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Mountain Sun Norwegian Wheat Stout
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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When we came up with the idea to brew a big, robust stout using 51% wheat, we thought we were the first! After doing a little research we realized that a small craft brewery in Norway beat us to the punch. This strong wheat stout utilizes both flaked and malted wheat. It hits the pallet with a rich creamy mouth feel that gives way to a crisp chocolaty finish. For those that prefer a sweeter stout without the use of milk sugar, the Norwegian Wheat Stout fits the bill.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brouwerij (914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
On tap at Mtn Sun. Pours a dark, opaque brown with a half finger of tan head that settles quickly. Aroma is roasted, roasted malt, hints of cocoa. The flavor is sweet up front, mild roasted oat and roasted malt, slightly fruity, fading into cocoa finish. Hints of caramel and slight alcohol in finish. Soft carbonation, medium body, and a smooth texture. An interesting, non-traditional stout. I am impressed by the darkness and richness of flavor they have achieved using so much wheat. Also surprisingly sweet considering the lack of adjunct. A good beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3015) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On draft at the brewpub in Boulder CO. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Chocolate nose. Flavors of cocoa with a hint of licorice. Medium bodied. Roasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2014
On tap at Vine Street Pub. Black appearance with a lasting head (tan/light brown). Aroma of chocolate, bread/toast, roasted malts and earthy hops. Similar flavor, fairly sweet with light bitterness. Medium body with a creamy feel and a smooth finish. Pretty tasty!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Tap at Vine Street. Pours opaque with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity and spicy wheat malt, earthy hops and prune esters. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, chocolate notes, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5610) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2012
Tap @ Vine Street pub, Denver. Pours black with a red tone along the edges, small light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, wheat, dark fruit, choclate, raisins. Taste is roasted malts, wheat, dark dried fruit, choclate, hints of licorice. Medium body, creamy mouthfell, soft carbonation. 260212

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TAR (2435) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Draught at Mountain Sun, Feb. 2011: Black with a ruby glisten. Fine-bubbled light mocha froth. Complex but crowded nose of smoky roast, chocolate taffy, yeast (paint), medicine, raisin, fudge and cocoa. Snug carbonation. Medium-full body. Medicinally sharp, initially, and tacky with lactose which collides with bitter chocolate and potent roast. Gritty char/burnt husks nestle firmly into the palate and temporarily allay the milky sweetness. Discordantly tangy at the center with molasses, licorice and a peculiar tomato twang. Big woody and cottony roasted barley bite chases the resonant richness. Metallic yeast and dabs of paint greatly hamper the development of dextrins. Some velvety chocolate are all too short-lived due to the massive residual sugars. Otherwise decently snappy and complexly malty. Alcohol overexerts itself and consequently exacerbates the hints of metal. Bitter cocoa finish is laced with salted licorice and chocolate-covered espresso beans. This was a cool experiment (my fingers were crossed in hopes of this being somewhere along the lines of Haandbryggeriet Dark Force), but itís pretty unfocused and unclean.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8349) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
On tap at the Vine pub. Roasty aroma,coffeem some bannana as it warmed. black with an eight-inch of white soapy head. The taste is mild anise, some mint, coffee grounds, hint of chooclate and burnt parts. The carbonation is right there and it is smooth. Median mouthfeel. Some lace down the glass.A bit of acid sour on the aftertaste, frm being served young.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2011
On tap @ Vine Street. Dark brown. Smells like wheat and some light chocolate malts. No surprise there. But the aroma is a little too light. Tastes like a normal, run-of-the-mill stout with some mild chocolate notes, a really mild coffee touch. Almost too balanced, yet not a very smooth drink. Just a bit astringent at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4763) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Tap at Vine Street - an interesting and tasty beer - creamy mouthful, medium- full body - fairly sweet, but with and interesting counterbalancing tanginess from the wheat - flavors of cocoa, anise, prune - a bit of cherry - a touch of smoke/char - finish of dr cocoa and a bit of bread character - lingering prune - interesting - I like it a lot.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Tap @. Vine Street location. Fairly dark black appearance with a tiny tan head. Dark chocolate and some wheat malts in the nose. Dark chocolatey wheat flavor. Some banana and chocolate in the flavor. Very cool beer.


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