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

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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

684 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 684
Reviews: 464
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 53
Gots: 54 | FT: 3
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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jderosia603

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-28-2013 14:51:51 | More by jderosia603
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brianmandell

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-04-2014 01:41:23 | More by brianmandell
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TLJ

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This Smuttynose poured a beautiful reddish mahogany, with a little off-white lacing and a small amount of carbonation. The smell produced a wonderful strong malt, with caramel, bourbon, oak and vanilla.

Unfortunately, while the taste also yielded all of these warm flavours, I found the cigar-smoke sweetness and over-powering alcohol taste to this beer somewhat unbearable and wasn't able to finish what I had poured.

I would have preferred to have this beer in a 6 or 8 ounce glass on tap, and served slightly warmer than refridgerator-cold so that I could enjoy its scotch-like woody character and gingery spiciness.

June is a sweaty month here in Boston, and that also did not work in favour of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2010 01:00:26 | More by TLJ
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-19-2012 03:24:44 | More by smutty33
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PeteTheBeerDrinker


3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-28-2012 00:01:00 | More by PeteTheBeerDrinker
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Marti403

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-08-2012 03:47:03 | More by Marti403
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GClarkage

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-02-2014 18:08:36 | More by GClarkage
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-21-2012 19:35:53 | More by sendbeer
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seplo

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-30-2012 18:45:08 | More by seplo
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HopNuggets

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured 2008 bomber into snifter.

A - Pours a brilliant rich and bright mahogany and where the light shines through it is a bright ruby to brick red. Poured a solid 1.5 finger eggshell head that dissipated quickly to a solid coating that stuck around to leave a spotty lacing. The beer runs down the glass like wine when it leaves the "legs" on the glass.

S - A lot of sweet toffee and buttery aroma with some grassy and earthyness there. There is a hint alcohol hotness that you can pickup through the nose as well. I thought this would have been well gone by the 2, almost 3 years of cellaring.

T - Sweet toffee malt up front with some alcohol burn to follow that is cooled down with a Caramel definitely left as the beer goes down. Some hop bite after but not much but just enough to give this beer some balance.

M - Very light mouth feel and a bit hot. Medium carbonation and there is a coating left all over leaving you wanting more.

D - A bomber is probably it for the night. Maybe follow it by an Imperial Stout 12oz. Heat after 2-3 years was a bit surprising. I wish I could get my hands on another '08 and leave it for a few more years. I guess I'll have to get a '10 and leave it for 5 years or so.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 01:23:44 | More by HopNuggets
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-21-2012 18:14:50 | More by seeswo
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choover14

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-21-2012 21:49:58 | More by choover14
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-15-2014 17:16:05 | More by brpendergast85
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blitheringidiot

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wheatwine contents naturally lend themselves to a lack of headcap. This is no exception with a pour that settles to a zero cap and an offering of caramel hued orange auburn containing no rising bubbles.

Sweet notes of toased malts meets a sugary, honey aplle aspect.

First swigs: Centers on a honey and grain peppery flavor. Some red apple infuses with some cherry. Heat is detectable. Dry dusty finish follows a dry ginger ale vanilla sweet.

Feel is medium bodied and criply densely carbonated.

Last swigs: Dry vanilla meets grain short pier walk. Nice attempt.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2006 04:19:27 | More by blitheringidiot
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Overlord

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish orange. Maybe an inch of off-white foam.

Smells like oranges, wheat chaff, and ... malt. And a bit of yeast to it.

Taste is really, really sweet. Really almost grain alcohol sweet. THe mouthfeel is a bit light and fluffy. Could use some more hops or more of a citrus component, maybe some just some light orange and tangerines.

Decent.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2010 07:39:49 | More by Overlord
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-12-2014 22:28:59 | More by Durandal_777
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-02-2012 17:56:57 | More by JAHMUR
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juliusseizure

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-15-2013 18:12:15 | More by juliusseizure
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-12-2014 14:08:14 | More by thinwhiteduke
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PoppaSquat

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-20-2014 21:23:33 | More by PoppaSquat
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-30-2014 00:57:00 | More by jim_carignan
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vbiliyar

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-24-2012 01:37:02 | More by vbiliyar
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-01-2012 03:01:55 | More by jfcaa193
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-05-2012 03:01:44 | More by mattparsons
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nickfl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-15-2012 20:51:19 | More by nickfl
Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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