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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

721 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 721
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 55
Gots: 56 | 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:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 04-13-2005

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%
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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from a growler in a Rhinegeist snifter. The beefy ale pours a luminous orange with an off white head that dissipates to a thin pool and ring with light lacing. Nose of apricots, moderately strong astringent grain alcohol, sweet malts, and light bittering hops. Flavors are sweet malts on all sides with a heavy grain taste to the rear mingling with bittering hops and a chardonnay like quality. A more pronounced peach and apricot flavor comes through with warmth. A mild bitterness shines through on the aftertaste giving this wheat wine balance. Smooth moderate carbonation makes it easy to drink despite the relatively high alcohol. Very nice.

Cheers

Photo of csurowiec
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BH712
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of briandaube
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zahara15
3.32/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WesM63
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ardeer
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Phigg1102
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ChrisinRI
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of markdrinksbeer
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of JMS1512
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured hard into my Duvel glass.

Sight- Raw sienna with orangey hues. Big beige head that recedes to a thin, caldera-like cap. Lacing leaves thick bands full of tiny pockmarks. Chill haze is present and settled, spread out on the bottom and sides of my glass.

Smell- Malty sweetness, a hint of hops. I also get a touch of fruit, but unsure of which one. Alcohol also present, but subtle for an almost 11% brew.

Taste- There is a definite malty sweetness here, balanced against a solid but not overpowering piney hops partner. At a cool temperature the alcohol is masked. As it warms, I’m sure it says “hello” with more confidence. I also get a woody dryness, sort of like the Lukcy Basartd I reviewed last week. Is there a touch of rye-like sour/spice, or is it just me?

Feel- It’s a full-figured woman of a beer (plenty of body). Medium or medium-plus coating, nice amount of carbonation.

Overall- Not as abrasive as its mainstream cousin, the American barleywine, but VERY nice to drink on a chilly November in NWNJ.

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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Sabian
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Great beer, although I dont catch to many notes on the wheat side of the beer. The Barleywine REALLY stands out.

Photo of s_wit
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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