Smuttynose Wheat Wine Ale - Beer of the Week

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This week, I turn my taste buds' attention back to the East Coast, settling on this lovely gem from Smuttynose. When the Wheat Wine Ale was first released in 2005, it was one of the first commercially bottled examples of this hybrid style, which substitutes much of a barley wine's barley with, well, wheat. The Smuttynose team then dry-hopped the dickens out of the beer, and aged it on oak chips. The result is a righteously drinkable delight that's a fine tipple on a blustery winter eve. Curious? Drink up the full review at Slashfood!