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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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!


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phaquue2 (5) - Orefield, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012 does not count
12 oz bottle not much head on the pour. Surprised by the peppery finish as the citrus aroma had me thinking differently. Delicious flavor lingers awhile. Cool to look at as sediment suspended throughout. Slow sipper really smooth and enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2012
12 oz bottle. This pours a golden color with a thin white head. Fruity esters stand out; banana, citrus peal, along with a yeast and an herbal spice aroma. Big for a saison, perhaps tasting more like a Tripel, but still not a struggle to drink. Pretty solid stuff, actually. Tangy and fruity with a moderate alcohol bite, and flavors of manadrin orange, banana, apricot, lemongrass, and a dry, herbal spicy finish. I would prefer this to have a little less alcohol, especially for a saison, but it didn’t detract too much from my overall enjoyment of this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1827) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2012
12 oz single from Julios. A cloudy "glowing" orange brew. Good carbonation. Intense fruity aromas. Flavor is very smooth. Lots of layers to this one. Well balanced. Lingering peppery notes. Alcohol is well masked, but it does creep up quickly. I will try my best to sip this one for a while.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tomsdirtyblond (2) - - OCT 5, 2012 does not count
Light dry and very autumnal light flavors of citrus and a clean aftertaste. this is an overall good beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
agent_511 (157) - - OCT 5, 2012
Very nice saison. Pours a gorgeous golden color with a mild white head. Lovely spicy aroma. Spicy peppery flavor, nice malt flavor as well. Moderate spicy bitter finish. Plenty of alcohol warmth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2012
THOUGHTS: Way too strong for the style, but still fairly true to the flavor and aromas of the style. It might age nicely. The grapefruit became quite intense once the yeast was added to the glass. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium to dark, somewhat brownish, orange that almost glowed and had beautiful carbonation bubbles that increase in size as they rise. It also had a small, ever so slightly off-white head that mostly lasted and left excellent lacing. The aroma had heavy light bread, pale malt and candy sugar; heavy spicy and earthy yeast; slightly funky yeast; light pepper; and citrus rind that increased as it warmed. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet, moderately bitter and acidic, and ever so slightly sour with a fairly long duration. There was pale malts, citrus, light bread, pepper, lots of spicy yeast, earthy yeast, slightly funky yeast, candy sugar, alcohol and more citrus. The medium to full body was a bit oily and syrupy with slightly fizzy carbonation and a moderately alcoholic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 30, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured a light orange color with a thin white head that disappeared quickly. Aroma has a strong presence of lemon zest and orange peel with a touch of bitter grapefruit citrus, along with corriander and grain. The taste shows the yeast spice a more prominently throughout. The citrus flavors are there with the lemon and orange zest. The finish is bitter with some grapefruit mixing in with yeast spices. Alcohol is very present throughout. Medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (5653) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Whole orange and lemon nose, funk and marshmallow hints. Cloudy amber, thin head, full of particulates. Apricot and triple sec flavor, boozy. Clover honey is detectable when warm. Dried apricot and grapefruit peel on the back end. Drinks more like a triple than a saison.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
odinstyr (741) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Pours a hazy gold with a small white head. Smells of dough, citrus, earthy. Taste is mildy sweet, sour, bitter and spicy. Citrus, mild hops, pepper spiciness. Moderately yeasty with mild malt and hops.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
alassio (87) - USA - SEP 25, 2012
If you are looking for something bright, zesty, potent, bursting with fun fruity flavor, but with just the right balance of bitterness, that dances with mysterious pleasures, and also knocks you on your can, you can start right here. I LOVE this beer.


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