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Corporate Guy Wheat Wine Ale - Spiteful Brewing

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Corporate Guy Wheat Wine Ale
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BA SCORE
86
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spiteful Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: BeerLover99 on 09-25-2013

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a snifter.

I'm impressed by the compact air bubbles that create a pillow of frothy, creamy head 3 fingers thick. There seems to be a lot of bulk within. The body is cloudy and dark amber. 4.5

Sweet citrusy and floral notes reach me from a distance and remind me of a more malt heavy IPA or a red. I think of a semi-boozy orange peel with a caramel coating when trying to describe this smell. 4

Caramelly with a citrus and floral current. It tastes very much like an aged IPA. With warmth, it gets a berry-like flavor, but I'm struggling to identify any wheat. 3.75

It's a tad boozy and harsh and I think that affects the taste a bit. It's dry with medium bitterness that offsets a heavy sweetness. 3.75

I couldn't quite find anything wheaty about this brew but I still found it enjoyable.

Photo of falconxman
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Durdz
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of MrPlayboy
4.68/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very nice barleywine-like beer that reminds me of Big Foot.

I'm surprised by the low ratings. This smooth sipper packs a punch on the finish and is quite complex.

aroma of pine and citrus. Tastes like malt with marmalade and bitter orange rind. Not much alcohol is detected over the intense hoppy, bitter finish.

Photo of SadMachine
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.74/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Ah, finally having another wheatwine. It's been too long, kids... Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear amber topped by a half-finger or so of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises white bread, orange peel, mild booze, and a hint of cream. The taste ups the booze ante, along with the requisite burn; then there's a sense of off Cointreau being suffocated by wet white bread slathered in Country Crock. Then add a sprig of mint and astringent pine resin. Ooph. The body is a hefty medium, with a very light moderate carbonation, a slightly syrupy feel, and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, this was just an unpleasant wheatwi--make that an unpleasant beer in general. No nuance, no real niceness, this seems rather rough for a wheatwine.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of mikeincharleston
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of KFBR392
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Brown color to this brew but ruby red when held to light. Light carbonation active in glass while drinking. About a finger of head on the pour which dissipated quickly. Thin to no head. Light random lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: A ton of rounded wheat bursts out of the glass. Sweet tones of toffee and caramel add a ton of depth to this brew. Dark fruit and barley are found on the undertones. A very subtle sweetness dominates this brew and is outstanding.

Taste: Once it hits the palate a bright wheat presence lights up. The body opens up with heavy malt, dark fruit, caramel, butterscotch, and toffee. Sweetness again like the aroma comes through but plenty of mature tones to balance it out. The finish is a slight funkiness with more caramel sweetness. The aftertaste is a dry wheat feeling that lingers on the palate.

Mouthfeel: A nice full body with great balance of sweetness and heavier tones.

Overall: One of the top offerings from Spiteful no doubt. Killed it with this many times overlooked style. A ton of complexity and wonderful flavors. Spiteful continues to assert itself as one of the top breweries in Illinois.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of brentk56
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a clear amber capped by a magnificent head; plenty of lacing and excellent stickage

Smell: Wheat bread, pine and toffee, with a spicy edge of dried citrus peel

Taste: While there is a wheat bread undertone to this beer, the front end is very aggressive with pine, dried citrus peel, tobacco and herbal/medicinal tones adding an earthy, bitter edge; increasingly bitter, almost challengingly so, with residual toffee sweetness building in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a terrific beer with huge flavor though I don't care for the marketing shtick - focus on making good beer, not denigrating and stereotyping people

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3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Corporate Guy Wheat Wine Ale from Spiteful Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.