Wailing Wench
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
New York, United States
American Strong Ale
Ranked #91
Ranked #13,575
3.95 | pDev: 11.14%
Nov 05, 2022
Oct 23, 2003
Very Good
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Notes: None
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Rated: 4 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Nov 05, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
somehow i have not had this one before, definitely had some of the stronger variants over the years, but this one is a classic. a nice clean malty strong one with a ton of character, on tap at the syracuse airport before my flight. its deep amber to chestnut in color, high shine and clarity, puffy inch of off white head, ring lace as it gulps down. the nose is sweet wintery malt, molasses and brown sugar to it, toasted and warm, with more hops than expected alongside it, almost like a malty imperial pale ale or something, some pine to it, but not necessarily northwestern, it retains an english identity, but only partially because of the grain. the hops have thorough bitterness but also seem quite fresh, some bitter orange peel in the mix, a grassy layer to them, not oily or oversaturated feeling at all. i like the honey sweetness balancing the bite late, its slightly floral as it warms, and there is just enough of the alcohol coming through to contribute without being a distraction. great malt complexity here, i love the ferment, bready and moving toward dry, and i think this is really well refined. a lot of messy even sloppy strong ales out there, but this one is tidy as they come, half american half english in terms of style for me, very solid and quite unique in this space!
Dec 17, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by bobstockwell from Massachusetts

Mar 27, 2018
Rated: 2.89 by RollBounce from New York

Jan 17, 2018
Rated: 3.88 by flgimp from Pennsylvania

Dec 30, 2017
Rated: 4 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by brpendergast85 from District of Columbia

Dec 17, 2016
Rated: 3.67 by Nomis from Massachusetts

Oct 22, 2016
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16 oz bottle. Pours amber with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of herbal hops, caramel malt and red fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal hops, caramel malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and bitter. Overall it is nice brew.
Aug 29, 2016
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
From the 650 ml. bottle with no date that I can find. Sampled on July 20, 2016.

It is nice to look at with its medium to dark brown tone and long lasting, lacing clinging tan head.

Unfortunately mine is an undated bottle as noted above and they announce "screaming with hops." Well I get mostly burnt and maybe a stale herbal quality on the nose. Maybe some musty cellar notes. Smells like a malt bomb coming.

The body is medium to heavy. Good texture.

The taste was semi-sweet and malt forward. The slightest of booze burns but maybe those are the spicy hops playing up. Mild to medium finish. I think maybe I did have a malt bomb...sadly. I bet I would like a fresher one.
Jul 20, 2016
Rated: 3.57 by deg from New Hampshire

Jun 08, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by RobertJBeer from New Jersey

Mar 27, 2016
Rated: 3.65 by Iamjeff6 from Virginia

Mar 08, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Jan 05, 2016
Rated: 3.7 by Burkbom23 from Connecticut

Jan 04, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by jtbone from Pennsylvania

Nov 06, 2015
Rated: 4.24 by DinoBlueShoes from Maine

Nov 01, 2015
Rated: 5 by CMIKEHUNT from New York

Oct 22, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by JohnKam14 from Maine

Oct 04, 2015
Rated: 3.81 by hipHOPSanonymous from Pennsylvania

Sep 15, 2015
Rated: 4 by grahuba from Connecticut

Sep 12, 2015
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Rated by papat444 from Canada (QC)

3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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Aug 18, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania

Aug 16, 2015
Rated: 4 by breardon1776 from New York

Aug 13, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by DuffMan23 from New York

Aug 05, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by Proclarush from Maryland

Jun 27, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by HungarianCount from California

May 28, 2015
Rated: 3.31 by BRYeleJR from Massachusetts

May 21, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by mflamar from New York

May 07, 2015
Rated: 4.58 by bcdan568

Apr 23, 2015
Rated: 3.94 by Edward19 from New York

Mar 15, 2015
Rated: 3.78 by DoubleMalt from New York

Feb 17, 2015
Rated: 4.16 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

Feb 10, 2015
Rated: 4.38 by SonictheBeerhog from New York

Feb 10, 2015
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Rated by Dave_Treat from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Dinosaur bbq in Syracuse. Dark, malty. Little bit of bite to it. There is a little bitterness in the after taste. Nicely done strong ale.
Feb 09, 2015
Rated: 4.02 by BeerBucks from New York

Feb 02, 2015
Rated: 4.04 by smithj4 from New York

Jan 28, 2015
Rated: 3.35 by j0hnc2468 from New York

Jan 07, 2015
Rated: 3.92 by Stignacious from New York

Jan 03, 2015
Rated: 3.94 by wethorseblanket from California

Dec 24, 2014
Wailing Wench from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
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