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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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Smuttynose Wheat Wine Ale is a unique hybridization of two well-known beer styles, combining the rich, voluptuous taste of a traditional barleywine with the subtle, tart flavors of an American wheat ale, topped off with a healthy dose of crisp, herbaceous hops. The much-anticipated debut edition of Smuttynose Wheat Wine, brewed and bottled early in 2005, was delayed for nearly a year due to problems stemming from the federal label approval process. The Tax and Trade Bureau (formerly ATF) rejected our original label approval application, claiming that use of the word wine in a beer name would confuse and mislead consumers and retailers. We didnt agree (barleywine, anyone?) and appealed their rejection. Ours is the first, but definitely not the last, wheat wine application the federal government has seen, so they had to create new guidelines regarding the use of this name. We did prevail, at last, and the issue has been put to rest, and although there are several outstanding examples of this style offered at brewpubs, we are pleased to say that Smuttynose Wheat Wine Ale was the first commercially bottled Wheat Wine on the market.
GOLD MEDAL WINNER 2005 Great American Beer Festival.
GOLD MEDAL WINNER 2010 Mondial de la Biere, Strasbourg, France
GOLD MEDAL WINNER 2011 Great American Beer Festival


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayaron (1058) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle sample at American Strong Ale tasting at Beer&Beyond, Tel Aviv. Nice amber with low beige head. Sweet yeasty aroma, syrup, bready, date honey, woody. Very sweet flavor, syrup, light hoppy bitterness, spicy, notes of banana. Oily texture. Lots of sediments. Medium carbonation. Full body. Very alcoholic. Sweet-bitter aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3621) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle shared at DSGs 5555th rating tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Hazy amber-brown with beige head. Candy, malt, a little dried apricot and old hops aroma. Stale hops, slightly bitter, then chocolatey in the mouth. Full body, chocolate finish, low carbonation. Heavy, sweet, vinous but not wheaty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McGarnigle (600) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bomber. Beautiful beer, copper color that becomes hazy with the yeast from the bottom of the bottle. More barleywine than wheat beer. A sipper, a bit boozy. Some citrusy notes, some sweetness, but not too much. Tastes like what it is: a light colored barleywine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (520) - - JUL 28, 2014
Very caramel malt forward flavor with caramel malts, malted wheat and some tropical fruitness. Worth checking out!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1321) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Heck yeah. Pours a hazy amber-orange with a fairly substantial khaki head that settles to a ring and leaves some spotty, soapy lace. Nose involves a nice melange of spicy and sweet with some maple, orange, caramel, a predominant tart wheat note, some toasted malt, peaches, apricots, citrus, and some alcohol vapors. Quite sweet, fairly bitter, big flavor all around. Thick, viscous, oily, sticky, full bodied, with a long warm bitter toasty finish. Pretty damn tasty, quite an enjoyable experience.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle sample at my 5555th rating tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of stale american hops, malt and a bit of alcohol. Sweet flavor with malt, fruitiness, caramel, stale hops and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied, a bit oily.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Weezel (251) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Great aromas of apple, spice, and a hint of bourbon malt. Mouthfeel is decent for the style, but a little bit thin. Taste doesnt follow up the aroma though. Good wheated malt flavor just not a lot of depth. This is the 2014 version that was aged on oak chips, but they dont really provide anything more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Aroma of sugary toffee, honey and alcohol. Bright amber color, medium carbonation, floaty suspension. Long, harsh almost sweet flavor, like a very bitter run maybe. Some backburn in the finish - a real gut punch. Nonetheless a smooth and soft drinking experience, though it weighs a ton. Unique entry into an expanding field.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Sample at Daily Growler. Clear amber color with a thin white head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Full-bodied with flavors of bready malt, caramel and earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a toffee and malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (5439) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle: Pours coppery-orange with a thin, off-white head. Caramel, sticky fruit, almost honeyed aroma. Tropical fruit, wheat malt, wood flavours.... A bit of alcohol sting. Slightly peppery, tropical hop notes. Quite nice.


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