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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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Kinsman

California

3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark copper color and surprising clarity. Head is off-white in color, but minimal. Some lacing does remain, but not as much as one would expect.

Smell is reminiscent of a bourbon but sweeter (think bourbon and cola). This brew does not try to hide the alcohol but there is nothing wrong with that for this style. Hop aroma is weak but can be detected.

Taste is citrusy and fruity, and rather tart. Alcohol adds to this sweetness to give it a cough syrup like flavor without being as rough. Again the hops are weak but do add some bitterness and a noticeable herb-like flavor.

Mouthfeel is certainly warming given the alcohol but also fairly smooth. Overall a medium-body feel.

Wheatwine is an interesting style but doesn't seem like it could stand up against the best barleywines. That being said this still a great brew to enjoy when in the mood for something big. It would be interesting to see how this one ages.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 00:31:09 | More by Kinsman
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Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 674 ratings.