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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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2013
12oz bottle, from Jungle Jim’s in Eastgate. Hazy yellow orange color. Yeast chunks in the bottom. Thin white head. Couple dots and ropes of lace. Very nice zesty, citrusy flavor, light spice. Some baked banana bread. Love the taste, assertive, light bitter, lot of zest, pleasant amount of alcohol twang, and the perfect level of sweet. Bigger body. Light, kind of crisp carbonation. Surprisingly easy to sip. Awesome, bold saison. Drinking great at the moment

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3255) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Traded bottle floating around the cellar (had no idea this had so relatively few ratings or I would have rated it earlier). Pours a hazy gold color with a bubbly white head. Lighter than expected aroma of fruit and yeast. Wow, the flavor something akin to an imperial saison. Flavorful but a little too booze forward for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Pours a medium honey in color with chunks of yeast and other particles floating around. Aromas of lemon/orange peel, coriander, and slight pepper. Flavors step it up from aromas with lemon/orange peel upfront, hay, slight alcohol in the back, and a slight faint hint of pepper. Medium bitter all the way to finish. Slight sour note. Light to medium sweet. Expected more with this one. The alcohol is well subdued in flavors as you can only faintly notice it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2530) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
August 2012. Bottle. Pours straw yellow with a short while head. Aromas of citrus, grass, yeast and spice. While there are some saison style elements in the beer, the high alcohol is a bit over the top for this kind of beer. Guess you don’t know till you try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
davewaz (29) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Indiscriminate spice and fruit flavor, citrus dominant with a hint of hops, doesn’t quite come together. Not bad, but not too good either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
48FanInCali (753) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
12oz bottle. Not a great effort. Some funk on the nose with citrus. Taste is citrus, cloves, and a shit ton of booze. Far too boozy for a delicate style like this. It just kills the flavors that appear to be there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5974) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks hopdog). Looks good for the style; a cloudy orange with thin white lacing. Smells solid; Belgian yeast, citrus, hops, and pepper. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel (especially for the abv). Solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Keir (175) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow. Nose of citrus, sweet, fruity, a hint of spice. Taste of sweet fruit and a bit of spice. Has a nice malt balance. Pretty good. Surprised this was a saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Indra (2671) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
12oz. bottle, cellar aged for 1 year. Fruity, sweet and floral aroma, spicy and sugary with notes of melon, pineapple, banana, honey and citrus, some faint clove and dried flowers in the background as well. Lightly hazy light-medium golden in color, very carefully poured off of any sediment (which was because it was quite a lot) to keep it as clear as possible in the glass, and managing a very fine, uneven, white head and fine lacing to match. Flavor profile is richly sweet, fruity, spicy, estery and malty with a hint of warming alcohol appearing at the finish, showing more tropical fruit, clove, and faint pepper towards the end. Mouthfeel is thick, heavy and full on the palate, slightly creamy with a low degree of effervescence, body is also substantial. Certainly a liberal and high-gravity take on the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (998) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
Hazy yellow beer with a short white head. Aroma is heavily spiced with pepper, lots of orange and lemon peel and some yeast. Taste is very full of spice...too much so,. Lots of pepper and lots of booze. Not a really great balance for me, but interesting none the less.

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