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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

699 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 699
Reviews: 466
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 53
Gots: 55 | FT: 4
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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Photo of IntriqKen
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dark orange gold in the glass with an impressive two fingers of "not quite white" foam on top that quickly melts to a film that covers the glass with mapping as you sip.

Aromas are amber malts and biscuits. Don't notice any hops on the tail-end.

Taste is sweet amber malts that quickly meld into a hoppy citrus finish. Wheat doesn't really make itself known to my palette, but the blended taste is wonderful.

Aftertaste is mildly drying from biscuit-type yeast and mild hops...finally a noticable alcohol flavor and warmth.

I like.

IntriqKen, Aug 19, 2007
Photo of hreb
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The 2006 vintage, now moderately well aged (it's now April 2008, making this bottle at least 1.5 but less than 2 years old), emerges from my beer fridge. Cold 22oz bottle poured into wide-mouth Chimay glass. Pours deep apple juice amber with nearly zero head. Aroma is faint, probably because the temperature is too damn cold, but distinctly of raisins and caramel. Very pleasant. (note: as it warms up, the aroma does get bigger, no surprises)

First taste is smooth and rich, with flavors of both malty barley and flowery wheat. Complex depths of bitterness balances it out nicely. And fizziness is slight, just right for a barley wine style.

There's some alcohol in there. There's also some hops. Both work well in my opinion, and I think the flavor will be appreciated by anyone who enjoys wheat beer.

Not as good as Triticus, or Brooklyn Monster Ale for that matter, but definitely in the same league, which is great praise coming from me. The aging didn't hurt this one bit.

hreb, Apr 14, 2008
Photo of Sharkophile
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Appears a beautiful hazy amber orange with a frothy off-white head that recedes down to nothing. Perhaps due to the high abv?

S: Smells fruity, with some tropical fruit along with honey and caramel. Herbal hop character and a gentle booziness rounds things out.

T: Woah... plums and tropical fruit combine with a toasted malt (toffee-like) background. Very sweet. Some vanilla-like flavors come in as does the alcohol, which is warming at first but then develops some bite. Minty hops come in on the sticky, semi-dry finish. Delicious.

M: HUGE body with a smooth, creamy carbonation. Absolutely coats the mouth in flavor. Excellent.

O: My first wheat wine. What a great style! Hopefully more like this to come from more breweries! Fantastic beer.

Sharkophile, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of dsa7783
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz "Smuttynose Big Beer Series" Bottle purchased from Super Saver in Somerville for $4.99...
Many of their Big Beer Series have been successful, so I was eager to give this one a try, which claimed to be made from "53% Wheat and 47%" Barley - a nice touch of wheat to the traditional barley-wine style ale...
A hefty pour resulted in a ruby-red, dark-copper hue with a decent frothy head that soon dissipated and left minimal froth around the glass...
Great smell, with a nice combination of barley, wheats, and malts with a touch of caramel and vanilla nuances...
Excellent, top-notch flavor... very barleywine like, but without the usual overbearing, and cloying sweet flavors that can sometimes really disinhibit a beers natural taste to flow through...
Good, creamy, rich, thick mouthfeel without too much interference coupled with an equally impressive level of drinkability in which the hefty 10.7% ABV is hardly noticeable behind a rich conglomeration of flavors...
Good stuff...
Definitely recommended...

dsa7783, Mar 20, 2008
Photo of LennyV
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a growler at Half-time.

Pours a dark mahogany in to my La Fin Du Monde tulip. Small half finger head no lacing.

Smells of malt and alcohol.

Tastes just as it smells. This brew begins with the malt and finishes with a warming alcohol. The alcohol is not well masked.

Feels outstanding in the mouth, medium to full body and perfectly carbonated.

This brew kicks ass at nearly 12% abv. (I know that it says 10.4% above but it is now 11.4% as per Half-time)

So as far as drinkability you can get messed up pretty quick drinking this brew. It is not as smooth as other 10+ abv beers I have had but, I found it easier to drink as the night went on.

LennyV, Dec 07, 2008
Photo of demcorhip
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Much thanks to Barleywinebrewer for being a great trader and sending this treat my way. Enjoyed this one during a barleywine session with chonyr and raider. This big beer was a nice break from the BWs, and is more than able to stand up to them in its own way.

