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Weyerbacher Seventeen

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Seventeen is a Saison Ale brewed with pink peppercorns, orange zest, lemon zest, and grapefruit zest. Brewed to the classic “Weyerbacher anniversary requirement” of a strength of 10% abv or more, Seventeen weighs in at a style-obliterating 10.5% abv. Seventeen releases subtle notes of fruit, berry and pepper upon pouring. You’ll notice a balanced sweetness with a touch of citrus and spice with a dry and peppery finish.
Seventeen is a once-and-done release only and will not be here for long! This style of beer should age very, very well. Be sure to get some before it’s gone!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4097) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/11/12

Aroma: The nose is yeast/bread, rice, funky notes, a little spice, and some citrus
Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a small white head and not much lace
Flavor: It tastes sweeter then the nose suggested, there is citrus and yeast, some funk, and a mild bitterness
Palate: The body is medium-plus, it has a sticky and slightly creamy mouthfeel, and a light heat
Overall Impression: I found this one to be a quite solid Saison, though it didn’t really feel 100% like a Saision. Anyway, this was really a quite good beer, and that’s the bottom line.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobaidan (516) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Pours hazy yellow with a medium sized head. Aroma is yeast, grass and a touch of lemon. Medium in body with good carbonation. Flavor is sweet with bit of citrus and a lot of alcohol. Bread and grass flavors are also present, but are in the background. Not my favorite saison, but good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2324) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle. Moderate grain and hay for the malt, light to moderate lemon peel for the hops, moderate barnyard and leather for the yeast with pear, coriander, ginger and alcohol in the background. Head is small, fizzy, white with no lacing and is fully diminishing. olor is hazy amber with lots of assorted sized chunks. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic and finishes lightly to moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft to lively carbonation. Great farm fresh aromas in this Saison.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy blondish golden color with a big frothy fluffy head.... On the nose there is a ton of bubblegum and pepper along with some yeasty belgian candy notes. On the palate its a lot of the same with an overwhelming cloying bubblegum sweetness that gets cut by the peppercorns. Not bad but a little overdone... would like to see this toned down and balanced a bit more. Gonna lay a few down and se if time will meld the flavors together a little better.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2012
I really love this beer. A surprisingly complex and sweet flavor. GF describes it quite well as bubblegummy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2502) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Pours a hazy golden yellow on tap with thin white head and little to no lacing. Aroma of belgian yeast, funk, and spicy herbal notes. Taste follows suit with a good alcohol burn on the way down. Decent, but intense for a saison.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 20, 2012
Virginia Trip – bottle 355 ml
Aroma clean citrus, fairly gentle alcohol for strength. Straight solid aroma.
Appearance hazed amber gold, medium white, bright top. Good.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Mild tartness, citrus with alcoholic wrap. Green and cereal like notes backing. Semi-dry with drier hop character at finish. With time rough alcohol elements apperared.14+/20

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3526) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Julio’s Liquors. From the minute I popped the cap; I could smell the Belgian yeast. Also lots of yeast phenol, and zesty spice, fruity notes. The beer looks great as well. Dark cloudy orange color with plenty of lace and strong retention and lace. Had rings of lace around the glass as it emptied. High carbonation. Taste is lemon zest, peppercorn, Belgian yeast, some sweet fruit notes and some lingering alcohol as well. As the beer warm the sweetness is balanced by a zesty spice. Zesty fruit rind provides some needed bitterness. Very light “Barnyard” notes. Even with the elevated ABV, its REAL drinkable. Nice alcohol warming feeling. Overall, I’m buying a few more bottles to age and enjoy at a later date. Better than I was excepting. If you like Saison’s and Belgians, grab a 4 pack.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2258) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a film of white bubbles on top. Aroma is very zesty and is dominated by the yeast and a little lemon. The taste is great with citrus followed by a nice spicy kick.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Morey (46) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2012
APPEARANCE: Pours a cloudy yellow-orange color with about a half of an inch of white foam sitting on top. The head settled pretty quick, but there’s some decent retention & alcohol legs following each sip.

AROMA: Flower Petals, Lemon Rind, Wet Lawn, Grapefruit, Pepper, and some Alcohol in the nose.

TASTE: There’s a nice dose of Belgian yeast flavor up front. It’s fairly sweet with some nice citrus flavors that help to balance this some. I’m also getting a decent amount of alcohol coming through towards the middle. The big Belgian yeast characteristics come back for more towards the back-end with a some lingering alcohol heat on the finish.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied with a pretty low carbonation level.

MOREY’S BOTTOM LINE: This is the highest ABV that I’ve had in a Saison, which works, but makes it more of a sipper than a Saison would normally be. I could have used a bit more peppercorn. It cames through some in the aroma, but I didn’t get much in the taste.


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