105. Weyerbacher Sixteen

My wife brought home a 4-pack of this after shopping on Black Friday. At 10.5% alcohol I was expecting this one to have a fair amount of alcohol burn in the finish but it did not. Certainly warms the soul ūüôā but not overpowering. This is my first beer from Wererbacher but they brew a special for each year they are in business and this is their 16th anniversary edition. Pours a great dark brown almost black with solid head and good retention as you drink. Smell has a lot of sweetness from the honey used in the brewing process and the beer itself is also very sweet. Not sure I could drink more than one in an evening but I am glad I have 3 more for the week ahead.
Pros: Color, aroma, sweet taste
Cons:
Alcohol Content: 10.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewers Website: Weyerbacher Sixteen
Brewers Description:¬†We‚Äôre super excited to have received a 2011 GOLD MEDAL at the Great American Beer Festival for¬†SIXTEEN¬†in the¬†Specialty Honey Beer Category (GABF¬†Category: 11) out of¬†32 entries!¬†2011 marks our 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. ¬†We say it for all of the Anniversary beers, but this one is going to be fun to cellar. ¬†It will be really interesting to see how this beauty changes over time. ¬†Here is some marketingese to get you salivating:¬†Sixteen ‚ÄstCaramel, 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.

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