Appearance
A clear, deep amber hued ale. Very little head, no lacings, not surprising for a big beer with a low level of carbonation.

Aroma
Intriguing rich nose of nutty wheat and sweeter malt backbone. Lemony and floral hops and a hint of bubble gum and cinnamon.

Taste
Tasty and complex wheat beer. Nutty wheat, sponge toffee, and a hint of bubblegum. Lemony and floral hops with hints of ginger and clove.

Mouthfeel
A very well balanced and big medium bodied beer. Lots of good solid wheat and malt flavour and delicate hop spice. Very mildly carbonated.

Drinkability
Very drinkable and certainly sessionable. Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys wheat beers of any sort. Think ill be asking barleywinebrewer to get his hands on more of this for me in the future.

demcorhip, Feb 02, 2007
Photo of unclejimbay
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reveiewed 12/31/09, NYE with Lee & NYE crew @ CG's. Bought a 22oz bottle to sample with a vertical homebrew Wheat Wine tasting.

Reviewed bottle > beer clear mug.

Appearance is orange/amber/caramel in color. Noticeable head retention, minimal lacing.

Smells as follows; 1) Light barley barleywine aroma - light but dominant. 2) Wheat malt aromas. 3) Hints of caramel & citrus

Tastes as it smells. Hides the 10.7% abv very well. Sneaky as a good wheatwine should be IMO. This is a very nice tasting example of a wheatwine. It most like a light barleywine, mellowed out with a nice wheat malt addition, with a mild but noticeable citrus hop profile.

Mouthfeel is medium+ almost full body. Less body than a true barleywine, but works very well as a "chewy" example of a fine wheatwine. Carbonation is medium level and appropriatte.

Drinkability & comments...
I am a big fan of wheat beers. I am also an avid homebrewer who brews various beer styles, but wheat ales & wheatwines more than any other beer. I brew my wheatwine recipe regularly which produces a similiar but unique twist on the style as compared to this Smuttynose offering. I have found a nice citrus hop profile works well in a wheatwine, which I was excited to see in this offering.
Weyerbacher Fourteen is the best commercial example of a Wheatwine I have enjoyed to date (as a true wheat dominant example).
I would consider this Smuttynose offering as my second favorite wheatwine to date. It is a solid example of the style, and leans more to the barleywine character than big wheat notes. More wheat profile than a Pilgrims Dole, less than a Weyerbacher 14. Overall SN WW is a solid wheatwine example, hides abv well, nice price @ $6/bomber, nice wheat/barley balance for a very enjoyable wheatwine.

unclejimbay, Jan 04, 2010
Photo of RonfromJersey
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reddish orange body. Good clarity. Bubbly, thin off-white head quickly breaks down into an oil slick.

Nose is yeasty, bready, spicy, with a big hit of apple.

Candy sweet beginning, just short of cloying. Light fruits - apples, apricots. Just enough noble earthy hops to balance the sweetness. Hintsof spicy pepper.

Slick full smooth mouthfeel. Surprisingly easy drinking.

A rare style done well.

RonfromJersey, Jul 26, 2007
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy, deep, yet bright amber body with a thin ring of white bubbles.

Smell: Wonderfully aromatic nose smelling deeply of toasted caramel with a distant tangy note of wheat. Some peaches and pears, as well as some citrus.

Taste: Malty caramel, lightly toasty, and with a full, though not unrestrained sweetness. Definitely a nice wheat component present. Chewy fruitiness. Spicy, lightly citrusy hops with a medium-high bitterness, but it blends very well to counter and balance all of the sweetness. Hint of pepper. Finishes bittersweet with a lingering taste of creme caramel. Upon warming, a taste of Grand Marnier begins to emerge.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-low carbonation. Suspiciously creamy mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Very good, very nice, and I wish I had some extra bottles of it on-hand. Heavenly and delectable! I certainly recommend it.

ChainGangGuy, Sep 09, 2008
Photo of Pahn
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into Duvel tulip. Bottle funnily informs us that it was "bottle conditioned in 2009".

