Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by JaredKent:
4.05/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Amber/brown in color. This pours a very light head only about a 1/4" high. The head lingers for quite a bit though.
Scent: Caramel up front with a slight burnt note to it. Biscuity, toffee aromas mixed in with dried fruits and raisins. The aroma is strong on this one.
Taste: Once again I get toffee notes with plenty of dried fruit. As the beer lingers in the mouth I get a bit of tartness most likely coming from the wheat. A hint of spiciness on the finish mixed in with the warmth of the alcohol. I dont find this too different then a traditional barley wine.
Mouthfeel: Heavy bodied with the alcohol heat ever present. The carbonation is minimal which allows the heavy beer to go down smooth.
Overall: I dont notice too much of a difference coming from the 53% wheat. It drinks very much like a barley wine, the flavors are very much like a barley wine. The wheat just doesn't add enough unique characteristics to the playing field. A good beer, but blends in with other barley wines already out there.
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2012 01:04:42 | More by JaredKent
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3.59/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle conditioned in 2014. 10.8% ABV.
Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, wheat, caramel, toffee, wood, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour wheat, caramel, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop and wood bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a unique tartness in the flavor that I am not sure I have experienced in other beers of the same style.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 03:15:32 | More by UCLABrewN84
Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 674 ratings.