Seventeen - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jzeilinger:
4.2/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a hazy, cloudy tan/orange/gold color with a one fingered head that quickly dies down to a really thin layer across the top, mild carbonation.
S - Earthy, lemons, black pepper, bitter orange peel, mild Belgian spice, bready, and some barnyard funk going on. Aroma is funky with some tangy pungency.
T - Zesty lemons, grapefruit, and funk come into play immediately with a nice blend of peppery spice and some orange bitterness. Yeasty, a little bready, and alot of funkiness going on - not at all complex but a nice even blend of flavors through the entire sip. The 10.5% comes through slightly in the flavor, but doesn't overpower the beer at all.
M - Very thick and low carbonation for a Saison, the bubbles are gentle on the tongue. Leaves a pretty healthy coating of lemon pepper and bitter orange peel in the mouth. I'm torn on the mouthfeel because I am enjoying it but it's "thick like bull" which goes against the style. Then again, we're Americans and we like to wrench things up to the next level so I applaud the boundaries being pushed.
O - This is very enjoyable and definitely worth a try. It doesn't top Thirteen or Fourteen (my two personal favorites), but still, pretty darn interesting, I look forward to the Anniversary beer every year. There's very few Saisons out there with this kind of punch and considering the low detection of alcohol, I think that's pretty impressive. If you're a traditionalist who prefers their Saisons more to style you may not enjoy this one...it's loud, bold, retains alot of the Saison flavors, but is in your face at 10.5%. For some reason, compared to other beers at this ABV, this one seems more potent for some reason, very strange. Overall, nice job, Weyerbacher.
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2012 00:17:23 | More by jzeilinger
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3.25/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
12 oz bottle courtesy of mwrecording pours a hazed orange color with a thin cap of white head. Not much for retention or lace.
Nose is tropical fruity and spiced up like a mutha. Overpower the spice and hops, little bit of alcohol, not much else.
Rustic, farmhouse saison this is not. Taste is really tropical, both from the alcohol and rampant yeast. Not overly pleasant as the spices just further separate this beer from its stylistic roots. Its not a bad beer, but more of a tripel than a saison to me and I am not a fan of spice additions in a saison. Bad saison, average beer and falls in the lower tier of Weyerbacher Anniversary beers.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2014 00:45:51 | More by twiggamortis420
Seventeen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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