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Papago Churchill Wheat Wine

Papago Churchill Wheat Wine
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
A full-bodied beer similar to a barley wine except that the primary ingredient is wheat, which gives it a nice smooth honey like taste.

OlivierMTL's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, - NOV 1, 2005
Couleur dorée surmonté d’une faible mousse savonneuse. Arômes de solvant et d’alcool sous une touche fuitées rappelant les pêches. Puissantes saveurs d’alcool et de malt caramel occupent la plupart de l’espace en bouche. Finale exposant toujours pleinement l’alcool ainsi qu’un bref aperçu de houblon. Corps plutôt atténué, texture vineuse. GABF 2005.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007 Small white head. Golden coloured and slightly hazy in appearance. Strong in alcohol with a banana fruit flavour. Crisp and dry wheaty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
On tap at the Strong Ale Fest 08. Pours an orange amber color. Fruit and sweet malt. Notes of honey and citrus and some wheat coming through. It’s okay, but not very complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2009
On tap at Papago. Really interesting beer here...dark honey colored beer with just a smal white ring for a head. Extremely fruity, both in aroma and in taste. Flavor is sticky sweet Welch’s grape juice, Macintosh apple, and wheat. Almost syrupy...could pour this on pancakes...you wouldn’t even know it’s alcohol. Tasty but would want this to be a rare treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2008
On tap at Papago - Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a thin off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is estery and vinous. Flavor is esters, apple, and vinous. Palate is dry. Light to medium body. A good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Tap at Pap. Couldnt believe this was a barleywine. Almost dead-on apple juice effect, right down to the aftertaste. That this is nearly ten percent makes this a work of art.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Tap at Strong Ale 2008. Pours orange with a tan ring. Nose is slightly sweet. Taste is sweet, ok, and the wheat comes through nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11602) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2008
On tap at the 2008 Strong Ale Festival. Poured a deeper and cloudy golden-amber color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of floralness, wheaty, and toasty. Tastes of the same floralness, wheat, toast, and I was getting a very light citrus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Thanks to Rustychiles for sharing the growler. Pours very cloudy from the wheat, a nice ruddy orange hue. Aroma was quite inscrutable. Almost reminiscent of a belgian ale in some regards - lots of fruity phenolic smells. Taste is extremely smooth, no hop bitterness to speak of. Pronounced wheat and fruity flavors. Very nice, very enjoyable. Hides the alcohol like a champ; I couldn’t taste it at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1546) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Pours a deep orange/brown with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, caramel, sweet malt, esthers, yeast. Flavor is sweet bready malt, yeast, fruits, bananas, cloves, nuts, spices. A touch of bitterness in the finish. A lot going on in here, not sure what to make of it but it’s pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2008
On tap at Papago. Pours a hazy deep brown color with a foamy off-white head that lasted through the glass. Some definite wheat characteristics in the aroma, most notably toasted grain, banana and yeast. Also sweet malt, fruit and alcohol. Unfortunately, that didn’t all quite come together in the flavor like I hoped it would. All of the elements were there, they just seemed to clash instead of blend. Seemed a bit thin on the palate as well. Still, not a bad brew overall.

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