|Location||Maryland Heights, MO|
Best Quote During Tasting
Wheatwine sounds fancy as hell.
|Aroma - Big baking spices lets you know right away that this is a pumpkin beer. Big clove and nutmeg and less cinnamon but they're all there. The malts are toffee and caramel and you can get some alcohol on the nose as well.|
|Appearance - It's a clear, deep amber with a tan head made up of tight bubbles that cling to the glass. Great lacing and the foam never fully leave.|
|Flavor - The flavor is different from what I was expecting. The malts are sweet but there's more of a toasted quality than anything and I didn't get that in the aroma. There is also some big bread crust, wheat bread character and even honey from the malts which again, I wasn't expecting from the smell of the beer. The spices do a phenomenal job of balancing this with enough bite to take do the job typically meant for hops. The nutmeg is very present and again, big alcohol is here as well.|
|Mouthfeel - The body is medium+ and the carbonation is a medium for an awesome, velvety feel.|
|Overall Impression - Guys. Guys. This beer is good. The body blew my mind and the balance was awesome. I literally said "whoa" after taking my first sip because the flavors and aromas didn't match but both were very nice. I know the rating may seem high but we rate to style and I'll even link to the Wheatwine BJCP description here so you know how on point this was. Throw in the spices to make it a pumpkin beer which were well balanced and you have a winner. Could be your fall favorite if you give it a chance.|