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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: 32   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   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 (221) - 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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Slightly hazy dark gold under a bubbly, pristine white, dotty sheet. Complex vinous flavour with not just white grape, but that combined with butterscotch oak and woody hops bitterness. Sweet and bitter in good balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (466) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
bottle. Cloudy orange with medium sized head. Strong wine flavours, fruity, sweet. Warming alcohol. Decent.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Trev (1945) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Copper pour, no head. Aroma is earthy barn, apple, bready Flavour is wheat and crisp fruit on the front of the palate. Turns bad with a musty mildew and wooly weird finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2317) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
Batch 3074 packaged 2014/02/13. Pours a clean golden-amber colour with a small creamy-foam white head, disappearing quickly enough, but leaving creamy lace. Winy aromas with some sweet grapes, yeast and nutty notes. The taste has the same grapes-raisins combination, so sweet enough, but the malt finishes with a smokiness to it. Nice and bready overall with the fruits coming from the Chardonnay barrels and hints of sourness. Full bodied and smooth, with the alcohol well-hidden. A good wheat wine with the added touch of the wine barrel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1291) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Une boisson mi-épaisse, dorée et translucide, à l’effervescence basse, et au nez de raisins puissants, de porto blanc même, avec aussi un peu de toffee, peut-être du diacétyl. Acidulée en bouche, assez mince, peu complexe, avec un peu de caramel ; les houblons ressortent en fin de bouche, mais sont les seuls à amener une autre dimension à cette bière. Ceci dit, elle est savoureuse, originale, et le Chardonnay est présent. Au final, de belles qualités mais des défauts handicapants.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veronneaupy (146) - 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 (1032) - 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 (625) - 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 (4481) - 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 (620) - 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.


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