Wolverine State Brewing Company Reviews




ebone1988
2.8
Wolverine State Pastoral
Aroma is malty, caramel, corn, metallic. Appearance is amber, light tan head, clear. Taste is floral, corn, malty, must, weird, tastes like a bad stream beer. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, weird floral bitter aftertaste. Overall, this is very strange.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

ebone1988
3.5
Wolverine State High Ďn Dry Rye Pils
Aroma is rye, earthy hops, wheat, metallic. Appearance is golden amber, white head, clear. Taste is spicy rye, earthy hop, topical fruit, wheat, good. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, nice spicy rye wheat aftertaste. Overall, I like this one a bit.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

jgb9348
3.6
Wolverine State Gulo Gulo I.P.L.
Slightly hazy amber coloured body with a copper glow and a thinnish, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of light grass, malt, earth and a good deal of light grassy and citrus hops alongside some toffee and caramelisd sugars. Medium-bodied; Assertive hop flavours up front of grass, pine and herbs, all with a nice malt backbone with some noticeable lager yeast and a dry finish. Aftertaste shows a bit of earth, some strong floral elements, toffee, sugars and quite a bit of residual hoppiness and bitter flavours. Overall, a nice Lager with a ton of hoppiness and a good robust beer that would be good for any style, but also full of flavour. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchantís in Dearborn, Michigan on 24-July-2015 for US$2,19 sampled at home in Washington on 25-January-2017.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.7
Wolverine State Cereza Rey
Poured into a pilsener glass, the appearance was a black color with a two finger off white foamy head. Mild messy semi-foamy lace. The aroma had a hefty amount of thick sweet milk chocolate, caramel malts and some red cherries. Light roast underneath. The flavor leans to the sweet side with the chocolate and cherries. Roast seemed barely there. Rich chocolatey sweet aftertaste and in the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a smooth sessionably texture flowing over my tongue. Moderate carbonation. Overall, not a schwarzbier, but perhaps a porter with a lager yeast? Yes, Iíll leave that question mark there, just a tad confused though a very good beer just as it is.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Stylurus
4
Wolverine State Split Sky
Dark and sweet. Malt. Smoothe and easy drinking. Chocolate. Maybe too sweet for a larger pour.
Friday, December 30, 2016

Stylurus
4.3
Wolverine State Raucher
Smoke flavor comes near end. Smoothe and easy drinking. Malt present. Excellent.
Friday, December 30, 2016

darb85
3.8
Wolverine State Wolverine Massacre Imperial Dark Lager
Boozy clover nose. Black with whitish tan head. Booze hits,. A bit Sweet with smoked coffee vanilla finish. Very smooth. Weird To think this is a lager. Thin mouth feel but it is a lager. Bit of booze burn on finish
Monday, December 12, 2016

arminjewell
3.5
Wolverine State Greenthumb Session India Pale Lager
Pour on tap, hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of bread, grass, slight orange peel into a bit of pine. Taste was a mix of grass, earth, spice into a bit of yeast, slight orange, pine, finishing fairly bitter, slightly dry.
Friday, November 25, 2016

SHIG
2.9
Wolverine State Cucurbita Smiles
Draft: Poured an amber with tan head. Aroma is spicy pumpkin. Taste is nutmeg and spice.
Friday, November 25, 2016

jsquire
2.8
Wolverine State Harvest Deluxe
Light amber color out of the tap with a foamy off white head. Grassy hop nose. Light grainy malt sweetness with lots of bitter grass hop flavors. Okay with a sandwich but too bitter otherwise.
Saturday, November 19, 2016

smroush
3.7
Wolverine State Gulo Cubed
Aromas heavy on the malt - caramel, grain, cereal and toffee. Hops are heavy though hard to pin down - a bit of orange flavor! Color is a fairly dark amber, though a bit more on the reddish side; clear - no particulates. The head is small and off-white. Taste is moderately sweet and moderate to heavily bitter. Nice balance. Some power (and alcohol). Body is medium; carbonation average; finish is average. Overall one of the best Wolverine beers I have had - I really like the nice hops/malt balance.
Thursday, October 20, 2016