Sidenote: this is the first wheatwine I've tried, so I don't know what to expect.

Appearance: Free pour fails to yield a head, instead leaving a small foam ring around the surface of the glass that gradually dissipates to almost nothing. Pours a clear reddish amber, and leaves no lacing.

Smell: Whoa, from the bottle and the glass there's a huge aroma of raisin and caramel, somewhat reminiscent of J.W. Lees Harvest Ale or Hair of the Dog Fred. My expectations rise and my attention perks up a bit when a beer smells like this. As the beer warms, the smell gets more cakelike, and gradually boozier. Not very complex, but very inviting.

Taste: Raisin and caramel, very similar to the smell; delicious. There's a nice, kind of tannic, raisin skin character in the middle leading to a just-aggressive-enough hop bitterness that takes you through to the bready, toasty finish. Aftertaste is great, and sticks around for a long time along with some noticeable alcohol warmth.

Some wheat influence pops up as the beer warms, but mainly this beer tastes like a well done, hoppier-than-usual English barleywine. There aren't too many different flavors happening, but the balance and character of what's there is really excellent.

Mouthfeel: Fuller side of medium bodied. Light carbonation. Juicy and creamy at the same time. Pretty much perfect for the flavor, and very enjoyable.

Drinkability: My only complaint here is that I want to savor it, but I can't stop drinking it. With one glass this beer instantly graduates to "go-to beer" and will be incorporated into regular rotation in my refrigerator.

I had no idea this beer would taste like this... I expected something like a caramely double white, or maybe an American barleywine with some wheat influence, both of which sound at least interesting. What I got was a well-crafted beer suited exactly to my tastes. Another exceptional beer from Smuttynose, and a great complement to their hoppy, tropical-fruit oriented Barleywine in the "Big Beer Series".

Pahn, Oct 24, 2010
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1pt.bottle served into an Oversized glass.Enjoyed on may´11.
Pours orangish red in color,orange to the light.Slightly clear.Headed with a yellowish thin crown that quickly dissipates.Brief lacing rings.Caramel malt,bread,fruit & chewing gum aromas.Not bottering but kind burning alcohol all over & spicy hints.Dark fruit candy & dry hoppy flavor.It finishes with a complex underneath tartar.Funny tickly on nose comes from the aftertaste.Full body & fine carbonation.Good & gentle drinkability.

GONZALOYANNA, Sep 20, 2011
Photo of JayQue
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My first Wheatwine. Tastes very much like a Barleywine. Pours a cloudy iced tea color, with a fairly small off white head. Takes a good pour to get a head. Head retention is poor (high abv). Leaves a film on the glass when you tilt it, but no real lacing

Smell is great. Somewhat perfumy, dark fruit, caramel sugar. Tastes very good as well. A rich, slightly sweet barleywine taste: sweet, perfume, dark fruit and caramel with bitterness in the finish. Since I knew this was not a barleywine, I looked for a difference and smoothness is about all I could come up with. Wheat provides a smoothness to other beer styles....there was an unbarleywine like smoothness here as well...no fresh Bigfoot "in your face" experience.

Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. I did not detect the alcohol and the bitterness was there as a balance, not to shrink your head.

Drinkability is good for this level of flavor and abv. Very nice!!!

JayQue, Jan 24, 2009
Photo of jt31914
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber:

A: Amber/red color; no head and no carbonation really.

S: Smells sweet with barley flavor. The sweetness is melded with a slight hoppiness. It smells more like a typical American Barleywine than a Wheatwine to me, but Barleywines are my favorite style anyways so I don't mind.

T: Tastes sweet and smooth; once again it is more like a barley wine to me. The wheat isn't as strong as I'd like for the style, but it still tastes great.

D/M: Smooth and good.

My favorite Smutty product so far.

jt31914, Mar 17, 2010
Photo of lpayette
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another beer that I can't believe I haven't reviewed yet. This is one where just about every time I see it on a store shelf I pick up 2 or 3 bottles to try to stock up on it.

Appearance- Initial pour has a nice red-brown hue to it and is fairly bright. Subsequent pours from the bomber give it a cloudy appearance from all the yeast at the bottom of the bottle. This one requires a bit of a hard pour to get a hearty head.

