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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

700 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 700
Reviews: 466
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 53
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 batch, 10.8% ABV.

A: Pours a dark red with a tall, fizzy and kinda soapy-looking head. Lacing is also soapy but fades along with the head, leaving almost nothing behind. Decent retention at least.

S: Unsurprisingly, a heavy wheaty character. A bit of oak? Don't really get much else past that, very simple.

T: Hmph, more of the same. Heavy, heavy wheat from start to finish. A little herbal up front. A little oaky in the middle. A hearty, toasted bread in the middle and finish. The aftertaste is all herbal hops with a spicy, toasted bread.

M: Medium-heavy body. Lighter on the carbonation. A touch spicy.

O: Interesting wheatwine. The herbal hops and the heavy breadiness makes me think this is like a triple ESB or something along those lines. Lots of hearty, wheaty bread and herbal hops throughout. Honestly I enjoyed it. It's a bit simple but almost no wheatwines aren't.

Dope, May 12, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2014: (10.8%) Pours a clear red tinted orange with thin but dense cream colored head that settles quickly to a thin ring. Not much lace can stick, but leggy. Smell: huge fruity and caramel aromas... sweet grape juice, plum skin, cherry. Slightly spicy and herbal hop coming through. Taste: date, cherry, orange liquor... biting into a sugary juicy black plum, then into booze, herbal pops from hopping (and maybe oak...was that used in the last edition?), and a lightening "crispness" from wheat. Drying finish, full bodied, fine carb -- maybe it would be better with less? (Feel-wise, fits more into weizenbock-y than barleywine-y). More depth than I remember from 2010, though I'm drinking this one a bit fresher.

2010: 3.5/3.5/4/4/4

babaracas, Apr 17, 2014
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Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 700 ratings.