22 | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

2222
BA SCORE
75%
Liked This Beer
3.85 w/ 64 ratings
2222
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DISKORD on 06-23-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,512
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
64
Liked:
48
Avg:
3.85/5
pDev:
12.99%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by DanGeo:
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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of BB1313
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 6/5/17. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours auburn with ruby hues and has a subtle haze to it; small khaki head that fades leaving okay retention and little lacing. The aromas have hints of cinnamon along with some caramel. Some orange peel in the background. Mild hints of vanilla. Lots of malts. Everything is balanced. The flavors follow the nose, but are much bolder. Cinnamon is there. The orange peel comes through more in the flavor department. Nutmeg is there. Slightly spicy. Moderate bitterness. Solid malt backbone. Mild warmth in the finish. Mouthfeel is nice. It's full-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's fluffy and slightly thin, but it has a nice body to it. It's smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a solid brew. It's basically an "Imperial Pumpkin Ale". This one would be fitting during the fall when the weather is cooler.

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Photo of oberon
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marklaker
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer poured a pretty garnet color with a very small beige head.
Nice aroma of spice, dark fruit, and booze.
Big hit of cinnamon and clove up front in the taste, followed by plum and raisin. Boozy throughout.
Way too spicy for me, otherwise a decent beer.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.09/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Xmas in July it smell like an Anchor Christmas...dark fruit Kaiden malts blaring with spices vanilla cinnamon, nutmeg and orange peel...Booze is noted but the spice overkill in the finishes hurts the drinking experience here!

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Photo of dacrza1
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

DATE: September 3, 2017... OCCASION: watching the last two episodes of Arrested Development... GLASSWARE: Affligem chalice... black cola body that flatlines with a small ring of white bubbles... vanilla, curacao, cinnamon, nutmeg, cherry, raisin, and licorice... some sour wine, grapelike taunts as well... first sip is dry, demanding, with little fanfare early but a big, boozy drag at its finish... a ringing, burning finish makes twenty-two years resound... bites like a mellow bourbon, with some rum late... sweet, heavy, and punchy--like a barrel of holiday brew, with the cinnamon and nutmeg providing spice... the heavy-bodied beer veers into a candied pucker, only to be brought into a haze of vanilla, cinnamon, and pine... this beer is BIG, and worthy of celebrating the brewery's anniversary... warming and strong... thanks to Jeff for treating me to this at the brewery--then, I could not distinguish the beer, but tonight, with the clarity of quietude, a thick, syrupy consistency that makes for a beer worth sipping...

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Photo of tdm168
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bjohn789
4.39/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DougT
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Giggy
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrDemento456
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks good for strong ale vert dark brown with haze and a 1/4 inch of opaque colored head. Smell shows everything in the bottle orange peel, nutmeg and vanilla highlight. Flavors of sweet vanilla and aggressive cinnamon nutmeg combo reminds me of pumpkin ales of past very strong spice! Orange peel and some caramel malts in the background. Smooth finish did not expect this to be 11% plus drinks more like a 7 or 8%

Overall for those who like it mixed with aggressive spicing, sharp orange peel, and a smooth sweetness this beer has it all!

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisDolan74
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lots of overtones that border overdone

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Photo of HermitDan
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of curlybird
3.19/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of rfgetz
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I know from exbeerience that the Weyerbacher anniversary ales can be cellared & in recent years, I have taken to buying two (2) bottles - one to drink now & one to cellar until another time. It is true that I have a crazy amount of beer, but I am making a concerted effort to get caught up. I think that this beer will be a nice segue in from the two previous Scotch Ales. We shall see.

From the bottle: "Ale brewed with vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange peel".

Having Pop!ped the cap, I again went with a heavy-handed pour because I was a) going with a large snifter for a glass and b) it was a fresh bottle. A vigorous in-glass swirl raised just over a finger of foamy, fizzy, light-tan head with such low retention that I checked myslf for B.O., thinking that perhaps I had given it offense for it to leave so quickly! Color was Dark Brown to Very Dark Brown (SRM = > 27, < 34) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled strongly of cinnamon & nutmeg and I was thankful that I had purchased a second bottle for cellaring as this young version clearly needs to age. Mouthfeel was big & thick, like a dollop had been scooped onto my tongue. There was not much carbonation, which was fine, but I really want to revisit this with some age. It was certainly an American Strong Ale, but at this stage of the game, it could have been labeled a Spiced/Herbed Ale without any argument from me. It was heavy on the cinnamon & nutmeg, dare I say "reliant", to the point that all else was hidden and/or overwhelmed. The other concern was that the alcohol was well-hidden, with only the viscous mouthfeel as an indication of its strength. Finish was dry, spicy and even kind of hot. I hate to keep harping, but this is one for aging.

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Photo of takurmudgeon
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't know where to start. I just opened my first bottle and was swept off my feet. They didn't use too much cinnamon. Ideal balance of spice to booze. The only thing I would change about this beer would be to make it an autumn strong ale. I would still drink it year round. New favorite ale.

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Beer rating: 75% out of 100 with 64 ratings
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