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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
Weíll be getting into the Bear Claw Wheat Wine, which is a fruity, velvety and boozy wheat wine at 9.7%abv, fermented with the Weihenstephan Hefeweizen yeast strain. Should be fun!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Deep orange-yellow with sudsy thin white head. Completely opaque. Looks like SPF 45, if Iím remembering correctly; looks unfiltered. First sipís got a lot going on, and I like it. Full, with gliding sugars and a sugar-cane/brown-sugar kind of sweetness that lasts into the finish. Next to that there are dueling impressions that donít really meld but kind of complement each other well: a slick, tangerine/banana-and-cream sweetness that is almost lactic, and a cardamom-like spiciness. Both are distinct and persist into the finish, without ever dominating each other. A little bit of the tangy almost-acidity that Iíve tasted in other "wheat wines" is more apparent on the second and third sip, and kind of sits on the back of the tongue. I like this one. Would be a good dessert beer with creme brulee, or maybe bread pudding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
On tap at the brewpub, pours a hazy yellow with a thick white head, the aroma is extremely sweet with some booze that tingles the nose, the flavor is WAY too sweet with a ton of candy sugar and a alcohol burn that comes through in the finish, I for sure couldnít handle a full serving of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2012
Tap in a snifter. Hazy goldenrod pour with a bright white ring for a head. Fragrance and flavor resembles those orange circus peanut candies! Taste is definitely more complex, though. Itís initially sweet, then a wheat breadiness hits, and a banana sweetness follows. Thereís a little bit of booze but I think that adds to the sophistication of this brew and reminds you that this isnít a lollipop. Nice, oily mouthfeel that slightly numbs and coats the tongue. Warm and Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2012
This poured a cloudy straw body with a short head yet left plenty of lace. It smelled of honeyed bread with some very light spicing. It struck me as being too light bodied for a barley wine. The flavor was bready, quite sweet, honey-ish, with traces of spices. A bit boozey. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2011
A unique and great beer. This pours a brought yet hazy orange-yellow. White head. Hefe yeast straight off for the aroma along with sweet kiinda deep aromas of very ripe fruit. I love the use of hefe yeast in this gives in great character. This is on the sweeter side. Big body. Rich fruits and clove and the likes. Really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2011
draft... dark milky honey gold, bright off white head... tons of banana on the nose, taste way its just sweet, clove and yeast, meh

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