Friday, March 8, 2013

Weyerbacher - Sixteen (2011)

2011 marks Weyerbacher's sixteenth anniversary and what better way to celebrate than to make another very special beer?  Sixteen is a dark braggot made with 1,440 pounds of honey per 40BBL batch or over 18.5 oz. per gallon!!  That is truly ABSURD!  It is an impressive beer.  This one is going to be fun to cellar.  It will be really interesting to see how this beauty changes over time. 

Sixteen – Caramel, crystal, munich and chocolate malts form a rich foundation for this dark and complex ale. Brewed with an absurd amount of honey from Pennsylvania bees, this braggot has a profound honey character and a nice warming finish. It is the perfect beer to celebrate our sweet sixteen

2011 GOLD MEDAL at the Great American Beer Festival

Updated 3/8/2013

The ABV is 10.5 and the IBU rating is ??
Style - Braggot
Glass to use- Pint Glass, Tulip, Snifter or Oversized Wine Glass
Delivery 12oz Bottle

Can be cellared for long periods, under the proper conditions.

The Pour - Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Good lacing.
Aroma - Malts, chocolate, spice nose from the honey and a touch of brown sugar.
Taste -  Malty, spicy, honey some chocolate and caramel notes. A slight bitter after taste.
Mouth Feel - Medium body and carbonation, pretty smooth.
Drinkable - A nice brown ale with a unique after taste from the honey.  There is a nice warm feeling from the alcohol not over powering. At first the taste was much better than the smell.  However, as it warmed up the taste and aroma blended together making a well balanced brew. 

This beer pairs well with cheese or dessert, try it with grilled meat.

This beer gets a Duper rating of A-.
BeerAdvocate Rating =85
Ratebeer Rating = 91