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Seventeen - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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85
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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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – It was served a light orange color with a tiny white head. The head disappeared quickly leaving almost no lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of sweet citrus. Notes of orange, tangerine and a sweeter lemon are all there. Mixed with this is a lighter aroma of grapefruit as well as a good Belgian yeasty and spice aroma. As expected for a 10.5 % abv brew, there is also a light presence of an alcohol aroma as well.

Taste – The taste begins with the fruit sweetness. The fruit is of banana, orange, and some lemon. These flavors are mixed with a yeasty flavor right up front. As the taste moves on some of the spicy flavors come to the tongue, with a decent presence of pepper and clove. The alcohol that was detected in the nose then hits the scene. It starts out weaker, but as the taste goes on it a bit stronger, but never comes to a very potent taste. In the light alcohol mixed with the spiced fruit flavors leaves a sweet warming feel on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the thicker side with a carbonation level that is just below average. Both suit the fruity and spiced flavors of the beer quite well.

Overall – At 10.5 % this was a very easy to drink and pleasant brew. A very nice saison if I would say.

Darkmagus82, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of mocktm
3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a four pack of this for $17; a bit pricey but I suppose it is 10.5%.

Hazy orange color, modest white head and minimal lacing to match.

Nose is boozy, really boozy. The orange, lemon and grapefruit peel definitely contribute a sweet fragrance, but this is really overpowered by the heat. I don't really detect any pink peppercorns either, but really, I don't even know what that is...so yeah.

Tastes as I expected: sweet, citrusy, and boozy as hell. They really overdid the alcohol on this one and I don't really think it works. Also no barnyard funk what so ever, the very characteristic of a solid Saison.

Medium to semi heavy in body. Booze is not hidden at all. One and done for sure, I'm switching to something else.

Overall, a disappointment. I'll throw the remaining in the cellar and hope time does its magic to the booze and over compensating sweetness.

mocktm, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Cloudy orange, some carbonation with a one finger head.

S-Clove banana with lemon and orange. Wheat rounds it out.

T-Kind of all over the place. Alcohol is present. The nice nose turns into an odd mesh of clove and banana. The lemon and orange do not come through much.

M-Medium bodied but little to no carbonation.

O-Maybe this beer needs to sit for a while, calm down and balance itself out. So far though Weyerbacher Anny beers have not been good.

rlee1390, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of TasteTester
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

TasteTester, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jtd1969 for bringing this to the tasting.

A - bright yellow with little head

S - banana, clove

T - lemon, banana, clove

M - over carbonated, crisp, light to medium bodied

This is an alright Saison. For 10.50% it doesn't have great body, but the alcohol isn't as prevalent as one would anticipate. The flavor and aroma are simple and one-dimensional. Overall, a decent beer but boring. I'll pass in the future.

tdm168, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of halo913
4/5  rDev +6.4%

halo913, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of MattDbach
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

MattDbach, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of Jules11788
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Jules11788, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one almost passed over the radar. Grabbed a single from the House of 1,000 beers for 4 bucks (a tad expensive but it's the only place I found it.

A - As expected it's a hazy amber in hue and for the ABV it's low in carbonation with a mere lace ring. It looks sticky though.

S - Smells fairly good for a Saison. Belgium yeasts, wheat, coriander, white pepper, and quite a bit of alcohol.

T - Ow damn the ABV is cloying as hell. A strong yet semi-balanced alcohol taste carries over mild waves of coriander spice, lemon like zest, and a touch of banana. Halfway though the glass the wheat thankfully comes into play balanced the ridiculous ABV of this beer but it's too little too late.

M - Heavy a sipper for sure.

Overall I am not really planning on getting this again and really as unimpressed with this as the 16th (braggot) Hopefully next years release with be a high octane stout since these releases are ridiculously high ABV.

DrDemento456, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of billab914
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into my CBS snifter. Light orange in color with a thin, spotty head scattered across the top of the beer and concentrating around the edges of the glass.

The aroma has a strong presence of lemon zest and orange peel with a touch of bitter grapefruit citrus. The Belgian yeast spice is also playing a pretty big role in it. It's got a bit of a sweeter, almost honey like flavor to it as well.

The taste shows the yeast spice a little more prominently throughout. The citrus rind flavors are there as well giving it some lemon and orange zest. The finish is bitter with some grapefruit mixing in with yeast spices.

