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Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

674 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 674
Reviews: 462
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 52
Gots: 54 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  10.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Smuttynose Wheat Wine Ale is a unique hybridization of two well-known beer styles, combining the rich, voluptuous taste of a traditional barleywine with the subtle, tart flavors of an American wheat ale, topped off with a healthy dose of crisp, herbaceous hops.

2007 - 11.4%
2008 - 10.3%
2009 - 11.4%
2010 - 12.0%

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 04-13-2005)
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JaredKent

Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2009 Vintage

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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Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 674 ratings.