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Stanley Park Brewing

Stanley Park Brewing
Layer Up Winter Wheat Ale

Category: Winter Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.2%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Stanley Park Brewing
Layer Up Winter Wheat Ale

Category: Winter Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.2%
Mahogany color. Aromas of blackberry jam, raspberry thumbprint cookie, sasparilla, and grape candies with a satiny, crisp, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, quick kvass, mixed nuts, and wintergreen finish. A fruity beer for crowd-pleasing; a warming winter wheat ale.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: blackberry jam, raspberry thumbprint cookie, sasparilla, and grape candies
Taste Flavor: kvass, mixed nuts, and wintergreen
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Olives, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity beer for crowd-pleasing; a warming winter wheat ale.

The Producer

Stanley Park Brewing

The Producer
465 Fraser View Place
Vancouver, BC V5T 4T5
Canada

Winter Ale

Beer Glass Shaker Pint Amber.jpg
Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Winter ales are deep golden to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 5.5-9%. Beers in this category can be unspiced, though a majority of these beers feature a wide variety of seasonal spices. True to their name, these beers are commonly brewed in the winter and often feature cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and all spice in their flavor profiles. Better examples of this style feature a balance between added spices, hops, malt and alcohol. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Full Sail Wassail Winter Ale and Deschutes Jubelale.