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RATINGS: 397   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2011
750 to a chalice. Wheat straw, citrus and a slight woody note. Wheat sweetness and black cherries, a dry finish and nice aftertaste. Despite the 9.1 ABV there is not any alcohol in the nose or taste, but does have a numbing effect on the tongue.


4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo (1906) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2015
From Kansas City, Missouri to Eugene, Oregon. The beer was like nothing I have ever tasted before. It is so hard to describe, so I won’t even try.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
revoltingblob (1) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2015 does not count
Poured from bottle. Nice color & aroma. Great taste. Definitely going to buy this again

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2379) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle. Moderate cereal and light bread for the malt, light herbs and dried grass for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast, with hints of banana, clove, alcohol and some light dried fruits. Head is average size, fizzy/frothy white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear medium amber. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet. Palate is medium to full, oily, with a lively carbonation. A tasty Barley Wine with a lot of German Hefeweizen nuances from the wheat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4555) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
750ml corked bottle pours a golden orange color with a huge off-white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits with some grains and hints of yeast. Taste is a light fruit and grainy malt sweetness with a light spicy hop bitterness finishing with a mild dry white wine finish. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation that tickles the tongue nicely. Overall, this is quite well done, both balanced and tasty. Recommended.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2359) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Draft at one mile house NYC . More of a wheat wine then a barley wine. Very nice delicate flavor with a booZy richness

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ludhaber (85) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
March madness 2015. Aroma is weak but the beer is interesting with a good blend of fruity notes, oak, malt and hops. Well done twist. It is drier than I would expect a wheat wine to be, compared to say aventinus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigben873 (153) - Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
March Madness 2015 - I would not consider this a barley wine ale Although it has a few of the same charateristics, it is not malty and tastes very wheaty. It is a wine style, but that is as far as I would go. Nothing offensive about this beer, but since I am not a fan of wheat beers, nothing to write home about either.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1018) - USA - MAR 10, 2015
Cloudy golden with a thick white head. Aroma is wheat with a bit of barnyard. Flavor is light, what with a relatively bright finish. Very effervescent with a crisp finish.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (480) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Nose is big oak/vanilla/coconut, pineapple, and pear. Flavor is same with oak and fruity hop flavors dominating. Very good and unique

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1289) - 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.


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