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RATINGS: 388   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1116) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2012
This gets great marks for the aroma. Piney and floral with a little sweetness. The color is like ginger ale but with an enormous head. No matter how I tried to pour, I risked overflowing the snifter. This left cool residue on the glass though. The taste was definitely of wheat and stayed true to the style. Hops presence stood out with a good alcohol essence. Interesting variation on one of my favorite styles.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1236) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Tap. Pours a hazy amber with a layer of thin fleeting head. Aroma and taste of wheat, caramel, some dark fruits, hint of booze.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3759) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Total Wine, Fairfax bottle: Pours alightly hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is a good amount of tropical fruit, slight spicy notes, a bit of wood, and a hint of booze. Taste and small is a bit like a Belgian Strong Ale. It be a little sweet. The wood is noticeable. The finish is dry and minerally. Aftertaste is sweet again. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (898) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Draft pour at Elliott bay pizza. Pours a golden b orange color with a thin oily head. Very unique barleywine in my opinion. Doesn’t taste strong at all. Soft apples on the aroma. Light, orangey citrus fruit, slightly floral, and a light apple finish. Nice beer. Enjoyed this a ton.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
climberbob (228) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Golden amber w lots of white head. Slightly pungent grassy aroma. Medium dry. Distinct hop bitterness Well put together beer but not my preferred style w the stronger hop. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4224) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Cotton candy, apricots, lemon zest aroma. Hazy amber, huge billowy yellow head. Dry, apricot and lemon zest. Lemongrass finish. Weizen yeast is obvious, but there’s a surprising amount of hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beachmaster (195) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bomber into a tulip. Pours a rich gold, with a big white head that slowly fades into a disc on the surface. Nose is a faint aroma of yeast. Taste is light malt, followed by hints of earth and spice. Creamy mouth feel with a long finish. Quite tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2442) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Rustico Alexandria. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, citrus, wheat, white wine. Tastes of citrus, wheat, booze, caramel, some malt, floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8184) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2015
750 cc from Wegman’s Collegeville. Pours clear, dark straw with well-retained off-white head. Nose is fruity, floral white peppery spicy. Tastes fruity, with hops, florals, and berry notes as it warms. Well hidden alcohol, and a super smooth finish. This is a beer you’ll crave more and more as you sip it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (8349) - Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Draft. Dark golden. Heavier on the clove some sweet malt but surprisingly dry. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (394) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Poured a hazy golden color with a huge white head.....aroma of spiciness, a bit antiseptic notes......since I have to wait for the head to die down to taste give me a minute.......love this site, enjoying the New Year so far, I should really get some new pieces on the walls........ah, here we go. Taste is better than I’d hoped with the aroma, spice, citrus, clove, some booze cutting through, crisp finish with wood notes in the back end. Glad it was better tasting than the aroma let on.


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