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Wheat Wine Ale - The Fort Collins Brewery

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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Beaver13 on 04-27-2010

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3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip. Older bottle, purchased in 2012 if I recall correctly, but stored in cellar conditions since. Dark mahogony colored hazy body with a modest beige head that quickly retreats into a thin cap. Not much lacing left behind, but good legs.

Aroma is not as cloyingly sweet as many barleywines I've tried (I know, it's a wheatwine, but close enough.) Big, rich maltiness. Generic malts along with a treacle/molasses aroma. Light grainy and slightly roasted malts. Dark fruity esters.

Flavor follows the nose. Roasty with an assertive but not overpowering treacle character. Wheaty graininess and a still reasonably potent bitter hoppiness which cuts through the sweet malts. Light fusel character. Balanced finish.

Full-bodied and fairly low carbonation. Thick, chewy mouthfeel with a softness from the wheat and an intense alcohol warmness.

This is my first wheatwine, so I've rated it fairly similarly to a barleywine. Age has treated this well, with the flavors much less harsh and no signs of oxidation. It must have been reasonably hopped when freshed considering the amount of bitterness present, but no aroma/flavor carried through. Fairly well-balanced for such a big beer. I really wish I didn't forget about this one for so long and got to try it earlier (or even better, bought more!)

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of bushbeer75
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz brown bottle

Fort Collins Wheat Wine filled my snifter with a cloudy dark amber body and formed a 1- 1/2 - finger tan bubbly head that dissipated quickly to a ring of bubbly foam and hit and miss lacing. The nose was wheat dominated with some caramel aromas. The flavor is like the nose. The caramel malt is dominant with fruit notes and a light balancing bitterness and pleasant alcohol warming at the finish. Mouth feel is light medium, a little prickly carbonation, and little sticky.

Fort Collins Wheat Wine is a wheat wine that reminds me of a lighter English Barley wine - not being a hop head I like that. The ale is an easy drinker for the style. Goes well with BBQ potato chips.

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: a deep brown. with some reddish hues. mostly clear but trending towards some opaqueness. about a finger or so of tannish head that slowly fades but doesn't leave much behind.

Smell: nutty, caramel sweetness, dark fruits, some alcohol. the smell is very sweet. the caramel, fruits and nuts combine in a weird way that is slightly off putting. its also slightly weaker so you really have to get in on it to figure things out

Taste: very close to the nose. opens up with fruit but not quite as dark as the nose. some citrus along with plums. followed by a nuttiness with a slight wheat backbone coming in. alcohol makes it self present in the back end. I think this beer could cut back a bit on the complexity and build more on the wheat back bone. the complexity gets too muddled up

Mouthfeel: definitely wheat in the feel. not too heavy. slightly warm from the alcohol

Overall: Not overly impressed with this one. it has some very good qualities but i think it bit off more than it can chew

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of ThickNStout
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11oz pour at Taco Mac (Woodstock, GA). 5.00. Served in a goblet.

Arrives deep chestnut red all the way up to the edges of the goblet with a small ring of off white bubbles. Nothing I'd call lacing.

Sweet slightly phenolic nose. Not much going on.

Taste is sweet and fruity with some big booze right out of the gates. Slight hops, biscuit and hay. The alcohol is pretty up front the whole time but never overly distracting. A nice mix overall.

Creamy medium feel with light carbonation. Nice sweet finish with some residual alcohol.

Hands down the best best brew I've had from Ft Collins and a tasty wheatwine in its own right. A sweet fruity boozy treat that I think would only get better over time.

Photo of Durge
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid clear copper color with a fair off-white ring on top and reasonable signs of lacing. The aroma brings on a beautiful pine-malt blend with caramel popcorn sweetness. Very nice. The flavor delivers nutty evergreen and caramel malt with a general hemp-like overtone. Grainy and a hint of booziness that doesn't interfere at all. Carbonation is moderate, body is pretty close to full and the feel is pretty heavy and viscous, but "liquid". A very tasty brew and easily recommended!

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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Wheat Wine Ale from The Fort Collins Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.