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Weyerbacher Seventeen

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (1132) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3773) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle (12 oz). Thanks John! Unclear straw/golden with a small diminishing white head and no lacing. Aroma is of orange peel, lemon, peppercorn, alcohol, yeast and slight fruits. Taste is moderately sweet with a strong alcohol and spices presence, orange peel, malt, lemon and yeast. Spicy finish. Heavy body. Dry and hot. Too much alcohol and spices for my liking (maybe a tad overdone) but still a good beer. Not so drinkable for a Saison though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7353) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2013
Bottled. Poured clear, lighter straw golden with a short, uniform white head. The aroma picked up a hefty dose of orange peel and peppercorn with honey behind.. some lavender and black pepper accents.. big, but quite well done. The flavor found sweet, strong honey at the core with citrus zest, peppercorns, and meaty floral notes laced throughout.. tangy citrus and peppery notes on the long, slightly-syrupy, belly-warming finish. Heavier-bodied with low-moderate carbonation on the palate.. bordering on heavy-handed, but I enjoyed the way it came together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
rumproasts (4006) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy golden with small head. I’ve had really good luck with Weyerbacher, but this is way overdone. Boozy and over spiced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Guyute_Pig (102) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2013
Bottle. Hazy orange pour with minimal head that fades quickly. Nose has lemon, banana, and yeast. Dear lord, finish is a muddled candy mess. This is no saison in my book. Improved slightly after sitting a bit, but no thx.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Amazing lemon yellow pour with hazy yeasty’s floating amist. Head is white and is only present under a heavy pour. Taste is grassy, wheaty, orange corriander spice ginger and lemon Zest. Palate lingers on anise malts probably from use of maris(?). Excellent taste alcohol is well hidden. Shame its my last one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
alaimoa (11) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Wish I would have picked up another 4 pack. Pours deep yellow and can immediately smell citrus. It definitely as the saison alcohol bite but great overall taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 16, 2013
355mL from Grassroots Market is Jax, Fl. Thanks drowland for the gift card! Pours a low haze deep golden to light orange color. Yeast in suspension. Medium white foam. Nose is a bit stale, squashy hops, heavy dried apricot, estery/yeasty, green olives, salty olive/caper. Taste is warming alcohol up front, dog breath, spices, more dried apricot, chalky yeast. Palate is denser for style, some minerals and fruit juice. It’s all over the place, but 10+% is ridiculous for saison. Should be moved to Belgian Strong Ale. "Style-obliterating" in the sense that is has destroyed everything this style stands for? Yes, mission accomplished.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6514) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
My bottle [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry & biegaman. Pours a hazy orange-copper with an average size diminishing frothy off-white head. Aroma is spicy, yeasty and fruity along with some wheat and alcohol. Flavour is herbal and yeasty along with some sugary sweetness, alcohol and some spices in the finish. Medium bodied. A bit boozy but it’s still a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
12oz bottle shared by blankboy with me and biegaman. Imperial saison? Why not! Hazy gold - alcohol, spice, coriander, alcohol - taste follows - average body, strong carbonation - solid. sorry, short rating.

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