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Catskill Fearless Wheat, 42.5%

Price: $35 Issue: Summer 2014 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Sharp nose of fresh, wet grain, hot honey, a little butterscotch, crushed boxwood leaves, and a touch of linseed; an herbal smell. Mouth is roundly sweet, with honey and pie crust notes that meet the oak and pretty it up. There's mint here, which surprised me; maybe from the wood? This one's dainty, delicate, and maybe a bit too sweet, but it maintains an edge of oak that keeps it serious. Price is per 375 ml.