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Baaad Boy Black Wheat - 3 Sheeps Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
3 Sheeps Brewing visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Dark Wheat Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 04-24-2012)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, wheat, cocoa, and slight char aromas. Taste is much the same with char and cocoa flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a slightly better taste in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 20:14:43 | More by UCLABrewN84
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-03-2013 20:19:05 | More by jaydoc
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

It took me three of their beers before 3 Sheeps gave me some sort of ovine pun? Disappointed... Anyway, this stuff pours a deep midnight sienna topped by a finger of relatively short-lived khaki foam. The nose comprises coffee, light treacle, and a hint of graham cracker way in the back. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a clear vein of cola. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a dry, crisp finish. Seriously,. everything falls off of an apparently tall and steep tabletop at the end, making me wonder whether or not I've even had anything in my mouth. Overall, this is an interesting beer that I can't pin down in my head. There isn't much wheat influence as I can tell, there's plenty of roast, and nothing stays long enough for me to get acquainted. I guess I could say I wouldn't mind having another, but I'm not likely to ever seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 20:30:00 | More by TMoney2591
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-10-2014 21:46:03 | More by GRG1313
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emerge077

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cheap growler fill from Timer's in Racine.

Poured into a pair of tulip glasses. it has a rusty copper orange with a light haze. Initial finger of white foam that settles quickly to a wispy skim and ring of bubbles around the edges.

Yeasty, earthy aroma, multigrain bread. Something a bit musty and funky fermentation wise, seems young.

Bready multigrain flavors, light buttered biscuit, yeast. Fairly simple and straightforward. Some light astringency, lightly bitter and sweet, bready and malt forward. A bit watery but drinkable. Overall pretty simple and seems like it could use a bit more hop or fruity yeast esters to give it some dimension.

Paired with cured smoked pork shoulder, wild boar sausage, and prosciutto charcuterie. The sweetness of the beer became more apparent when up against the salty cured meats.

Serving type: growler

04-24-2012 23:21:20 | More by emerge077
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zeff80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-01-2013 22:01:44 | More by zeff80
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-04-2014 16:45:54 | More by Rochefort10nh
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- The jet black body supports a pale tan cream that boils but last for a good bit.

S- The aroma of green bananas and green young wood grows as the beer opens. There is a mellow chocolate malt finish with a hint of coffee.

T- The mellow chocolate cream malt has a nougat finish with a touch of sweetness and a green banana character that lingers. As the beer warms there is a light tartness that comes through.

M- This beer has medium-light mouthfeel with a fizz that fills the tongue.

O- This has some nice unique chocolate wheat character but the green bananas and young wood are a bit odd, and start to dominate.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 15:13:04 | More by rhoadsrage
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
5.5% ABV, 13 IBUs

(Bottles are pending label approval and are expected to hit market early-to-mid fall.)

A - Baaad Boy pours a clear rich mahogany color that is near pitch black in the tulip; Baaad Boy is the black sheep of the bunch! The beer is topped by a light sandy Sahara foam that dots the glass in specks of lace and rests on the black brew with a loose collar.

S - Roasted malt opens with a strong coffee aroma followed by dark chocolate bunny ears. Hints of ash tray-like smokiness linger in the air of this roasted-yet-delicate beer. Nothing else really comes through, but it's got an inviting nose of maltiness.

T - Soft wheat is all but overpowered in this roasty American Dark Wheat Ale. Plenty of chocolate and coffee comes fourth without being too porter-like but it still seems to completely control the flavor with little interaction from other aspects. Faint yeast earthiness reminds of the clay attributes found in 3 Sheeps Cirque du Wit but this is as far as the depth goes.

M - The roasted quality, while tasting delicious, takes over a bit too much in flavor. The mouthfeel, however, shines wonderfully as the wheat softens - takes the edge off the roast nicely. Very little bitterness comes through, but the roast also finishes out dry for a clean, crisp-like swallow which immediately has you tilting the pint back for another sip.

