A Note on This Beer
With massive 17% ABV’s and huge, bold flavors in each highly-limited release, Five Threads’ 5X series always blows our tops off.
But, holy cow! Today’s brand-new release is the first Wheatwine rendition we’ve ever seen from those California masterminds — and it’s a Blonde Wheatwine at that!
If you’re wondering why the style alone is so hype-worthy, Wheatwine is a rarer style meant for experimentation. It’s smooth and velvety, like a Barleywine, but the wheat base creates a much softer body. The sweeter profile already makes it ideal for showcasing a plethora of flavorful nuances, and today’s lightly malty Blonde version does just that.
Snag a sip, and you’ll taste what we mean. Pineapple upside-down cake aromas greet the nose upfront, paving the way for rich notes of clover honey, luxardo cherries, and dried mango. Yum!
The finish is luxurious, like a caramel-drizzled flan cake, deftly masking the boozy strength. Better savor this one slowly!
Even so, you might want to grab an extra can. Who knows when — or if — we’ll see this exceptional stuff again.
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Good malt flavor, not nearly as hot as the ABV or IBU suggests. Good chewy caramel body. Good but not that sophisticated.
not my cup of tea. a little bitter for my taste.
A bit boozy but very smooth. I'm not usually a fan of malty flavors but this is great.
can't say I really enjoyed this, but I didn't dislike it, hit me like a truck so that's a plus, even if it's to be expected.
with this ABV and style you know you’re in bold taste territory this one is supremely silky smooth
sweet and caramel like. A little heat but nothing like you'd expect from a 17% beer. My second beer from this brewery and was not disappointed.
so wonderful, love it
Insane 17% ABV hidden behind sweet decadent malt, but with high bitterness. This beer is trying to have it all, and it’s doing a fair job of it…
good tasting. I thought it was going to be a heavy duty scotch ale and it wasn’t. it’s smooth
not bad for the buzz very boozy does taste like creme brûlée
life finds a way
Nice malt backbone. Shockingly smooth for 17% ABV. Liquid toffee.
Boozy as advertised, probably better as a fall sipper
Party in my mouth
smooth and boozy, great combo!
only got 1 to try the super high %. caramel body was a surprise. worth the $10 price for the app, not at the store
boozy yet balanced
High-alcohol, high-hops blonde ale. Strangely malty for a blonde ale. I’d drink it again.
their red ale drank way more smooth. this was a bit strong for me….I guess good for a buzz
Enjoyed this one. Drank it slow and it got better as it warmed.
Boozy and a bit bitter. Got better as it went.
Malty, thick, sweet & boozy. much like a wheatwine.