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Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series) | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series)
BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
766 Ratings
Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
smuttynose.com

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.70%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Smuttynose Wheat Wine Ale is a unique hybridization of two well-known beer styles, combining the rich, voluptuous taste of a traditional barleywine with the subtle, tart flavors of an American wheat ale, topped off with a healthy dose of crisp, herbaceous hops.

2007 - 11.4%
2008 - 10.3%
2009 - 11.4%
2010 - 12.0%
2014 - 10.8%

Added by Bierman9 on 04-13-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,393
Reviews:
477
Ratings:
766
pDev:
11.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
67
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 766 |  Reviews: 477
Photo of IckyT2012
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopley
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jeranbrews
3.13/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A - cloudy amber with puffy off white non clingy head. 3.5

S - hoppy crystalline. Rye. Cake.3.5

T - hoppy. Too hoppy. Sweet pastry tastes all masked by over hopping. 2.75

M - smooth silky slightly syrupy. 3.75

O - an ok barely wine that suffers due to.over hopping. Tasty but not as good as it could be. 3

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Photo of mattcrill
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Light caramel and sugary notes. Slightly sweet bready character. Clean fermentation character.

Appearance: Hazy brick red pour with a low white head. Head retention is poor and quickly fades and rings the glass nicely. Floaties noted in the glass...appears to be hops.

Flavor: Firm earthy bitterness up front with rich caramel flavors. Caramel and candied orange flavor continues to be assertive as it warms. Balance is to the firm American hoppy bitterness. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste lingers with leafy American citrus hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. No alcohol heat, astringency, or creaminess noted.

Overall impression: A big, enjoyable, easy drinking wheat wine. More like a drinkable barleywine. Worth a try.

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Photo of SR_619
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Overall, rock solid - normally a stout drinker, but stepping into the world of other strong beers, the high ABV really helps pull this together. Notes of dates & raisins on the aftertaste (really carrying a good barleywine flavor there) with the lighter notes of wheat. Balanced well - hops stay where they should be (complimenting the malt, but not standing out too strongly.)

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Photo of crow
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JasonHaviland
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sanderson
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beric
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BYOFB
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrs3994243
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ivyman
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SABERG
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Masters
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Winston3737
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skillz
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzy
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smuttynose Wheat Wine (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 766 ratings
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