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Mad River Rorschach One (Wheat Wine)

Mad River Rorschach One (Wheat Wine)
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
20th Anniversary Wheat wine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10098) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"diggin this style as a change of pace from american barleywines. sweet, but not overly so, with a wonderful fruity aroma. just enough hops to balance the fruitiness and the malt. pours a dark amber. thick bodied. well done."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raphael (1165) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Intense opening aroma of hoppy caramel alcohol, wham, like you want to slow it down to see what’s all there. slightly cloudy amber-brown glow, with minimal tan head (on tap at belmont station.) strong in the mouth, with a little fizz. I like bourobon but the strength of it keeps me cautious-- this brew tastes like cold slightly diluted whiskey ameliorated with hops and some syrupy shadows.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Tap @ Johnny Brown’s. Pours a cloudy orange amber with a frothy off white head with decent lacing. Nose was fairly hoppy with some candied tree fruits and booze in the nose. Very big on the palate with candied apricots, booze and a nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13260) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2011
On tap at Beer Revolution poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of sherry, plum, raisin and toffee. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of sherry, plum, raisins and toffee with a smooth lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Medium brown with fizzy tan head. Faint sweet aroma. Tastes of molasses candy sugar toffee and caramel. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2010
aka Mad River Wheat Wine, took me a few searches to find this. on tap at collins pub, poured a reddish hue with barley notes, as expected. good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2010
On draft at The Federal, Durham. Never having even heard of this, had to give it a go. Ruby pour with a nice fluffy head, the nose is super sweet, coconut pie and Boston creme with some boozy heat. Mouthfeel is fairly lively, which is to the beer’s benefit as it avoids cloying slickness. Some hops are detectable to balance things out a bit, but it’s big beer and is an enjoyable confection.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Deep reddish caramel, moderate to large foamy light beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Sweet maltiness right up front.   Backside has a little medicinal cherry like cough syrup.   Woooo, real boozy on the backside.   Its a little biting in that alcoholic medicinal sense.   Nose doesn’t reveal such fire, slight malts and even a touch of band-aid.   Hmmmm... Kind of reminds me of the Alaskan Big Nugget, but more medicinal.   This one needs some time.   Somewhat sweet, but needs a different kind of non-cloying sweetness to balance it out.   Young, brash, hot, medicinal, but certainly malty.   Not a hop bomb, which I like.   Its a bit over the top now.   Hopfully time will cool its jets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (2701) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2012
(From notes) On tap @ 38 Degree Alehouse, Alhambra, CA (end of 2009). Brown color, murky. Nice layer of foam, retaining. Aroma: fruit (berries, raspberries), malty sweet. Flavor is fruity sweetish, lightly bitter. Medium bodied. I really had the impression that fruit juice was added. If so, I would be interested in trying this pure (w/o juice).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Draft at Brouwer’s. Pours a murky caramel brown with a grayish tan. Nose is wheaty sweet bread with honey, apple, peach and light caramel. Sweet honey apple up front with peppery wheat and more sweet maltiness. Finishes up kind of peppery dry and dusty with a chemical taste. Not much depth for me and not like other wheat wines I’ve had. Although, most seem to differ a bit from brewer to brewer. Guess I’m just finding what qualities in one I like best.

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