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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Winnipeg, Canada
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   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 (1028) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slimspady (166) - 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 (372) - 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 (223) - 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 (401) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
houblonchien (78) - CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
Wow, this is a mouthful. Where to start..... brown sugar and honey on the tongue. A slight head. Very heavy body. Rich flavour - dried fruit e.g. plums, raisons, cherries. High, high alcohol that lingers in the mouth. Pours hazy, amber colour that is cloudy with yeast. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, dark dried fruits and honey. This beer jumps out of the glass and whacks you. You won’t forget it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YigSvartka (46) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
Sugary sweet scent of fruits, yeast, and bubblegum. A heavy creamy ale with a taste akin to the scent. Apple, lots of alcohol, sweet, and delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7342) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
2013-01-21. Crisp amber body small white head. Aroma of light alcohol and sweet grains. Muted leafy green hops. Flavour is sweetish malt, lightly tanniny, dryish grains in the finish. Wheat? Smooth avg plus to full bodied palate, light carbonation. Okay, enjoyable but a small glass is plenty. Bottle cellared six months, via trade with tbadiuk
Overheard: "The silent cashew’s scream of "I’m lactose intolerant!!!!"

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dfearnley (760) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Overripe fruit, mango, caramel, Clear copper with a thin white head. Taste is cloying syrup, apple, alcohol, and some late hops and pepper. Way too sweet for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
[Bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o j&m] Pours a hazy golden-orange with an average size semi-lasting frothy white head. Nice aroma with a good amount of hops along with caramel malt and some dark fruit. Sweet flavour with some piney hops, alcohol, bready caramel malt and some maple syrup. Average to medium bodied. A bit too sweet but still pretty good.


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