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Wailing Wench - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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89
very good

397 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 37
Gots: 10 | 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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prisdefer

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-24-2013 22:48:53 | More by prisdefer
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Hopheadhiker

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

08-22-2013 16:56:51 | More by Hopheadhiker
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Cooker_stp

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

08-19-2013 00:06:07 | More by Cooker_stp
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

07-27-2013 04:36:26 | More by CaptDavyJones
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harsley

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-26-2013 20:08:48 | More by harsley
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argock

Virginia

3.29/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served on-tap at Capital City Gastropub (Albany, NY).

A: Plummy amber with a short cap of off-white head and a thin rim of lacing left at the top of the glass.

S: Mild fruity malt aroma with fairly strong whiff of alcohol. Some plum, raisin, and dark fruit malt aromas. The hops are light and herbal.

T: Flavor was a big disappointment with a nondescript paper/cardboard maltiness, strong alcohol presence, and fruity raisin flavors. There was a little hops bitterness, but not nearly enough, and the alcohol presence was too strong.

M: Smooth but undercarbonated with a big body and sweetness that didn't belong.

O: Funny name but not a great beer -- too much sweetness, a little bit too much alcohol presence, some odd off-flavors. All adds up to an underwhelming beer experience.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2013 04:23:59 | More by argock
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Marty91

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

07-14-2013 02:40:47 | More by Marty91
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stella77artois

New York

4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into pilsener glass.

Had heard good things about this brewery, and was lucky to find some of this on a road trip. Happy I did!

A - Pours a hazy dark red-brown, shows a maroon color in the light. Small amount of carbonation noticed. Very thick and creamy, slowly dissipating head. Good looking beer.

S - Lot's of malt up front, with just a hint of fruityness, and a touch of smoke. Slightly noticeable hops, too. Not a ton going on, but it's a very nice aroma.

T - Lot's of malt up front. A unique fruit taste, I'd say grapefruit and lime. Can also notice the touch of smokiness noted in the aroma. A decent amount of quality hops. All combines very well. Just a tiny hit of alcohol in the aftertaste. Taste wise, it's not as complicated as other great Strong Ale's like Arrogant Bastard and Double Bastard, but it's still a damn good tasting beer.

F - A strong beer, but it was easy to drink. Slightly thick, but was refreshing and the carbonation was quenching. Easy on the throat and stomach, too.

O - This is a damn good beer. Great tasting yet packs a good punch. Highly recommend this beer for any strong ale or extreme beer fans.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 15:56:52 | More by stella77artois
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-10-2013 02:21:18 | More by WOLFGANG
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-08-2013 02:13:21 | More by jzlyo
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virinow

New York

3/5  rDev -24.2%

06-21-2013 01:07:33 | More by virinow
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Drknight

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1%

06-15-2013 14:27:10 | More by Drknight
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luvbier

Vermont

4/5  rDev +1%

06-02-2013 20:12:05 | More by luvbier
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Slackerville

California

3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Classified as a strong ale, Wailing Wench has a lot going on. Lots of breweries are making Cascadians and Black IPAs these days but this is a different beer. It can be summarized by a strong hop aroma, aggressive malt and ester flavors in the middle, then finishes hop bitter and alcoholic. Something for everyone and a fine beer to lay down in bottles for a few months without losing too much overall flavor.

Middle Ages has a wide range of beers with good northeast distribution in bars and 22 oz bottles. The Wench has been one of their staples for years, a great beer for those craving hops in the winter.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 01:59:11 | More by Slackerville
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-16-2013 16:25:33 | More by Slatetank
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blknikon

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-08-2013 19:45:45 | More by blknikon
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Corey17

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-08-2013 00:41:47 | More by Corey17
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hurdjg

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-21-2013 14:16:17 | More by hurdjg
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -24.2%

04-20-2013 14:19:37 | More by oldp0rt
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Woodysbeard

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

03-31-2013 21:35:36 | More by Woodysbeard
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

03-20-2013 20:50:13 | More by BGsWo22
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Brad007

Vermont

3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper with a thin but robust head into my glass. Been a while since I've had anything from this style.

Sweet at first but that gives way to a solid malt backbone that I feel is just one step down from a barleywine. It's not a DIPA like I originally though.

The flavor backs that up in spades. Nutty with just a touch of caramel, toffee and booze. Hops play second fiddle on my palate.

Mouthfeel is the same. Carbonation level is satisfying. Maintains the stance of a mean, hoppy ale despite not really being such.

Check it out. I just hope that the wench is wailing about something other than the lack of hopsplosion.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 04:05:59 | More by Brad007
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PrimScrewhead

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-09-2013 20:03:23 | More by PrimScrewhead
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

03-09-2013 13:30:41 | More by UltimateLivewire
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

02-17-2013 22:45:01 | More by JohnQVD
Wailing Wench from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
89 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.