Que¿beck | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Timmush on 06-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 32
Photo of mikesgroove
4.05/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

copper color with a good amount of clarity to it. Nice streams of carbonation could be seen coming up towards the top and a good sixed two inch head of white foam came over the top right away. Slight settling still left behind copious amounts of sticky white lace, with a bare top.

The aroma was nice and hopped, grassy with some decent touches of light citrus and pine mixed in. A bisuit like bready middle to it that really came out once it warmed up. The flavor was more of the same, crisp and clean, with a quick hitting citric hop bite in the front that mellowed out with some light grain, and bready malts to balance nicley, all the while staying very light and towards the hoppier side of the style. Crisp and clean with a light feel

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Photo of tempest
3.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

OK, so they were going for a more refreshing pale ale, I get that. The Sorachi Ace hops, certainly impart an interest herbal fruit character, and the malts are nice and dry. The aroma, however, is absent, it practically smells like sparkling mineral water. The hops are certainly still present in the flavor and feel, but most pale lagers smell stronger than this.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.16/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: murky and amber gold colored. Single finger head with good retention.

S: dishwater and grassy aroma.

T: very grassy but not bitter. More on the sweet side actually. Some piney and bitter hop notes in the finish.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Not a big fan of the earthy and grassy flavors dominating to the extent they do.

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Photo of hopsolutely
4.05/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this beer a lot and am rating the last of the 6 pack purchased at the brewery in July, so am surprised by other negative reviews. This is a lot of APA flavour for 5.5% ABV and definitely something I'd purchase again.

Hazy golden amber with a decent head and pleasant level of carbonation. Aroma is not as hoppy now as it was two months ago, but still delightfully citrus with hints of pine and tropical fruits - pineapple? Those tropical hints are more prevalent in the taste, which has the sweetness of caramelized malts combined nicely with the "west coast" hop citrus & mango smorgasbord.

I wish I'd bought more and would consider this an ideal "session ale".

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.91/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With a creamy robust texture, and flavor to match, this rich Pale Ale hovers over the high end of what's expected from most beers of the type. But, the beer retains high drinkability with caramel richness and citrusy hop character to match.

The Pale Ale starts with a medium yet bright copper color with a hue of orange and amber in the right light. Mild haze results from dry hopping. Highly foamy with a dense creame that coats the surface of the beer and leaves a trail of lace behind as the beer falls.

The dense aromatics weave together the carmel malt scent with citrusy and spicy hops for a combination of aromas the remind me of ginger snaps, butterscotch, biscotti, and graham crackers. Still, orange zest, grapefruit, and a woody hop nose gains traction as the beer warms.

Malty rich flavors contribute a rich bready, biscuity, and caramel flavor of bread crust, medium kilned barley, and medium sweetness. Balanced by initial citrusy notes of ornage zest and grapefruit that then morph into a grassy and woody flavor before turning resiny bitter late. Other spicy balance comes from a ginger-like and cinnamon note in the alcohol profile at finish.

Creamy early textures accent malt richness because of the ample carbonation of the beer. The mid palate releases the carbonation and allows for a drying, warming, and sharply bitter finish with the slight linger of malt for a mostly clean and refrshing finish.

A lasting caramel and resiny hop bitterness flavor extends into the next sip with moderate intensity. Highly drinkable, but fortified enough to be satisfying with an occational drink. This big-bodied IPA shows a lot of variety in hop character and with the malty support to balance. A non-failing choice for any occation.

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Photo of mdfb79
2.09/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

From 08/17/11 notes. 12 oz. bottle shared by yourefragile; thanks!

a - Pours a hazy straw yellow color with an inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of corn, vegetables, light citrus hops, and light grain. Not very good at all.

t - Tastes of corn, vegetables, cardboard, grain, and bready malts. Again, not good and a step down from the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall not a good beer. Not really sure if this is an APA, but either way would not want to have it again.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
2.21/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is a mildly hazy, light yellow color with a small head that leaves sparse lacing on the glass. The aroma is herbal and buttery, with floral and malt notes. The flavor is indistinguishable as an APA. Boiled vegetables, particularly corn. The finish is odd and unpleasant. The bottle was purchased from the brewery and consumed soon after. Avoid.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.24/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Thanks to yourefragile for sharing this the other night. Served in a SAVOR snifter.

Pours a light straw-yellow color that is mostly transparent with a thin white head and a few spots of lacing.

The nose is pretty odd, leading with strange biscuity notes and a bit of old, bad grain. Faint hop character. Flavor is odd as well. Yeastiness that doesn't really fit plus stale malt. Medium body and a bitter, oxidized finish.

Overall, yuck.

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Photo of yourefragile
1.99/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Bottles like this at tastings are always fun for a round of WTF went wrong here.

Appearance is very nice, but so what. Pours a slightly hazed golden orange with a retentive, frothy white head. Aroma and flavor are bland, followed by offensive. Malty cardboard, christmas tree air freshener, and vegetative, without knowing the style none of us were able to arrive at APA. Quebeck, meet drain.

