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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

630 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 630
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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Reviews by happygnome:
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happygnome

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cracked open the 2006 vintage (waxed dipped in August 2008) I was holding onto, decided to crack it last night to celebrate my first day back at work from the state government shutdown so i am reviewing from notes. Poured into a tulip glass.

A: pours a dark orange copper color with orange hues around the edge of the glass especially towards the bottom of the beer. There is about a quarter inch of head that disappears quickly leaving a good amount of sticky lacing around the edge of the glass. There is a small patch of lacing on the top of the beer and a slim ring around the edge of the glass sitting on the top of the beer. A little carbonation can be seen rising to the top of the beer.

S: Deep dark fruits, raisins and figs, maby grapes. The booze is well hidden in the nose. There is not a lot of hops or spiciness in the nose

T: Very similar to the nose, there are dark fruits dominating my palate right now. A slight hint of hop bitterness. brown sugar sweetness but not clowing.

M: medium to full bodied beer with not a lot of carbonation

overall: WOW, this is a great beer I enjoyed it so much.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 03:50:25 | More by happygnome
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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

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S - Sour grapes and tannins. Molasses and wood

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

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