Weyerbacher Sixteen, was released to commemorate the brewery’s 16th Anniversary. This Dark Braggot Ale hits the mark in flavor and complexity, while delivering yet another gold medal winning offering.
Brewed with Honey
The brewers at Weyerbacher dump over a half pound of Pennsylvanian honey in each gallon of beer produced. Much of this honey ferments to add to the already impressive grain bill of Carmel, Crystal, Munich, and Chocolate malts pushing the ABV to a hefty 10.5%. The honey is evident on the pallet, however, it comes across with wonderful fruit and spice on the nose and the a surprisingly dry finish.
Braggot is a very unusual style of beer that has been mostly forgotten by modern craft microbreweries. This style of beer is a combination of beer malt, honey, and hops. What differentiates this style from other honey beers is that at least 50% of the residual sugar content must come from honey.
Weyerbacher Sixteen pours a rich red mahogany color with a substantial off white head. This beer is ready to drink immediately and has cellaring potential of over five years. This would be a great gift for beer geeks who are looking to broaden their horizons with a very limited brew from one of the premier micro breweries in the country! Get some soon, supplies are very limited!