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Ninkasi Sasquatch Legacy Wheat Wine
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A Wheat Wine is a Barley Wine strength that is made with a large amount of wheat in its grist. Wheat wines are typically smoother than their Barley Wine cousins with the wheat exhibiting toasted, bready, and Bock-like malty richness. The Falconer’s Flight hops used for bittering are balanced with the earthy and grassy Willamette and Brewer’s Gold hops. Elegant, full bodied maltiness with a balanced finish, this is a big beer with a little bite.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1393) - Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2013
On draught at Lucky Labrador Barleywine and Big Beer Festival. 2012 vintage. Apple juice aroma. Much less hop forward than barleywine, but still a caramel sweetness on finish.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Grassy hops, caramel and fruit. Very interesting and very tasty brew. The slight difference between this and your typical barley wine, mainly the fruity character, make this a unique sipper."

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnGalt1 (535) - , Idaho, USA - JUL 9, 2014
On tap at Bittercreek a couple of times recently... tannish almost yellow 2 finger head rises quickly and dies back pretty fast too... the brew is hazy orange amber. Nose shows strong maltiness without the sweetness... a bit of orange (juice not zest)... toasty malt.... EtOH is definitely present, but is drowned out a bit by the thick malt profile. Toasty bread with a definite orange note... flavor is lackluster... not enough hoppiness to battle the thick malt flavor.... again, sweet, big malt flavor component... almost like a toasted biscuit with a smear of orange jam.. Body is thick... coating... little carbonation doesn’t help... Only okay... unlike most wheatwines... could use more hops/bitterness and lesser body...

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
On tap at manito tap house. Gold with a creeping rim of fine whites. Smells of apples, phenols, vanilla and marshmallow cream. Taste is apples, alcohol, sweet wheat, and hints of well, more apples. Obese bodied with light Carb. I wouldn’t call this good. Serving type: on-tap 12-10-2012

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (847) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
On tap at Bottleworks, Seattle. Hazy orange with a creamy head that quickly fades. Sweet citrus aroma with a hint of vanilla. That sums up the taste too. I pick up some resinous citrus hops and the familiar lightness that wheat brings to proceedings. I can’t fault it too much, but wheatwine will never be my favourite style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (655) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Golden brew with thin white head. Smell is musty and grapey. Taste is sweet and winey with hints of piney hops. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Decent brew. A little weird for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6606) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
On tap at FredFest 2013. Pours copper with a nice white head and a fruity aroma. There is a bitter caramel malt flavor with an alcohol finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Fireweed honey in color, thin white frothy head, little lacing.   Pale fruity nose, strong in that the alcohol is noticeable.   On the tongue there is a lot of strong pale fruitiness, apple and pear skin.   Not hoppy, and not all that malty.   As a Wheat Wine I wouldn’t expect it to be either, but as it is its not very malty, bitter, or sweet, or hefty, so I have my concerns.   Lighter overall.   Clean, body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not a robust example, a lighter example of a Wheat Wine.   Tiz okay, but wished it were a bit more viscous and hefty.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BK7 (741) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2012
On tap at Venti’s South. Oranges, spice, brown sugar, caramel and dark fruit. Smooth and creamy. Light boozy finish. Tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6735) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
On tap at The Copper Hog, pours a hazy golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, brown sugar, wheat and booze. Flavour is full of apple juice, light toffee, brown sugar and booze. Light-bodied, sweet, and boozy. Pretty interesting for a style I’m not normally intrigued by.


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