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Fort Collins Wheat Wine Ale

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Brother of the beloved Barley Wine Ale, our brew boasts a preposterous 50% malted wheat for a pillowy mouthfeel. Ravenous yeast yields a warming brew ripe with caramel-like flavors and fruity esters.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Reddish brown, creamy tan head. Caramel, toffee, whole wheat bread, wheat thins, toasted grain. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (2980) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

4/07/2011: Fort Collins Wheat Wine Ale... Aroma: Sweet malty goodless with a tinge of alcohol and cheese. Appearance: Deap red-orange color; ivory crown. Flavor: Caramel, but not too sweet; subtle citrus hops; some alcohol; ripe fruits and vanilla. Palate: Medium-full body; big and almost chewy; sticky. Overall: Yep, definitely "Ravenous yeast yields a warming brew ripe with caramel-like flavor and fruity esters."

1 pt 6 fl. oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #83 for this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7005) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Reddish amber pour. Smell is super rich grain, lots of malt and wheat, caramel and a nice fruitiness form the yeast. It si a solid brew, lots of grain flavors, caramel, medium to low bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3500) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours a rather hazy dark amber color with a smallish white head on it. Nose is definitely malty with some strong notes to it; very caramel-ish, and almost smells like it should be used in baking. Taste is slightly sweet, but drier alcohol elements on the back end. Interesting...

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2013
This was a strange barleywine. It smelled lightly of molasses. The flavor mostly tastes of the molasses/caramel of a barley wine but with some wheat mixed in. I really like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2012
On tap at Tap ’n Handle. Pour is deep crimson with a frothy off-white head and great lacing. Raisins, fruity esters, brown sugar, caramel, dark fruits, and yeast in the aroma. Taste is figs, raisins, red licorice, caramel, brown sugar, grass, and plums ending lightly bitter. Medium a mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Not bad, but a touch unbalanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarrettB (998) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Summer 2011 - Here’s the pinnacle of the tasters we enjoyed at Fort Collins Brewery, the not-so-much heralded Wheat Wine. I can’t figure out why this doesn’t get more love from the existing reviews, but it is unfairly neglected. Featuring a sweet aroma, rich with caramel and fresh cut apples and bubble gum, it’s hard for me to understand that this was born from the same womb as some of the other tasters which were…less prone to being given affection (to put it needlessly exceedingly politely.) This features a lot of those sweet flavors I’ve come to adore in barley wines, without being overtly dark about it. The flavors are there, and boozy, but lighter. Intense, dripping notes of honey, brown sugar, honey cakes, light maple syrup and even lighter, very unique pine notes are blended with a an aggressive, lisping alcohol flavor to produce a fantastically new and novel flavor. This is what I was looking for when I drove all the way to Ft. Collins, and it only took half a flight of tasters for me to find it at Ft. Collins Brewery.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3372) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy white head. The aroma is floral hop and yeast. Thin mouthfeel with a light fruit malt and caramel with sweet finish. A decent barley wine from Fort Collins.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jzzbassman (1508) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Pours orange with a small head. Aroma is weirdly nutty with a strong note of dry dog food. Sweet malt, earthy, lots of alcohol, tends towards cloying.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2012
This brew alights with a brilliant, luminous red-amber hue. Candy-sweet nose. Pineapply and tea-soaked, with a slab of honey and orange marmalade. The body washes over the palate with honey and grain. Fruity wheat notes prick up the taste buds. Flairs of alcohol lap the tongue, but mostly manifest as sticky sweetness.


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