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Wheat Wine Ale - The Fort Collins Brewery

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Beaver13 on 04-27-2010)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Photo of bushbeer75
3.76/5  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.

bushbeer75, Dec 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
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3.29/5  rDev -9.9%
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

SportsandJorts, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

J2L, Dec 09, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

ThickNStout, Dec 04, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
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!

Durge, Dec 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

grahamboudreaux, Nov 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

tbone1384, Nov 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Dark copper color. Off-white, foamy, light, bubbly, soapy head that foams up quick and then disappears quick. Leaves only slight traces of lace.

S - Sweet caramel along with a good amount of sweet fruit (especially cherries). Good amount of alcohol with a brandy-ish flavor.

T - Like the nose, the dominant flavors are caramel, alcohol and fruit (cherry, apricot, some stone fruits). Touch of brown sugar sweetness and a breadiness. Sticky, sweet, and alcoholic.

M - Light and slightly thin body. Average carbonation with a slight stickiness.

D - Flavors don't quite meld well together. Sweet and alcoholic flavors are a bit much making this a definite sipper.

Notes: I wasn't blown away by this beer. Flavors fell flat for me and didn't inspire me to drink more. Not exactly cloying, but sweet, sticky, and alcoholic. I would recommend treating this like a brandy and have someone (or someones) to share this with for a dessert/nightcap/etc.

FreshHawk, Jun 14, 2012
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Wheat Wine Ale from The Fort Collins Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.