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Smuttynose Wheat Wine
A beer by: Smuttynose Brewing Company
from Portsmouth, NH, United States
Style: Wheatwine
 
Score:
3.682
ABV:
10%
Availability:
Unknown

Reviews:
24
IBU:
n/a
Last Updated:
2/15/2006 9:26:56 PM
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Beer Description:
Another recently created American style, wheat wine, as its name implies, is a strong ale made with a substantial measure of malted wheat as well as barley. A close cousin to barleywines, wheat wines are typically strong, full bodied, deep gold to amber in color and feature a subtle soft tangy flavor derived from their wheat malt. A note about our Wheat Wine. The much-anticipated debut edition of Smuttynose Wheat Wine, brewed and bottled early in 2005, has not yet been released to the public due to delays 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 will confuse and mislead the consumer and retailers. We don't agree (barleywine, anyone?) and have appealed their rejection of our application. Ours is the first, but definitely not the last, wheat wine application the federal government has seen, so until they create new guidelines regarding the use of this name, our application will be held up, and 750 cases of Smuttynose Wheat Wine will continue to age nicely in our warehouse.
 
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Overall rank1158 of 44319
Overall percentile97.4
Style rank3 of 76
Style percentile97.3
Lowest score3
Highest score4.4
Average score3.767
Weighted score3.682
Standard deviation0.303
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