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RATINGS: 563   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - SEP 29, 2005
22 oz. brown bomber. No freshness date seen. Poured out a orangish color, the color of wheat malt. It has a small but sticky white head. Aromas are of lactic wheat malts, along with citrus, some vanilla, Thanksgiving spices, and Magnum hops. Sharp, prickly hops bite to it, along with smoothed over alcohols. Decent mouthfeel, tasty beer overall. Makes me wish I’d got 2 of them instead of only the one bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2005
22 oz bomber - Lightly hazed copper, creamy off white head. The nose on this upon warming consists of sugar coated mango and papaya, light citrus, soft vanilla, and toasted oak. Flavor is similar with candied tropical fruit tones, vanilla, and oak leading the way, but those notes are layered nicely with a warming alcohol presence. Had some definite chardonnay-like qualities throughout. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, quick drying (from the wheat), light bittersweet finish. Really nice brew now, but should age into a masterpiece...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2342) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Had to fight like hell to get a head on this one. Thin light beige head with low carbonation. Sweet and hoppy aroma with caramel, light citrus (pineapple) and fruit. Color is a medium orange amber. Slightly sweet flavor with a big alcohol kick. Soft in the mouth and VERY smooth. Little bit of vanilla and a hint of bourbon. Almost seems that this was barrel aged. Finish is creamy and warming. Little bit of butterscotch left on the tongue. This is a very good brew and one that I think with develop very nicely with a little aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2006 [22 oz.] Pours bright copper color with almost zero head at all. Aroma is very fruity and sweet- almost pineapple. Very complex, malty sweet flavors. Wheat seems to add an interesting, slightly tart side to things. I found it easily drinkable, and a bit more complex as it warmed up. Very good stuff (especially for $2.99 at my local Shop & Save).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2005
22oz. bomber(2005). Clear dark amber color with a small white head. Fruity(pineapple, grape, apple) aroma with caramel and citrus hops. Strong alcohol flavor upfront, with some caramel, vanilla and citrus. Medium bodied. A bit hot right now, should mellow nicely with age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbomb (175) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2006 Very nice sweet, slightly hoppy aroma. Little to no head and hardly any retention. Flavor is initially sweet barleywine which quickly fades to a papery dry aftertaste with some hoppiness and semi thick palate. I was expecting a lot from this but was dissappointed with the scotch soaked newspaper aftertaste (i guess its the wheat). The flavor combo just didnt work for me. 6/25/06 - decided to try this again since so many people liked it-i thought i mightve had it too young...unfortunately, no drastic changes- a little more notice of hop prescence and overall sweet barleywine-malt complexity-aroma is really nice, but the wheaty aftertaste and sweet barley wine still just doesnt work for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 22, 2005
This is a truly fine diversion until Bigfoot is once again available. Sweet crystalized fruit malt flavor that manages to come off lightly with a wheat bite. The alcohol is somewhat more noticable than some of the richer and deeper barleywines but you will plow through this offering like it was a pilsner. At $3.49 a 22oz bottle, I’ll likely be cleaning out my local beverage supplier and suggest you do the same!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2005 Poured a hazy amber color with no head, but a film of off white bubbles, that left spotty, sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma of whisky, dried fruits, nuts, caramel malts, and citrus hoppiness. Taste of apples, some tart wheatiness, lots of caramel malt, cotton candy, bananas, spices, bitter hops and alcohol as well. I look forward to aging this a little more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2005
(Purchased at Ronnies Bev warehouse in Forest Hill,MD)Man this is one hell of a strong ale! 22 oz. bottle. A complex array of aromas as it warms(coco-nut(reminds me of almond joys),Alcohol like a liquer in a way,fresh doughy malts,a touch of aging 6+ months.This is goin to turn into a really amazing sweet,share it with your buddies at christmas time ale.Great work guys and F*ck the man(as usual). Pete~

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2005
22 oz bottle. Nice aroma of malt, grape, toffee and chocolate. Taste is still a little rough around the edges but youcan tell this is going to be a very good beer. Flavor is dominated by alcohol now but there are flavors of vanilla, orange peel, caramel, walnuts oak and apple. Thanks to Smutty brewer Keith Gosselin for sharing this and Table & Vine for having it on the shelves.

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