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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3250) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2013
750 ml bottle
Thanks to tastybeer for sharing a gem from the Smokestack Series. I’ll have to be careful not to take them for granted since I can pick them up at any time. This may be not an outstanding barleywine but it is relatively affordable and accessible.

Aroma / Appearance - The huge billowing head surges before it collapses to about two fingers height. A coppery base invites more reflection. Wheat bread, hops, and a strong malt bill drive attention to the fact this is not a lightweight beer.

Flavor / Palate - A wheat driven flavor profile warms the palate sip after sip. The hops might have mellowed a bit in time but this still has a punch. Caramel and chocolate wrap up a sweet texture. This is a good deal at $7.49 locally if it hits shelves again.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeLovesHops (5) - - AUG 2, 2015 does not count
Poured a frothy, off-white head (Lots of it), clear and golden in color ; strong aroma of wheat/bread; a lot going on in the flavor department, too much for my untrained palate to unravel, but I did get sweet, some sour, and definitely fruity; medium body, fizzy. Interesting beer, and I am glad I tried it, and there may be much in it that is lost on me, but this is not something I would buy again: it was a little too much like champagne for my tastes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
. The beer pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a medium off-white head that evaporates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, citrus and spice. Medium to full body with flavors of caramel malt, citrusy hops, spice and a touch of oak. The finish is fruity with a wheaty malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1257) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle to taster Wheat, grapes, wood, and yeast. Yellowish amber with a bright light white head. Wheat, yeast, lemon, a touch of booze.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7691) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle - Sweet boozy, stone fruit and syrupy. Clearish gold with a decent white head. Sweet stone fruit and a sweet syrupy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1583) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Somewhere between a saison and hefe and barley wine. Yum, light nodied and crushable. Lots of citrus, fruit, spice, and big sweetness. Awesome label too

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1431) - Bodř, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle at home. Has a cloudy light amber color with a compact, off-white head. Fruity aroma with tropical fruits, spices, citrus, pale malt and hay. The flavor mirrors the aroma, is sweet with additional tones of alcohol, honey and fruit in the background. Has a full body, slick mouth feel and a light bitterness. A rich and fruity BW.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1417) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2015
Clear, medium golden body with a white, long-lived head that laces the glass well. Quite strong aroma that to my surprise is very Belgian. In addition there are fruits, spices and light hops. The flavour is strong, and has the same Belgian yeasty feel as the aroma. Also spices, sweet fruits, strawberries and peach, and banana in the back. Medium body, dry texture, moderate carbonation. Very enjoyable.
[75 cl bottle shared with Svensenga smak & behag]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fellebag (1139) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
75cl bottle. Small white layer, hazy yellow color. Aroma is wheat, sugar, honey, butter, coriander, citrus, peach. Sweet taste, thorough, tough and smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (3443) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2015
On tap at Reds Alehouse. Orange and clear appearance with a lacy white head. Aroma of bready malts, citrus and tropical fruits, oak, light vanilla and light toffee/caramel. Similar flavor. Medium to full body with a fluffy, creamy mouth feel and soft carbonation. Pretty tasty overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
c1raider (73) - New York, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Saison meets champagne, nice beer for a cool summer eve. Would buy again but not soon. Lemon, fall spices, orange, heavy carbonation


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