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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Strong dark wheat ale in the Bavarian persuasion, brewed with a portion smoked malt.

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4.2
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Draft at Vintage. Pretty darn good beer. I get a lot of rasins and chocolate with a good bit, if subtle, notes of smoke. I could easily drink this again.

3.5
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2012
On tap at Vintage Brewing. Dark murky brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of smoked malts, banana, rye, yeast and mild spices. My problem with this style is that the smoke always overtakes everything underneath but this one allowed the aromas and flavors to come through. Taste of smoked malts, mild banana, rye and mild spices.

3.3
arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2012
On tap at Sweet Mullets. Hazy red-brown in color. Nose of sweet wheat malt, light smoke, fruit/light banana esters. Flavor is wheat malt, acidic pear/apple, and salty smoke. Tangy acidic finish with mild plastic. Decent, and wouldn’t mind a second try at this one.

3.3
crossovert (12929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Its a bit smoke/rubbery in the beginning. Like s,oked plastic or something. It has a fruity tartness and eventually the smoke is more malt-like. It is bad the first few sips but turns into a decent one.

3.5
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2012
On draft st the brewpub. Aroma of cinnamon applesauce, tastes a bit of the same. Solid, but I won’t tosh to have again.

3.8
madvike (3264) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2011
On tap at the brewpub - Pours hazy brown apple cider with a ring of white head. Light sweet smoke on the nose mingling with a smooth wheat. Taste is same, like a real sweet, boozy hefe with a mellow smokiness. Pretty highly carbonated, but not biting. Pretty impressed with this one, as Vintage’s smoked beers have been hit or miss so far.

3
nuplastikk (6275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Draft at Vintage. Unfiltered burgundy-brown, thin oily head. The firkin, however, has a steady creamy head. Sweet licorice and brown sugar aroma. Sweet, a little brutal on the alcohol. Doesn’t really nail the style, too acidic and alcohol laced. Lacks the bready, yeasty thickness. Sub par offering on a style I’m usually on board for.

4.2
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Pours cloudy brown with a thin head. Aroma starts with the classic banana with sweet malts. Tastes sweet, good Hefe banana and a hint of smoke. Medium body, slight dry finish. I really like the hint of smoke, this is a very good smoked wheat.

3.4
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of mustiness, subtle smoke, raisins, chocolate, and marshmallows. Flavor of raisins, dates, earthiness, banana, and smoke.

3.7
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2010
On tap at Vintage. Poured deeper reddish-amber with a creamy whitish head. The aroma picked up deeper caramel and chocolate sweetness upfront with bananas, biscuits, and raw wheat behind.. light peaty accents.. loved it! The flavor found tangy raisins and darker fruit plus a hit of alcohol over chocolate and biscuity sweetness.. a little greener alcohol and some smoked malt on the back.. long, memorable finish. Creamy, rolling carbonation on the palate.. medium-bodied.. a little sharp at times, but very good overall.


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