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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

726 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 726
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 55
Gots: 58 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.84/5  rDev +25.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 07-22-2014
Freshness: 2014 Vintage
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Snifter
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into a snifter
Vintage 2012

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 726 ratings.