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Russell Nectar of the Gods Wheat Wine

Brewed by Russell Brewing Company
Style: Barley Wine
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Matured in Tennessee whiskey barrels for over four months, this Wheat Wine Ale delivers multiple layers of flavour complexity. Comprised of 50% Wheat Malt plus a combination of Pilsner and Munich Malts. Fruity-ester characteristics are beautifully complemented by vanilla-like flavours and tannins imparted from the barrels-aging process. US Columbus Hops provide a firm bitterness and French Strisselspalt Hops present a lusty black currant flavour and balanced finish. Bottle-conditioning results in natural carbonation and sediment - pour gently. Drink today or Cellar for up to a year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1962) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Bomber, cellared almost one year. Clear orange copper without the sediment, small lasting white foam. Aroma of sour whiskey and wood, vinous. Taste is whiskey boozy, oaky vanilla, tart fruity yeast, mild backseat malts, alcohol heat. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, low hopped. Finishes clean. Took almost 3 periods to consume, not a chore but still: DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dslam (103) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
Poured from a 650 ml bottle. Pours clear with a copper tone and a little white head. Definitely smell the whiskey, and it smells great! Can taste the honey and it goes really well on the pallet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (938) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
Poured from 650mL bottle. Bourbon, wheat and sour notes, some alcohol. I like it (sour fan), but not great if you’re expecting a barley wine. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stantheman (904) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
A 650 ml bomber from Legacy Liquor in Vancouver. A yellowish amber ale with moderate whitish head. Sweet, fruity, jammy notes on the nose and palate. Similar to the Truth Serum of the same maker, but much smoother. Ah, yes. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1826) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle to tulip Blood orange, caramel, and sweet malts. Colour is a sludgy orange with a thin white head. Syrup, orange, lots of funk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12940) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Sweet vanilla, wheat some barrel notes and funk. Clear copper with a thin white head. Sweet vinous with wheat and oak notes. Some booze in the finish that is almost a bit sour. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Cloudy orangish brown, minimal head. Aroma is sweet sticky malt. Big wheat backbone with strong barley wine notes. Slight bitter finish. Some barrel character but subtle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Unclear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, sweet malt, caramel, candy, alcohol - whisky, oak, chocolate notes, moderate hoppy, vanilla notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, alcohol, messy, sharp, yeasty, black currant ! vegetable notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130223]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Cloudy opaque amber with a small off-white head. Odd perfumy nose, combined with some caramel. Medium body, lots of caramel, again these perfumy notes, sweet Bourbon accents – Sorachi Ace? Quite a harsh booziness and a rough bitterness. 230213

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26209) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle at Alex. Hazy orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, licorice, vanilla and hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, vanilla, oak and hops. Hoppy finish.

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