Twelve | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Risser09 on 07-15-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. 2007 vintage.

3.5 A: Opaque musky swamp water brown. One finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is mediocre, even for a beer this big though a short ring of lacing is left.

4.0 S: Quite interesting developments here. The rye has taken on the scent of jasmine and lavender as opposed to its normal earthy spiciness. I'm reminded of pork sausage. Any usual barleywine aromas are not present in this one. Pleasant and certainly unique.

4.0 T: What the fuck? This smells like pork sausage, but tastes like....a braggot? Yes, this tastes like a dark braggot chock full of honey. I don't know how or why, but it does. I'm also picking up the lavender notes again. The rye barely tastes like rye anymore. Plum fruitiness. Alcohol is very well hidden.

3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Could use a bit more carbonation, but its fine for how old it is. Silky, but lacking creaminess.

4.0 D: Very intersting beer that probably tastes much different than it did fresh.

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Photo of Jakers90
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served ina snifter.

Appearance: Slightly dark amber, not hazy but you see the sediments floating around.

Smell: Light caramel, and feel of wine (duh). Wish it was a notch more potent.

Taste: Complex, comes off sweet at first and a finish of barley and caramel.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, after-taste disappears after a a minute or so, but definitely worth while.

Overall: I picked this up maybe a month ago (not even knowing what kind of beer it was) with dust on it and was thinking aged after all these years must be good. Well it well really f'n good, I wouldn't call it a classic but definitely worth trying. Salud!

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Photo of ckeegan04
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From Secret Santa 2011.

A - Faint rusty red in color with a thin, fizzy white head. Beer takes on a golden hue when pulled away from the light. Very faint carbonation bubbles slowly drifting upwards.

S - Rather sweet aroma with hints of syrup and biscuit. A bit of rye spiciness sneaks in as well. As the beer warms a faint fruitiness emerges.

T - Surprisingly sweet on first sip, verging on cloyingly so. Faint fruitiness in the sweetness with a light spiciness in the background. Tastes become somewhat bready as the beer warms.

M - Medium bodied and rather slick. Carbonation is quick and rye leaves a rather dry finish behind.

O - I really wish I could have tried this one 2-3 years ago. Still tasty and I do like the rye finish, but the sweetness has become a bit too much for me.

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Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Boozy barleywine. I do not know if it would have been less so not aged, but I think yes. Rye is still there, mellow because aged. Malt is there. Altogether drinkable with a big supper, however unexceptional. A big head that dissipates as it warms. Above average mouthfeel. Neutral coloured body. The edges of the barleywine were brought in, only a little bitterness. Some sweetness there.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of danedelman
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Bill Bragg for this one served in wine glasses at our BYOB dinner at Megs and Mads. Served from a 22oz bottle.

Going off of memorey at this point.

A-deep amber color with minimal head.

S-dark candi sugar lead the way and a bit of spiciness from the rye. Lots of barleywine characteristics and a hint of oak/bourbon.

T-Sweet candi sugar and a slight burn of the throat almost as if there is cayenne pepper in here. I could imagine the amount of rye in here and with Bill with me, he told me that they dumped 2 batches prior due to the fact that rye holds so much liquid their batch sizes were incorrect.

M-thick and syrupy, some due to age, at 5 years old. Not horrible, carbonation was less than desired.

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Photo of thebouch01
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to ubufan2112 for this 12oz bottle in our trade from a while ago. My resolution for this year is to start drinking more from the cellar and this is perfect for that. Into a NB Globe.

A: Pours a nice copper color with a few loose bubbles that almost form a head, but not quite, a few spots of lacing are left behind even though there isn't much of a head. Really nice clarity. A fair amount of big bubbles moving through this.

S: Big, malty aroma. Lots of caramel and bread, no booze to speak of. Slight little bit of oxidation starting to show, but it works with this big malt profile. Smells like a malt bomb.

T: Interesting, lots of big time malts caramel and honey with a fair amount of bread dough as well. A little bit on the cidery side. Definite notes of oxidation, just enough sherry to make it noticeable. Slight bitterness on the finish. A touch of booze as well.

M: Very thick beer, incredibly thick, must be the amount of rye in the beer. Carbonation is on the lighter side. Finish is sticky and sweet. Pretty nice here.

O: I wish I could've tried this fresh, as it is a pretty interesting beer. There is no hoppiness left in this beer, just a bit of bitterness. Notes of sherry are starting to appear, but work well with the beer. I'm pretty amazed at how thick this beer is, pretty incredible actually. Glad to try it!

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Twelve from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.65 out of 5 based on 213 ratings.
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