Sixteen | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
86
very good
326 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
326
Reviews:
168
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.84%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
50
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 326 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of JAHMUR
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of alkemy
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Out of a 12oz. bottle…

A- Dark brown with some ruby highlighting. Virtually no head, but does leave some sticky lacing down the glass.

S- Strong with candied cherries and grapes. Also smells of brown sugar, toffee, and molasses. I’m not really getting honey in the nose.

T- Wow, the sweetness is almost overwhelming at first. However, the bitterness kicks in to help balance things out. Also quite nutty in the middle with some caramel. The honey really sticks with you after the swallow. It really dominates following the swallow.

M- Medium body with carbonation just south of medium.

D- While the alcohol isn’t overbearing, the strong sweetness and overall richness of the beer make it a one bottle per sitting beer for me. Good nonetheless.

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Photo of Lantern
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jlenik
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of plickxt
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of EasyReader
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of perrymarcus
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours a mahogany tone while yielding a 1" beige head that fades somewhat quickly into a thin cap, collar around the glass. some patchy lacing.

malt-forward nose offers notes of fruit, roasted malt, and honey.

flavor comes through with caramel malt, some roastiness, and honey. big honey presence strong throughout, easily the most honey i've ever picked up in a beer. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, it's a good braggot, as far as braggots go... in my limited experience with braggots i'm seeing that i'm not especially fond of them. still, it's a decent brew... won't seek it out again but wouldn't refuse one, either.

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Photo of Dotterr1
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of horshack7
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This one is very dark brown with a head that is off white to beige.

Aroma: Mint, honey, faint licorice. A slight bit of of toffee, brown bread, twinges of pepperiness. Raisns towards the back.

Taste: At first sip certainly has honey in the front with raisins tossed in. Brown bread makes it self known amongst the flavors. The mouthfeel is a little bit chewy. At the end there is quite a rush of black licorice to top it off.

Notes: An incredible beer such a great style oh did mention this beer is dam tasty. This one is a very good pick up and very drinkable. Cheers.

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Photo of dregs78
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of tewaris
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Lucifer snifter.

Pours the clear garnet color of a Quadrupel, with a moderate bubbly tan head. Good retention, medium lacing. Smells strongly of honey, and I like it. Drinks sweet with hints of dark bitterness. Definite notes of honey and yeast.

The finish is mildly tannic, and the booze is present. Richness of dark fruit and dried peel --- frankly, this reminds me of Rochefort 10, say what you may! Either my palate is shit, or this beer is way underrated. I read some reviews and the major complaints are off-putting booziness and unwanted esters. Classic "fermentation gone wrong"? Well, I don't get any of it. In my very humble opinion, except for 6, 8, and 10, this is the only beer I have had that evokes similar feelings as Rochefort does!

4, 4, 4.5, 4, 4.5

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

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #54 (July 2011):

Nearly 1,500 pounds of honey per batch ... “sweet sixteen,” no doubt. Thin tan lacing dresses the top of the dark, inviting brew. Booze-soaked blackberries and cherries, nougat, vinous twang and faint mint show off a pretty complex aroma. Malty with a solid edge of honey. Modest hopping lets the peppery alcohol take a stab at balancing the sweetness. Brown bread, golden raisins and hermit cookies come to mind. Sweet finish, but nothing cloying about it as the taste buds try to break down the complex alcohols. Sip and savor ... let this ale warm up to cellar temperature, and it becomes a treat.

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Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Thanks to naugros and YaKnowBrady for the love!

Never come across a "dark braggot" before, but I'm definitely huckleberry enough to try one! Just my game... It pours a dark ruby-sienna topped by a finger or so of dark-ish dusty ecru foam. The nose comprises dark wheat, toffee, light raisin, light honey, clove, and brown sugar. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some mandarin orange syrup and a stronger sense of the wheat, leading to a bit of a bready sensation (sorta rye bread-like). The body is a light-leaning medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a lightly syrupy feel. Overall, a very nice brew, one that shows that innovation (even if it's only slight) is still alive and coming out with some fine finished products.

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Photo of coalcracker
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark ruby red to black, nearly opaque in color. Carbonation and head minimal with this pour.
Smell: Fruity and sweet aroma. Perhaps a little honey as well.
Taste: Very sweet and fruity with deep tones of dark fruits, oak, light spice and honey. A bit medicinal- somewhat reminiscent of a Hall's drop. This taste persists straight through to the end of the tasting. Alcohol, while evident, is nonetheless fairly well-hidden for the ABV.
Mouthfeel: Tingly on the palate. Medium-bodied with a dry finish.

Overall: Unique and complex in character- quite off the beaten path. Not bad- definitely a sipper.

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Photo of bigdaddypolite
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of kirok1999
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear garnet with a nice, lingering off white head. Smells like overripe apples, cherries and grapes. Tastes much the same. The honey comes through well in the taste, raisins, slight chocolate twinge with a dry and lingering finish. This goes really well with a nice cheddar. Mouthfeel is a little thin.
Overall a nice braggot.

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Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of aanakinskywalker
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of BigMike
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Black with brown around the edges. Not much head at all.

S: Black licorice. Dates,figs,raisins carmalized.

T: Honey covered licorice. Dark sticky fruits. Molasses, raisins dates. Light coffee notes.

M: Big thick mouthfeel. Coats the mouth with a sticky sweetness. Good carbonation.

Overall: My first braggot style beer. Very sticky and sweet which is what it is. So, going by style it;s not bad.

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Photo of ixodus
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of leinie13
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Sixteen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 326 ratings.
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