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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Photo of Brenden
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew is a lightly clouded pale yellow verging toward gold with lots of brightness. The head, almost pure white, fades from about half a finger to a thick foam that leaves a thinner ring at the top with spotting below.
The aroma has plenty of heat, but it's not face-exploding considering it's a generally soft style over 10%. It's a bit heady, though, considering. It does have some peppery notes and a bit of earth, lots of spiciness and sweetness just short of cloying. Lots of citrus, mostly rind in the aroma, adds an element. Weyerbacher may have tried to overload a style that shouldn't be, but it works out better than I'd think.
Along with must, spiciness and earth, as well as booze-soaked banana, the citrus adds a tangy lemon note as well as orange and lemon peel. Lots of all kinds of fruits are all over the place, largely due to the huge esters. A bite of pepper stays on the tongue after the finish.
Where it's too big shows mainly in the feel. Somehow it's kept together and doesn't stray into territory too bizarre, but its nearly full body is a bit too thick. Smooth, yes, and crisp, yes, just a little too much overall.

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Photo of Varkias41
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a cloudy hay color ale with a large foamy head with minimal retention and not much lacing. Aroma consists of coriander and orange/lemon peel with quite a bit of residual sugar. Taste is also dominated by a mix of spices including coriander with some orange and lemon peel which are balanced against a huge malt backbone with quite a bit of residual sugar. Body is quite full with limited filtration and medium carbonation with no apparent alcohol. This beer is so big that it almost falls into the BSA category. I would probably have liked it better if it had traded some alcohol and sugar for additional attenuation which in turn would have provided more rooms for the spices to come out.

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Photo of Arcane
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of dannyfayy
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of MattDbach
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of cdtoffers
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of TasteTester
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of JRod1969
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Bonis
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of smonice
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of tpacek
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of bump8628
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of AJ01923
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of kawilliams81
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 10 oz chalice.

A- pours a cloudy lemon color with a 1 finger dense white head. Ring of lacing forms and settles immediately.

S- big lemon, clove, caramel, and spices.

T- citrus rind, lemon, spices, bitter off-flavor taste.

M- medium body and carbonation. I would have no idea this was 10.5% if I didn't see it on here.

O- ok saison but drinks very well for the abv.

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Photo of TLA
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Holland
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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