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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!

pintocb's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pintocb (646) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Smells like a wit......pours with no head. TONS of floaters. Tastes good at first, but the aftertaste is pure bitter alcohol. I’m not a fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2284) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Expectation: So far Weyerbacher has impressed me, but the style has been hit or miss.
Hardware: 12oz bottle into Le Duvel.
Nose: wildflower, lush fields, citrus peel, black pepper, and grass
Sip: booze, caramel, slight nuttiness (from age?),
Taste: sweeter than the style usually is but that’s probably due to the high ABV
Misc: dry to the lips but cloys in the throat. Slight grapefruit aftertaste
Conclusion: a strong beer with lots of aroma but taste dominated by the sweetness. Quality all around but this is too aggressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1913) - - JUL 25, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-25-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – It was served a light orange color with a tiny white head. The head disappeared quickly leaving almost no lacing. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of sweet citrus. Notes of orange, tangerine and a sweeter lemon are all there. Mixed with this is a lighter aroma of grapefruit as well as a good Belgian yeasty and spice aroma. As expected for a 10.5 % abv brew, there is also a light presence of an alcohol aroma as well. Taste – The taste begins with the fruit sweetness. The fruit is of banana, orange, and some lemon. These flavors are mixed with a yeasty flavor right up front. As the taste moves on some of the spicy flavors come to the tongue, with a decent presence of pepper and clove. The alcohol that was detected in the nose then hits the scene. It starts out weaker, but as the taste goes on it a bit stronger, but never comes to a very potent taste. In the light alcohol mixed with the spiced fruit flavors leaves a sweet warming feel on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the thicker side with a carbonation level that is just below average. Both suit the fruity and spiced flavors of the beer quite well. Overall – At 10.5 % this was a very easy to drink and pleasant brew. A very nice saison if I would say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy yellow, fruity, yeasty, banana, peppery, light roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjuf1853 (1251) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly clouded golden yellow color with a minimal head. Good bit of floating sediment dispersed throughout. Aroma is spiced and sweet. Flavor is sweet and peppery up front with orange and grapefruit zest and slight bitterness on the tail end. Some warming from the high alcohol, but overall fairly well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1413) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
A lot going on with this beer. Super cloudy yellow/gold pour with next to no head. Spice of pepper, slight funk of saison yeast, orange zesty in nose and flavor. Unique alcohol warmth for a saison, but fun. Nice twist on the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (37271) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 28, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.

[ As Weyerbacher Seventeen ].
Unclear - hazy matt medium yellow color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, pale malt, wheat, alcohol, fruity, moderate yeasty, spicy yeast. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, yeast, alcohol, strange floral spicy ! Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140315]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (2819) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow with white head. Spicy peppery lemon aroma. Taste is similar, lemon amd hay, peppery. Slightly sweet

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (15923) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting.. dark ... thin tan head ... sweet toffee... dry toffeee malts ... soft tofee ,., dry roast ... cheesy toffee malt

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (4965) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bought at the store, not sure how old, over a year for sure. Hazy tangerine golden, fast dissipating white head. Nose is pretty citrusy, with some tangerine and orange peel, pink rose pedals, and gentle barn-blonde saison maltiness. The flavor is pretty tangerine-ish and citrusy and leafy, some light pepper tones, a bit of grapefruit rind, zesty citrus tones, strong wheaty booze esters. It basically tastes the way it’s advertised, an imperial saison with a light bit of peppercorn and a moderate flavor of citrus zest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4663) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Pours deep gold into a tulip. Bright white soapy head recedes to mottle surface. Sweet caramel, summer fruit and citrus aromas. Well balanced and still a little hot with toffee, peaches and spicy yeast upfront turning to bitter earth in the warm, lasting finish.

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