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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

631 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 631
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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captaincoffee

California

3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The pretty orange coloring of the beer had me interested, although I found the sweetness a bit overpowering on the nose. There was some citrus and hops behind, but the malty sweetness also overpowered the palate. Some toasted notes on the finish, but lingering sweetness made this a difficult 22oz bottle to finish. Personal opinion is this needs more hops to balance out. Not sure if this would age to something special if the sweetness fades...perhaps.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 21:56:39 | More by captaincoffee
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Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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