Beaus Ashnan Wheat Wine
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Brewed by Beaus Brewing Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Vankleek Hill, Canada
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 61   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
A wheat wine, Ashnan displays great depth of character and complexity. It features bold tannic notes that integrate very well with the tropical fruit flavours. Aging in white wine barrels contributes wood and wine character to the noticeable alcohol presence, and enhances a dry finish. A beer with a wine-imposed identity crisis, Ashnan sits comfortably between, offering the best qualities of both. History & Style Beau’s LCBO Barrel Aged Beer Feature for spring 2014 is inspired by the art and mythology of ancient Mesopotamia. Ashnan was the Mesopotamian goddess of grain, an apt symbol for this barrel aged wheat wine. This rare and relatively new beer style is similar in strength to a barley wine, but with a higher ratio of wheat to barley for a more subtle, less malty flavour. Tasting Notes Ashnan wheat wine pours a light gold colour, and is moderately hopped. This lively, effervescent golden ale abounds in tropical fruit flavours, notably pineapple. The wine-like character is pronounced, with buttery chardonnay aromas giving way to oakiness. The finish is gently warming. Food Pairings Grilled halibut, piri piri chicken, raw oysters, grilled vegetable/chevre wraps Technical Specs ALC./VOL.: 9.8% INGREDIENTS: Local Spring Water, Organic Barley & Wheat Malts, Organic Hops, Brewer’s Yeast. MALTS: Wheat, Pilsner, Vienna (All Organic) HOPS: Simcoe, Perle (All Organic) IBU’S: 61 OG: 19.7°P FG: 3.2°P IDEAL SERVING TEMPERATURE: 4-6° C SERVING GLASS: Toscana

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (12699) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle - Peach, pineapple and some oak. Cloudy orange gold with a small white head. Sweet tropical fruit, liquor and a long finish. Sweet and rich, not really sure where this fits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9836) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
2014-03-21. Lightly hazy bright orange body wiht a modest white head that fades. 3+ Aroma is surprisingly mild, lightly fruity vinous character. The flavour is similar, with a vinous alcoholic character, mild grains below. The chardonnay character comes out a bit more as you go but still less so than I would like. Average bodied palate, light carbonation. Enjoyable, I liked the vinous quality, but I would like it to better show off the barrel. Bottle from the LCBO, shared by GregClow

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9541) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle, shared with Robbie. Medium golden, low white head. Pale malts deliver a sticky-sweet barley-candy body, but there is a lovely vinous character here that provides an almost tart/sour quality, some oaky undertones as well. Interesting, and not as cloying as some wheat wines can be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
A very pale golden pour with a thick white head. The nose is softly fruity - some light grapey sweetness but also a little bit of soft spice and a very light hint of tartness. There is a certain emptyness to the flavour that is really hard to describe. There is a light malt base but there isn’t a whole lot of fullness or character to it. Not much hoppiness to speak of, low esters and a fairly simple malt profile. As it warms you get a bit more sweetness and malt character but it’s quite muted. I can’t say it’s bad, but there’s not a whole lot of there there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
[6230-20140321] Bottle. Caramel apple fruit aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange red body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter orange floral hops flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(c/o Greg Clow, w/ him, blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
[Bottle (600ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o GregClow] Pours a hazy orange with an average size diminishing frothy white head. Aroma and flavour of wood, herbal hops, bready malt, a bit of alcohol and vinous notes. Medium bodied. Not what I expected from a Wheat Wine but I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
Bouteille de 600 ml achetée directement à la brasserie au coût de 9,85$. Arôme: Odeur de raisins avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est orangée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de raisins et de céréales avec une pointe d’houblons. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. (Rating #5984)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle: Poured a clear medium golden color ale with a relatively small foamy head with minimal retention and not much lacing. Aroma of sweet wheat malt notes with some residual sugars notes also perceptible. Taste is also dominated by caramelized wheat malt notes with a little bit of residual sugar notes and light boozy notes. I can’t say that the white wine barrel were detectable. Body was full for style with good carbonation and a little bit boozy. Overpriced for sure with barrel-aging notes hardly detectable; I will probably skip out next time I see this on the shelves.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (4140) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
Hazy orange, small off white head. Aroma of sweet wheat, yeast, herbal, floral hops, and some bread. Thick mouth feel, soft carb. The finish is sweet, a little woody, with tropical fruit notes, and some flowery hops. Very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3842) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle - 600ml. Hazy golden/orange body with a thin white foamy/creamy head. Fresh malty/hoppy aroma with herbal, oaky, white wine, and citrusy hints. Alcohol is very well hidden. Its robust hoppy taste carries malty, oaky, grainy, and herbal notes. Ends with a long bitter/woody finish. Interesting.

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