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Wailing Wench - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

401 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 401
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 37
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HappyHourHero on 10-23-2003)
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imasickboy

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle courtesy of the frog. Much appreciated. You were right...I like!

Poured a clear, deep amber with a just a tiny hint of red. Nice, thick, two finger head. Very top of the head was made of very fine, creamy bubbles. A very fine looking beer.

It had a sweet smell, which I wasn't able to distinguish before the hops hit me. A bit floral, a bit fruity, but a nice, smooth, yet strong, hop aroma. This beer is excellent so far.

Smooth in the mouth, medium body. A bit of an artificial-feeling sweetness, but bitter in the back of the mouth, and around the edges of the tongue.

Tastes just as I'd expected thus far, having a sharp bitterness that makes the mouth water, but well complements the barely perceptible, sweet fruitiness. There seems to be a kind of smoky bourbon sort of taste hiding in there somewhere. Just satisfactory, I suppose. Nothing overly special here.

HOWEVER, as it warmed, this one changed quite a bit for me. A sweet caramel aroma was easily picked up, and the hop aroma became much more complimentary. The bitterness mostly faded, as well as that bourbon-type flavor, and even the fruitiness went away. What remained was a sweet roasted caramel flavor, awash with floral and herb-like hops, with just a bit of pepper spicing. It did still seem to have a saccharin-type bitterness, but the beer really became enjoyable. Pouring the second half was greatly anticipated, however it did ruin the pretty glass. This beer didn't lace, it left the glass completely coated. Pretty impressive.

Other thoughts:
This beer is pretty sticky for only having a medium body. And the CGI girl on the bottle is just a horrible piece of artwork. A hand drawn label would be much more attractive.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2007 00:24:11 | More by imasickboy
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Wailing Wench from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
89 out of 100 based on 401 ratings.