Wheat Wine | Big Rock Chop & Brewhouse

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Brewed by:
Big Rock Chop & Brewhouse
Michigan, United States

Style: American Wheatwine Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by farrago on 04-13-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by farrago:
Photo of farrago
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Half a finger of off-white, creamy foam with above average retention, nice thickness to the lacing as well. Translucent amber orange color with a streak of deepening red, doesn't betray much cloudiness nor is there much sediment in the bottle, warm appearance. Sweet and malty nose, at times almost smells like a wee heavy, candied tangerines, caramel, butterscotch, raisin bread, rye bread, as much florality as anything wheat-related, nothing bitter nor sour to be found, dense enough to stick around for some time. Full-bodied, just as dense here albeit manages to achieve a "jogging pace" forward through the palate. Tangerine, pink grapefruit citrus fleshy and snuggles up to the brown sugar, molasses, caramel, milk chocolate flavors. Even less bread, wheat or other grain flavors here. After awhile, you just have to treat it as a "beer" and take it on its own terms rather than see it in light of what's on the label. Allowing for this, not a bad brew at all and definitely a winner for those with a sweet tooth.

[Note: No real label, acquired in trade,hand written date of 2/10. ABV typed on sticker.]

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Oh yeah, 13% APWA. Or rather, wheatwine. Thanks, Devin!

Mildly hazy amber with a dense, mildly off-white head with excellent retention (especially for ABV) and even a little lacing, this looks good. The nose is strange. Grassy and hay-like Brett is noticeable up front, upon a very bready backbone. With some caramel, this is quite nutty with a mild almond-skin like astringency. Fruity plums with some raisins, this is very complex and thoroughly enjoyable

The palate opens with a a blend of tutti fruiti and bread flavors, sweet but not cloying. Very, very wheaty and bready, this has plenty of raw wheat, which when contrasted with the sweetness is unique. Fruity sweetness that brings to mind drying plums, there's a little fig character too.. Sweet on the finish, some of the (unintentional) Brett character makes its presence known with a blend of tartness, mild acidity and some barnyard. Mildly sweet, this medium bodied beer has low carbonation and is excellent. The lingering tartness does make this unique. Excellent stuff, thanks again, Devin!

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Photo of RyanMM
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of _morandi_
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rye726
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I think this came from a twelve or twenty two ounce hand bottle. Enjoyed in apint glass. Really not impressed by this. Dull, boozy and lacks any sort of depth or complexity. I had no problem drinking the bottle, but not their best effort thus far. But then again I've never really been impressed by any of their stuff.

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Photo of szmnnl99
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Wheat Wine from Big Rock Chop & Brewhouse
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 6 ratings