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Beaus Ashnan Wheat Wine
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Brewed by Beaus All Natural Brewing Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Vankleek Hill, Canada
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 61   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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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


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samzim (184) - Ontario, - APR 26, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014 Scent of hops, citrus, and ginger. Clear gold colour. Flavour of orange, malt, molasses, and maple syrup. Medium body with low carbonation. Really tasty! I?d definitely buy again!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veronneaupy (126) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
Un nez frais avec une odeur de sucre de petits fruits style canneberge fraîche. En bouche, un goût d'alcool, caramel, de bonbons durs. La finale est enveloppant, persistante dans être désagréable. Les arômes restent présents en fin de bouche. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (941) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle to wine glass Aroma of green grapes, oak, honey, white wine. Clear light yellowish amber with a thin white ring. Taste is vineous, crabapple, grains, some tartness, and a moderate bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (566) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Couleur dorée avec un col blanc. Nez de bois, d’alcool de sucre, de céréales et d’agrumes. En bouche le meme mélange assez interessant. Corps moyen. Carbonation moyenne. Un Barley Wine assez interessant.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (3896) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
flip_soeperman (586) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2014
Aroma is vinous with some sweetness, maybe honey. Taste is bit sweet, little bitter. Body is medium to full. Great beer/wine to sip and enjoy. Actually quite subtle, layered and complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6669) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (505) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Blonde dorée. Nez: fruité. Vanille. Fruité. Fruit des champs. Pomme. Orange. Bleuet. Boisé. Raisin. Levure sauvage. Bouche: ronde. "Sour". Vin blanc. Vanillé. Champ de fleur. Petit fruit. Fine amertume. Lavande. Rose. Thé. Nougat. Bois vert. Minoume.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Randy4Beer (158) - - JUL 12, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy light copper. Interestingly I got almost zero head on the pour but there is quite a decent amount of lacing being left behind as drunk. Aromas of sweet caramel malts, some molasses, and maybe a hint of white wine. Tastes are in the area of red fruit peels, and caramel. Fairly sweet. I get no hop balance to any of this at all. Overall, one of Beau’s more hoity toity offerings, but I’m glad I tried one, as it is worth a try.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
OntBeerDrinker (431) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
smell is veary light of chardonnay wine beers citrus and ale. Pale orange some carbination one little think head. Taste is dry of well starts off like peppery firey spice some chardonnay taste, barrel and citrus(orange/lemon)drys out little sticky on lips. Little burn in belly. Some weird little painfull feeling hits throat and better then a barley wine but not super awsome. would work better on a colder day. spciy citrus chardanny.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (2994) - 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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