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Seventeen - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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85
very good

263 Ratings
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 10
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
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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Jules11788

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

07-22-2012 02:42:28 | More by Jules11788
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 02:30:29 | More by DrDemento456
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billab914

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 21:48:21 | More by billab914
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-21-2012 01:01:00 | More by bump8628
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cmq103

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
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!!

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 00:17:01 | More by cmq103
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 18:47:39 | More by ColForbinBC
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csustar001

New York

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

07-16-2012 20:03:37 | More by csustar001
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TLA

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-16-2012 12:14:02 | More by TLA
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 01:35:41 | More by Alieniloquium
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rab53

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

07-16-2012 00:31:39 | More by rab53
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 12:57:14 | More by OWSLEY069
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

07-13-2012 23:51:33 | More by djrn2
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bonkers

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 01:43:56 | More by bonkers
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-11-2012 22:26:53 | More by ridgeline23
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

07-11-2012 14:48:53 | More by JohnK17
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rcjennings

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

07-10-2012 11:23:03 | More by rcjennings
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jjcote

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-09-2012 21:37:17 | More by jjcote
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-09-2012 02:05:38 | More by Chugs13
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trxxpaxxs

New York

2.9/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 12:17:09 | More by trxxpaxxs
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MikalMick

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-08-2012 01:27:52 | More by MikalMick
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a snifter.

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

S - lots of citrus and spice make the smell very nice.

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

F - medium bodied with mild carbonation.

O - a good saison with a kick.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 01:53:13 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

07-07-2012 01:42:44 | More by Gww1864
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 22:59:47 | More by justintcoons
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-06-2012 21:37:08 | More by duceswild
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a tulip glass this beer was a hzy gold color with a small white head.

Citrus and spice aroma. A little funky.

Things sorted themselves out in the taste. Lemon and orange, a little clove. Yeasty.

This beer felt right, with a nice blend of citrus and spice. The alcohol wasn't at all noticeable, a dangerous thing, perhaps.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 22:59:23 | More by lordofthewiens
Seventeen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.