SG111
3.4
Wolverine State Cucurbita Smiles
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours deep Auburn color, clear. White head. Aroma is lots of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg. Tons of nutmeg. Flavor is cinnamon, pumpkin, some Ester notes, nutmeg (lots still). Fairly standard lager body. Hides the abv very well. Very decent for an imperial pumpkin lager (whatever that may be).
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Onslow
3.6
Wolverine State Gulo Gulo I.P.L.
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear amber brew with tan head that settles quickly. Good lacing. Aroma of of earthy resin leavened with lighter citrus, tart fruit and spice. Agile with some earthy cheesy notes. Taste starts with a clearly lager malt base with emerging resin and pine. Lighter hops notes emerge at the end to finish with a crisp but hoppy finish. Typically I am not a fan of IPLís but this one stands out.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

markas101
3.4
Wolverine State Wolverine Oktoberfest
Tap, Sava, Ann Arbor, MI. Amber. Caramel spice. Syrupy, sweet with mellow finish.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

umich03jm
4
Wolverine State Galaxy Green Thumb
Tap at Wolverine. Aroma is semi-dank pineapple and mango with mild grapefruit. Tastes like mildly juicy tropical fruit with a great crisp finish. Great IPL.
Monday, August 15, 2016

Maakun
3.6
Wolverine State Gulo Gulo I.P.L.
Tap at Ceceís Detroit. Clear dark golden with white head. Very strong hops up front with lots of grass, lime, green leaves, berry skins, some apricot. Light sweet and medium bitter. Medium bitter with soft carbonation. Quite nice.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Oakes
3.3
Wolverine State Raucher
Golden-amber colour.. Nice beech smoke nose. Has a slightly overcarbonated character with bitter, smoky notes and light pale malts. Smoked helles, I guess.
Saturday, July 30, 2016

TheBeerGod
3.6
Wolverine State Wolverine Massacre Imperial Dark Lager
Bottle courtesy of my friend Lance. Thanks! 2015 Vintage. Black pour with a short tan head. Aroma is malty and boozy with caramel notes. Taste is overly sweet with booze, vanilla, caramel, sweet malt and candy bars. Body is medium with a soft, dense carbonation and big stickiness. Finishes with more sticky candy notes, caramel, vanilla, sweet malt and booze.
Friday, July 8, 2016

umich03jm
3.9
Wolverine State Cereza Rey
Tap at Wolverine. Aromas are milk chocolate, black cherry candy, and light roast. Tastes very good. Sweet cherry syrup and chocolate mostly. Nice creaminess makes it tastes a little like black cherry ice cream. Very good.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

markas101
3.4
Wolverine State Drag Me To Helles
Growler fill, The Beer Grotto, Ann Arbor, MI. Murky gold. Caramel pepper aroma. Sweet, some honey. Copper. Bright hop finish with some rye type flavour.
Friday, June 17, 2016

umich03jm
3.1
Wolverine State Raucher
Tap at Wolverine. Big smoked meat aroma. Tastes like watery smoked meat with a very light sweetness. Thin body and low carb. Decent.
Friday, April 29, 2016

umich03jm
3.6
Wolverine State Greenthumb Session India Pale Lager
Tap at Wolverine. Aroma of grapefruit and pine with light sweet malt. Tastes like a fruit honey cereal with pine and citrus peel. Medium body. Very nice.
Friday, April 29, 2016

SG111
3.5
Wolverine State Wolverine Massacre Imperial Dark Lager
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is bourbon, sweet. Dark but not very lager-y. Just a regular bourbon beer.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

rumproasts
3.6
Wolverine State Gulo Cubed
tap at 2016 michigan winter beer festival. Golden with one finger head. Medium body, strong hoppiness with both pine and citrus, lagery crisp finish.
Monday, April 11, 2016

koleminer20
3.7
Wolverine State Barista Coffee Lager
From notes. I had this one on draft at the brewery on March 18 after a hockey game. The pour is a nice darker brown color that has a thin light tan head that lingers a bit, offering a little lac3e. The aroma is pretty good. It does smell like coffee, as one could hope. There is a hint of chocolate in this one with a light bitterness from the roasted malts. The flavor is definitely heavy in the coffee. This one is just as advertised. There is a nice bitterness associated with the coffee, and the rest of the notes from the nose just fall by the way side here. Itís very intensely coffee. The mouth feel is thin and light with a decent carbonation to help it out, but it is almost like a heavy cup of cold coffee. The aftertaste is all bitter roasted coffee with little else helping out. Itís not terrible, but you have to really enjoy coffee for this one.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

