Decadence 2014 Wheat Wine - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
AleSmith Brewing Company

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American Wheatwine Ale
4.25 | pDev: 6.59%
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 16
Photo of Brolo75
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into a snifter, 2014 edition

Pours a rich mahogany color with an off white full creamy head, minimal retention and carbonation, some slight lacing, very nice color and appearance. Still catching lots of bourbon and oak after nearly 4 years in my cellar, vanilla, burnt brown sugar, toffee, caramel, and light notes of figs and dried apricots, no alcohol on the nose, surprised for such a high ABV beer, smells promising. Follows the nose with light notes of bourbon and oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee, figs and dried apricots, caramel malts, mild bitterness, finish is oaky dry with lingering notes of bourbon, wheat/hay, and dried fruits, light alcohol burn in the finish, very nice. Full bodied with low carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall, the taste was not as deep and complex as the nose but it has some, as the beer warmed the wheat gained some presence and added another layer of flavor that was grainy, earthy, and rustic, I'm sure a fresher bottle probably had brighter flavors, it's still a tasty beer that I truly enjoyed.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light copper body, mild haze, small off-white collar. Aromas of wine, honey, booze, oak, malt. Sweet. Notes of vanilla, toast, oak, bourbon. In general, im not a huge fan of wheatwines. This, however, is an elegant and tasty beverage. Nicely done.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best wheat wine I've ever had. Very nice flavor. Somewhat sweet with deep wheat character. Some barrel aged character. Very good brew. Glad I have more!

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Decadence 2014 Wheat Wine - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 16 ratings