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Sweetwater Brewing Co.

Sweetwater Brewing Co.
"16, So Fine" Red Wheat Wine Ale

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Sweetwater Brewing Co.
"16, So Fine" Red Wheat Wine Ale

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
Bronze ruby color. Delicate, interesting aromas and flavors of cherry preserves, rye toast, and nut brittle with a supple, bright, frothy, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, stimulating, medium-length finish with shades of fruitcake, pepper, citrus jelly, and greens. A lovely well-balanced strong ale with great flavor and depth.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Malty & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cherry preserves, rye toast, and nut brittle
Taste Flavor: fruitcake, pepper, citrus jelly, and greens
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Meat Loaf, Fish & Chips, Cotswold
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely well-balanced strong ale with great flavor and depth.
The Producer

Sweetwater Brewing Company

The Producer
195 Ottley Dr
Atlanta, GA 30324
USA
1 404-691-2537
Strong Ale
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Serve in a Snifter
Strong ales are amber to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 7-11.5%. These beers have a sweet malty palate and a notable degree of fruitiness. They may also feature medium-to-high hop bitterness tempering the overall sweet malt character. Beers in this category may commonly be referred to as old ales, stock ales or winter warmers, but this category may also expand beyond these styles. Strong ales are higher-alcohol versions of pale ales, but are not as robust or alcoholic as barley wines. These beers lend themselves to being cellared, and in some cases can develop complex sherry-like notes over time. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, Rogue Double Dead Guy Ale and Samuel Smiths Yorkshire Stingo.