Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by Kinsman:
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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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.