Wheat wine is based on the British barley wine recipe and was created on the West Coast of the US in the 1980s. Baird West Coast Wheat Wine is a seasonal beer released on November 1, 2014.
Baird West Coast Wheat Wine Aroma and Taste
Baird West Coast Wheat Wine pours with no head and barely a nose, with just the faintest hint of malt. For a 9% “wine” this isn’t really pulling its weight. The taste is sweet, of licquorice, brown sugar and malt. It reminded me of my first attempt at homebrewing, in which I produced 30 litres of sweet flat brown water which was so intolerable that I forbade anybody from drinking it and instead bore that terrible burden myself. What a martyr I am.
There’s very little aftertaste here but it did permeate after a while. I looked at the label. It definitely says “wheat” yet I couldn’t detect any notes of it at all. That, coupled with the flashbacks I was having of past brewing disasters, and an unpleasant happoshu-esque drunken feeling- almost like they’ve artificially bumped up the alcohol content- led me to the sneaking suspicion that I may have opened a bad bottle.
Baird West Coast Wheat Wine One line Review
I know Baird likes its subtlety but this is ridiculous. Baird West Coast Wheat Wine feels half-baked. Come on, Baird. Pull out the stops a little. It’s ok to break character once in a while.
Where to Buy Baird West Coast Wheat Wine
Baird West Coast Wheat Wine can be bought online direct from the brewery at:
Other retail stores include
Baird West Coast Wheat Wine Post Script
Oh, the wheat just showed up now. I think Baird may have invented the after-aftertaste. Now that’s subtle.
Baird West Coast Wheat Wine Second Opinion by Rob
After reading this review of Baird West Coast Wheat Wine I knew I had to try it. And I generally agree with Joe on this one. It smelt like a brandy aged barrel beer with a large nose of caramel and liquorice imparted with alcohol. The body was barely carbonated and had a slight maltiness to it with a large amount of sweetness too. There was some wheat to the aftertaste but not as much as I expect from a Baird Beer which are usually bursting with flavour.