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RATINGS: 598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smuttynose Wheat Wine Ale is a unique hybridization of two well-known beer styles, combining the rich, voluptuous taste of a traditional barleywine with the subtle, tart flavors of an American wheat ale, topped off with a healthy dose of crisp, herbaceous hops. The much-anticipated debut edition of Smuttynose Wheat Wine, brewed and bottled early in 2005, was delayed for nearly a year due to problems stemming from the federal label approval process. The Tax and Trade Bureau (formerly ATF) rejected our original label approval application, claiming that use of the word wine in a beer name would confuse and mislead consumers and retailers. We didn’t agree (barleywine, anyone?) and appealed their rejection. Ours is the first, but definitely not the last, wheat wine application the federal government has seen, so they had to create new guidelines regarding the use of this name. We did prevail, at last, and the issue has been put to rest, and although there are several outstanding examples of this style offered at brewpubs, we are pleased to say that Smuttynose Wheat Wine Ale was the first commercially bottled Wheat Wine on the market.
GOLD MEDAL WINNER – 2005 Great American Beer Festival.
GOLD MEDAL WINNER – 2010 Mondial de la Biere, Strasbourg, France
GOLD MEDAL WINNER – 2011 Great American Beer Festival

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2012
amber color, aroma of wheat, toffee, burnt caramel, flavors of wheat, toffee, burnt caramel, booze, the tartness of the wheat balances well with the sweet malt, med body, very enjoyable


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
josanguapo (1232) - SPAIN - NOV 26, 2016
From Cervezalandia. In Teku glass. 65cl. Watching Los Soprano 5x03 + playing Broken Sword 5. Barleywine-like, with lots of raisins and a smoother,silkier body probably thanks to the wheat.Noticeable non USAish hops. Alcohol present too, but nice, providing a warming feeling. To drink slowly

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (3071) - SPAIN - NOV 2, 2016
Bottle 65cl @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. A: Amber. T: Malt, caramel, raisins.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (279) - Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Double digit ABv and it is recognizable from the first taste. Sweet beginning to end with no bitter at all. A decent brew...just not my favorite.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours a hazy orangish amber color. Aromas of strong malts, citrus, fruit, and alcohol. Flavor big malt taste with fruity finish. Long malt aftertaste. Can really taste the alcohol in this one

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3276) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Dégustée en fût au Farmhouse Tap & Grill (Burlington, VT), le 5/9/2015.
Visuel : Couleur : ambrée-orangée. Apparence : légèrement voilée.
Arôme : Caramel toffee, légèrement fruité (fruits foncés), léger de céréales grillées, léger houblon herbeux aux notes épicées et résineuses.
Goût : En entrée de bouche : Léger goût fruité (fruits foncés, notes de petits fruits rouges) avec quelques notes épicées. Une dominante de caramel aux notes rôties est présente avec un léger goût d’alcool réchauffant ainsi qu’une légère-moyenne amertume de houblon herbeux aux notes résineuses et terreuses.
En bouche : Corps : moyen-rond. Effervescence : douce-moyenne. Texture : huileuse. Finale : moyenne-longue, composée d’un résiduel sucré avec une légère amertume d’alcool, de houblon herbeux aux notes épicées.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (7146) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear amber pour with a thin beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel and corn. Malty and caramelly flavor with slight hop before a sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (988) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2016
2014 bottle. This is one big, boozy, beautiful beast of a beer. The color is a gorgeous ruby-red and it’s clear and a little oily-slick. The flavor and aroma is malty and complex -- caramel, stone fruits, a bit of spiciness. Great beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (2198) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Quite cloudy light brown, looks like dirty water. Woody. Alcohol hidden behind wood. Tasted at Elijah Ps Monsters of Beer festival.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (2346) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2015
Tap at Black Squirrel. Pours clear light amber with lots of foamy head and lots of lacing. Nose is cereal and fruit. Flavours of juicy fruit, cheerios, dough. Taste is medium bitter and medium/light sweet. Full body with lively carbonation and quite an alcohol burn.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9527) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 5, 2015
2008 bottle, well cellared. Lovely deep red-amber, cloudy, with a bit of lace. Malty, wheaty nose, estery fruits, port, bit of gum, oxidation. Nicely fruity, raisins, plums, cherry, grape. Tangy, lightly hoppy finish. Alcohol is smooth and not very noticeable. Bit of burn in the end with hops. A bit too oxidized for perfection, but it has aged nicely. Probably 1-2 years past its prime, but still nice. Very nice fruit character.


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