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Territorial Reserve Barrel Aged Wild Wheat Wine Honey Ale | COOP Ale Works

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Territorial Reserve Barrel Aged Wild Wheat Wine Honey AleTerritorial Reserve Barrel Aged Wild Wheat Wine Honey Ale

Brewed by:
COOP Ale Works
Oklahoma, United States

Style: American Wheatwine Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Wild Wheat Wine Honey Ale has floral and rustic flavors that began with a generous foundation of pilsner and wheat malts. Local clover honey, two wild yeast strains and 14 months in red wine and bourbon barrels give this distinctive honey ale an earthy backdrop, notes of sweet tropical fruit and rich tartness. Savor accordingly.

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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brob245
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a clear, deep amber color with a fizzy, quickly dissipating head that leaves a small ring and no lacing.

Immediately upon opening the red wine hits along with a strong oak smell. My mouth puckers slightly expecting a dry red wine from the smell. There is a small bourbon presence also.

The taste is heavy on oak, along with red wine, and bourbon on the finish. It's a bit tart also.

The mouthfeel is effervescent and heavily carbonated, which detracts from the beer a bit. There's a very dry, quick finish.

Overall this is interesting. The oak flavor overpowers most everything else. The other flavors are good but subtle.

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3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dwreck
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2017 vintage. Head dissapates to nothing quickly. Deep orange and hazy. Smells tart and the honey shines thru here. Red wine and vanilla from oak comes thru. Tartness is there but balanced. Carbonation brightens in absence of head retention. Tiny bubbles still coming up from bottom of snifter. Balanced in most aspects. Got zero bourbon barrel flavor or smell outside of vanilla and slightest of oak. Pretty complex

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3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.57/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Herf!

Pours a medium orange color, somewhat sunny. Off white head with nice head. The aroma is quite Bretty, some hay and funk, mild acidy. Some sweet bready malts. The taste has an initial tart taste, with some hay and musk. There's some sweet malts indicative to a hefty wheat wine. It's good. Crisp in a way on the feel, but some substance and creaminess.

Interesting take with the wild yeast...very good!

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Photo of russpowell
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at Sam's Wharehouse in OKC. $13.55 a bomber, a bit towards rip-off pricing

Pours a semi-hazed amber with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Some head retention & lacing

S: Wet cereal, lemon rind, tartness & sournes. Much sour cherry as this warms, just get mor intense pick some oak as this warms

T: Wet mushy, cereal then lemon rinds, some grapefruit up front. Plenty more tartness & sourness as this warms. Some sourmash notes. Finishes tart & sour with oaky notes, some pineapple hiddinf in the background

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, warming & tartness shine through

A nice take on the style, bloody pricey . Better than their imp stout last winter

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3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to Urbancaver for this. 2012 vintage, bottle #0159/1492.

3.5 A: Well hazed, but not opaque dark orange color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention isn't great, but the ABV is high, so whatever. No lacing.

4.0 S: This smells like a half & half of a regular wheatwine and a funky wild. By this I mean that it manages to keep its wheatwine characteristics quite well, which sometimes isn't the case when wild yeast is in the mix. Apricot, apple, and pear fruitiness. Potent neutral wheat. Mildly sugary. Grassy and hay funkiness with apple orchard and rotting wood undertones. Also a light horsey component. Decently strong herbal component which is probably from the alfalfa. Light honey rounds things out.

3.5 T: While the nose was evenly split between wheatwine and funk, the taste shifts slightly toward the funk. Grass, hay, earthy funk. Apple orchard and wet wood. Honey is more aggressive. The fruitiness is a lot more subtle, but still apricot, apple, and pear. The yeast really dried this out as there's only a soft sweetness remaining. Booze is hidden really well. Moderate herbal component with grassy hoppiness. The label suggests "tropical fruit and rich tartness," but there really isn't any of that aside from hints of pineapple. In any case, tasty, but nothing too special.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Carbonation is on the lower end, but not bad. Silky, almost slippery feel to it. Smooth enough.

4.0 D: A little something away from the ordinary. This also gets better as you drink it.

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4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Labeled on the bottle

P:  Hazy golden orange color with small head speckled carbonation. 

S:  Funky sour yeast, floral hops, earthy notes of molded wheat, rotten wood, fresh thick honey, acidic aroma, astringent alcohol. 

T/M:  Robust and warming rustic wheat flavors, heavy alcohol, surrounding a gentle backdrop of timid orange and lemon bitterness.  Once warmed tropical fruits, peppery bite, honey, alfalfa, charred wheat, and a slight medicinal flavor. Mild carbonation in a medium body and a dry chalky finish.  Herbal mentholated sensation on the back of the throat.   Carbonation becomes more timid when warmed. Has a similar taste to Gulab Jamun.

O:  Fantastic and interesting approach to the style. Huge wheat flavors earthy and fruity with a taste of sour funk. Nicely done. Coop's Territorial Series have been great so far. I'm glad to see this adventurous side to brewing. Well done! 

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a thinnish, hazy light orangish yellow with a nice white cap, bubbles and moderate lacing.

S: The nose was a big ol fruit basket; apples, pears, a little citrus with a moderate woody, Earthy and funky nose to it and just a measure of wheat

T: Immediate light lacto and funk with lighter orchard style fruits, some booze and a little wheat. This beer is a wild one but in no way would I have really determined this was a wheat wine. Moreso a wild ale with wheat added. It did not taste bad but I was looking for something else. The finish is a bit boozey, thin and acidic with some funk and light fruitiness

M: Medium bodied, a tad overcarbonated

O: The bugs ran away with this beer leaving only a sample of a wheatwine. While many of the tasting notes common to a wheatwine are opresent the underlying sweet, fluffy and fullness a wheatwine should provide

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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Territorial Reserve Barrel Aged Wild Wheat Wine Honey Ale from COOP Ale Works
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 38 ratings