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Lineage Wheat - Trillium Brewing Company

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Lineage Wheat
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86
very good

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Wild Saison

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-22-2013)
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Photo of mdfb79
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%

From 10/02/14 notes. Side by side with Lenage Rye, 12 oz. bottle into a snifter.

Pours a murky yellow color with one finger of white head and moderate to high carbonation. Nose is sour and funky and has some fruity citrus and light fruity pebbles to it. Taste is way more funky, has some wheat, oats, grains, and earthy notes. Medium body and low to moderate carbonation.

Overall I thought this had a great nose, and the taste was good, but funkier and not as great as the nose. An interesting and good beer, but I prefer the Lineage Rye.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

Bottle. Pours a bright, cloudy yellow with a thinner, white head that bubbles down to a thin seam. Not a lot of lacing. Aroma is still Saison-esque but it has a funky quality to it. Some oak and Saison spice. Flavor is funkier than I initially remembered it being (tried at Belgian Beer Fest last year). Somewhat tart. Still has Saison flavors. Slightly spicy. Wheat presence is detectable. Some oak. Fruity. Body is pretty light but it has texture. Medium carbonation. Better than I remember it being. Always down for a Trillium.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Resuin
4.39/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375 mL bottle into a stemmed glass. This was bottled 08/19/14 so is pretty fresh.

Appearance: Pours a hazy lemon-yellow/translucent light amber and gives a fluffy head of a couple fingers which fades slowly to a white layer atop the beer, leaving lacing. (4.5)

Smell: Nice funky lemons, grapes, green apples, citrus rinds, pepper, oak, a dash of cloves. Nice balanced, refreshing aroma. (4.5)

Taste: Interesting - different than the aroma. Some light lemon/citrus up front, followed by oak, a different type of funk, wheat, citrus rinds, grapes. Really mellowed out taste - very smooth but misses out on some of the best parts of the aroma. Not sour in the taste which is interesting. (4.25)

Mouth-feel: Medium to well carbonated with a medium, creamy body. Super smooth, especially in the finish. (4.5)

Overall: This one really warmed up to me. The aroma was wonderful right up front - but the flavor surprised me but got better and better - just so mild, drinkable and refreshing. A bit of nice funk and plenty of citrus. A delicious summer beer for sure. (4.5)

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of doremite
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

Sort of a round buttery brett presence to this one. Begging for a bit more acidity and dryness from the wheat. Bit of a mess but Trillium's amazing work w hops may have led me to too high of an expectation here.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Very slight chill haze on a glowing pale golden-yellow color. Head is small and bright-white. Clumpy and loose. Ok retention leaves a small wisp of a cap with a bubbly loose collar. Small splotches of lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Funky and fruity wheat. Solid wheat backbone with some slightly bready pale malts. Undercooked biscuit. Hits with peach, pineapple, fresh lime juice and zest. A touch of musty basement and grass. Lightly lactic. Lemon and lime. Soft yeast. Oak rounds out the back adding some welcome woody and mild dirt elements. Sweet and tart in good measure. Some pear as well. Perhaps green apple.

Taste: Vague spiciness coupled with an almost nutty finish. Oak shines through adding the aforementioned nuttiness. Deeply woody, like fresh green wood. A touch of pear and apple skin. Mango and some peach as well. Yeast is fluffy and light throwing some vague fruity esters. A touch of banana and a soft peppery spice on the back as well. Malts are a nice compliment, offering up a touch of sweetness with some solid cracker and toasted malt notes. A bit funky with a lactic finish. Hay and grass with a slightly damp earthiness thrown in the mix as well. Warming keeps up the nutty element (chestnuts) and pushes the oak a bit harder. Lactic tart edge smooths it out a bit.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a slightly below average (medium leaning to light) carbonation. A touch of astringency on the sip and slightly dry on the finish. Juicy initial sip.

Overall: You could claim worse descent.

A solid saison. The oak adds some really unique flavors that don't quite jive with the base beer. It's good, but a little muddled in the long run.

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Lineage Wheat from Trillium Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.