Sacramento Old Pappy California Wheat Wine

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Rip Van Winkle Old Pappy 23 year old Bourbon barrel - Essentially a barleywine brewed with 50% wheat and aged in 23 year old bourbon barrels. Big caramel and fruity flavors with a subtle vanilla and oak character from the barrels.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2010
GABF 09. Pours a slightly hazed deep amber- almost brown with a thin head- fades a bit. Aroma is big bourbon, some caramelized oak- toast, big vanilla and char- wheat, thick syrupy sweet malts, honey, with a slight lemon- orange thing I get with some wheatwines. Flavor is boozy with bourbon, alcohol, vanilla, fusels, fruity esters, more strange orange-pez like candy, honey, candy syrup, earthy light spice and a bitter and slight alcoholic finish. Not bad for a Wheatwine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
11th October 2008. GABF. Hazy brown beer. Thickish palate, Wheatly malt with a strong bourbon presence. Nice idea. More finesse would be good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009 Bourbon aroma. Amber coloured strong in alcohol and a little sweet on the palate with a little dryness and bitterness in a crisp and warming malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2009
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, and fruitiness. Flavor of bread, caramel, delicate chocolate, some cherry, vanilla, and subtle bourbon with some oak in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bb (8987) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Draft. Rich amber brown beer with a cream colored head. Caramel and bourbon aroma with vanilla and light oak. Caramel and bourbon flavor with a bit of wheat showing through and some fruitiness. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel, bourbon, and wheat lingers with vanilla and oak. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pbrick (13) - Roseville, California, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Intense bourbon aroma comes through like macaroons, with a touch of chocolate and coconut blended with smooth alcohol. Flavors follow suit, with an added layer of oak. Vanilla highlights come through in the finish. I seriously hope this becomes a regular/annual treat for SacBrew - the brewmaster there nailed this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2009
I first drank this beer Thanksgiving weekend 2008. Its in limited supply at the brewery and they wont pour growlers. I was blown away at the time and am enjoying it again today. I have already had a couple of surprisingly great beers this afternoon (check my ratings) so the Old Pappys doesnt seem quite as spectacular as it did in Novembver. Really great beer nonetheless. Copper color, white head. Nose is whiskey with very, very faint floral hops. Taste isnt sickly sweet but its like a mouthful of bourbon witha teaspoon of brown sugar. Theres definitely strong alcohol in the taste and on the palate. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stoad (1) - laguna niguel, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009 does not count
Draft at the Oasis, growler at home. Cloudy unfiltered medium brown color. Thin quickly dissipating light tan head. Caramel, oak and bourbon nose. Sweet malty taste with nice mouth feel. The bourbon notes really push through on the back of the palate that carries through into the finish Lingering finish with hints of chocolate and oak as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14897) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Draft at the brew pub. Near opaque brown color with a slight off-white head. Dark aromas of brown sugar and fruit. Near medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor of dark brown sugars/fruits/malt. Bit of heat. Bit of bourbon. Almost a touch of cola.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1875) - Cupertino, California, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Old rating from draft at fest. Sweet oaky buttery. Delicious. Lots of wonderful aroma.

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