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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

711 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 711
Reviews: 467
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 55
Gots: 54 | 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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4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

JMS1512, Nov 16, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

AnitaBrewski, Sunday at 03:55 AM
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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%

BeerForMuscle, Saturday at 02:36 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

olradetbalder, Friday at 09:50 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

acurtis, Thursday at 07:39 PM
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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

KG710, Nov 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

jwat, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

rockrob, Nov 01, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

ChewbaccaSD, Oct 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Falcone, Oct 20, 2014
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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.

Sabian, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

s_wit, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

rEBELlION, Oct 03, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -5.2%

dexterk1, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

WoostaBia, Sep 24, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +25.7%

Halsey, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

midlifec, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

kwjd, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

PatGreer, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

kdivers, Aug 23, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

MikeWard, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

mcsauter82, Aug 11, 2014
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Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 711 ratings.