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RATINGS: 577   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2005
And interesting brew. Thx OldGrowth. Slightly hazy yellow, slightly hazy, no head. Aroma is of fermented honey. Flavor is very syrupy and much like honey. This could pass as a mead if I wouldn’t have read different. Slight tangy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3286) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2005
What a solid brewer. This is my second exposure to a wheat wine, and this was nothing like the Marin version (although I also enjoyed their take on the style). A unique chameleon of a beer. Medium orange amber, little head. Big citric grapefruit aroma, with a tinge of juicy fruit. Initial flavor was grapefruit and pineapple, intense hop bitterness, and a haunting ethereal quality in the malt thanks to the high wheat content. As it warmed, the hops became more medicinal and herbaceous in nature. While a big beer, it still almost has a quenching quality. Maybe even a hint of bubblegum in there. Utterly unique and fascinating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Bottle… Barely hazy, burnt orange ale with a fizzy, off-white head. Floral, earthy aroma with notes of wood and pine sap. Undertones of caramel, golden raisins, soft molasses and dried plum. Nicely balanced flavor. Malty and lightly sweet up front. Tangy, well-bittered and woodsy on the backside. Full-bodied and oily with medium carbonation. Crisp, drying finish. Just a wee bit “hot.” Great now, but should age well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3319) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Bottle purchased from Town and Country in West Springfield, MA. Aroma is sweet, floral, and bubblegum-like. Lacks expected vinousness or banana aromas. Transparent copper color with an off-yellow head that is small and requires an aggressive pour. Bananas to start, followed by sweet and vinous notes. Ethanol burns in the middle with some medicinal qualities. Finishes bitter and grapefruity-hopped with more hints of bubblegum. Very warming. A bit too hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Deep red grape color with a somewhat small white head that sticks around throughout the beer. There’s a combination of sweet grape and cherry flavors along with a decent amount of hops. Very citrusy hop flavor combined with enough wheat to create a piney and deliciously fruity beer. Lots of tangerine and pineapple flavors. The finish is sweet and sugary. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Sampled at the after Kennett Square tasting, I’m not sure who brought this one, but thanks! Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of wheat and ctirus. Tastes of wheat, citrus, brown sugar and some fruits. Medium sweet. I never would have guessed this one was 10%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2005
Couleur ambrée foncée, peu de formation de mousse. Puissantes vapeurs d’alcool accompagnées de notes épicées et phénoliques. Saveurs simples de blé, d’épices et de bois sous une plénitude d’alcool, mordant sur son passage. Semble très atténué, corps d’épaisseur semi mince, légère carbonatation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 9, 2005
(thanks to oldgrowth...i think?)poured a hazy orange with little white head.aroma is of sticky citurs hops,sweet english malts,and a tiny bit of wheat.flavor was much of the same with some alcohol and brown sugar thrown in as well.nice full mouthfeel and complex palate.nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2005
10.02.05 Bomber. Dark amber like a pale barleywine, light haze. Big mineral nose, citrus, rotty citrus rind. Sweet and mellow. Lots of mineral in the flavor and coating the palate with a slickness. Turpentine and plastic but in very delicious ways. I must save a few of these.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1360) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2005
22 oz. bomber from 2005. An amber/honey pour with a small light-tan head that leaves some lace. Citrusy hops dominate the aroma. A good bit of oranges and lemons are present. Fairly full-bodied. This really doesn’t taste much like a barley wine. More like an APA flavor-wise with the syrupy and sticky body of a barley wine. Lots of tangy pineapple juice and oranges in the taste. Some caramel, vanilla and oak too. A dry, bitter finish. A slight presence of warming alcohol throughout. A really unique treat.

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