Barrel Aged Wheat Wine
Boulevard Brewing Co.

Barrel Aged Wheat WineBarrel Aged Wheat Wine
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Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
Ranked #12
Ranked #8,211
4.07 | pDev: 6.88%
Feb 07, 2024
Oct 19, 2022
Collaboration with Firestone Walker Brewery.
A wheat wine blended and fermented with white grapes from Paso Robles, and a wheat wine fermented with Kveik yeast in Kansas City. Each beer was barrel-aged in a mix of whiskey and rye barrels and finally all blended together producing a dry, light-bodied barrel-aged wheat wine.
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a medium to dark reddish orange with a fine, three finger white head with great retention and solid lacing. Aroma of dry caramel malt, bourbon, raisins, white grapes and little mineral; lightly boozy. Flavor is caramel malt, white grape juice, bourbon, raisins and apple; light rye tartness. Medium bodied with moderate creaminess, nice mouth feel. Wheatwines are far too rare in my life, so it was great to see one from Boulevard and Firestone Walker, both masters of big ales. This one had some ups and downs for my taste; I didn't think the white grape element added much and the bourbon was rather subdued. On the other hand, it had some fairly complex fruit notes with both dark raisin and the grape/apple character which was interesting. I was pleased that this one avoided the sweetness of other wheatwines that tastes good at first but can be a little cloying after a while for me throughout a glass. Pleasant, warming and with enough flavors to keep interest. More wheat wines for a better tomorrow.
Feb 07, 2024
Rated: 3.86 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

Feb 01, 2024
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Amber hued with a fingernail of beige around the rim and covering a spot the size of a dime in the middle. The complexion is hazy. The aroma is of Chardonnay and an abundance of wheat. I’m tasting Chardonnay, wheat, and alcohol. The mouth is dry and warm with alcohol.
Dec 24, 2023
Rated: 4.03 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois

Dec 21, 2023
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 ounce bottle, enjoy by 08SEP2024 stamped on the label, thanks to Brutaltruth for this! Served in a Teku, the beer pours a somewhat clear chestnut brown color with about an inch and a half light tan head that stuck around a while. Good amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like caramel, raisins, wheat/grainy malt, white grapes/wine and rye whiskey. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some oaky and floral flavors. All the flavors work well with each other, and no one flavor overpowers the others. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a bit creamy and coating with a good amount of carbonation. I thought this was a good overall brew, definitely worth trying if you're able to!
Dec 20, 2023
Rated: 3.98 by shelby415 from Oregon

Dec 17, 2023
Rated: 3.69 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Nov 23, 2023
Rated: 4.17 by wrobkymb from Illinois

Oct 16, 2023
Rated: 3.83 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Aug 26, 2023
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Reviewed by dcotom from Iowa

3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at El Bait Shop, Des Moines, IA. Served in a "snulip" glass. Very attractive pour: deep copper color, with ruby highlights and a white head that left lots of spotty lacing. It was downhill from there. Very whiskey/barrel forward, quite boozy and hot. Notes of caramel and dark fruit, with quite a bit of oaky sourness on the finish. It just seemed to me to be overbalanced on the whiskey barrel side. I plan to revisit this to see whether maybe my impressions were off and adjust my review accordingly.
Aug 04, 2023
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Reviewed by muchloveforhops3 from Montana

4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
from a 4-pack picked up at Big Head's in Missoula, MT
12oz bottle poured into a Baerlic Belgian-style tulip

P chestnut w/ some garnet hues; not much of a head
N med to med-bold; really nice; rich wheat malt, barrel, and sweet booze
T pleasant, cohesive blend of sweet bready wheat malt, dark sugars, booze, barrel, apple and white grape notes; some spices in there as well; light heat; very good
Mf med bodied w/ med carb; a little dry, yet a little sticky
O a solid wheatwine; when I originally had this back in december (2022), the flavors weren't really coming together fully; a little age has definitely rounded out those edges, though

review date = 07.21.23
bottle date = enjoy by 08sep2024 L091922
Jul 23, 2023
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle into a tulip snifter. Best by 9/8/24, had 2/1/23.

