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Sweetwater 16th Anniversary Ale Red Wheat Wine - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater 16th Anniversary Ale Red Wheat WineSweetwater 16th Anniversary Ale Red Wheat Wine

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BA SCORE
86
very good

110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 03-10-2013)
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Kromes

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%

A deep, dark red color with a thick tan colored head.

A caramel aroma with some grapeseed, alcohol, and mineral aromas.

The alcohol hits right up front with the caramel malt. There are some earthy flavors in the background and maybe a hint of cherry. Alcohol is dominant in the flavor.

A nice smooth and full mouthfeel with good carbonation. Finishes dry.

This is definitely a sipper. Fresh out of the bottle, the alcohol is up front.

03-20-2013 19:55:25 | More by Kromes
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oberon

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%

Nice to see fresh bottles of the new Sweetwater anni. here in the triad.Poured into a snifter a deep rich ruby color with a thinner but well sustained light beige head atop.Caramel and banana stand out most in the nose along with strong sweet alcohol.Caramel and vanilla are the first flavors that hit than some drunken fruits,a mild toasted wheat note and some spicy/leafy hops make a pronounced presence in the finish.The 66 I.B.U.'s play a role but it's still a big alcoholic fruity bomb....wich isn't a bad thing at all. A real sipper with nice flavor combos,a worthy anni. beer.

03-10-2013 00:31:56 | More by oberon
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.14/5  rDev +8.4%

A - dark reddish amber with a thin, off white head that hs good retention

S - caramel, alcohol, sugar

T - caramel, alcohol, candy sugar, sweet, citrus, piney, bitter finish

M - full bodied, warm, smooth, well carbonated

This is a nice wheatwine. I often find this style astringent or cloyingly sweet, but this beer was flavorful, hoppy, and complex. The candy sugar notes reminded of a barleywine and the citrusy, piney hops clawed through the intense malt character. This was an enjoyable wheatwine to sit back and enjoy. I definitely recommend it.

05-02-2013 00:44:50 | More by tdm168
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RickS95

Indiana

4.31/5  rDev +12.8%

The pour suggests a very rich beer. There's zero clarity, like a murky lake that doesn't give any hints as to what's in it or how deep it is. Dark brown and too rich for any light to shine through. The head is a finger thick of white bubbles. It's nice looking, but the retention is minimal but all it takes is a swirl to wake up the bubbles and leave a thinnish spotty lace.

Very malty, as you might imagine. Nothing indicates it's a wheat beer as dark, ripe fruits dominate the nose. A little caramel malt escapes along with a splash of savory hops, but it's extremely fruity--not like a fruit beer, instead like a nice Belgian.

The wheet is in the taste. The fruity flavors are there, but tempered. The wheet shines with a tangy, spicy addition to the malts and fruity flavors.

Really nice. Tangy and sweet, fruity and spicy. A bit of alcohol heat toward the end of the sip, about when the slight lingering bittering hops drop by. Savory, crisp finish.

This was awfully good. Easy to drink despite crazy high alcohol. About the opposite end of the spectrum as a Barley Wine.

01-19-2014 04:05:51 | More by RickS95
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sbluerock

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-27-2013 03:09:24 | More by sbluerock
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-22-2013 05:49:40 | More by beergorrilla
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Will_The_Thrill

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-27-2014 01:21:21 | More by Will_The_Thrill
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Keith_R

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-06-2013 00:17:49 | More by Keith_R
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Pookie

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-12-2013 00:54:49 | More by Pookie
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

08-13-2013 02:10:44 | More by KevinGordon
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wrw5031

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-08-2013 16:17:16 | More by wrw5031
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

07-19-2014 05:09:01 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev +4.5%

Poured in to tulip.

A - Dark amber in colour; almost completely opaque with a glow along the bottom. Half a finger of cream coloured head.

S - Sweet caramel and toffee with lighter pine and floral aromas.

T - A big sweetness initially with dark caramel, toffee and brown sugar flavours present. The hop profile comes in next, adding a good bitterness and mostly pine notes with some lighter citrus and floral flavours. Some raisin and fig in the background.

M - Medium to full body. Dry and slightly oily. Light carbonation.

06-04-2013 02:02:06 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-17-2014 14:10:16 | More by EgadBananas
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jsanford

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-07-2013 01:07:04 | More by jsanford
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100200300

Georgia

3/5  rDev -21.5%

10-19-2013 05:19:09 | More by 100200300
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%

appearance: Dark rusty-red. Thick beige head on the pour with a respectable amount that lingers.
smell: Rich, fruity, bready nose with a little spice.
taste: full and rich like the nose with a little hoppy bitterness and a bit of alcohol burn in the finish.
overall: Very nice, "different" brew. Nothing to knock your socks off but a worthy anniversary ale. Happy Anniversary Sweetwater and Cheers.

07-14-2014 23:09:37 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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DerrickW

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-03-2013 16:51:56 | More by DerrickW
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.79/5  rDev -0.8%

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shoppe (Marietta, GA). 6.29. Released 2/13. Served in a Sweetwater snifter.

Pours deep ruby chestnut with a finger and a half dense cream colored head. Decent sized sheets of lace.

Smells of sugared dark fruit and a bit of alcohol. Pleasant enough but lacks depth.

Taste is less sweet and more fruity and spicey than I typically expect from wheat wines. Cherry skins, grapes, wheat sugars, an almost rye-like spiceyness, bitter earthy hops, a touch of apple, hay and a healthy dose of booze.

Lighter feel than expected, being medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Dry, bitter finish with more earthy hops, rye spice and sugary sweet wheat.

A different sort of wheat wine that is interesting now and I believe will do well with some age. It's good to see a local brewery experimenting with one of my favorite styles. I look forward to enjoying a few more over the next couple years.

03-19-2013 04:39:16 | More by ThickNStout
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JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-06-2014 15:27:23 | More by JimmyAloysius
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andysc83

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-26-2014 16:53:24 | More by andysc83
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BGsWo22

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

06-11-2014 01:19:54 | More by BGsWo22
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immobileman

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-29-2013 04:27:49 | More by immobileman
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oline73

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

03-28-2014 02:21:13 | More by oline73
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-19-2013 20:23:43 | More by Zaphog
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Sweetwater 16th Anniversary Ale Red Wheat Wine from SweetWater Brewing Company
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