Wailing Wench - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
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Reviews by froggyfrog:
4.45/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
The golden cap with its intertwined MA logo folds over under pressure from the business end of a black Beer Advocate bottle opener. Gas escapes its twenty-two ounce prison with a sharp hiss as if this brown glass bottle holds not strong American ale but a tangle of pissed off serpents.
A prolonged tip of bottleneck to glass snifter yields a dusky red-yellow liquid with a pervasive off-white cap.
Iron and calcium carbonate ride unseen currents of air to reach quickly for my nostrils. Heavily caramelized sugars mingle with earthy-herbal hops and a low-key spicy alcohol. Warmth spreads like a bloodstain on cotton through my body as the pleasant taste of alcohol permeates my tongue.
The strong mineral scents fade away with time, allowing ripe citrus notes to shine through.
Let it warm up a bit to get a nice peppermint-ginger finish in the swallow.
Spend some time with this beer. It is as delightful as the inviting young woman on the label seems to promise. This is truly a world-class beer.
Hell yeah, Wench! Sorry it took me so long to find you.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2007 04:37:24 | More by froggyfrog
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3.93/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap at the Dinosaur, Syracuse.
A: Heavy and dark with brown and red tints over an amber base. Nice thick head.
S: Thick malty deliciousness with a lot of smokey aromas.
T: Roasted malt and caramel followed by scotchlike smokiness and hops. Lacks any significant fruity or citrusy notes but is full bodied and hearty. A very good beer to start your meal.
M: Thick but crisp and hoppy on the nose. Quite drinkable with a high but not overpowering ABV of 8.0%.
O: Delicious and thick, rich and colorful. Great beer.
Serving type: on-tap
07-19-2014 22:23:47 | More by jsausley
3.38/5 rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5
Dark reddish amber pour, thick finger of tan head, crazy wallpaper lace. Fades to an island and ring pretty quick with the lace dripping oily legs. Nice.
Lemony citrus and caramel, hints of herbal bitter in a light/medium strength aroma.
Simple taste just like the nose, but with some spicy alcohol in there too. Light strength taste, simple and balanced. A little different bitter in the end of sip than I am used to tasting. Kinda nice, but not great.
Worst feature of this beer. Low carb., low viscosity, ho hum finish, and not the cleanest linger either.
Thought this would be a better beer than it is, still not horrible, and one that is sure to taste good with some morels and bacon grilled cheese.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2014 21:25:10 | More by cavedave
Wailing Wench from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
89 out of 100 based on 401 ratings.