Pours a medium orange amber, fairly clear, with a one and a half inch foamy head and a good amount of foamy lacing. Aromas of yeast, white grapes, some rye whiskey, light caramel and malt, wheat as it warms. Has a light floral & herbal aroma. Flavors of white grapes, wheat, malt, rye whiskey- a much larger presence as it warms, caramel, a light hop bitterness, light yeast. Develops a bit of a spicy rye taste as it warms, has a light herbal taste, too. Smooth, semi dry, a good medium body, well carbonated.

The grapes are barrels stand out, but there’s a full palette of aromas and flavors. The Kveik yeast seems to give it a sharper flavor, but overall it’s kind of delicate. Very enjoyable.
Jul 02, 2023
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
12 oz. bottle

Pours slightly hazy dark red amber with a dense creamy off-white foam head. Smells fruity and malty sweet like toasted wheat grain, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, a hint of chocolate, red apple, raisiny dried fruits, fig, apricot, fresh white grapes, whiskey oak barrel, subtle vanilla, spice, with earthy floral piney hops. Tastes great and really intense with strong rich dark malty wheat, sweet toffee, caramel, brown sugar, a hint of chocolate, tangy red apple, dried fruit, raisin, fig, apricot, cherry, fresh white grapes, whiskey oak barrel, nougaty vanilla, spice, with earthy floral piney hops. Feels light and airy, medium plus bodied, plush and creamy with smooth moderate carbonation. Overall a really great barrel-aged wheatwine.
Jun 29, 2023
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a clear mahogany with a one finger ecru head that quickly reduces to a film; a few shards of lacing

Smell: Toasted wheat bread, toffee and black cherry ensconced with Whiskey and Rye; hints of white wine grape

Taste: Toasted wheat bread, toffee and black cherry forward with the white wine grape emerging; after the swallow, the Whiskey and Rye flavors emerge to wrap all the elements together

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: A very complex and well-rounded Wheatwine; enjoy the subtle wine grape feature but the barrel blend makes it special
Jun 07, 2023
Rated: 3.74 by mattreitz49 from Florida

May 30, 2023
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Reviewed by Cathartes from Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Acclimated to 52°F and poured into a snifter.

Pours an opaque chestnut like brown with some lacing and a 2 finger eggnog colored rich, lasting head.

Initial aroma is alcohol, brandy? I also get notes of cream and fruit. After agitating the cream smell is amplified and reminiscent of dried milk.

Initial taste is malty sweet with alcohol and alcohol fumes, notes of raisin coming out in the aftertaste. Upon sipping again I also notice a strong fruity sourness, not a negative as it blends well. I suspect the sourness may be the alcohol I'm tasting, but the more I drink the more I taste fig. This reminds me of a brown bread, but very sweet.

Mouthfeel is nice, it's creamy. It's thick but I wouldn't call it tremendously thick though. I would say it sits nicely on the pallette.

May or may not buy again, excited to try more wheatwines as this was my first.
May 27, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia

May 25, 2023
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Reviewed by donspublic from Texas

4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
poured from bottle into wine glass, good 2 finger tan colored head, good retention and lacing. Amberish ruby in the glass, some light passes thru. Big malt on the nose, toffee, slight barrel, dried fruit, and a tinge of brightness. Taste is malt sweetness, toffee, caramel, raisin/fig then goes in the other direction with the wine notes, slight acidity past the middle that plays well with the barrel age notes. This is unlike anything I have every had and is somewhat baffling, but in a good way. What should be a somewhat malt forward heavy drinking beer is actually 2 in one, starting off with the heavy malt and ending on the somewhat acidic finish but it is super well balanced. Really nice drinker
May 10, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by duglius from Texas

May 05, 2023
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

3.49/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A deep brown with a dense, light brown head with good retention and lacing. The nose is grainy, wheat barrel, with vanilla, grain, wheat, a touch of wheat grist tannic bitterness. A light oat like character is present. The palate opens mildly sweet but also quite light. Barrel character is reserved, instead present as a warming alcohol boost to go with light vanilla and a touch of coconut. Buckwheat honey is present. Warming finish. Medium light in body and creamy carbonation. Overall, a little disjointed.
Apr 29, 2023
Barrel Aged Wheat Wine from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 84 ratings