koleminer20
3.5
Wolverine State Faustian Stout Baltic Porter
From notes. I had this one on draft at the brewery on March 18 after a hockey game. The pour is a nice black color, but it looks a little thin, and the white colored head definitely doesnít convey the richness that I want to see. The aroma is actually pretty good. There is a nice dark fruit that resonates throughout with a good thick roasted malt and a nice dose of chocolate. There is a nice woodiness that is also detectable. The flavors are a little better still. The chocolate definitely takes over, with a nice roasted malt and a good strong dark fruit complexity. Itís nice. There is a light caramel malt trying to poke through on the finish as well. The mouth feel is thicker and the carbonation is a little high. This one would benefit greatly from a softer carb. The aftertaste is lingeringly dry with a good chocolate and dark fruit hanging around. This might be the best beer Iíve had by them since Gulo≥.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

koleminer20
3.5
Wolverine State Volitionist Stout Lager
From notes. I had this one on draft at the brewery on March 18 after a hockey game. The pour is a nice darker black color with a thin eggshell colored head that is a little foamy, but bubbles down to a thin form and nice collar. The aroma is definitely roasty. There is a light chocolate to it, but for the most part, there is just a heavy roast to it, and itís pretty basic. The flavor is definitely roasty. Itís bitter and dry, and the chocolate that was apparent in the nose is long gone. Itís incredibly one-dimensional. The mouth feel is decently thick, with a softer carbonation and a little bit of creaminess trying to help out on the aftertaste. This is just a roast bomb thatís trying to work through other flavors that just done appear. Roasted malts are all thatís happening here. Itís drinkable.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

umich03jm
3.4
Wolverine State Snakes on a Shamrock
Tap at Wolverine. Aroma is all caramel malt and nuts. Tastes smooth and malty. Very light nuttiness and prune. Good Amber lager.
Monday, March 14, 2016

markas101
3.5
Wolverine State Barista Coffee Lager
Tap, Wolverine Tap Room, Ann Arbor, MI. Amber brown. Sweet coffee aroma. Sharp texture. Coffee and maple syrup flavour. Long espresso finish.
Thursday, February 25, 2016

markas101
3.4
Wolverine State Wolverine Amber
Tap, Wolverine Tap Room, Ann Arbor, MI. Light amber. Metallic caramel aroma. Mild flavour. Caramel and medium hops. More caramel and spice on the finish.
Thursday, February 25, 2016

markas101
3.3
Wolverine State Double Fisted Dopplebock
Tap, Wolverine Tap Room, Ann Arbor, MI. Opaque brown. Minimal head. Prune and spice aroma. Sweet, cloves, molasses and caramel. Some hops on the finish.
Thursday, February 25, 2016

markas101
3.4
Wolverine State High Ďn Dry Rye Pils
Tap, Wolverine Tap Room, Ann Arbor, MI. Medium gold, earthy ginger aroma. Bittersweet, balanced with honey then a stronger ginger bitterness takes over. Long aftertaste. Not sure about it. Not entirely unpleasant. But mixed.
Thursday, February 25, 2016

malkyore
3.5
Wolverine State Carnivora
This kind of tastes like if someone used belgian yeast to cold ferment ferment a malt liquor. It?s like drinking acid and it burns my body. Good job! I thoroughly enjoy this beer!
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

markas101
4.1
Wolverine State Wolverine Massacre Imperial Dark Lager
Brewpub, Ann Arbor, MI. Jet black, thin head. Massive aroma, inky, prunes, molasses,tobacco. Sweet, more prune and cocoa, with alcohol and deep resin finish. Great.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

deyholla
3.5
Wolverine State Split Sky
On tap at Ashleyís. Pours black with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has earthy dark grains with some light chocolate and a bit of roasted malts. Flavor has sweet chocolate and earthy dark grains with light roasted malts supporting.
Sunday, January 17, 2016

drowland
2.6
Wolverine State Wolverine Massacre Imperial Dark Lager
11/15/15. Bottle during Ryanís epic birthday tasting. Thanks, Mike! Fuck these Brewers for the wax. Seriously, if youíre reading this - fuck you. Fuck you to your core, you idiots. Anyway, this bottle says 13%. Booze all over the aroma, from the beer and a little bit of bourbon, otherwise ashy, charred, dark roasted malts, day old weak coffee, and a touch of sourness. Big, boozy flavor, bourbon, charred, ashy fireplace wood, old bad coffee, caramel, cream, lingering acidity. Not good.
Sunday, January 10, 2016

