Seventeen - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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2.08/5 rDev -44.7%
12oz bottle to tulip. $5.00 for the single. Sampled 6/15/12.
A: A smooth but quick pour produces a fizzy/foamy ivory colored cap, quick to rise to a finger and a half - and fades audibly over 20 seconds or so. A small amount of tight knit bubbles collect around the edge of the glass. Lacing is improbable. The body has a glowing rustic orange hue, medium-light in intensity with above average haze. By now, the only visible activity is created from the bubbles rising to the surface.
S: Lemon and grapefruit peel standout above the other listed ingredients - and come through in a sour, bitter, pithy way. Peppery spice with a deeper layer of clove plus bar-of-soap and other cleaning agents. ABV-wise, the size of the beer is boastfully apparent.
T: Brash, abrasive and unapologetic. Headache. Bitter citrus fruit flavors with dried flower and a generic malt bill.
M: Well, it's definitely the chewiest saison I ever had. Low carbonation on the front end with a gently tingling effervescence from mid palate on. Dryness is accentuated by the high alcohol and bitterness. This beer is either allergic to - or at war with refreshment. Suffice it to say: Not saison-like at all.
O: Brewing is all about having fun and trying new things - I get that. Why shouldn't Weyerbacher do something whacky to celebrate their anniversary? (Congratulations guys!) On the other hand, I think the world would be a much better place if "super saisons" didn't exist. They are unnatural. And the concept alone is even more paradoxical than the Black IPA.
06-15-2012 22:52:16 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
2.3/5 rDev -38.8%
12 ounce bottle - $2.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clouded, pale gold body with a small, thinning, essentially white head.
Smell: Sweetish, ethanol-laced wheat malt sitting atop squelched notes of varied citrus rinds and peppery spices.
Taste: Malted wheat with a light pinch of powdered sugar. Some initial floral tones (until the numbing alcohol kicks in), but that's right around when the citrus peelings roll in. Spicy, peppery qualities from the yeast, presumably from the alcohol as well, and the peppercorns, with a lingering spiciness beyond the full finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: "Seventeen weighs in at a style-obliterating 10.5% abv." It also destroyed my patience right off the bat. Harsh, flabby, boozy. Happy Anniversary.
10-27-2012 23:06:48 | More by ChainGangGuy
2.7/5 rDev -28.2%
Appearance- very overally chunky even after even a very slow pour, not sure if product of its age or just how the beer was, golden yellow color with thin white lacing,
Smell- nice malty sweet nose with citrus orange tones
Taste- starts up with little bit of citrus and fruit but really rounds out just being super heavy of spice tones, the spice really over dominated other aspects of flavor
Mouthfeel - light carbonation soft and slick, slight warmth from alcohol
Drink ability /overall- the spice def took off drinability as did some strong alchol at points, overall this beer though not bad was just bit too boozy and off balanced for the style almost came off to me as more of an off balanced triple, I didnt like this better then merry monks if going for that style, any way it wasn't better then average to me
04-24-2013 23:31:54 | More by Stunner97
2.9/5 rDev -22.9%
A: Pours a hazy golden straw with a full finger of pure white head. The foam takes quite awhile to settle. There is nice lacing as it drinks.
S: The nose is tons of citrus peel (mainly lemon and grapefruit) mixed with a generous helping of Belgian yeast. It's spicy, but I can't pull out the peppercorns.
T: It starts off with a nice mix of sweet, citrus and yeast. As it progresses on the palate it becomes insanely bready and funked. The finish is yeast and booze. This beer has some serious alcohol bite.
M: Medium bodied beer. There is a lot more heft to this beer than meets the eye. It's sweetness lingers from start to finish and it's boozy in the back end. Dry finish.
O: Not a fan of this at all. The initial flavors of this beer are alright, but it gets way too funky in the middle. It's overly yeasty and has a massive abv that is completely noticeable. Maybe this beer needs some time to settle, because right now it's not very good.
07-08-2012 12:17:09 | More by trxxpaxxs
3.03/5 rDev -19.4%
A - Pours a straw yellow with plenty of floating particulates and a minimal head, dissipates quickly to no cap and sticky lacing.
S - Heavy yeast and breadiness with citrus, mostly lemon and grapefruit, peeking through.
T - On the tongue a citrus medley that switches between sweet and tart. Changes on the swallow to what I can only presume is the peppercorns, which I find awful. Slight bitterness and a possible metallic aftertaste. Bitterness seems to grow with time.
M - Medium body and carbonation.
O - The one flavor in the middle of the beer kills it for me. Minus that not a bad beer. Will not have again.
04-09-2013 00:37:25 | More by JustinAniello
3.06/5 rDev -18.6%
a: Bright, clear, shining golden color. Small, short lived head.
s: Mild overall, but appealing. Bicuity malts, mild spice, and warm, floral phenols.
t: Sweet, spicy, and a little hot. Sweet ripe bananas and a little citrus up front. Light spices mid-palate getting heavy towards the end. The finish is sweet, flowery alcohol and peppery cloves run amok.
m: Heavy for a saison.
o: I've loved most of their anniversary beers, but this was a miss for me.
06-16-2013 18:30:20 | More by DIM
3.1/5 rDev -17.6%
On Tap at Old Eagle Tavern.
Served in a ten ounce portion, this 'super saison' pours out a deep dark golden look with some burnt orange in between. There is some depth in the look as it is not entirely clear, cant see through the glass. By the time it got to me, there was a off white skim on top, leaving nothing. Smell is pretty earthy with grassy notes and some weird musky scents. Some floral notes and a whiff of alcohol. Orange comes to mind and some weird spicing going on. All in all, weird. Taste leaves where the nose leaves me, what exactly is this. Tastes include a variation of Merry Monk's yeast or perhaps some more of it. Earthy hop flavor, grassy notes,Some Belgian sweet flavor with orange, alcohol, and deep plum. The peppercorns are throwing me off though. Feel is bigger than medium with less and less carb as time goes by. Some warming which really should not happen in a saison, but this is 10 plus percent, which I think is the problem, to much for it's own good. One glass was more than plenty for me.
06-12-2012 04:49:02 | More by BARFLYB
3.15/5 rDev -16.2%
Poured into a goblet.
A: Extremely cloudy gold with sediment on the bottom of the glass. Very minimal head that dissipates quickly.
N: Clove, peppercorn, grainy and doughy malts and some lemon zest.
T: Quite heavy on the spices. Tons of clove and peppercorn. Grapefruit, caramel and lemon juice are on the front of the palate. Doughy, bready malts and banana peel kick in mid-palate. A lot of zests come in during the finish. Most notably grapefruit and lemon zest. Some light-medium booziness shows through.
M: Medium bodied, crisp, spicy, dry and warming.
O: Overly spiced with no Belgian yeast qualities. Definitely takes the off beaten path of a traditional Saison. Hides the alcohol considerably well. Meh, it's okay.
07-06-2012 22:59:47 | More by justintcoons
Seventeen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.