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Weyerbacher Seventeen

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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
This smells a little off and looks like orange juice. It has the taste of a tripel with a lot spices added to it. I enjoyed it more than some other typical saisons because it was less "barnyard" and more peppery, fruity and sweet.

   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.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coolfunnj (358) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2012
spicy,yeasty,citrusy aroma true to the saison style..so is the cloudy yellow body and the creamy white head..the taste is citrus,spice,and a bit of alcohol to go with the background maltiness,lemon and grapefruit flavors predominate..somehow is light on the palate and very easily drinkable and refreshing especially considering the abv..overall a terrific strong summer beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
alassio (86) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (1047) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Cloudy, golden amber colored body, was nice to look at. There wasn’t a big head, as it rose up to one finger thick at most, and then died down fairly quickly. The smell had a lot of citric character, which is understandable considering the use of grapefruit, lemon, and orange peel. There was also a hint of floral hops. The first taste is where this beer really started to excel for me. There was an explosion of sweet and citric flavors as soon as the beer touched my tongue, and as I swallowed it, there was a lingering spicy-herbal finish with a slight numbing sensation, which I suspect resulted from the pink peppercorns. The body was medium dense, which is pretty typical for a Saison. I wish that the beer was more carbonated, as it would have improved the feel significantly. Although the spices used are unusual, this was a typical sweetish Saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stumpyiliz (217) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zoso3303 (2) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2012 does not count
This is a beautiful take on a great style. Definitely a little sweeter and heftier up front than the style would normally permit, but this is America, that is what we do. The fruit comes through, but so does a fair amount of earthiness, especially as the beer warms. Sweetness fades and gives way to the pepper and a dry finish. A very welcome summertime beer, I need to stock up with a case. Just be careful, I caught myself wondering how the beer could possibly be 10.5%, . . Dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6717) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a murky yellow-peach color with a medium sized foamy white head that left good lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy table sugar, must, lemon, orange, bread and a bit of chalk. The flavor was boozy but in a good way with notes of table sugar, apricot, orange, bread, honey, pepper, coriander and fennel. The finish was long, boozy and tangy with lingering orange, apricot, pepper and bread. Thick and full body. Excellent.

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