im glad to drink something similiar to what they had in ancient sumatra.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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Photo of claspada
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep mahogany amber/brown hue with a very small light beige tan head, which leaves a nice fine lacing. Aromas begin with a nice dark roasted maltiness hints of date and figgy fruit with a significant amount of sweet honey notes.
The tastes begin with warms flavors of dark fruits, but predominately sweet orange blossom honey. Not too sweet or cloying which is surprising for the style. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, which is nice considering I was expecting syrup. I was also expecting a great deal of residual sugars, but this is surprising clean and dry. A bitterness that I have experieced before with these honey (or maple) addition beers. Still a little hot with some alcohol bite.
Overall, I had extremely low expectations for this beer because I hate thick syrupy beers, and braggots usually fit that bill, but this was a nice American take on a style which is fairly uncommon in today's hop crazy imperial this-and-that market.

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Photo of brystmar
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'd never heard of this style before this summer. My sister (of all people) linked me to a menu looking for a beer recommendation and asked about this one. Since then, I had to figure out what this oddly named style was all about.

A: a fine looking beer: dark brown with plenty of manila-colored head. Beady lace.

S: candied fruits, sweet malts, booze, and plenty of honey. Spicy.

T: malts and honey do their thing. Spices tickle the tongue. Tastes like a Belgian quad mixed with mead. Too much sweetness for my liking. Finishes sweet & boozy.

M/D: thin and sticky; would certainly benefit from more body. The sheer amount of spice in this brew brings down the drinkability for me. That plus its overly sweet complexion makes this 12oz the perfect size to share.

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Sixteen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.