Smell- There is a good bit of heat in the smell, but it's not overwhelming. Intertwined in that nostril-opening heat is a very complex composition of seemingily ever-changing fruity alcohol esters. Beneath lies a rock solid malty backbone.

Taste- Is where this beer shines brightest. The balance is definitely on the malty/sweet side of things, yet the finish is deceivingly bitter because of the tremendous amount of sweetness that coats the palate just prior. Wheat characteristics are quite different from your typical wheat beer but some searching reveals those characteristics you'd expect. Some of the other tastes I would liken to brown sugar, orange peel, and raisins.

Mouthfeel- A bit silky especially after some warming up towards room temperature as the carbonation diminishes.

Drinkability/Final Thoughts- Highly drinkably- probably dangerously so at 10.7%. This is probably my favorite wheat wine I've tried to date, and also one of my favorite beers period. I've got plans to try to start aging some as this does seem to mellow out and get better with age.

lpayette, Jan 14, 2009
Photo of TK5150
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 Bottle I've had in the cellar since it came out.

A- Pours a very nice ruby/copper with a small head.

S- Wow this smells better than I remember back in the day. Smells of oak (surprising), port/sherry, lots of caramel, brown sugar and toast. Smells very sweet and delicious.

T- Malty caramel, oak (surprising again), ripe fruits, apple juice, and alcohol.

M- Fuller medium body.

D- An absolutely delicious wheat wine that is smooth and easy to put down. The alcohol is apparent though.

Surprising oak-like component to this beer(I don't believe there was any oak added to this beer at any point in the process), but adds a nice little complexity. Could last longer in the cellar, but tasting excellent at 1 year 6+ months.

EDIT: This beer has medium toast oak chips added during dry hopping...so I was right about the oak component being there....also, recently had a 2009...while "ok", I did not like it nearly as much as the 2008 reviewed here.

TK5150, Mar 22, 2010
Photo of tmoneyba
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured hazy copper color with an average off-white frothy head that motly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt, earthy and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation and particle. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. I would share this with a freind and didn't.

tmoneyba, Jan 19, 2010
Photo of morningthief
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Pabst chalice.

Whoa, this looks like apple cider! Deep amber in color and very murky. No head to speak of and no lacing. Sediment is very present throughout the glass. I actually like it, but I can see how its appearance would turn some off.

Smells like a barleywine. Sweet, buttery, and citrus hop notes are present in the nose.

First sip is warm on the tongue, buttery and inviting. Malts dominate here along with notes of caramel and some faint bitterness in the finish. I hate to keep harping on this aspect of the beer, but the buttery flavor seems to persist all the way through, and I love it.

Rounding out the flavor is a mild heat that I can only classify as acceptable. However, Smuttynose has really won me over with this one. They've really managed to create a "big" beer with a mildness that can be enjoyed by many and a robustness exalted by few.

morningthief, Oct 28, 2010
Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to HimerMan for the trade in which he also included perkuno's hammer as a f'ing extra!!

Pours a clear ruby/orange with good head (vigorous pour) that dissipates into a ring and thin film in about two minutes. smell is very similar to a barleywine with a little more spice. Great flavor. Barleywinish, but with more spice and seems a bit smoother than most barleywines. Spicy with dark fruit flavors. Lots of malt flavor, wheat is there but not as strong as I expected. This is really like a barleywine other than the strong spice on the finish. some hop bitterness verrrryyy distant in the aftertaste. kind of slight (very) apple taste on the finish. Suprised at how distant the hops are on the end of this. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but quite good. Drinkability gets exceptional marks, as the abv is well hidden and it goes down very smooth. A great offering from smuttynose, and one I would love to put a couple years on. But for that I will need another bottle. ohhh Brian...

AKBelgianBeast, Jan 25, 2008
Photo of obywan59
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The ale pours a coppery to orange/amber in color with a 1 finger orr white head that recedes to a film on the surface and a ring around the glass. The carbonation is evident.

A luscious aroma of buttery caramel with amazing tropical fruit, a hint of alcohol and plenty of Belgian yeast.

