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Horse Tongue Wheat - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: scottfrie on 12-25-2010)
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mjtiernan, Jun 20, 2012
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a sniffer at Bauley's Taproom during the AV tap takeover night. Body is a cloudy golden color with a small creamy white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of a mild wheat base, a touch of sweet pale malt, and a good dose of lactobacillus sourness.
Palate is big on fruity flavors, citrus, pear, and apple all popping up amidst the sour lacto backdrop. Mild pale malt and lends a touch of sweetness, but the finish is big on sour power. The body has a slightly silky character from the wheat, nice and smooth. I haven't really had anything inventive like this from AV before; it's nice to see them stepping out of their hoppy comfort zone a little.

ElGordo, May 02, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"Belgian wheat barrel aged with brettanomyces."

Had on tap at the brewery. Reviewed from notes.

A: Served a clear golden color with a thin white head that left no lacing.
S: Brett, brett and more brett. Pretty funky. Notes of citrus as well.
T: Lightly sour brett as expected. The wheat really amplifies its baryard-like qualities. I get hints of citrus, lemon and golden fruits as well. The aftertaste has notes of Belgian yeast and crackery wheat.
M: Medium body, clean mouthfeel, and an aftertaste that coats my mouth and lingers.
D: The wheat went very well with the brett and made for a really refreshing brew.

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On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a hazy golden-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with wheat, grain, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, fruit, wood, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but there is an odd acidic quality in the flavor that diminishes the drinkability.

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13oz tulip, poured w/out much head, and a little too cold.

Very cloudy, dull yellow body. Great lacing.

Inviting but not very strong aromas of tree fruits (mostly apple), light sweet spice, and touch of Belgian yeast. The funk comes thru much better as it warms and with a swirl.

Flavors pack a punch, given the low ABV. Lots of golden delicious apple, pear, lemon, yeast, bubble gum sweetness, and healthy dose of sweet spice.

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S: Plenty of barnyard on this with a nice wheat meets lemon smell. A nice sourness as you can expect.

T: Initial lemon tartness meets barnyard, like a horse stall would taste indeed. The wheat, brett and citrus, mainly lemon, really provide a good puckering sour experience but not overly tart and annoying. The finish is dry, sour and really lingers.

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Horse Tongue Wheat from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.