13 Hour Wheat Wine | The Fort Collins Brewery

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Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by morebeergood on 06-15-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by Oxymoron:
Photo of Oxymoron
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled at FCB and took a growler home. Pours a crystal clear amber color with a more coppery shine to it. A soft white head with ok retention and limited lacing through the tasting

The nose is malt dominate. Not really a wheat malt aroma but more of a caramel and munich aroma. Noticeable fusel and alcohol notes with a light butyric aroma that mixes oddly. Some noticeable esters with a grape and plum note. Some minor spice notes but not over the top.

The taste is similar. The malt comes out with a stronger caramel, kettle taste to it. Big fusel notes that could benefit with age. Some noticeable DMS and a light butyric note. There are some earthy hop notes on the back end but limited bitterness leaves a sweet taste. Some minor vanilla/woody notes.

The body is moderate. Would have expected a bigger mouthfeel. Carbonation is low and brings out a more sweeter flavor. The heat is a bit of a deterrent. Overall, time could benefit this beer.

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Photo of JayS2629
4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy amber, honey color with a creamy thin head that fades fast but leaves nice rings of lace.

The aroma is of honey and wheat. Simple, with earthy elements and a hint of citrus.

The taste is rich honey and wheat with a warm aftertaste. Soapy and citrus notes round it out.
Hint of spice.

Crisp, but medium bodied and rich.

Overall and excellent sipper.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap from ft. collins brewing.

A: brown fairly murky with an off white head, not much of a head, and not much retention,gold and red accents when held to the light.

S: smells like a malt bomb through and through, caramel, vanilla, and lots of bread, huge bread smell.

T: huge tangy wheat flavor as well as a huge thick barley malt flavor. All around a malt bomb, and lots of malt, very sweet with a slight alcohol bitterness. All around a very unique beer, my first wheatwine.

M: thick, yet dry, with a huge puckering factor.

D: one pint was enough for me, this a weizenbock on steroids, and it is delicious. I wish it was widely distributed.

Note: at brewery, this was noted as 13th hour wheatwine.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A half pint sampled at FCB's tasting room.

A nice deep amber-red colour with about a quarter inch of foam. At 9.2%abv, I didn't really expect to see a huge head of foam so I was happy with what showed up in the glass.

I took a few whiffs, which I felt comfortable doing here, and noted big huge notes of a liquor, brandy, maybe that and some rum, and good vanilla with a faint hint of wheat. This smelled powerful so I braced myself for the taste.

Big brandy flavours with vanilla. some raisins, a bigger sense of wheat than in the smell....wow this was huge!They only serve it in half pints and man was I glad they did!

The mouthfeel was medium and it had lowish carbonation.

Drinkability? I thought it was a great way to end a day drinking beer but not the one to start off with. The half pint did me just fine...but a revisit would certainly not be out of the question.

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Photo of Rayek
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my favorite snifter. My bottle simply says Wheat Wine Ale, but judging by other reviews, I'm assuming it's the same beer as this.

A: Burnished copper with an active initial bead and nice clarity. The carbonation dies down as the beer gets a chance to breath. A dense cream head has strong beginnings before settling to a thick film. Leaves patches of lace in its wake.

S: There's a heavy wheat note that borders on rye out front. A caramel sweetness is somewhat subdued. Dry earth and black tea aromas add extra complexity. As the beer warms, a mild fruitiness joins in. Alcohol fills out the mix with a light tingle on the nose.

T: Quite complex once it warms up. Bitterness was quite pronounced in my young sample. It has an earthy bite, plus a bit of citrus and pine. The wheat is there with a fresh baked bread quality. Bittersweet toffee adds to the medley. The alcohol is well masked, but does add some warmth as the beer goes down. Finishes with a lingering black tea bitterness and a light caraway bite.

M: The medium-heavy body has soft, yet vigorous carbonation. It feels great in the mouth.

D: This is only my second wheatwine, so I don't have much history to go on. The wheat seems fairly subdued, despite the label's claim of it taking up 50% of the grain bill. But that's no big deal to me, as I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Seems more a barleywine with an extra layer of complexity than a full blown wheat wine. But again, I don't have much experience with the style. Overall, it's a very worthy pickup, and a nice addition to an otherwise gloomy night.

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Photo of ShogoKawada
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Sunset Tap and Grill, Alston, MA. Bartender bought me this... can't stress enough how great the bar is.

A- Murky, dark, chestnut brown. Looks like a muddy copper.

S- Sweet, unbelievably sweet. Malty, murky, muddled.

T- Follows the nose, with an interesting alcohol note incorporated into the taste. They don't try and hide it, but it works with the whole flavor profile. Dark fruits, like boozy plums and red cherries are noted. Caramel notes.

M- Dry, like a fine wine. Very interesting.

D- Moderate. Full, rich, and intense. A great beer, but best enjoyed in moderation. Would have been great paired with some food.... next time.

ABV is unknown, I suspect it's healthy, though..

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Photo of morebeergood
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Sunset Grille in Allston. Served in a tulip glass for $5.99. Slightly murky brown color. No head and no carbonation, very still looking. Spicy, peppery smell. Taste-wise, this is a winner. Dark fruits like fig and cherry are what I tasted first, then some bitterness settled in. Also a bit earthy, like grass and minerals. It's not really a hearty beer, and it's very dry in its aftertaste. The high abv was quite noticeable, thus it was a slow sipper. I was informed by a helpful BA that Fort Collins said in an email that this is a small batch beer typically only served at the brewery. Glad I had the chance to try it.

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13 Hour Wheat Wine from The Fort Collins Brewery
4.01 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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