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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Wow, four years… time flies when you’re having fun! It has been a wild ride and all along we’ve grown because of support from friends like you. To celebrate turning four, we offer our take on an American original – The Wheat Wine Ale. Copper in color with sweet malts, fruit notes and a nice spiciness. It’s full bodied with a semi-dry finish courtesy of the Belgian yeast we used to ferment it. Thank you for your continued support of our dream.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2488) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2014
From a bottle. Pours hazy brown with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like sweet and slightly bitter/tart like raisins, caramel, bittersweet chocolate, ready and like wheat. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like raisins, caramel, and grassy wheat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3773) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours mostly clear copper with fizzy off-white head. Aroma is raw grain, wheat, caramel malts, dates, light grapes, and floral notes. Flavor is malty and sweet with caramel notes, light fruit esters, and light white wine; sweet throughout before drying out at the finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NX520 (7) - - NOV 30, 2013 does not count
Bottle number 442 of 1248 nice wheat ale, copper in color, fruit notes with a spicy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle, shared with Ian. Medium amber with golden highlights. Sweet malty aroma, sultanas, bread. Raisin sweetness, some candied orange, brandy notes. Warming finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Draft. Medium beige head atop clear red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some vinous/alcohol, light grape. Taste is sweet, caramel, orange, some vinous. Medium-full body, low carbonation, some stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2228) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 25, 2013
From bottle no. 98 out of 1,248. June 2013 bottling date. The pour is a handsome looking reddish brown with a soft delicate head that settles down leaving some lacing along the way. Aroma of yeast, sweet malts, cherry, and brown sugar. The body is soft and delicate like the head. The taste has an upfront sweetness that cannot be denied with a short tart cherry like finish. It does not linger long on the palate. Alcohol well integrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2461) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle from Bert’s Pours a crystal clear reddish amber color with a huge fluffy tan head dissipates slowly leaving a moderate amount of lace. Smells of sweet brown sugar with apple and cherry sweetness coming through pretty strong. Light candy sugar and bready yeasty phenols round out the nose nicely. The flavor follows the nose quite well, a sweet malty beverage with hints of fruit spice and yeast. There’s a light spicy almost tart character here, but I’m not sure I’d call this a wheat wine it’s more Belgian strong Dark to me. Medium to thick body with a sweet almost sticky mouthfeel and a moderate level of carbonation. Very nice brew very flavorful and clean, a hint sweet but I can live with that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13428) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Cloudy amber brown color, fluffy off white head. Aroma of raisin candy. Taste is sweet raisins. Sweet stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2882) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2013
bottle, nice amber appearance, slightly hazy. Smells very sweet like oak and candied sugar with a hint of caramel. Taste has a hint of cherry, sweet throughout more like a barleywine than a belgian strong ale. Mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel, cookie, toast, and cookie malt with dates, figs, and raisins, brown sugar, vanilla, and faint earthy hops. Flavor is dark sugar and sweetened malts, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

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