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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Ratings: 326 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of BB1313
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just had my third experience with this one, I'm putting the last one away to age. 12oz bottle poured into a goblet. Pours brownish red, slightly transparent w/ ruby hues. Nice off-white head and decent lacing. The nose is somewhat faint w/ lots of malts and grains. The flavors are dominated by honey, giving it a warm sensation. There's also hints of chocolate and toffee. There's a nice oak/woodsiness to this one, which I like. Cherries are in the mix as well. Mouthfeel is full-bodied, smooth and slightly fizzy, but definitely not overboard on the carbonation. The alcohol is noticeable, so this one doesn't make a bad sipper. This isn't cloyingly sweet at all. I'm interested to see how this one will do with some time on it.

This beer kind of reminds me of a heavy-duty scotch ale. Overall, this is an interesting beer that I'm glad I tried. I'm a big fan of Weyerbacher.. I like it, not bad at all, but I can't help but think of what this could be. Weyerbacher also gets credit for trying something different. I also have nothing to compare it to, as far as braggots go. If you see this, give it a go.

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Photo of WesWes
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a ruby red color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is average. It's pure fusel alcohol. Yes, there are hints of caramel and honey, but the alcohol nose is too overpowering. The taste is decent. It has a nice mix of honey and caramel; dry, yet sweet with maltiness. It goes down slow and warming with a dry honey laced finish. The alcohol warmth is overbearing. The mouthfeel is decent as well. It is a full bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is an interesting anniversary beer, but not one I'd revisit.

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Photo of stakem
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to BA's smoked and wishuwerebeer for the hookup on a couple of recent Weyerbacher brews. Poured into a snifter, this brew appears a dark cloudy brown with some lighter coloration around the edges. When held to the light, it displays more of a dark ruby color through the body. A finger of creamy tan head appears across the top and slowly recedes leaving some fingers and strings of lacework. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a thin film across the top. A light swirl revives a finger of dark tan head and produces more of a spotty pattern of lace on the glass.

The smell of this brew is sweet with a scent mostly dominated by honey. More whiffs reveal a deeper character of sweetness like caramel and toffee with a light fruity aspect. There is a light citrus aspect that evolves as it warms mixed with a bit of solvent alcohol inclusion.

The taste is a mixture of mineral aspects at first that gives way to some honey sweetness. Bold solvent alcohol makes itself known with a bit of a numbing quality about it. Some dark sugary flavors of brown sugar are evident through the middle along with an earthy to herbal inclusion towards the back. Some notes of raisin and musty grain are also present.

This is a full bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. Overall not a bad brew but the 10.5% abv is really out in the open and a bit distracting with not only its solvent flavor but also bright warmth. Perhaps this is a brew that will get better with age, but as-is the awkward contrast of honey and musty to mineral filled aspects is not entirely enjoyable.

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3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle to oversized snifter. $5.50 for the single. Sampled 7/7/11.

A: With reports of soft carbonation, this beer was poured with extra care to keep the mouthfeel as lively as possible. The result was a very small head, light brown in color, which was quick to diminish but left a lasting film and collar. Great depth of color. The body is very dark brown, murky with zero transparency.

S: Sweet caramel coated cookies countered a leathery earthiness. A mixed bag of fruits include McIntosh apples, dates, cantaloupe and honeydew. Raw sugar, dark and lightly rendered.

T: Again, very sweet - and increasing by the minute - so the bitterness on the finish can't quite stand up. The flavor of the fruits mentioned above seem to fall into the background the longer the glass sits. Maybe a slight hint of oxidation.

M: Well, the carbonation was adequate for me. In fact, the fizzy bubbles created a much lighter and cleaner mouthfeel than I expected. Body was medium.

O: I appreciated the creativity in brewing a dark braggot. But as enjoyable as this was, I can't help but wish it was as impressive as Fifteen was. Think I'll go grab one of them now...

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a dark brown/red with a one finger tan head on top with moderate retention. Small bubble carbonation release from the bottom. Very different looking than the other braggot I have had. Reminds me of a brown ale.

S: A little bit of honey, some dark malt and a decent amount of dark fruits - raisins, prunes, and a little bit of cherry even.

T: Quite malty, with some dough and bread with a good bit of honey sweetness. The dark fruit comes through, not as much as the aroma, but certainly still present with some fig and raisin.

M: Medium bodied with high carbonation, but extremely dry.

O: Extremely different than the other commercial braggot I had. Not sure which is more to style, but I preferred the other. Its also quite different than some homebrew braggots I have had. The flavor is just a bit out there. Not bad, but not really what I am looking for.

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3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap

A-pours a dark mahogany color with a tan head and nice chunky lacing

S- notes of malts and honey ,nuts and malts earth notes herbs and spice

T- was sweet ans malty with nuts and dark fruit slight chocolate a touch of wood

M- medium with a spicy herbal coate on the tongue a little earthy

O- tasty on tap with nice earthy notes

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber to black in color, with a light tan head. In the aroma, clove, notes of spice and a hint of alcohol. In the taste, clove, roast, alcohol notes and ends with something like honey. A spice like bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry clove and honey, with notes of alcohol in the aftertaste. Big flavors, a bit boozy, but different.

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