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Vern's Wheat Wine Ale - Straight To Ale

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Vern's Wheat Wine AleVern's Wheat Wine Ale

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87
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Straight To Ale visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 08-16-2012

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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Justinbshelton
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brackh
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours red/brown/copper. Strong smell of apple and fruit. Smell very sweet. Taste is sweet and boozy. Fruits and sugary candy. My first experience with a wheat wine. Don't get me wrong... It is good and worth a try. It is a bit on the sweet side for me. Maybe the jury is still out on this style for me.

Photo of Dicers
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mbacon3227
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudabegga9
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

22oz bottle from Hop City (Atlanta, GA). 10.99. No bottling date. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku.

Pours amber with red and orange highlights, capped by a full finger of ecrue head. The bubbles fade to a meager halo without any lacing to speak of.

Sweet aromas of sugar, caramel, apple and vague cherry. There is a little wheat grain in there too but it's mostly fruit tinged sugars.

Taste follows the nose with a little more going on. Apple, grainy wheat sugars, caramel, cherries, earthy oak-like quality, faint toffee and a healthy dollop of booze. Fruity, grainy, sweet and boozey. Good stuff.

Syrupy, medium full feel with slightly restrained carbonation. Grain alcohol and fruit syrup in the aftertaste.

True to style with it's grainy sweetness, the originality of Vern's Wheat Wine is in its fruitiness. This is a great wheat wine with everything I look for in the style plus that interesting apple and cherry factor. I hope this site is wrong about this being discontinued because this is more fine work from Straight To Ale.

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of richj1970
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter glass.

A: Pours a deep ruby red with 1-2 finger off white head that settled fairly quickly. Some spotty lacing.

S: Sweet malts. A slight fruitiness. Cherries and apple.

T: Wow. Really nice balance of slight sweetness mixed with fruits. The ABV is well hidden. Perhaps not as hoppy as I was expecting. An almost English barleywine like quality.

M: Medium body with fairly light carbonation consistent with style and ABV.

O: I really enjoyed this one. Maybe not the best wheat wine I've had, but very nice brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight to Ale Vern's Wheat Wine, right to Brew Series, 11% ABV. Huntsville, Alabama.

Deep crimson shade, slim white head.

Aroma: very loud, big, booming, malt-alicious. Enormous fruit, berries, and cherries and apples galore, with alcohol spilling out just a bit.

Taste: Mmmm. Rich, thick, smooth and massive. Pleasing and potent. Full-bodied, fully flavored, but surprisingly easy on the palate. Long presence on the tongue. Bountiful mouthfeel. Immense, but utterly manageable.

I like this a ton. Yummity yum, yum, yum.

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Vern's Wheat Wine Ale from Straight To Ale
87 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.