The taste mimics the aroma except that the buttery caramel is through the roof, and the fruit is more secondary. Very sweet, but tart wheat shines through in the middle, joining with a substantial bitterness that follows through in the finish.

The body is full, with a tingle of carbonation on the tongue. It's moderately syrupy, with the burn of alcohol in the throat.

A superb beer! By it's nature, though, it's probably more suited for mid-winter consumption than mid-summer, but nonetheless, it was an amazing experience. Full flavored and "in your face".

obywan59, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of rudzud
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear caramel hue with a thin had that fades quickly.

S - Aromas rich caramel, toffee, sweet malts.

T - Taste is incredibly smooth, light caramel, toffee, malt sweetness. Delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is super smooth easy drinking.

O - Overall I really enjoyed this beer, super smooth, easy drinking.

rudzud, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of rvdoorn
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: pours dark amber with some reddish notes in it.
Smell: Maple syrup, caramel, raisins, wheat, spicy bitter hops and alcohol
Taste: The taste follows the nose. Bit more fruity than the nose (apple, figs, plum). Bitter-sweet aftertaste with warming alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and medium body
Overall: Nice beer, would drink it again.

rvdoorn, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of PSUDREW
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, such a nice, well rounded brew. I am actually sorry that I didn't save this for longer, but the urges wouldn't let me. And I am happy and sad in the same breath. Happy that I got tot taste it, sad that I didn't save it for curiousity's sake.

pours a nice, solid amber color. Some tanihs head, that dissaptes slowlt, and leaves some lacing. The nose is kinnda malty, kinnda hoppy, and vaugley spicy. All in all, a nice presentation

This beer shows off everything it has in it's charecter. It is malty and smooth. It has enough hop presence to make a statement. But it done so in a very balanced way. The mouthfeel is vaugley oily, but, not so much that i ttakes away from the beer. despite the high ABV, this is a very drinkable beer. I am very sorry that I do not have more of thise

PSUDREW, Nov 11, 2005
Photo of gpcollen1
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one I pour into my Smutty Big Beer glass...do you have one??

The nose on this one is sweet and caramelly...?? It even has some of the boozy notes resembling wine....hops to back it up...

Taste is quite acute...hoppy and sticky sweet from teh top and it does not mellow as the sip progresses. Alcohol gets magnified as this one goes down though it never gets out of hand. This beer is terrific and I probably should have let this sit for a year before reviewing for it to to get a really high score...

This one is great - and for those who think not...DO buy another and sit it around for 6 months to a year.

G

gpcollen1, Nov 28, 2007
Photo of woosterbill
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Prime 16 into an Old Engine Oil snifter.

A: Extremely cloudy dark amber body under a finger of creamy tan head. Average retention for the strength and some spotty lacing. Not bad, but hazy to the point of muddiness.

S: Brown sugar, raisins, plums, and some light wheat spice. Sweet, complex, and enticing.

T: Starts out sugary, then deepens into an array of candied fruits and finishes with a soft warmth.

M: Smooth and full-bodied with a good amount of soft carbonation.

D: Pretty darn good. The alcohol isn't overly apparent, but it's definitely noticeable. I could easily have a few of these, though.

Notes: Yet another tasty big beer from Smutty, this one doesn't shy away from major flavor, and yet remains a relatively restrained and balanced brew. Extremely tasty.

Cheers!

woosterbill, May 11, 2010
Photo of Truh
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Flirted a bit with this one on 1/21/2007. 1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bomber poured twice in a Northampton Brewery shaker glass.

Poured evenly with a fine down head to start, a 1/4-inch of uniform height, that settles into small pools and has a lacy stick going down. Hue is golden sunset, with the tinges of red, just a hint of haziness, like a late. morninng fog lifting from the heat. Clear enough to see some great, picaresque carbonation trundling to the top. Clover honey, allspice, lemon squares, key lime pie, and a touch of chambord of the nose. To taste, velvety sweetness sinks throught the tongue, coating everything in bit-o-honey, cracker jack, rose hip, and some hints of cracked black pepper. Medium body lends itself to mass consumption.

Despite its heat, I found this very drinkable and yet another hit from southern NH.

Truh, Jan 22, 2007
Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 699 ratings.