Nineteen (XIX - Wheat Ale Brewed with Mango) | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Nineteen (XIX - Wheat Ale Brewed with Mango)Nineteen (XIX - Wheat Ale Brewed with Mango)

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Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed to the classic Weyerbacher anniversary requirement of a strength of 10% ABV or more, Nineteen fits the mold and brings a new dimension to the anniversary pedigree – tartness! Two brews were made – a high-ABV mango-infused wheat beer and a tart blending beer, both using pale and wheat malts and a blend of Belgian yeasts. The final blended beer features both tropical sweetness, as well as the tart citrusy character of a spontaneously fermented beer. Nineteen should cellar quite well. Cheers!

Added by jzeilinger on 06-19-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 295 |  Reviews: 46
Reviews by philbe311:
Photo of philbe311
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - A fairly gentle pour gives way to an active pour that yields a bit less than a fingers worth of audibly fizzy off white colored fizzy head... Limited at best retention gives way to a partial lopsided lacing and thin collar... The is a mix of pale copper and pale bronze... There is a subtle haziness that permeates throughout... A slight bit of micro sized bubble streaks can be seen towards the top of the snifter... There is a good bit of suspended sediment throughout...

S - A touch of sweet mango... There is a slight lactic acid presence... A touch of honey... Some faint sweet bready malts... Perhaps some over ripened golden raisins as well...

T - There is a Belgian yeast presence the lies beneath the surface throughout which wasn't present on the nose... There is also a strong wheat presence... The tartness begins to intensify midway through before turning into a pure sourness on the finish... The mango addition is much more subtle on the palate than on the nose... A slight spice character lingers deep beneath the surface and really beings to emerge on the deep finish... Lots of layers and complexity...

M - Saliva inducing... Medium bodied... Fairly dense... A surprising bit of carbonation...

D - I've been a huge fan of the Weyerbacher Anniversary series since close to the beginning, but this one misses the mark for me a bit... It's not bad, but it doesn't live up to the lofty expectation that I typically carry for the annual offering... It's an interesting and aggressive attempt at something new, and while i commend that, it falls a bit short of achieving what I think it set out to do... It does hide the high-ABV rather well...

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Photo of oberon
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a large tulip glass a deep honey color with a frothy white head that is gone pretty quickly.Wow alot going on in the nose with the mango at the for front along with some light phenol spice and sweet alcohol,smell like alcoholic candy.Flavors have a bit of a sourness to them wich took me by surprise a little to go along with the tropical fruitiness,phenol yeasty spice,and sweet alcohol in the finish.Sometimes the "big" Weyerbacher beers can be a little heavy handed in the alcohol department...this one not to much,although it plays a role all the flavors come together pretty well here.Nice job.

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Photo of don1481
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into glass.

Appearance: hazy golden color that is pretty translucent with lots of bubbles. One finger white head that stays for a bit.

Smell: traces of mangoes. Heavy wheat smell. No booze notes.

Taste: WOW this is sour. Even after reading some of these reviews I wasn't expecting this much sour. Definitely get the mangoes and other fruit flavors hitting in this. Some base wheat ale taste as well. But man, that's sour stuff. Very unique for the type.

Mouthfeel: Crisp. Clean. Slight booze aftertaste.

Overall: oh, man. That's some good sipping stuff there. Definitely happy I got this.

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Photo of GameOfBeers
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of off white head that fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A fruity, sweet, and bready wheat driven aroma with big hints of mango fruit. Upfront wheat, Belgian yeast, and pale malt with hints of grains, straw, caramel, and cracker. Big scent of mango juice along with some hints of orange, pineapple, and lemon zest. Spice hints of clove and pepper. Also some sweet hints of honey. A pretty solid sweet aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a sweet, fruity, and yeasty wheat forward taste with big notes of mango and Belgian style spice. Belgian yeast with some notes of clove and pepper spice. Wheat and pale malt with notes of straw, grains, cracker, and caramel. Big juicy taste of mango fruit along with some notes of pineapple, orange, lemon, and banana. Sweet honey like notes. A pretty good taste that is sweet and fairly tart.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Juicy, chewy, and somewhat syrupy but far from cloying. Alcohol heat is pretty mild.

Overall: A pretty good take on a wheat beer. Good mango and spice presence with a nice controlled sweetness.

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Photo of KirkFrancis
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.with a 6-2014 bottling date and a 6-2019 BB date.

The hazy light copper colored body has a durable if short off-white head. Good lacing.

Aroma: tart and fruity: much more like a gose than a tripel.

Flavor: As tart as it smells, and then some; at least as much like a gose as a tripel..Higher ABV evident.

Feel: medium carbonation; medium-light body. Dry finish.

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Photo of JMS1512
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of marmstrong1212
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of riotontheroad
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.64/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of PretzelCity
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I was curious- pours a hazy golden orange with a finger or two of white head, decent retention and lacing. Certainly pretty.

Smell is what you'd expect- wheat, a little mango, some yeast. Nothing special but nice.

Taste is not quite what I expected- as a previous BA said, it does an almost lambic like tartness to it which I quite liked. Maybe more like a Berliner weisse. Light wheat background with some mango sweetness and a nice balanced fruity tartness.

Mouthfeel is very nice- medium body (not boozy at all) and moderately well carbonated. I actually liked this beer- if you're into anything tart or if you like fruity beers but want a little more intrigue.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Nineteen (XIX - Wheat Ale Brewed with Mango) from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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