Seventeen | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Rifugium on 06-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
286
Reviews:
88
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
13.33%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Photo of MNishCT77
4.64/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottled purchased from the brewery in Fall 2012, poured into a 3Fs Teku long-stemmed glass, drank 2/26-7/13 over ~one hour.

A: 4.5 - golden coloration, impressive clarity for the high alcohol content, whitish frothy 1 finger head dissipates very quickly into small glass lacing, moderate alcohol legs

S: 4.75 - orange peel, lemon zest, orange peel, lemon zest, orange peel, lemon sext

T: 4.75 -immediate citrus blast, non-cloying, alcohol in reserve, drying aftertaste

M: 4.25 - light-medium body, low carbonation

O: 4.5 - high alcohol content Saison is where it's at, all the flavor with additional bite, if you can find it, I highly recommend it but might even be worth a brewery trip.

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4.52/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, citrus rind, especially grapefruit. In the taste, grapefruit and orange citrus rind, peppery end, yet still sweet. A spice bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry grapefruit citrus in the the aftertaste. Big citrus, small spice, nice alcohol, and quite super!

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4.52/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great. I feel like most anniversary beers are ways for brewers to put out an exoeriment that they've really put a lot of effort into, and that effort shows here. A well-balanced beer, especially considering that it's over 10% abv, with lasting flavor.

Some people would take issue with this being a summery beer that has such a high alcohol content, but that view somewhat misses the point- this is an american version of a classic style, so you have to expect that, for better or worse, it's going to be stronger in abv and flavor.

The only thing lacking here is the smell, of which there is not much. Especially for a saison, this has a lasting flavor and full mouthfeel, which again might not be true for the style, but works well for an American brewery's anniversary beer.

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4.41/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy pale gold with a white head of foam on top. Head isn't especially bubbly. There's some decent complexity in the unfiltered body. Noticeable pieces of sediment floating throughout the body. And, some nice bubble action too. Good feature.

S: The typical yeasty banana aroma. But, there's some other fruity notes in there. I think it's melon. But, that's kind of it. I've smelled this before -- the proof will be in the taste.

T: Spicy! That's the major flavor here. The taste is soooo complex. The beer first hits with the yeasty banana flavor, and then follows up with a mega spicey peppery flavor. So nice. Refreshing for a high-abv brew. I'd say, as far as saisons and belgians go, this is as good as it gets.

M: And here's why -- so smooth and creamy. How does this not have a bite? Bold carbonation. Warm going down if you shake it up. Medium body. Great feel.

O: I'm not a big belgian ale / saison fan. But, this is top of the totem for me. It doesn't get any better. Nearly perfect brew. No bite. Great flavors. Bravo Weyerbacher!

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4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - hazy color with a white head that stayed as a ring.

S - lots of citrus and spice make the taste so great

T - starts with a yeasty wheat taste before the citrus rind, spice and peppercorn all come through finishing dry and a little peppery.

M - awesome with mild carbonation.

O - a good saison/triple with a kick.

Serving type: bottle

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4.34/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Seventeen from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.75 out of 5 based on 286 ratings.
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