A: Reddish,Orange Amber that's a tad murky. Tan, thin foam head.
S: Very unique blend of orange and malt sweet. Kind of reminds me of a candy store smell.
T: Sweet, spicy, orange citrus, and alcohol. Low to medium mouthfeel, and low side of carbonation. A little to far to syrupy side for consuming much of this in one sitting. Not sure I've had many wheatwine. And the 11.7% abv is huge.
D: Totally unique, unlike very few beers. Very sweet and somewhat of an liquor aftertaste, loses points on balance and drinkability. But. I give it mucho pints for style.
Wow! Orange to hint or red. Thin to no head. Aroma: Orange! As it warms up, the pepper can be noticed in the air.
Taste: Sweet, almost sickly sweet. Heavy orange up front. First thought is hint of hops in back, but probably the pepper. As more is drank and the bitter burn goes away the pepper becomes more noticed.
Body: Medium. The sweetness borders on syrup which can limit how many can be drank. Balanced in the sense of one maybe two, but sweetness is heavy and keeps this from being a session brew.
Do I like this beer? Yes. Can I drink it all night long? No.
Pours clear with about a half inch, off-white foam. Retention is okay with barely any lacing.
Aroma is orange and more orange but strangely not over whelming. Some alcohol with light sweetness.
Taste is a bit sweet up front becoming more orange and citrus dominated. A bit of spice comes in the end. Each seemed well balanced and create a very unique taste.
Big body with mild splash of carbonation. There is some heat from the alcohol. Sweetness becomes almost cloying.
Definite different take on a wheat wine. I think the beer could sit back and relax a year or two to let the heat settle but it isn't a deterrent. Could only have one in a sitting but I could see myself pouring this into a glass again. Enjoy!
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." - Cliff Clavin, of Cheers