Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
04-17-2014 02:39:17 | More by babaracas
4.04/5 rDev +5.2%
A - Clear amber body with thin off-white head. Took a vigorous pour. Not too much retention but some good sudsy lacing.
S - Sour grapes and tannins. Molasses and wood
T - Slight bitter hops are taken over by big sugary, molasses and cherry malts. Smokey, woody, and huge spicy alcohol throughout.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sticky and resinous.
O - Really great beer that kicks you on your ass. I'm really glad this is being brewed in my home town.
04-09-2014 00:02:35 | More by JAFoley
Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 689 ratings.