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Seventeen - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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85
very good

271 Ratings
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Ratings: 271
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 Chugs13
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Chugs13, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of trxxpaxxs
2.9/5  rDev -22.9%
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.

trxxpaxxs, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of MikalMick
4/5  rDev +6.4%

MikalMick, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

JoeyBeerBelly, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of Gww1864
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Gww1864, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of justintcoons
3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

justintcoons, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

duceswild, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

lordofthewiens, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of cld253
4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic take on a classic style. Sweeter than your standard Saison up front, but this hides the alcohol very, very well, then leads into a dry, spicy finish.
Some earthiness, some fruitiness, some kind of dangerous, ha.
Great anniversary beer, keep'em coming.

cld253, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of jlindros
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light fizzy head covering typical of a beer with this abv, over hazy carrot orange colored beer.

Nose brings floral spices, almost ancient ale like spices or a strong Belgian tripel, coriander like, hint of a peppercorn almost, lots of wheat hefe like aromas as well with the coriander and clove almost, banana, plenty of citrus zest with orange and hint of lemon like, and the malts are more wheat based with hints of a malty saison rustic aroma, some light blood orange and clementine like.

Taste starts again with a hefe like flavor, but citrus fruit flavors as well. Juicy wheats, lots of wheat, with lots of citrus fruits, blood orange, clementine, hint of a pink grapefruit as well. Then spices, light spices overall, but fairly saison like with hints of a light peppercorn, hint of coriander and slightly clove like, as well as citrus peel, light orange and lemon zest even. The zest brings a decent bitterness, but nagging bitterness, and a light chalky like taste as well which is kinda weird. Light yeasty dry bready malt as well. Just a light warming booze which is hidden well. Finish is slightly dry and decent lingering bitterness, lots of orange zest, lemon peel, blood orange juice lingering, lots of wheat and hefe like spices also last a while.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb but not as much as I hoped, light warming booze that is hidden fairly well.

Overall not bad, almost like a very strong hefe blended with blood orange juice, light spices, zest, and some saison flavors, booze is hidden well, a good summer beer but overall not quite what I was expecting from a Weyerbacher beer, too much of various flavors blended together and don't seem to mesh as well as you would expect.

jlindros, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of SFC21
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

SFC21, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of vonnegut21
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

vonnegut21, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a fingers worth of head that fizzles down to almost nothing in minutes

S: Nice, strong fruity Belgian yeast, with plenty of citrus. Get a light hint of peppercorn as well, but the 3 citrus peel additions stand out much more

T: Follows the nose, along with a fairly strong alcohol presence. Super-Saison indeed. I think the alcohol actually enhances the spice flavors of the beer and lends some spiciness itself, which suits the style well (aside from the dose of alcohol, which is obviously out of style)

M: Fuller than most saisons, but that is almost a must to help with the alcohol. Low-moderate carbonation

O: I like the fact that Weyerbacher pushed the limit of the style with this beer. For people who don't know already, they have a condition with their anniversary beers that states that the beers must be at least 10%, hence the 10.5%. I think it does the job very well, even though most consider the style to be light and summery. Way to push the envelope

BEERMILER12, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of TonyTalon
4/5  rDev +6.4%

TonyTalon, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of DaveHack
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served at 55 degrees

Pours a really nice hazy, copper. Tons of tiny bubbles rush to the top. There is a small but determined head that rests nicely on the beer.

Smells of fresh citrus rind and slight spice. It is a very 'fresh' smelling saison.

First taste is a refreshing, crisp lemon. Although is is citrusy, I'm getting much tartness at all. How the f#$k is this over 10%??? This is probably the most well hidden alcohol I've EVER had. I'm not sure why it needs to be this high, but they sure hid it well!

This beer coats the mouth. It is much 'thicker' than most saisons, but in a really good way. Swallows easy leaving me wanting more.

This is damn fine beer from Weyerbacher. If only some Brett was thrown in there....but I digress...This is really a fine saison, but I still don't quite 'get' how/why this is such a high ABV? Definately give it a shot.

DaveHack, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of HamGlade10
4.25/5  rDev +13%

HamGlade10, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of xnicknj
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

xnicknj, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of pwoody11
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

pwoody11, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

acurtis, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
4/5  rDev +6.4%

noyellowfizzbeer, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of kawilliams81
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 10 oz chalice.

A- pours a cloudy lemon color with a 1 finger dense white head. Ring of lacing forms and settles immediately.

S- big lemon, clove, caramel, and spices.

T- citrus rind, lemon, spices, bitter off-flavor taste.

M- medium body and carbonation. I would have no idea this was 10.5% if I didn't see it on here.

O- ok saison but drinks very well for the abv.

kawilliams81, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of Giantspace
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Giantspace, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of rkcrozier
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

rkcrozier, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy amber beer with ivory head; slimmed down to a wisp of a collar; no lacing to speak of

S: citrus notes, soap, yeast

T: citrusy flavors and spices definitely, some herbal and floral background flavors; bitter apricot

M: denser than other saisons I've had - although the abv makes this like an "imperial" saison, so maybe it fits; slight tacky aftertaste

O: Weyerbacher has not had many hits with me, but this is my favorite of theirs so far - biased by my liking of strong pale ales and the few saisons I've had - this beer manages to be fairly crisp and slightly tart and bright despite a heavier-than-I-expected mouthfeel and strong abv. I was reminded of a tripel but with bitter qualities - almost like a tripel combined with DFH's Midas Touch. The more I drank this beer, the more I appreciated its qualities.

Greywulfken, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of mrebeka
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

mrebeka, Jun 26, 2012
Seventeen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.