Seventeen - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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3.03/5 rDev -19.4%
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.
04-09-2013 00:37:25 | More by JustinAniello
British Columbia (Canada)
3.61/5 rDev -4%
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.
03-31-2013 00:44:47 | More by Rutager
4.14/5 rDev +10.1%
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.
03-20-2013 01:18:52 | More by NoLeafClover44
District of Columbia
4.64/5 rDev +23.4%
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.
02-27-2013 05:33:30 | More by MNishCT77
4.18/5 rDev +11.2%
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.
01-21-2013 22:42:46 | More by Cylinsier
3.53/5 rDev -6.1%
12oz bottle in Duvel tulip
date: 05/31/12 - 05/31/17
A: Crystal clear gold color with a very thin white head. No lace. A little bit of yeast ended up in the glass with a careful pour.
S: Some peppery spice and a some citrus
T: Definite spiciness along with orange peel, slightly sweet (pils malt with a light crystal malt?). No sign of the alcohol.
M: Rounder than I expect for a saison, the high carbonation helps keep it light on the tongue.
O: More like a Belgian strong ale or a tripel than a saison. A very good beer, but not what I was expecting based on the label. Worth trying if you like belgians.
01-20-2013 00:36:44 | More by wspscott
Seventeen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.