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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Brewed with 50% wheat and 50% barley. Originally brewed for the sixth annual Sausage & Beer Dinner at Blue Hill, featuring food and beer made exclusively with New York state ingredients. The wheat was grown at Lakeview Farms in Penn Yan and the hops were grown at Foothills Farm in Munnsvile.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerman6686 (4167) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2012
This poured a murky light brown to red color with a beige head. Aroma was sweeter caramel malt, alcohol and some graininess. Flavor was much the same, overly sweet, lots of alcohol, and some stale cardboard.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (2440) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 21, 2012
On tap at the Brewpub when I was there back in March 2011. I found my old notes. Waiting for someone to add this. Pours translucent amber with a thin white head. Aroma is wheat with lots of citrus. Taste is wheat and citrus along with some piny hops. The ABV is felt. The finish is dry with a hoppy bitterness.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
GT2 (8159) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Tap sample from Whole Foods Bowery in NYC. Clear golden pour with a small, white head. Plastic and green olive brine nose. Taste is astringent, medicinal, mild fusel and higher alcohols with turpentine and floor cleaner. Mostly Undrinkable. Stressed yeast perhaps.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5826) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Draft. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Wheaty and sweet aroma with floral hops. The flavor has a wheaty base, toast, some sweetness, and a floral hoppy finish. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2011
Yes to bottling this one in the future. 55% wheat. Rich taste, though sweet nowhere sweet as in the vast number of sweetish beers around, balanced with an enlish style bitterness. Soft mouthfeel, very drinkable. Apple juice coloured body and very lacey. On tap at Rattle N Hum empire Brewing event.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2011
On tap at the brewpub, served in a wine glass. Pours clear orange/copper with a thin white head. Aroma is very fruity with lots of citrus, orange peel, and a noticeable wheat component. Taste is more orange along with some piny hops. Just a hint of alcoholic warmth. Finish is dry with a light hoppy bitterness. A very interesting and enjoyable brew from Empire.


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