Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev +6.8%
On tap at Funcks in Palmyra, PA, part of a flight, 4.5ozs. First experience with this style.
Very hazy coppery color, thin white head. Sweetness, malt, faint alcohol on the nose. Mixture of malt sweetness and warmth in the flavor. Similar to an English Barleywine in feel, but softer, less fruit, and alcohol hidden a little better.
Overall, and enjoyable experience. Will get the larger serving next time.
08-15-2014 15:53:55 | More by MikeWard
3.83/5 rDev -0.3%
Tasted On: 07-22-2014
Freshness: 2014 Vintage
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Purchased: Received in a trade
The first pour is copper colored and clear. Subsequent pours are cloudy and show sediment floating in the glass. The nice-sized offwhite head shows a low retention and good amount of lace.
Smells have an alcohol note, followed by caramel and wheat malts. Other aromas include dark fruit like fig, wood/oak, and a mustiness.
First the taste is sweet and malty; which is followed by some tannin aspects that give it bitterness and sourness. Hops are woody, and some alcohol warmth is present.
Mouthfeel has a thick body and is moderately carbonated. The aftertaste has the same sour and bitter notes from tannins as noted earlier.
Overall an interesting beer. I liked some aspects of it but felt some of the flavor notes were off-putting.
07-23-2014 04:23:05 | More by sommersb
4.23/5 rDev +10.2%
22oz bottle into a snifter
A: Pours a clear apricot/dark cooper with only a sliver of light tan head that dissipates almost imediately and leaves effectively zero lacing. It looks like a bourbon or some other spirit as it sits in the glass. Very pretty color though.
S: Lots of sweetness with candied sugar and vinous fruits. There is also a tart, apple-like component; in a way its reminiscent of apple cider. Some booze, a bit of caramel/toffee. Its very unique but I really dig it.
T: Like the nose its sweetness forward, with candied sugar and caramel/toffee. There are also some hop characters including citrus rind and bitterness. Some burnt, almost char-like characters. Flavor is more traditional barleywine-esque than the aroma. Again, I like it a lot.
M/D: Full bodied, carbonation very low but it actually works well for this particular beer that almost drinks like a spirit. Gives a whole body warming sensation. ABV is present but not overwhelming, and its not hot at all. Drinkability is good.
O: Overall, I was a big fan of this one. The price was great too. I plan to buy a few more of these.
07-22-2014 01:21:33 | More by zac16125
3.59/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
07-03-2014 03:15:32 | More by UCLABrewN84
Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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