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Seventeen - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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very good

270 Ratings
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 10
Gots: 26 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 06-02-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

UltimateLivewire, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%

a murky yellow-orange pour with a finger of head which quickly dissipated.

smells of apples, bread yeast, pepper, orange peel. the taste is much sweeter than the scents, very fruit heavy - orange, pepper spice, herbal earth flavors hit the palate strongly. alcohol flavor is well masked.

medium body, nicely carbonated, creamy feel on lips, boozy warmth.

overall this is a nice beer - nothing honestly too special considering some of the brewery's year round beers are better than this.

facundoCNB, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of pvo
4.53/5  rDev +20.5%

Great. I feel like most anniversary beers are ways for brewers to put out an exoeriment that they've really put a lot of effort into, and that effort shows here. A well-balanced beer, especially considering that it's over 10% abv, with lasting flavor.

Some people would take issue with this being a summery beer that has such a high alcohol content, but that view somewhat misses the point- this is an american version of a classic style, so you have to expect that, for better or worse, it's going to be stronger in abv and flavor.

The only thing lacking here is the smell, of which there is not much. Especially for a saison, this has a lasting flavor and full mouthfeel, which again might not be true for the style, but works well for an American brewery's anniversary beer.

pvo, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

mrosenfeld32, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Squidly
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Squidly, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Dweedlebug
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Dweedlebug, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of wembly13
4/5  rDev +6.4%

wembly13, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of marshmeli
3/5  rDev -20.2%

marshmeli, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

plumcrazyfx, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Lantern
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Lantern, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of elec
4.25/5  rDev +13%

elec, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.18/5  rDev -15.4%

A-Pours a glowing honey hue. Head is tiny. Barely a full film atop the beer. The beer glows but is shockingly quite hazy. Light lacing.

S-A deep, concentrated yeastiness. Bananas soaked in liquor. Definitely boozy. Herbaceous and spicy. Smells very robust.

T-A big ass Saison.Expressive yeastiness.Long alcoholic bite. Bananas and pepper and cloves. Syrupy sweetness and a lingering herbal quality.

M-Syrupy with a low carbonation level. A bit cloying with a considerable bite.

O/D-I now see why most Farmhouse Ales aren't such a high alcohol level. The flavors (especially the yeast) are turned up too high. But all-in-all, this was well worth trying at a decent pice ($3.00 a 12oz. single). Just a cool brew that is far from perfect but worth experimenting with.

VelvetExtract, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of YoPo
4.25/5  rDev +13%

YoPo, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of astebelton
4/5  rDev +6.4%

astebelton, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of juliusseizure
4/5  rDev +6.4%

juliusseizure, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of RyanGoodman
4.25/5  rDev +13%

RyanGoodman, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of Dully
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Dully, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin film of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are sweet aromas of banana and candi sugar in the nose along with notes of spices.
T: Like the smell, the taste has some malty sweetness with flavors of bananas. Peppery spices are noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
O: The taste and strength of this beer make it seem much more like a tripel instead of a saison. It definitely tastes strong but the alcohol is relatively well masked considering its strength. Nevertheless, it is a beer that needs to be slowly sipped.

metter98, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of joesc230
4/5  rDev +6.4%

joesc230, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of nycbeerfreak
4.38/5  rDev +16.5%

L - hazy color with a white head that stayed as a ring.

S - lots of citrus and spice make the taste so great

T - starts with a yeasty wheat taste before the citrus rind, spice and peppercorn all come through finishing dry and a little peppery.

M - awesome with mild carbonation.

O - a good saison/triple with a kick.

Serving type: bottle

nycbeerfreak, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of smonice
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

smonice, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of cavedave
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%

Cloudy golden, lots of floaties, quick to leave skim of head that leaves a thin island and ring, bits of bubbly cling from a swirl.

Medium aroma topped by a tart fruity yeast and some righteous black pepper. Seems to be a bit of citrus/tropical hop in there as well. Nice.

Very full taste. It starts with a bang of crackery sweet, citrus, and pepper, hits some nice bitterish herb, some almost wine tart makes an appearance, and it ends with bittering hop carrying the tart and pepper for quite a spin. Not as balanced as one would want, and somehow not as delicious as those flavors together might be.

Highly viscous, coating, low carb., exc. finish, not as clean as one would hope.

A bit thick and not as refreshing a saison as one would guess field hands might enjoy to quaff on break, but a very tasty and potent saison for sure.

cavedave, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of JRod1969
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

JRod1969, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Morey
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%

APPEARANCE: Pours a cloudy yellow-orange color with about a half of an inch of white foam sitting on top. The head settled pretty quick, but there's some decent retention & alcohol legs following each sip.

AROMA: Flower Petals, Lemon Rind, Wet Lawn, Grapefruit, Pepper, and some Alcohol in the nose.

TASTE: There's a nice dose of Belgian yeast flavor up front. It's fairly sweet with some nice citrus flavors that help to balance this some. I'm also getting a decent amount of alcohol coming through towards the middle. The big Belgian yeast characteristics come back for more towards the back-end with a some lingering alcohol heat on the finish.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied with a pretty low carbonation level.

MOREY'S BOTTOM LINE: This is the highest ABV that I've had in a Saison, which works, but makes it more of a sipper than a Saison would normally be. I could have used a bit more peppercorn. It cames through some in the aroma, but I didn't get much in the taste.

Morey, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of GoGators
4.25/5  rDev +13%

GoGators, Aug 15, 2012
Seventeen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.