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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Winnipeg, Canada
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Demeter, goddess of the harvest is the inspiration for this Wheatwine from Half Pints Brewing Company. A base of malted wheat, barley, and wildflower honey celebrate the fruit of the land, while Centennial and Columbus hops lend their firmly citrus undertones to the finish of this beer. As we all know, the gods can be vengeful at times, so share this extra strong ale amongst friends served in brandy glasses at 10 C. Try it with Vietnamese Fresh Rolls with a spicy peanut sauce, aged French Goat’s Cheese or Duck a L’orange.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, - FEB 13, 2014
Rating #972 - February 12, 2014 - $7.99 CAD for a 650mL from Coop, 11%. Aroma is brown sugar, wild honey, lemon tea. Pours a rich golden, barely there white head. Medium carbonation, heavy alcohol warmth. Not unbalanced though, this truly has a depth of character that extends beyond 70+ IBU and 11%+ ABV. The honey and citrusy, spicy, piny hops meld together into something truly inspiring.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdobbs (380) - New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Very sweet, Fair but spotty lacing. Sweet dark fruity aroma, underlying citrus hop and alcohol aromas. Light bitter dark fruit up front with a medium citrus hop on the finish. Soft carbonation and oily texture on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Bouteille avec Patrick. Une robe orangée avec un filet de mousse. Un nez sucré d’orange et de miel. Une bouche sucrée aux saveurs d’orange. Pas si pire.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_sully (144) - - JUL 28, 2014
Red brown and hazy colour. Light white head. Aroma holds a sweetness with floral notes. Very sweet taste with strong honey and floral notes. Sweetness of honey is almost overpowering on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6743) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle, shared with my in laws. This bottle has 18 months cellar age-- it is from the first batch put out by Half Pints. I drank it fresh but didn’t rate it, and as I recall, I thought it to be sweet and hot and a bit harsh. Well, this baby has aged beautifully! Orange-kissed gold with a soft dense light gold head. Rich bready malty aroma, honey undertones. Soft, slightly chewy malts, sweet with notes of floral honey. Not a hint of alcohol. So smooth and silky, rich and sweet. Definitely improved with age. Sublime.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3169) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Une robe orangée qui scintille. Un anneau de mousse. Un nez plein de douceur et d’oranges. Du miel et du sucre d’orge. En bouche, des mandarines qui trempent dans un alcool légèrement amer. Des malts bien ronds qui ne tombent jamais dans la démesure sucrée. Au palais, je perçois un corps de bonne densité avec un pétillement bas et une texture huileuse. La finale est douce sur des notes de marmelade. Une proposition très fruitée. Pas mauvais. Merci Luke!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slimspady (184) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Hazy yellow pour. Big white head. Whoa, lots of alcohol. Almost overpowers everything. Some wheat and grass.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Masterkush7 (507) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
Woah this is over the top sweet. There are some citrus notes from the hops but they are completely drowned out by this overly sweet beer. Not enjoyable to my tastes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Pours a dark golden.Aroma is sweet malt and taste is same. Beer is thick and very sweet. Overall an ok beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (686) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
Aroma is honey and caramel malt notes. Some slight licorice presence. Taste is a very very rich malt character. Licorice and warm alcohol taste on finish.rich crystal malt tastes.appearance is clear gold with pearl lace head with good retention


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