Honey Wheat Wine (S2S) – Howe Sound Brewing


From Squamish BC’s Howe Sound Brewing comes their new beer in the Sea To Sky Series of beers a “Honey Wheat Wine”.  This one is release  number 13 in the series.  The beer pours a copper colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of honey, wheat, vanilla, caramel and fruity esters.  The flavour is of honey, wheat, candy sugar, fruit, caramel, wheat, vanilla, low bitterness and some alcohol.  The alcohol content comes in at 11.3% with an IBU of 25.  At first sip I thought this may end up being a bit to sweet but the flavour is great and never gets cloying.

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Demeter’s Harvest Wheatwine 2012 (Aged 1 Year) – Half Pints Brewing


From Winnipeg Manitoba’s half Pints Brewing Company comes their seasonal “Demeter’s Harvest Wheatwine 2012″ aged for a full year in my cellar.  The beer pours a cloudy deep copper colour with an off white head.  The aroma consisted of malts, dark fruits, honey, wheat and hops bitterness.  The flavour is of honey, dark fruits, wheat, sweetness, pine, hops bitterness and an overall alcohol warmth.  The alcohol content comes in at 11% and the IBU is 75.  This beer has aged well and is tasting awesome a year after release.

Commercial Description:  Demeter, goddess of the harvest is the inspiration for this Wheatwine from Half Pints Brewing Company. A base of malted wheat, barley, and wildflower honey celebrate the fruit of the land, while Centennial and Columbus hops lend their firmly citrus undertones to the finish of this beer. As we all know, the gods can be vengeful at times, so share this extra strong ale amongst friends served in brandy glasses at 10 C. Try it with Vietnamese Fresh Rolls with a spicy peanut sauce, aged French Goat’s Cheese or Duck a L’orange.

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Year One Red Wheat Wine – The Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery


Limited Release

From The Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery out of Victoria comes their “Year One Red Wheat Wine”.  This is The Moon Under Water’s first anniversary since being taken over by the new owners and this beer was brewed in celebration.  This brew pours a cloudy Orangey/Brown colour with a white head.  The aroma consists wheat, red wine, sweet grapes and lots of birch.  The flavour is of hops up front with red wine, wheat, yeast, birch, huge malts and maybe a hint of something like licorice.  This is a very complex beer with an alcohol warming without showing up in the flavour.  The alcohol content comes in at 11.5%.  My bottle is number 327 but it does not specify how many were made.  Although not the best wheat wine that I have ever had it was still a very tasty brew and well worth the purchase!  I am still fairly new to this style of beer but I have not been let down yet.  Keep up the great work Moon Under Water and happy Anniversary!  

Commercial Description:  Brewmaster Clay has created this special brew to be shared, this strong red wheat wine was hopped throughout with Citra and then fermented dry with 3 yeast strains on yellow birch.

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Truth Serum Wheat Wine Ale – Russell Brewing


Limited Edition

From Russell Brewing out of Surrey BC comes their limited edition “Truth Serum Wheat Wine Ale”.  This beer pours a cloudy copper colour with a white head.  The aroma is full of wheat, fruits, brown sugar and some floral hops.  The flavour consists of wheat, sweet dark fruits, some mild alcohol and a good hops bitterness.  The alcohol content of this brew is 10% and the IBU is 70.  This is one of the most smooth wheat wines that I have tried and I was amazed to see that the alcohol content was so high! This brew is highly recommended by Me!

Commercial Description:  At 10% alc./vol, this beer is ridiculously smooth and easy to drink. Brewed with 50% Canadian Wheat Malt and a blend of imported Pilsner and Munich Malts. Aggressively hopped with French Strisselspalt and US Columbus hops. The wheat malt imparts a slight tang that ties in beautifully with the blackcurrant notes from the abundant use of the Strisselspalt hops. Savour the dry, clean finish.

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Demeter’s Harvest Wheatwine 2012- Half Pints Brewing


Seasonal

From Winnipeg Manitoba’s half Pints Brewing Company comes their seasonal “Demeter’s Harvest Wheatwine 2012”.  This beer is not available in British Columbia at this time as Half Pints Brewing is more or less not available in BC.  The beer pours a cloudy red/brown colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of wheat, malts, honey and an overall sweetness.  The flavour was of wheat, malts, honey, sweetness, fruit, some mild bitterness and a just a hint of alcohol.  the alcohol content of this beer is 11% and the IBU is 75.  I really enjoyed this wheatwine as it was very drinkable yet reminded me of a barleywine.  If you can get your grubby mitts on this beer grab a bottle or two!  I know I have a bottle in my cellar to be opened at a later date.

COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Demeter, goddess of the harvest is the inspiration for this Wheatwine from Half Pints Brewing Company. A base of malted wheat, barley, and wildflower honey celebrate the fruit of the land, while Centennial and Columbus hops lend their firmly citrus undertones to the finish of this beer. As we all know, the gods can be vengeful at times, so share this extra strong ale amongst friends served in brandy glasses at 10 C. Try it with Vietnamese Fresh Rolls with a spicy peanut sauce, aged French Goat’s Cheese or Duck a L’orange.

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