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Sixteen | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

very good
168 Reviews

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: Braggot

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by silentjay on 05-24-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 168 | Ratings: 324
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep mahogany brown hue with a light beige tan head, with fine even lacing coated to all sides of my DFH chalice. Aroma has nice dark roasted malts hints of fruit and raisin with a deep alcohol nose, and sweet herbal honey tones. Flavor warming mix of dark fruits, plum/raisins, booze, and sweet honey a bit of cola ridden booziness going on. Mouthfeel is thin bodied I was expecting residual sugars, but this is surprising clean and a bit warming and dry. Overall experience isn't bad compared to most of the bigger beers from Weyerbacher's Anniversary experience, usually much more oppressive toward the palate.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dark brown color with a thin tan head.
Nice aroma. Caramel, dark fruit, honey. Can detect the alcohol.
Caramel taste, dark fruit. Honey there, but the taste isn't that sweet. Alcohol noticeable.
This was a fairly nice beer. I thought it was a bit on the hot side.
I haven't had many braggots, but my benchmark is Portsmouth Brewery's Killer Bee.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out as a deep dark brown color. The head is a light cream color that leave just a ring around the glass. There's some light lacing left after each sip. The smell is a little sweet but not overly strong. There is a good amount of honey on the nose and maybe some sweet malts. The taste is very good, it's rich with the honey flavors making this a very tasty treat. The mouthfeel is lightly carbonated and has a smooth velvety mouthfeel. Overall I really like this brew, it's much better than 15 in my opinion. Congrats to Weyerbacher on yet another year and thanks for this kickass brew!

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Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice celebratory brew, deceptively honeyed drinkability with an uncommon Braggot dark profile.

Presentation: 12 oz brown capped bottle. Simple and somewhat forgettable design with a brownish background where the Roman numerals of the anniversary are highlighted. Shows style and Alc. by Vol (10.5%) Poured into a snifter.

A - Deep brown pour, with a short if fair head, short expected retention, thin surface memory with a persistent ring, and some thin lacing.

S - Fresh nose sense with a honeyed sense over a lightly boozy malt dash. Hint of caramel and a bit of licorice.

T - Sweet range, sense of soft honey flowing with a toasted note, and a caramel sense emerging from that malt, with an insinuation of fruit. Faint spicy dash.

M - Medium-light body with medium-low carbonation, nicely tuned with a slight syrupy flow.

O - Deceptively drinkable again, as a Braggot it again offers quite a quaffable ride with a nicely integrated level of alcohol.

Notes: All things considered this is a nice brew and maybe deserves a higher appreciation within the style, given how few of these I have had. It matches and surpasses what I have found in others, and while not my favorite of the Weyerbacher anniversary series I've tried it is an stimulating choice.

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Photo of stimulus
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle (4 pack) into a snifter.

First time with this style, as I haven't really seen any before.

A: Pours a very dark brown with ruby edges and a one finger tan head, leaving moderate lacing along the edges.
S: Lots of sweet honey, molasses, and perhaps some caramel malts.
T: Again, lots of sugary sweetness on the front end, some roastiness in the middle, and definite honey on the finish. No alcohol bite, surprisingly considering the abv of this one.
M: A bit sticky, yet still smooth with decent carbonation and again, no trace of an alcoholic burn.
O: My first braggot, and I'd say it passes the test. I could drink this all day if the abv weren't so high. It's on the sweet side, which I prefer from time to time to take a break from all the high abv, hop forward IIPA's, Barleywines, and RIS's.

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Photo of wyattshotmaker
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a wide mouthed tulip, nice deep ruby hue. not much of a head. color looks fantastic.

nose is cherries, dark fruit, graham cracker, touch of roastiness and alot of honey.

taste is mostly sweet, cherries and slight plum flavor. mild roasted character, big wave of honey in the finish. honey lingers for a long time, coats the tongue.

flavor is medium bodied, overally pretty good. first braggot i've tried and it's quite interesting. gonna cellar the last 3 bottles because i think they'll develop quite well.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Weyerbacher Sixteen on tap at The Pony Bar, HK, NYC, part of a brewery event there.

Appearance: Served in their eight-ounce glass, Sixteen comes looking super dark, with the only light at the bottom of the glasss. Otherwise, this is chocolate-dark! Some auburn/brown tones around the glass... Barely a rim of head but tons of lacing.

Smell: Sweet and savory, a bit of smoke, sugar, agave. This would be great as a sauce! Far from amazing, though. In the mouth is so much better.

Taste: Malty sweetness a bit of sugar and sweet chocolate. Dark fruit/currant juice/ plum. Quite an interesting mixture. Tad of smoke and nice carbonation at the end. If I hadn't read about this as a "braggot", I would have tagged it as a Belgian Strong Ale. Spice and hop around the mouth, plus that "glue" taste I get in some Belgians too.

Mouthfeel: Full, enticing flavor. Rich, well balanced, pleasure. A tad of heat and the booze at the end, but always under control.

Overall: Superb! So drinkable, it is just ridiculous. Tasty, well rounded. Wow. My favorite of the three Weyerbacher Anniversary ales I have tried so far (the others being Fifteen and Fourteen).

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Photo of silentjay
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Anniversary ale described as a "Dark Braggot Ale"

pours almost black with a sizable light khaki head that quickly dissipates, but leaves some nice lacing behind.

Honey and molasses are the first aromas with honey (raw honey at that) being the most dominant. some maple syrup, maybe, as some toffee, but those barely make it through the honey. smells nice, but one-dimensional.

starts off with the raw honey, but much more malt flavors come through than I expected from the aroma. molasses, toffee, vanilla, maple, brown sugar, some coffee, and maybe a touch of cocoa. a slight alcohol heat, but it finishes smooth with a sweet aftertaste.

a bit syrupy with soft carbonation on a light to medium bodied beer that manages to coat the entire mouth with a lingering syrup.

overall, I've only had a few of this style, as not many are found. This seems to be different take on the style, as well, so I didn't know quite what to expect, but I enjoy it. maybe not as much as their Fourteenth anniversary beer, but I'm putting one in the cellar, and I'll probably buy a couple more before this one is gone.

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Sixteen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.
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