O - Baaad Boy's bold aroma suggests, a little more delicately and balanced, the amount of roast malt used in it's process but the flavor doesn't incorporate the same level of balance. Remaining medium-bodied and lower in alcohol content, Baaad Boy offers a dark-tasting beer without the filling feeling a heavier stout might produce. A fine start at a dark beer for 3 Sheeps!

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 01:15:59 | More by BeerFMAndy
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good stuff that'd be a lot better if not so cold. Served with a smallish, tan, foamy, thick, creamy head that slowly settled and lots of sheeting lace. Color is an opaque brown black. Aroma is malt and roast. Flavor's like nose, with good balance between bitter, sweet, and tang. Body and carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, slightly long, and very drinkable. Again there'd be a lot more interesting things here if it weren't so cold. Still, good stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2012 05:54:04 | More by drpimento
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-20-2013 12:36:30 | More by enelson
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.5%

09-15-2013 06:33:49 | More by smartassboiler
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crobinso

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-11-2013 15:35:48 | More by crobinso
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-06-2014 16:26:14 | More by KAF
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atone315

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.1%

06-22-2013 15:31:21 | More by atone315
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +10.5%

04-20-2013 15:12:57 | More by Zachtheporter
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-17-2013 22:19:33 | More by richkrull
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deeper brown with lighter brown highlights and a thin tan head.

S - Lightly roasted malt, multigrain bread, light hints of chocolate and coffee.

T - Multigrain bread and lightly toasted bread followed by light coffee and chocolate notes. Slightly yeasty in the finish.

M - On the light side but it plays well with the roasty/toasty notes. Good carbonation.

D - Nicely balanced and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 01:57:33 | More by brewcrew76
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krome

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-23-2014 19:28:28 | More by krome
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

From: Woodman's, Kenosha, WI
Date: None on bottle
Glass: Standard US pint glass

Three Sheeps' black wheat beer smells and tastes like a stout that apparently uses a variety of wheat malts along with barley. This comes across as an enjoyable, baker's chocolate and heavily toasted bread-forward beer that would be good to get again if one was looking for a stout-like wheat-based beer.

Pours a fairly towering and ever-expanding head, dark beige in color, made up of large-sized bubbles for a very dish soap like appearance. Retention is excellent, the head lasting several minutes before falling to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass. Lacing is not present. Beer is a dark brown to black in color, with light bringing out lighter brown hues around the edges of the body. Carbonation visible along the sides of the glass, but not through the opaque body, high in number andn activity.

Aroma of low base malt sweetness, notable roast malt that gives some dark chocolate, cocoa powder, and darkly toasted bread, along with minor phenolics from the yeast that clash a bit with the roast, but are low enough to escape being unappealing.

Front of palate tastes light sweetness mixed with roasted malt characters (cocoa, charred toast) and slight yeast phenolics. Mid-palate of roasted malt contributing some dark chocolate, cocoa, charred (but not burnt) toast, and phenolics from yeast that are not necessarily in line with the other flavors, but are low enough to escape detracting significantly. Back of palate experiences smooth roasted malt giving a bit of baker's chocolate and charred toast, with phenolics in the background. Aftertaste of roasted malt that gives some dark chocolate, light sweetness, a bit of charred toast, and light bitterness from roasted malt.

Beer is medium-light in body, with carbonation of medium-high intensity, resulting in a slightly fizzy, then foamy (3/4) and smooth (1/4) mouthfeel. A bit less carbonation would probably benefit the beer. Closes dry, with low to moderate stickiness clinging to the palate.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 04:33:42 | More by falloutsnow
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ystazi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.5%

10-11-2013 22:14:31 | More by ystazi
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-06-2012 16:16:03 | More by Kunstman
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-28-2014 19:20:32 | More by SkinniePost
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

06-18-2014 00:45:31 | More by thinwhiteduke
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-16-2013 02:39:55 | More by Dactrius
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Baaad Boy Black Wheat from 3 Sheeps Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.