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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Tasted 1/30/10. 750ml cork and cage. Batch #1 2009. Best by 10/10. Good hiss upon opening. First pour is hazy with an orange amber hue. Three fingers of billowy bone white head. Heady aromasof citrus, grapefruit and melons. Lotta fruity notes with undertones of perfumy yeasts and apples and pears. Full bodied with a sweet bready cereal malt bill. Great tangy yeast character. Zesty effervescence, which I find typical of the series. Spicy and peppery. Clinging and cloying finish is both sticky and tingling. Trace burn in the palate. Very solidly produced!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
750ml bottle from the Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a glowing orange amber with a wispy off white head with great lacing. Nose starts off quite fruity with lemon zest, peaches and a good amount of booze. Flavor is also fruity and quite sweet with different tree fruits. Good carbonation and mouth feel, light booze on the finish. Not as much wine character as I expected, some faint dry oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Butters on 01/10/2010. Slightly hazy orange body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet grapefruit and citrus hop aroma. Big grapefruit flavor, some citrus and a sweet caramel and wheat background. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10607) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle shared by headbanger at RSRIZZO’s winter gathering. Pours clear, sparkling dark gold-orange with a large, fizzy, rocky white head, good retention and lacing. Aroma is moderate fruity esters, pear, apple, alcohol, peach, apricot, malt, and oak. Notes of earthy and floral hops, grapes. Flavor is malty, fruity esters, hops, oak, alcohol, peach, apricot, and pear. Full bodied, medium carbonation, and a dry-sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4643) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Thanks oddefellow for the share. Pours orange-yellow-gold with an off-white head. Nose is honey, sugar, slight cotton candy, some light fruit, some booze. Flavor is similar with a big sugary cotton candy-esque presence that comes off as very sweet and a bit of booze. Balance to it for a wheat wine. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2406) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Bottle thanks to Mar. Nose is citrus hops, soda, grass blades, ammonia, cat litter crystlas. Taste is citrus and wheat? Acidic burning sensation in the mouth. This bottle might be over carbonated. It was actually very uncomfortable to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4573) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Pours copper with a thick dense beige head. The aroma has breadiness, toastiness, caramel, toffee, candy sugar, dry white wine, oak and a light amount of hops. Medium / thick body with a huge amount of frothy mouth filling carbonation. The flavor starts very sweet and sticky with thick wheat and some pleasing alcohol warmth and lightly toasted malt. The toffee and caramel from the aroma are gone. The initial taste isn’t quite as complex as the aroma. The finish is more interesting with nice alcohol warmth, plenty of oak and it gets much drier and some spicy hops show through. This is one heck of a winner of a wheat wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2010
bottle thanks to pepsican, pours a very lively dark honey color with a tall off white head. Aroma is interesting, there is definately notes of wheat, white wine, pine, little bit of citrus. Flavor is suprisingly sweet with honey and flowery notes followed with wheat oats and ending with peach and an alcohol burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2010
750 mL bottle pours orange-amber with a large off white head into a snifter. Way too much head, happens with every pour, no matter how hard you try. Plenty of wheat characteristics in the aroma: slightly musty backed with lemons, oranges, coriander, bready malts, seems slightly tart. Soft, crisp hops and farmhouse grains blend into a floral herby sweetness; very tea-like. Slightly tart finish with bready malts, lemon, apple, mandarin, quite dry. Fantastic cloud-like mouthfeel with a medium level of carbonation and body. Very well masked abv. Very drinkable all things considered, but be careful if you’re drinking solo. Interesting brew, I liked it quite a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2892) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2010
750 ml. bottle. Batch 1-2009. Best by date 10/10. Pours a huge, slowly collapsing off white with extensive sea foam lacing, over an amber re tinged (SRM 8-10) clear body.....nose is light spice (clove, allspice) with light apple....taste initially is light sweet malts (toffee) leading to light fruit (apple) finishing hot with a sharp terpene touch.....mouth feel is fairly light, carbonation is quite high and adds a fizzy nature to the experience. This is not a Barley Wine and has been terribly misclassified. While it is not a Triple/Belgian Golden it comes closer those styles, than a Barley Wine. Unfortunately in this bottle at least, the woody aspects, added an almost fusel alcohol quality really diminish the beer. Compared to the earlier reviews (which I just read), the beer has aged poorly and is most definitely not a "Keeper". BJCP 8/2/13/3/7

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