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Wailing Wench - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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very good

408 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 37
Gots: 12 | 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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3.29/5  rDev -16.9%

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.

argock, Jul 21, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +9.8%

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.

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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.

Slackerville, Jun 02, 2013
Wailing Wench from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
89 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.