Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by sethmeister:
4.03/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
22oz bomber with "bottle conditioned in 2008" on the side
note this being sampled April of 2009 so it has been aged for several months.
Poured into large snifter, color is a murky caramel brown which shows ruby red when held to the light. A thin cream-tan head disapears rapidly.
Scent is strong boozy alcohol ethers, fruit (pineapple, cherries) and a wheaty, yeasty tang.
Taste is sweet and fruity (cherries, raisin, figs?) with a nice bready malt backbone. Alcohol not as pronounced as the nose suggests. A bourbon note. Tastes like a mellow and malty barleywine. Caramel. The wheat side is not obvious. Hops are very mild and only seem to make themselves known by a subtle bitterness.
Mouth is medium; coating and silky but not thick or chewy.
Drinkability is surprisingly good. As noted, abv is hidden well and mostly recognized as a warming in the throat.
Though i don't know when in 08 this was bottled i believe the beer has mellowed considerably since fresh. Another tasty and easily quaffed concoction from Smutty.
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2009 01:50:22 | More by sethmeister
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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.