Sixteen | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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3.86 w/ 326 ratings

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

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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4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. No freshness date but it was definitely bottled in 2011.

A- Pours a nearly opaque black color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains a bit before gradually relenting to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a sheer sheet of surface foam. Lacing is slick and non-resilient leaving splotches on the side of the glass.

S- Sweet sherry-like aroma with a nice dose of booze, raisin and honey.

T- Very smooth flavor for the ABV. Dark fruit, spice and moderately roasty malt make up the profile with some wine-like tannins. So drinkable it's nearly unbelievable. I'm thinking the age on it is making it this nice. There's the slightest bit of oxidation but it's actually a complimentary taste. Mild caramel aftertaste.

M- Semi-creamy but dry with medium carbonation and a robust body.

O- I had this when it first came out and liked it but, now that I examine it closely and it's been simmering in the bottle, I realize how terrific it is.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear but very dark amber in color with some brown and ruby red highlights as well as some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has three quarters of a finger of sudsy light beige head that quickly reduces to a medium amount of very thin film spread over the surface of the beer and a thin ring of large bubbles at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of honey with some lighter notes of toasted grains/malts, dark fruits, and just a touch of alcohol. Moderate amounts of sweetness in the aroma.

T: Moderate flavors of toasted and dark roasted malts with some sweeter grains and dark fruits (raisin and plum stand out). There is a fairly strong presence of honey contributing to the overall sweetness of the beer - very light notes of Belgian yeast spicy bitterness towards the finish.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Lightly smooth.

O: This has a flavor profile similar to a Belgian Strong Dark Ale with a touch of honey added to it...definitely an interesting brew and the alcohol is surprisingly well hidden (though starts to become a little more present as it warms). Pretty drinkable for the strength of the brew,

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear very dark amber in color. It poured with a three quarter finger high off white head consisting of large bubbles that gradually died down into a very large collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of dark fruits in the nose. Hints of alcohol become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of dark fruits and hints of hone along with some associated sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to resemble a Belgian Strong Dark Ale with some additional notes of honey flavors. This beer hides its alcohol exceptionally well considering its strength.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle signed by the brewer! Served from bottle into Dogfish Head snifter. Poured a massively dark brown with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, wood,caramel, and caramel hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, wood, dark fruit, earth, and sweet alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. There was definitely quite a bit of things going on in this one. The chocolate aspect was definitely dominate in the nose of this one. The flavor had more of an earthy dominated aspect going on. Glad I got the chance to try this one at least once but doubt I would go out of my to try it again.

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4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle traded with SonofaLime back in November of 2011. I poured this one into my CCB snifter a little at a time after it warmed up a bit.

Appearance: A very nice mahogany with a film of bubbles around the edge and a bowling ball swirl of effervescence on the liquid.

Smell: Honey is the primary scent. A strong malty presence backs this up with some booze. I do not get "spices" as might be expected with the style.

Taste: A nice honey mixes with alcohol soaked raisins and rich malts. Even after a year and a half age on this bottle the alcohol is strong but does not burn, at all. Even with the pervading honey flavor the resulting sweetness is not at all cloying. I get a sense of chocolate and some toast from the malts. All in all, really nice.

Mouthfeel: A thick sticky brew, this one lingers so long on the palette. The body is thickish while the carbonation is lower.

Overall: I can see why this brew won gold at GABF 2011. A very complex and slow sipper of a beer. I would love to get hold of this one again.

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Sixteen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 67.2% out of 100 with 326 ratings
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