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

Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

629 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 629
Reviews: 459
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%


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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Nutleybeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a very mild, foamy head. A dark orange, somewhat cloudy color.

A strong scent, fills your nose with the essence of malt and alcohol. First sip, tingles your tongue a bit. The malt is clearly there, blended with the potent alcohol punch. A thick, syrupy make-up. Hints of sweet sherry-like and brown sugar flavors.

Good, highly drinkable. Might pair well with a dry cheddar. My first sampling of this style. To be honest, if I didn't know it was a "wheat wine" I would have assumed it to be a barleywine. Nice flavor regardless. Strong, yet smooth. Full of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2009 19:38:25 | More by Nutleybeer
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babaracas

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2014: (10.8%) Pours a clear red tinted orange with thin but dense cream colored head that settles quickly to a thin ring. Not much lace can stick, but leggy. Smell: huge fruity and caramel aromas... sweet grape juice, plum skin, cherry. Slightly spicy and herbal hop coming through. Taste: date, cherry, orange liquor... biting into a sugary juicy black plum, then into booze, herbal pops from hopping (and maybe oak...was that used in the last edition?), and a lightening "crispness" from wheat. Drying finish, full bodied, fine carb -- maybe it would be better with less? (Feel-wise, fits more into weizenbock-y than barleywine-y). More depth than I remember from 2010, though I'm drinking this one a bit fresher.

2010: 3.5/3.5/4/4/4

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 02:39:17 | More by babaracas
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4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
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A - Clear amber body with thin off-white head. Took a vigorous pour. Not too much retention but some good sudsy lacing.

S - Sour grapes and tannins. Molasses and wood

T - Slight bitter hops are taken over by big sugary, molasses and cherry malts. Smokey, woody, and huge spicy alcohol throughout.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sticky and resinous.

O - Really great beer that kicks you on your ass. I'm really glad this is being brewed in my home town.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 00:02:35 | More by JAFoley
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Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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