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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2645) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1340) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Pour is deep orangey amber with thin off white head...smell is grapefruit and pine along with some alcohol...taste is sweet with alcohol with hops coming out toward the finish adding some bitterness...interesting...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2005 Orange/amber color, with almost no head. Citrus hops aroma, with some spice as well. Flavors are hops, sweet wheat/malt, fruit and spice. Different and interesting. Should be interesting with some aging.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Tap at Andy’s. Small head with citrus and fruit to the nose, with spices also. Flavor is all fruit. No sure I like this. The body was fine and had a nice dry finish. Not sure I would come back though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2005
UPDATED: APR 11, 2009 Enjoyed on a brewery tasting trip back in mid-June. On tap-pours a white head, and a nice orangy color. Nice taste. No bite indicating an ABV of 14%. *090329- on tap @Capones

4
   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.

4
   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...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2361) - 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.

3.7
   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).


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