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JACKIE O’S WOOD YA HONEY BOURBON-AGED WHEAT WINE

Charismatic wheat wine aged in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels (12% ABV) loads chewy butterscotch-candied caramel malt creaming and sugary dried fruiting atop honeyed wheat spine. Woodford bourbon deepens oaken vanilla, maple molasses, spiced rum and sticky anise overtones. Rich fruity center gathers bruised cherry, pureed raisin, stewed prune and sugared fig sweetness while tertiary pineapple, peach, navel orange, nectarine, cantaloupe, red grape and banana licks penetrate the surface afterwards.

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BOULEVARD HARVEST DANCE WHEAT WINE

On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead and aged in French oak barrels, fruity wheat-malted moderation brings sour saison-like yellow fruiting to sweeter tropical fruiting, leaving peripheral champagne-fizzed Sauvignon Blanc wining at pepper-spiced sweet ‘n sour finish. Lemon and orange rot ensure sour end while pineapple, pear, apple and peach illusions pick up sugary crystal malt creaming. Well disguised 9.5% ABV allows vermouth and vodka hints to emerge.

PIPEWORKS ZOMMELIER SMOKED WHEAT WINE

Walking a tightrope getting all the different adjuncts to adhere correctly makes this affluent wheat wine a durable recreational hybrid (with hidden 10% abv). “Brewed with spices,” its toasted black cardamom seasoning and black peppercorn snip provide a rice-wined sake affect before settling into oaken vanilla midst. Herbal Sauvignon tropicalia and creamy Chardonnay buttering tease the palate before honeyed nectar sweetens its dainty hibiscus-lotus-dandelion florality. Subtle smoked wheat tangent underscores dry alfalfa, whey and sorghum graining as well as grouty hop gunk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BRUERY WHITE OAK

Complex bourbon-barreled wheat wine delivers an interesting twist on an oak aged elixir. Lustrous bourbon theme soothes into caramelized butterscotch sweetness, where lovely Almondine-wined praline, pecan and macadamia nuttiness contrasts heady rum-spiced alcohol solvency. Oaken French coffee creaming, pina colada-like coconut milking and frozen banana daiquiri nip join the busy fray, outlasting fleeting brown-sugared cinnamon-gingerbread spicing. Chardonnay, cognac and brandy illusions deepen liquor-stained backend.

WEYERBACHER FOURTEEN ALE

On tap at Barcade, enjoyable 14th anniversary wheat wine (aged two years) retains milder sedation than richer barleywine styling, but may lack subtle complexities. Caramelized butterscotch-honeyed wheat malting tapers off as serene grape-wined seduction makes presence felt. Candied apple, banana bubblegum, orange marmalade, red cherry, pineapple, mango and grapefruit illusions flutter across acutely astringent alcohol burn.

BROOKLYN THE COMPANION

On tap at Andy’s Corner Bar, complex wheat wine (generally a wheat-malted strong ale with less red-wined dried fruiting than kindred barleywine) brings tangy tropicalia and creamy malt spume to alcohol-smitten Scotch dryness. Rich banana-pureed peach, pear, and cherry thrust wavers through oaken vanilla sedation and docile plastique notion to reclining cereal-grained spine. An effervescent stylistic changeup just a few steps removed from headier barleywines.