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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tennisjoel (1219) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2011 Rerate: I don’t normally rerate that many beers, but this one deserves it. I am kind of blown away by this beer. Perfectly balanced fruit, hops, oak, and malt, this is one of a kind. Really lucky to have regualr access. Phenomenal beer!

Orange body with an absurd large bubbled white head. Particalia quite apparent as well. Once the dense head settles down, there is quite a refreshing aroma, with similarities to a dry belgian ale. Quite yeasty, with some tart lemon and apricot scents, as well as caramel malts beneath. Flavor is warming, not as rough as many in this style. Quite drinkable. Good, albeit slightly undercarbonated. Original rating: 3.7

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bostondoug1981 (85) - fort worth, Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2010
the aroma is what was great peaches and citric acidy scents reminded me more of summer than fall brew. about this beer. first sip was good but it was nowhere near sent i feel it went south quickly worth a smell

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fratto (2835) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Bottle split with Boston and Cavie at Fort Worth Gingerman. Aroma is peaches, orange, alcohol, and grains. Flavor is wheat grain, citrus, and back of the mouth tartness, and yeast. Really this just smells amazing, but the taste is a let down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (4042) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle split 3-ways with Fratto and Boston Doug at the Ginger Man Baaaaaahr. Dark orange appearance with a large white head. The sediment in this stares back at you. Warm citrus acidic elements on the nose. Tiny bit of tart perhaps? Wheat and grain are an afterthought. Taste is tart bitter for sure. A tongue tingling citrus with dry notes to finish. Fairly grainy. Could use more fruit that dry bitter. Not bad, but not easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2010
750mL bottle. Poured medium orange with a tall, fluffy, sticky cap of white head. The aroma picked up spicy wheat, orange zest, oak, and a touch of rye over soft, sweet caramel and bready notes.. mild vinous notes and tropical fruit dance across the back of the nose.. excellent stuff! The flavor found sweet caramel, mangoes, and pineapple at the core, with more pineapple, some oak, and tart, fresh wheat around.. tangy finish with a tasty bouquet of fruits and fine peppery yeast. Medium-bodied and well-balanced on the palate, warming up through the finish.. lots of rolling carbonation moved it well.. very, very good brew!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Corked bottle.Br>Pours a beautiful thick amber with highlights of Boar’s Head cheddar. Aroma is a dramatic drop-off, with weak, watery copper melon. Metallic strawberry and diluted malt also dance in the olfactory. Flavor is a sweet-in-a-fresh-berry way strawberry and peach. A cedary and yeasty finish soon takes over. Hints of old attic, ghostly peach, and musty trunk of leather are evident. Nice, chunky mouthfeel. Kinda weak in the nose but is a great beer in all other aspects.

   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 (10774) - 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.

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