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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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Photo of Stunner97
2.7/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

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

Stunner97, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of BrownAleMale
3/5  rDev -20.2%

BrownAleMale, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of pixieskid
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

pixieskid, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of themind
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

themind, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of Lukass
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Lukass, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of JustinAniello
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

JustinAniello, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of FrankShirley
4/5  rDev +6.4%

FrankShirley, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of HattedClassic
4/5  rDev +6.4%

HattedClassic, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Arcane
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Arcane, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of rydev24
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

rydev24, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Rutager
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Big thank you to Maximum12 for this from a brewery I haven't tried nearly enough of.

Appearance. Pours a hazy straw gold with a skim of white head that quickly fades to a collar.

Smell. Spicy saison yeast, lemon and lime with a little bit of bananas and a trace of coriander and cloves.

Taste. Spicy saison yeast and caramel, some lemon and corriander with a little bananna and clove. Fairly sweet.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with medium-low carbonation.

Overall. An easy drinker with plenty of flavour. I prefer my saisons a little dryer, but this is a well made beer.

Rutager, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of CraftBeerGuild
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

CraftBeerGuild, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of thegerm87
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

thegerm87, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz, bottle poured into a Weyerbacher tulip. Bottled on 5/30/12.

A - Pours a hazy golden color with plenty of floating particles throughout. Less than a half finger of white head dies to a halo and a film. Leaves behind a nearly full sheet of lace around the glass.

S - Smells of lemon peel, ground cloves, and a little bit of wet hay funk. The funk plays nicely off the big citrus aromas. Cloves provide a spicy floral character that I enjoy.

T - Surprisingly tart upfront, with lemon juice and pear. Some sourdough bread and candied plantain malts follow. The clove spices from the nose are less pronounced, but still present. Some funk and more tartness on the back end. Some leftover lemon juice and bread linger, but no alcohol. This is a very well put together saison, especially given the alcohol content.

M - Spritzy on the tongue with a crisp finish. The alcohol is well hidden.

O - In my opinion, Weyerbacher doesn't make a bad beer. This was my first time trying their 17th anniversary saison, and I was very impressed. A little bit tart, a little bit funky, and no out of place flavors that are often left on the palate in a very high ABV saison. I will hang on to the other bottle I have for another few years and see what happens. I recommend this beer highly.

NoLeafClover44, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of redsoxfan73
4/5  rDev +6.4%

redsoxfan73, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of kayrex
4/5  rDev +6.4%

kayrex, Mar 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Zachtheporter, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

BostonHops, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

hiphops24, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of MNishCT77
4.64/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottled purchased from the brewery in Fall 2012, poured into a 3Fs Teku long-stemmed glass, drank 2/26-7/13 over ~one hour.

A: 4.5 - golden coloration, impressive clarity for the high alcohol content, whitish frothy 1 finger head dissipates very quickly into small glass lacing, moderate alcohol legs

S: 4.75 - orange peel, lemon zest, orange peel, lemon zest, orange peel, lemon sext

T: 4.75 -immediate citrus blast, non-cloying, alcohol in reserve, drying aftertaste

M: 4.25 - light-medium body, low carbonation

O: 4.5 - high alcohol content Saison is where it's at, all the flavor with additional bite, if you can find it, I highly recommend it but might even be worth a brewery trip.

MNishCT77, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Blanco
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Blanco, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

outoffocus, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of 440kk
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

440kk, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of Cylinsier
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz.

Pours hazy orange-tinted citrus gold. White bit of lacing for a head.

Smells of lemon, coriander and oranges.

Spiced orange and apricot with coriander and an herbal grassiness.

Medium to full body with stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth. Warms a bit going down.

An interesting take on a Saison style, much stronger than you normally get from that. It works well here although it doesn't much hide its strength, so it forces you to go slow. I think this beer probably isn't for everybody, but I personally really like it and would have it again.

Cylinsier, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of cclark67789
5/5  rDev +33%

cclark67789, Jan 20, 2013
Seventeen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.