Miaou | Whiner Beer Company

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3.77/5
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29 Ratings
MiaouMiaou
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Whiner Beer Company
Illinois, United States
whinerbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pronounced Meow!

Belgian Wild Wheat Ale. Aged for 10 months in used Cabernet wine barrels, dry hopped with Hallertau Blanc hops post barrel aging, secondary fermentation with Brett Brux Trois Vrai yeast.

Added by FBarber on 09-15-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,702
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
29
pDev:
11.41%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Photo of NewOrder
4.84/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of whatsgoody
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dwillie733
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good overall but,a,little too hoppy

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Photo of AJmon13
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jewellrunner
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden with a big chunky white head that sticks around leaving great thick retention and frothy lacing. The aromas are on the mild side. Some wheat and malts along with some subtle hints of citrus. The flavors are clean and refreshing. The cabernet wine barrels are hard to pick up. Some wheat and fresh grass. Finishes dry for the most part. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's light with moderate to active carbonation. It's very fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid brew. I guess I expected a little bit more of a wine barrel presence, but it's all good. It's a clean and refreshing beer.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.54/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Lukass
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerhemoth
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another great can (all loaded with felines), another great bier. As of this weekend I am a fan of this brewer.

This one opens as a pretty yellow, cloudy brew, with nice lacing and fine bubbles. The aroma is a hoppy, wheat yeasty smell. Nice.

The taste is a mildly bitter balanced wheat beer taste. The fancy refinements add subtle character. Bitter but not overly so. The aftertaste lingers wheat-like. It completely works and it is very refreshing.

Recommended.

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Photo of DruC4
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jgoudy
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaxOhle
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours light gold. Bubbly almost non existent white head that fades immediately.

Smells grapes, fruit, wine, wheat, yeast Funk, Doughy and light oakiness.

Tastes slightly more sweet than nose suggested. Grape, apple, wheat, funky doughy yeast, light hints of wine and oaky. Dry finish with yeast linger. Lighter medium body and fizzy medium carbonation

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Photo of FBarber
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours crystal clear with large carbonation bubbles gently floating upwards. Thin fizzy white head dissipates quickly leaving some spotty large copay bubbles on top of the beer. No lacing.

Smell has notes white grapes, apple, a bit of funk, wheat, spices, and some wine notes.

Taste has notes of white grape, green apple, slight sweetness coming from those flavors, overarching wine flavor. The wheat base is just that, a base that really fades into the background with the light bret funk and white wine flavors standing out. Nicely balanced especially on the brett - its just enough to add depth and a touch of funk, but not enough to keep this from being very drinkable. Between the brett, the wine barrel aging, and the overall flavor profile this tastes nothing like a traditional wit. Definitely a wild ale.

Feel is pretty light, but the ABV provides a bit of a coating syrupy note. I almost think the ABV should be toned down to make this a more drinkable beer.

Overall this is a really nicely crafted wild ale. Very approachable and drinkable. This was the first Whiner beer that I've had that I am genuinely impressed with.

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3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Commandophile
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a pint glass from draft at the Vine on April 8, 2017. I believe the style here is incorrect. The brewery's web site lists this as a barrel-aged dry-hopped Belgian wheat not a wild ale. I'm glad I tried it, but I probably would not seek it out again.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my second disagreement with the categories for a Whiner beer (Le Tub was the other.)
Miaou is not American Wild. It is a witbier. It has most, if not all, the major characteristics of a wit.
Best yet, it is a good wit. Aromatic, refreshing and subtle on the buds.
Miaou has the wheat sweetness and smoothness and all the spices we associate with wits.
Best yet, it went well with leftovers... the test of a good ale is that it can make a nice meal out of not much for food.
I vote wit.

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Miaou from Whiner Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 29 ratings