umich03jm
3
Wolverine State Smoking Gunn
Tap at Wolverine. Aromas are brown sugar, peat smoke, and light caramel. Tastes like earth and smoked meat. Mild sweetness. Pretty watery and thin. Ok.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

umich03jm
3.2
Wolverine State MoMoShoga
Tap at Wolverine State. Aroma is huge candied peach with mild ginger. Tastes like liquid peach candy rings with a ginger ale finish. Very light rye spice. The peach comes off slightly artificial. Decent.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

deyholla
3.3
Wolverine State Harvest Deluxe
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with an amber hue and a tan head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has notes of musty grain and grass with a hint of biscuit. Flavor is grass forward with a touch of cucumber and a grain backbone.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

deyholla
3.9
Wolverine State Predator
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a very deep amber with a brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma is full of dark fruits and toffee with some sweet grains supporting. Flavor combines toffee and dark fruits well with a bit of dark but sweet grain supporting.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

deyholla
3.7
Wolverine State Insolent Mink 2.0
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with an amber hue and a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has lots of grassy hops with a bit of light pine and a straw backbone. Flavor has earthy pine and grass with a bit of straw and bread underlying.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

rdixon77
3
Wolverine State Wolverine Massacre Imperial Dark Lager
Thanks Danny! This one was just harsh all around. Bottle said 13% and it tasted all of it. Some coffee bitterness, maybe some oak, strong yeast, but mostly burn.
Monday, November 23, 2015

Tmoney99
3.3
Wolverine State Insolent Mink 2.0
Tap. Poured clear dark golden color with an average frothy white head that was lasting and produced fair lacing. Moderate hop and earthy malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. This beer just met my expectations.
Friday, November 13, 2015

ebone1988
2.8
Wolverine State Wolverine Massacre Imperial Dark Lager
Fought the wax for like 5 minutes so I hope this is worth it. Aroma is barrel, booze, vanilla, caramel malt, toffee. Appearance is dark brown, light khaki head, thin. Taste is booze, caramel malt, nougat, lots of weird bitterness, very woody, not good. Mouthfeel is light, woody, off-putting, wow. Overall, why didnít I trust my gut? This one could visit the sink.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

ARH
3
Wolverine State MoMoShoga
On tap, poured into a tulip. The aroma is a mild dish soap that fades and reveals ginger, light rye, and sweet, peach candy. By the end, the aroma is peaches and cream. The beer pours a sparkling pale soap with a white head that has a mild retention, and a light, messy lace. The taste is a medium sweet with a medium light bitter. Itís smooth with a soapy carbonation and a light body flavored by citrus, stone fruit, light dish soap, and fresh ginger. The finish is crisp with ginger, ripe peach, and citrus zest. The aftertaste is a bit soapy with notes of ginger, and dry rye bread. Itís fresh with a mild linger, and sticky character.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015

DrSilverworm
3.6
Wolverine State Harvest Deluxe
4oz on tap at Hopgeist. Clear golden orange color. Good doughy bready type pilsner flavor, with the peppery hop, too. Clear golden orange color. Ring of white head. Leaves good webs of lace. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Great hoppy lager, though not much distinctly wet hop. Drinks like a nice slightly maltier pils. Medium body. Kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Moderate sweet taste, lighter bitter. Tasty.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

DrSilverworm
3.3
Wolverine State Insolent Mink 2.0
4oz on tap at Hopgeist. Good bready kind of peppery lager-type flavor up front. But definitely with extra hop, nice herbal hop. Moderate-plus bitter taste. Lighter to moderate sweet. Clear amber orange color. Ring of bubbly off-white head. Some bits of lace. Touch of toasty and caramel malt. Medium-plus body. Kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Light slick texture. Solid IPL
Saturday, October 31, 2015

markas101
3.5
Wolverine State Hopstadt Altbier
Draft, Brewery, Ann Arbor, MI. Dark amber, bright hops with some caramel. Sweet, mellow molasses with sharp finish.
Friday, October 23, 2015

markas101
3.6
Wolverine State Classic American Pilsner
Draft, Brewery, Ann Arbor, MI. Slightly hazy pale gold. Spiced honey aroma. Sweet, then a nice floral hop hit. Long citrus pepper finish.
Friday, October 23, 2015

markas101
2.6
Wolverine State Wolverine Premium Lager
Draft, Brewery, Ann Arbor, MI. Pale yellow. Semi sweet. Peppery finish. Cheap and does the trick.
Friday, October 23, 2015