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Year One Red Wheat Wine - The Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery

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Year One Red Wheat Wine
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very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 4.49%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rutager on 10-06-2013)
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Reviews by smekermann:
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4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance is a slightly cloudy dark amber with red hues with a decent 2 inch off-white head. Nice looking beer. Smell is tropical and citrus-y. It doesn't smell huge, but what's there is pretty appealing.

It's a medium-bodied beer, with low to medium carbonation. Initial taste is of orange peel and coriander, followed by a creamy sweetness. The hops and malts in this are really well balanced, though - it manages to avoid being cloying, despite its sweetness, and it hides its hops fairly well, so they're mainly prominent on the initial mouthfeel. It also manages to hide its 11.5% abv fairly well, making it somewhat dangerous.

Overall, probably the best I've had from Moon Under Water, and overall a great addition to the BC craft beer scene. Kinda sad this is a one off, but at the same time, I'm hopeful that Moon Under Water will keep releasing amazing seasonals and one-offs that will either match or eclipse this. They definitely seem to know what they're doing.

smekermann, Oct 06, 2013
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Boozecamel, Oct 26, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle #849 (I think ...thick felt used to number is hard to read) of Moon's first anniversary beer.

Appearance. Gorgeous rich and hazy gold-amber with three fingers of thick and sticky looking, cream coloured head.

Smell. Big tropical fruits, some lime, orange, and other citrus fruits, a bit of bready yeast and a little bit of sweet and lightly spicy malt ...kind of a peppery spice. Interesting stuff.

Taste. Wow. Big tropical fruits again, sweet and juicy. There's a little bit of citrus fruit but little bitter rind following as I was expecting. It's surprisingly low in bitterness considering the abundance of hop flavours. The high abv is dangerously well hidden.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body, medium-low soft carbonation. Not really sticky which is another surprise considering the decent sweetness.

Overall. Fantastic and unique wheat wine. I love the style when done right but this is like nothing I've had before. The Citra hops work well with the slight extra spicy graininess going on from the red wheat. Finishing this entire bottle won't be a problem (which might be a problem).

Rutager, Oct 06, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: 1/2" cream coloured head that dissipated quickly over a murky reddish-amber liquid.

S: Flowers, limes, peaches, apricot, and yeast that smells somewhat like champagne yeast.

T: Limes, peaches, flowers, apricots, yeast, complimented by thick and tasty cereal grain flavours in the backbone.

M: Thick viscosity, somewhat drying, and a medium level of fine carbonation.

O: I love a good wheatwine and this one does not disappoint.

DaftCaskBC, Oct 18, 2013
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Year One Red Wheat Wine from The Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.