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RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Another recently created American style, wheat wine, as its name implies, is a strong ale made with a substantial measure of malted wheat as well as barley. A close cousin to barleywines, wheat wines are typically strong, full bodied, deep gold to amber in color and feature a subtle soft tangy flavor derived from their wheat malt.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (1871) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Draft a the growler NYC. Pours a nice looking tan color. Kind of syrupy and boozy. Pretty well balanced. Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3823) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2014
22 ounce bottle. 2014 vintage. Clear orange brown color. Caramel sweetness with some fruity finish. Bit of syrup.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2014
2014 Vintage.
Appearance: Mildly hazy orange-copper-brown body, interesting color for sure. The head is short and short lived, odd for a beer so high in wheat. It settles to a thin white transparent coating with a dish soap esque ring.
Aroma: The aroma leans fruity, hints of tannins, and a harsh nail polish esque scent. The nail polish is very light, but hits my nose as I back away. The fruit reminds me a bit of a mix of red apples and semi-sweet cherries, perhaps a hint of sweet orange. Theres a slightly funky sweet malt aroma I cant really pinpoint. The nail polish aroma drags this down a bit though, otherwise is smells nice.
Taste: The intro is a nice sweet, slightly spicy, maltiness with hints of dry oak tannins. The mid-taste introduces a sort of cranberry and apple like flavor that is enjoyable. The finish is rather harsh though, theres a big spice presence, sort of peppery, with booze. The booze shows and lingers on the palate with the spiciness that I imagine is coming from the hops, perhaps even a little bit of mint lingers. This is very nice until the finish.
Palate: The body is medium with a juice like texture and light carbonation.
Overall: Boy this is pretty harsh, Im not sure I even want to drink half of the bottle, let alone the full one. The booze really grates after a few sips and its rather unpleasant.

This bottle says aged on oak chips. Im not sure if this belongs here or the oak aged version. One would assume Oak-aged but that seems rather rare and this is plentiful.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8389) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2014
(bottle, 66cl, vintage 2009) Hazy, amber to copper colour with a beige and short foamy layer. Toasted malty and rather shy wheaty aroma with notes of chocolate pralines, caramel and dried fruits, also some hints of Port and alcohol. Sweet flavour, full bodied with a soft carbonation. Slightly syrupy toast-malty taste with vinous fruity notes of resins and figs, a touch of chocolate; sweet and slightly toasted malty finish with notes of fruit confit, delicately hoppy accents and shades of alcohol shining through. 20.XI.13

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (8722) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2013
Bouteille:Clear, amber to deep amber coloured with a small and stable off-white head, cacao, molasses, dried fruits and caramel in the sweet nose, some port-vinous edges detectable; solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied; sweet vinous-raisiny finish with some (shy) balancing hops underneath. Pleasant and well rounded thirst-quencher

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CloakedDagger (522) - - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle 65 cl. Pours an almost clear amber with a small, off-white head. Thick caramel aroma combined with quite some booze. Rich body, again caramel - and nothing much more really. Lots of hops, lots of booze and not exactly easy drinking! 141113

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A: Amber/Burnt Orange Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Toasted Wheat, Jack Daniels, Pineapple, Boozy T: Jack Daniels, Wheat, Honey M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Boozy, Mildly Drying Overall, the nose and taste reminded me a Jack Daniels barrel aged beer...too much booze and not enough flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (1454) - Dsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2013
Thanks to koelschtrinker! 2009 bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a tiny head. Tastes of big toffee and caramel, alcohol, some sharp fruitiness on the end. Body is medium plus and lightly carbonated. A very sweet, rich brew that has a bit of alcohol burn even with 4 years on it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 11, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 S, brennend alkoholisch, leicht karamellig. Disharmonisch, schwer. Nicht wirklich gut. 9/8/6/8/8/8

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2029) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2013
A nice soft orange colored pour. Big white head that drops fast. Some lacing left behind. A nice aroma of bread and hops. Taste is a soft sweetness with some notes of fresh baked bread and sugar. Not bad.


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