The mouthfeel is heavy for the style with carbonation being low. Overall, it was a pretty decent beer. It hid the abv very well and the flavors were pretty good. I'm not really sure the size and heavy feeling of the beer did it any favors though either. The refreshing, easy drinking qualities are usually the main reason I want to drink the style. It wasn't bad at all, but I think I'd choose something else in the style with half the alcohol content over it.

billab914, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of bump8628
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

bump8628, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of cmq103
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel Belgian Tulip glass. I picked up a 4-pack at the Shoprite Liquors in Hamilton, NJ.

Appearance: A semi-aggressive pour only got me a thin 1/8” off-white mostly diminishing head with a hazy amber hue background. Decent lacing as I tilt the glass sideways.

Smell: Belgian yeast and candied fruit sweetness erupts with a gentle swirl of the glass. The aroma reminds me more of a Belgian Triple with its fruity esters and boozy nose. I also catch a hint of spice, though not peppercorn as expected.

Taste: Boozy-fruity sweetness rolls off the tongue right away, followed by some lemon zest and spices. I can taste just a hint of peppercorns in the finish. Again, this reminds me a Belgian Triple with its boozy sweetness blended with the fruitiness and spices of a Saison. This beer is very different, yet inviting at the same time. Don’t kid yourself though; the booziness doesn’t pretend to be shy. This one is bold and brash throughout each and every sip.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body with lively carbonation with a fruity and boozy dry finish that leaves you feeling warm and toasty in the summer.

Overall: Certainly a unique beer that’s well worth a try. I haven’t met a Weyerbacher beer that I didn’t like. Their Slam Dunkel is one of my favorites, but unfortunately I haven’t been able to find it in a 1/6 keg like last year. A well done “big” Saison with a Belgian Tripel feel. Enjoy!!

cmq103, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of ColForbinBC
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

Pours a hazy glowing orange with a sturdy one+ finger ecru cap. Great retention, big sip marks line the glass.

The aroma is sweet citrus and spice. Grapefruit peel seems to stand out the most, with lemon peel and orange peel coming in second and third. Spicy peppercorns, bubble gum, and a bit of acetone round out the nose.

Sweetness prevails. Grapefruit and bubble gum wrap around the palate before a rush of orange and tart lemon. Peppercorns burst through in the finish, mixing with acetone/ethanol, sweet fruit, and bubble gum.

Medium feel with mild carbonation. There's some heft to this beer. It has a billowy feel to it. Lush and creamy.

A very nice saison with well-rounded fruit flavors and an extra spicy kick from the peppercorns. I will seek this out again.

ColForbinBC, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of csustar001
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

csustar001, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of TLA
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

TLA, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into an Allagash chalice. Bottled 5/29/12.

Appearance - Clear golden body. Not much of a head. Not much left but a ring of foam and some lonely wisps of bubbles.

Smell - Lemony hops at first sniff. Smells like sorachi ace hops. Yeasty on further analysis. Banana and some esters. Fruity and maybe a little herbal in the back. Sweet and heavy smelling, it should be noted.

Taste - Less hoppy. Sweet. Bananas. The spiciness comes in the finish. Peppercorns are noticeable. It's pretty herbal in the finish, too. Too sweet, though. I'd like it to be lighter.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and sweet. Well carbonated, which helps. Definitely easier to drink when cold.

Overall - Good, well spiced, and some nice flavors. The bananas aren't my favorite flavor in a saison. Neither is the overpowering sweetness.

Alieniloquium, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of rab53
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

rab53, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.53/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, citrus rind, especially grapefruit. In the taste, grapefruit and orange citrus rind, peppery end, yet still sweet. A spice bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry grapefruit citrus in the the aftertaste. Big citrus, small spice, nice alcohol, and quite super!

OWSLEY069, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

djrn2, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of bonkers
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter, deep copper pour, light head, light lacing. The aroma is typical saison, lemony, zesty, spicy. Nothing really stands out in the taste, spicy, lemony, zesty. I did not pick up the peppercorns. The body is light, good carbonation, alcohol is extremely well hidden. A decent saison, not sure if a 10% abv is a good idea, but worth trying.

bonkers, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of ridgeline23
4/5  rDev +6.4%

ridgeline23, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev +13%

JohnK17, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of rcjennings
4.25/5  rDev +13%

rcjennings, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of jjcote
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

jjcote, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Chugs13, Jul 09, 2012
Seventeen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.