I Am Become Death
2nd Shift Brewing

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American Wheatwine Ale
Ranked #41
Ranked #21,339
3.88 | pDev: 20.88%
2nd Shift Brewing
Missouri, United States
Very Good
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Photo of Suds
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a can, this brew is an amber, clear, beautiful brew. The head is slim, but the complexion is full. The aroma is full of malt, grain, and a little wheat twang. Warming and alcohol notes. Spice and bitterness...boozy. Full in body and intense.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

picked up a pack on their anniversary week. 12 oz can into a tulip, fresh as can be. this beers a deep amber/ruby color with a tight off white head, finger or so. little ring is left behind with some legs sticking to the side of the glass. nose has a bit of fruit, almost berry like, lots of wheat obviously, some earthy bitterness and a smack of sweet booziness on top. taste is a lot smoother than i expected, mostly brown sugary sweet notes with a balancing wheat and malt flavor profile. some of the fruit flavors pull through but mostly get taken over by a lingering bitterness. there's heat for sure but it's subtle. medium-full bodied and decent carbonation. don't have experience with wheatwines to compare to but this is pretty tasty if mostly just sweet. happy birthday 2nd shift

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Amber to ruby in color with a half inch of creamy beige resting on top. Aroma is an intense dose of sweet wheat and bubble gum. I taste a massively dose of sweet dark bready. The mouth is very dry and moderately carbonated.

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Photo of Tone
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, wheat, alcohol, slight hops, earthy malt, slight caramel malt, and hint of citrus. Fits the style of a Wheatwine. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, slight wheat, caramel malt, hops, hint of spice, hint of citrus, and alcohol. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

First on tap at the anniversary party, now from a bottle.
The beer pours a cloudy, dark, syrupy amber with a creamy light tan head that settles over time leaving thick rings of foam. In addition, there is some flocculated sediment that settles quickly. The nose is a bit boozy upfront with berry sweetness followed by some citrusy background noise. I remember this nose being a lot more citrus forward @ the anniversary. The taste presents initial wheat berry and brown sugar sweetness that transitions into a spicy, biting, lingering bitterness. I remember the taste being sharper/brighter, now it's more muddled/sludgy. The beer is medium-full bodied, boozy, sweet > spicy, with a pleasant lingering bitterness more reminiscent of citrus compared to the nose. I'm surprised how much this beer has changed compared to when I first had it a few weeks ago - I'd advocate for consuming now, though I think it would cellar relatively well.

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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 32 ratings