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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Strong American Ale Wheatwine


BJCP 2015 22D Wheatwine example
22D - Wheatwine


Overall Impression

A richly textured, high alcohol sipping beer with a significant grainy, bready flavor and sleek body. The emphasis is first on the bready, wheaty flavors with interesting complexity from malt, hops, fruity yeast character and alcohol complexity.


Dark malts should be used with restraint. Much of the color arises from a lengthy boil. Some commercial examples may be larger than the Vital Statistics, and some may not be brewed every year.

Commercial Examples

Rubicon Winter Wheat Wine, Two Brothers Bare Trees Weiss Wine, Smuttynose Wheat Wine, Portsmouth Wheat Wine

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  • OG:  1080 - 1120
  • FG:  1016 - 1030
  • ABV: 8 - 12
  • IBU: 30 - 60
  • SRM: 8 - 15
BJCP 2015 22D - Wheatwine Commercial Example