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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Our Harvest Dance Wheat Wine is a celebration of John Barleycorn’s cousin wheat, the great staple crop of Middle America. Wheat wines are a somewhat recent stylistic development, akin to barleywines in strength, but brewed with a large portion of wheat malt, which provides a soft mouthfeel to balance the big body of these warming brews. We add a generous helping of Hallertau and Citra hops, and age the beer on both French and American oak, resulting in a beer that opens up with a warming burst of tropical fruit flavors, adding subtle Sauvignon Blanc notes before rounding slowly to a dry, oaky finish. This is a perfect beer for sharing with friends and family as we gather together for the fall and winter holidays. Pairs well with aged cheeses or seasonal squash and pumpkin dishes.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (666) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
750 ml bottle dated 2010-01. Aroma is interesting and fairly fruity with light stone fruit, overripe pear and red apple. Some light alcohol spice in the finish and medium light wheat notes. Not really any hop character. Pours a slightly golden orange with a medium small, white head that recedes quickly to the edges where it lingers a bit. No lacing and medium small legs. Flavor has a moderate sweetness with a lot of fruit character. Tons of light stone fruit, pear and apples. Some medium alcohol spice in the finish. No hop flavor and only low bitterness. Some low honey notes from oxidation, but this has otherwise aged pretty well. A light toasted bread note. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium to medium low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low to medium alcohol warmth. Overall an alright beer, but it really lacks any hop character to balance the sweetness. The malt character is also sweet and a bit one dimensional. Not much in the way of maillard reaction flavors or aromas.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3646) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
(Backlog) 750 mL bottle. The look is a big foamy white head and orange in color. The smell is wheat, fruits, malts, banana, and citrus. The taste is sweet, alcohol, malts, citrus, and fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gschrade (544) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 12, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish with a white head. Taste citrus, fruity, sweet. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (1966) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a heavy amber with beige head with some sediment that escaped out of the bottle. Some chardonnay, light citrus hops, green apple skins, hints of pepper; full body, moderate carbonation, dry, somewhat bitter at first and grows more so yet still remains balanced, tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1869) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Poured from 750 ml bottle after cellaring fog one year. Clear, bright amber with a huge off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of intense bananas, pineapple, caramel, tropical fruit and spice. Taste of hot cloves, bananas, pineapple, apples, caramel, tropical fruit, yeast, wheat and spices. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (753) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Corked & Caged 750 ml Bottle. Pours a bright golden orange color with plenty of sea foam head and carbonation spirals throughout the glass. Aroma is a blend of apricot, citrus, Belgian yeast and white wine. The taste is similar with plenty of lemon, pineapple, white grape and peach at the start. After that there’s some honey, clove and oak in the finish. Lots of active carbonation and creaminess in the body while the alcohol keeps a low profile. Overall, tastes like a tropical fruit and citrus flavored Belgian Tripel. Not sure why RB categorizes it a Barley Wine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1315) - Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle - huge foamy head, very carbonated, nice medium gold color, fruity/mildly spicy aroma and flavor, sweet wheat backbone, fairly hopped (more than I expected) dry oaky finish - very good overall, not your typical dark barleywine ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (1997) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2013
A: Golden Straw/Orangish hue, mild white head, mild lacing S: Peach, Pineapple, Citrus, Wheat T: Fruit, Wheat, Citrus, Black Pepper M: Well Carbonated, Light to Medium Bodied, Sweet yet Dry mouth Overall, this beer was very interesting and had a nice variation of different tastes and flavors, worth it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnielsen13 (242) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours orange with a big white head. Aroma is wheat, caramel, citrus. Flavor is sweet, citrus, bread, yeast, wood. Nice.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brison (44) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Completely cloudy with a sunburst orange color. Lots of understated fruit on the taste followed by some pepper. Mouth feel is full and fluffy. Overall is one of my favorite wheatwines.


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