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27th Anniversary Wheatwine Ale - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 3.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jhartley on 07-19-2014

Full Sail’s 27th Anniversary Wheatwine contains no barley malt, instead, it is mashed and brewed with 100% Wheat Malt. The beer has a rich golden hue and is brewed with Wheat and CaraWheat Malts and hopped with a blend of UK and NW hops. Complex aromas of apricot, spice, and citrus lead to a smooth palate, blended with notes of caramel, marmalade, and green hop overtones.
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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Picked up at the COOP last week... Not sure how much I paid, but couldn't have been too much. Poured tonight into my Elysian Pumpkin goblet... The brew is fairly clear orange with a surprisingly short lived head and no real lacing.

The nose is so interesting on this one. I am very, VERY happy they didn't use a Hefe yeast like so many "wheatwine" disasters... Instead the wheat malt comes out sorta mild ... almost like a breakfast cereal with a bit of hoppy essence to balance.. I know it isn't spiced, but it smells a little spicy, cinnamon comes to mind.

Wheat is again the only big player on the palate.. crisp and clean.. a little bitterness helps to balance, but the only real hoppiness comes across as a little grassy and perhaps even Noble.

Fairly large body, but not really thick.. Good carbonation helps cut through the slickness on the palate..

Curious to see how this would settle into a rye barrel... hint, hint, hint.

Not too many solid wheatwines made now-a-days... I hope we see more of them.


Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Firestone Walker snifter. Pours a medium bronze amber with a half finger off-white head that dissipates to patches leaving good lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, light and dark stone fruit, a hint of orange citrus and hops. Flavor is caramel malt, dark dried fruit, buttery toffee, wheat; finishes with well melded malt and fruit with lingering grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A nicely balanced wheatwine with a flavor reminiscent of a dry English style barleywine, except there is a distinct wheat component. Very nicely balanced and moderately complex. The finish has nice long lasting hop flavors and bitterness with distinct wheat notes. Quite well done and enjoyable. This had such a good price, I put off buying it, but will go back for more bottles, because it appears to have good cellaring possibilties and if it develops well will be a great value. I'm fond of Full Sail's full bodied stouts and porters, but have found the other ales to be uneven. This is up there with their barrel aged offerings. Good job.

Photo of bundy462
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnBender
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reidrover
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle from Lifesource in Salem OR $7.99 Pours a gorgeous orange colour with a small white head. Aroma of strong wheat , cream, slight spice and warmig alcohol. Smooth wheat filled taste, then gets some hay and warm cereal. Nice alcohol hints like a light brandy even. Mouth feel is fine quite smooth as befits a sipper. Nice beer for a cold New Years Night

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Downright excellent! I love wheatwine, but a good wheatwine isn't usually real high on most breweries' to-do list. Amazingly spicy, complex fruit notes, and a good shot of citrus. Hops are plentiful but subtly chosen so as not to overpower the wheat base of the beer. Wheatwine lovers should not pass this one up. Fullsail continues to be a damn solid brewery, keep it coming!

Photo of Zach122
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flagmantho
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: very rich copper hue with no haze and a thin layer of ivory foam which leaves a nice lace upon dissipation. Nice.

Smell: extremely rich and malty; like a barleywine but perhaps a bit less sharp. There's a definite wheat character as well; it's quite good.

Taste: big and rich and malty, with a bready character that really brings out its wheatiness. Not overly complex, but very rich within its flavor palette.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a good carbonation and a pretty good creaminess. Not bad at all.

Overall: this is a very tasty and drinkable wheatwine. While it is not especially complex, I feel like it has a lot to offer.

Photo of Dicers
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffH
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of arvidkoval
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark apple juice look. Smells fruity and malty. Tastes sweet, caramel like, some fruitiness and booze and maybe some honey in there. Slight bitter finish. Good thick body. Good buy for the 5 bucks I paid.

Photo of Epicfail97081
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

27th Anniversary Wheatwine Ale from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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