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Photo of CampusCrew
4.35/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: lovely amber glow with nice white fulffy head rentention

smell: citrus/piney hops aromas

taste: lemon and all citrus fruits, a little off hop bitterness on the back but can be tolarated

mouthfeel: medium bodied, perfect amount of carbonation

drinkability: a solid PA, good fresh local at that.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


Pours a slightly hazy golden orangish color with an off-white head with great retention and lacing. The aroma is pale malt, citrus, spices, hops and a hint of banana. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Overall, this was an enjoyable beer that I would try again. 

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Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant

Poured into a pint glass, a clear, golden orange color with a frothy finger of white head that sank to a ringlet, but laced well nonetheless. Earthy aroma, yeast, and a bit of citrus zest. Mostly malty flavor, some earthy and citrus hops, and a tad bit of a chewy, buttery sensation, but not enough to convince me it was an off-flavor. Very tasty and smooth overall. Light-medium body, and moderately drinkable, just not something I'd go back for.

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Photo of koopa
3.68/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap at the Copper Mine Pub in North Arlington NJ today.

Appearance: Pours a buttery light caramel with a 1 finger white crown that displays moderate retention and decent lace.

Smell: Slightly buttery (dms?) lager like / ringwood yeast like with a british hop profile.

Taste: Same as nose.

Mouthfeel: Light side of medium bodied with decent carbonation. Great feel for a lager but not so much for a pale ale.

Drinkability: Goes down easy but I didn't want more than one.

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Photo of claspada
3.06/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden orange color with golden hues and a frothy soapy head. Excellent retention, slowly fading into lasting cap that leaves the glass coated with streaks of soapy lace.
Aromas begin with a slightly earthy grainy maltiness with a sublte but prevalent lemon peel and slight floral hops. Fairly strong pale maltiness thoughout.
The tastes begin with a slightly bitter lemon hop presence up front that is countered by a subtle pale malt backbone. A little earthiness again, some straw and light fruitiness.
Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a mildly fuller finish for the style. Too much malt and not enough of the delicious Sorachi Ale hops for my preference and for the style to be frank. Overall this is forgetable and not one of their better one-offs. With the exception of Double Simcoe, they still haven't figured out pale/hoppy beer categories yet at Weyerbacher.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.05/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Ale+Witch. The brew pours a very hazy brassy golden hue and is topped with a sudsy cap of ecru froth. Less character is observed in the aroma than in the taste, with the nose offering little more than vaguely grassy and tropical floral notes. The flavor is much more sublime and impactful; floral and tropical notes are again the mainstay. There is a soft jasmine-vanilla-toasted coconut nuance for the exotic contibution, as well a some orange blossom and lemon verbena, all atop a sugar-cookie base malt. A tad lighter than medium-bodied, softly carbonated, and quite freshing whilst retaining tooth, this is a nice beer overall.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured out as a slightly hazy golden color with a pretty good looking white head. The lacing is sporatic all o er the glass. The smell of the beer has a decent hop aroma mixed with a not so good medicinal smell. The taste of the beer right out of the fridge tasted like crap honestly. As the beer warmed up the flavor got much better but still nothing too exciting. The mouthfeel was bubbly and drinkable. Overall I found this to be almost worthy of a drain pour. I'm glad I gave it time to warm up. It made the beer just a bit better.

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Photo of bradlenox
3.85/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on bottle bought from the brewery in their tulip.

A -- Unfiltered coppery/straw body. Nice slightly offwhite head that didn't last as long as it took me to drink it.

N -- Tartness in the nose.

T -- Good sweetness upfront with a strong but not overwhelming hoppiness in the finish. Slight notes of lemon work to dry out the taste.

M/D -- Average carbonation and balanced body makes this highly drinkable especially in the sweltering NJ/PA heat.

Overall -- Pretty good beer, but nothing overwhelming.

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Photo of dchester
3.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is not bad. Pours a yellow amber with decent white head that fades but lingers for awhile. Nice yeasty earthy aroma. The hops really hit you and kind of stick to your throat. I also get a nice lemony bitterness. Refreshing and overall an above average beer.

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Photo of corby112
2.49/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Draft at London Grill.

Pours a clear dark golden orange color with golden tangerine hues and a frothy two finger soap head.  Excellent retention, slowly fading into lasting cap that leaves the glass coated with chunks, ring and streaks of soapy lace.

Slightly earthy aroma with dry floral hops and faint citrus notes.  Mostly lemon peel.  Strong malt presence.  Kind of bland.  

Medium bodied and a bit fuller than expects with a dry, slightly bitter hop presence up front that is countered by a subtle pale malt backbone.  Hints of alcohol phenols, straw and light fruit. Too malty and and not very citrusy sweet.  Pretty bland and disappointing.  

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Photo of Timmush
3.8/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Jose Pistola's during Philly Beer Week.

The color is a pale yellow to orange with a fluffy white head.
Sorachi Ace Hops are the main taste in this beer. some Lemon, slight toasted malt, a little grassy-ness.
Slightly bitter, slightly sweet.
A refreshing -lighter beer.

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Que¿beck from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.29 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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