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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

109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%
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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RickS95

Indiana

4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 04:05:51 | More by RickS95
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4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
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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.

Serving type: bottle

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Sweetwater 16th Anniversary Ale Red Wheat Wine from SweetWater Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.