Beaus Ashnan Wheat Wine
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Brewed by Beaus Brewing Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Vankleek Hill, Canada
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (851) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
600 ml bottle. Pours a clear orangeish pale golden with a thin white head. Aroma is apricots, mangoes, tart, vanilla, wood. Flavor is lemon, orange, apricot, mango, guava, white wine. Finish is grapefruit, lemon, superb tartness, white wine, some hoppy notes. Lingering wood, vanilla, tropical fruit, and a bit of a carbonated blitz at the end. Full body, soft mouthfeel, medium to somewhat strong carbonation. A great surprise!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samzim (390) - Ontario, CANADA - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazy_cat_lady (396) - - MAY 18, 2014
Apr 28, 2014. 600mL bottle from LCBO. Apricots, grapefruit and sweetness in nose. Golden orange colour. White head. Nice lacing. Touch of hops, sweetness and a bit of straw in flavours. This is actually quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
flip_soeperman (880) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veronneaupy (241) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
600mL bottle. Hazy, brown-gold. Not muchhead. Smells fruity. Tastesfruity as well, but thereisalotof other stuff going on as well. Booze, wheat, fruit and berries. Doesn’t taste like a traditional barleywine, but tastes pretty fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (799) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
600ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a slighgtly hazy pale amber with a two finger pillowy head that slowly recedes leaving nice lace. Nose is strongly oak and wine with yeast and some toffee with a muted citrus. Sweet malt at the front is quickly overtaken with a grape tartness and then a citrus bitterness with grapefruit and pineapple with the finish returning to a light tartness. Medium sticky mouth and the long tart finish drinks more like a wine. Lots going on here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3886) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (913) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
Smells slightly like a sour white wine. Pale golden pour, hazy. Strong, slightly alcoholic, quite winey. Full bodied, moderate hop bitterness, very concentrated wheaty flavour, quite woody as well. Very complex and strong beer, took me off guard but it grew on me.

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