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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy/cloudy dark orange with a thin white head. Aromas of pineapple, Belgian yeast and bubblegum, and sugar; some alcohol heat and pepper. The flavor is Belgian yeast, lemonpeel, orangepeel, and spices. Alcohol heat, citrus, and spices, with a spicy finish. Medium body and carbonation, boozy, and a dry finish. Not bad. [1093]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2012
20120718 12oz bottle from Wine Source. Dark, hazed golden color with almost no head but a wisp of white. Aroma of apricot, wet cereal, apple butter. Sticky, somewhat heavy on the palate, with light eff, and lingering sweetness. This one is more like a tripel to me, or some kind of strong Belgian golden. Nothing particularly interesting. If there’s peppercorn in this, it’s lost on me. No notable citrus or hops. OK.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Fruity aromas. Grapefruit, lemon and Belgian yeast flavors. Hides the alcohol well. Overall a tasty beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3431) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2012
(draft @ 101 Bottles - Kent, OH) Hazy orange pour with a thin head and mild carbonation. Very floral and citrusy hops are the first thing you smell, along with some orange and grapefruit zest. Couldn’t really detect any peppercorns in the aroma. Herbal flavor at the start with a nice and effervescent citrus flavor. You can definitely pick up all sorts of citrus but no peppercorn. Still enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Cloudy orange with thick frothy head. Spices citrus hops leap out. Piney resin turns to honey citrus. Some Spice But bitter on end but decent saison ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2012
No hint of pepper to speak of whatsoever but it is a nice herbal/phenolic/citrusy american saison.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (720) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Aroma is heavy spice, floral, lemon and orange peel. Appearance is cloudy pale orange with a white head that vanished quickly. Taste of licorice, pepper, grass, and lemon. The peppercorns really come out here. Thin body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2012
12 oz. Bottle dated 05/30/12. Whoa, baby. This is a big saison. Spicy scent, citrus, pineapple, banana custard, apples. Cloudy copper pour with a white foamy head with stay power, lots of carb bubbles, and great lacing. Solid medium body, sticky syrupy feel with a slight fizz on the finish. Yeasty dough citrus, pineapple, spicy pepper taste, strong alcohol finish, acidic, a bit bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10929) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Pours hazy golden amber with a slight head. Smells a bit earthy. lMed body. Has an earthy tripel like flavor with a fair amount of fruit sour. Finishes peppery barnyard. Quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6436) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours apricot with a thin beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a caramel malt and sour peach flavor with a warm alcohol trail. This is one I could sip all eveinng unitl I fall over. A lot more earthy and alcoholic than most saisons.


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