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

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86
very good

105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
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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watsonmd

Georgia

3.1/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle, 50 degrees, poured into tulip.

A: Very nice, dark, deep red/brown, with an average finger of head, and a lacy ring throughout the tasting

S: Boozy, fruity, and a little caramel-y.

T: Striking, up front hit with the alcohol. The hops are there too, with a bitter edge. I don't get the vanilla some others have reported. Some fruits are buried in there, but can't isolate the flavors. The 11% ABV dominates, and might mellow with time.

M: Astringent, biting , drying feel. Not really a "mouth coating" feel like some wines, but to be honest, I don't think I have had a "wheat wine" before. It's not bad, just a lot different from the Imperial IPAs as my standard go-to, or the BBA Stouts I have been enjoying this winter.

Not sure if I am willing to spare a spot in the cellar to hold this for a while to see what happens. More interested in getting another Gimp to age instead.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 01:59:47 | More by watsonmd
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Sweetwater 16th Anniversary Ale Red Wheat Wine from SweetWater Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.