DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with Robbie. Medium golden, low white head. Pale malts deliver a sticky-sweet barley-candy body, but there is a lovely vinous character here that provides an almost tart/sour quality, some oaky undertones as well. Interesting, and not as cloying as some wheat wines can be.
SuperTiti33 (558) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blonde dorée. Nez: fruité. Vanille. Fruité. Fruit des champs. Pomme. Orange. Bleuet. Boisé. Raisin. Levure sauvage. Bouche: ronde. "Sour". Vin blanc. Vanillé. Champ de fleur. Petit fruit. Fine amertume. Lavande. Rose. Thé. Nougat. Bois vert. Minoume.
Randy4Beer (191) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy light copper. Interestingly I got almost zero head on the pour but there is quite a decent amount of lacing being left behind as drunk.
Aromas of sweet caramel malts, some molasses, and maybe a hint of white wine.
Tastes are in the area of red fruit peels, and caramel. Fairly sweet. I get no hop balance to any of this at all.
Overall, one of Beau’s more hoity toity offerings, but I’m glad I tried one, as it is worth a try.
OntBeerDrinker (442) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
smell is veary light of chardonnay wine beers citrus and ale. Pale orange some carbination one little think head. Taste is dry of well starts off like peppery firey spice some chardonnay taste, barrel and citrus(orange/lemon)drys out little sticky on lips. Little burn in belly. Some weird little painfull feeling hits throat and better then a barley wine but not super awsome. would work better on a colder day. spciy citrus chardanny.
Eructoblaster (3055) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 600ml. Hazy golden/orange body with a thin white foamy/creamy head. Fresh malty/hoppy aroma with herbal, oaky, white wine, and citrusy hints. Alcohol is very well hidden. Its robust hoppy taste carries malty, oaky, grainy, and herbal notes. Ends with a long bitter/woody finish. Interesting.
crazy_cat_lady (142) - - MAY 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apr 28, 2014. 600mL bottle from LCBO. Apricots, grapefruit and sweetness in nose. Golden orange colour. White head. Nice lacing. Touch of hops, sweetness and a bit of straw in flavours. This is actually quite nice.
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a clear medium golden color ale with a relatively small foamy head with minimal retention and not much lacing. Aroma of sweet wheat malt notes with some residual sugars notes also perceptible. Taste is also dominated by caramelized wheat malt notes with a little bit of residual sugar notes and light boozy notes. I can’t say that the white wine barrel were detectable. Body was full for style with good carbonation and a little bit boozy. Overpriced for sure with barrel-aging notes hardly detectable; I will probably skip out next time I see this on the shelves.
neuromatt (1168) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
600 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours clear orange-golden with a small white head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has big notes of pineapple and tropical fruit, along with citrus, white wine, oak, caramel and subtle grassy hops. The flavour is medium sweet throughout with a big fruity, pineapple character. To this are added notes of chardonnay, oak, passion fruit, soft citrusy and tropical fruity hops, subtle spice and a hint of woodsiness. The finish is long and moderately bitter with a spicy note. On the palate, it is medium in body with a syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, an interesting barley wine that is surprisingly light in colour with prominent chardonnay notes. The chardonnay and oaky notes are wonderful, but the malts are a bit too syrupy and cloyingly sweet for my taste. 2014-05-10
myrda (66) - - MAY 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur ambrée agréable, légèrement voilée. Au nez, sauvignon blanc et raisin sec, fleures blanches et mangues. Au goût, acidité décevante masquant les arômes qui auraient pu être beaucoup plus subtiles et mieux équilibrées.
cfrancis (2407) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle explodes with carbonation and doesn’t stop for 10 mins. Pours straw yellow with a large pillowy white head. Aroma is sweet white wine, wheat and oak. Taste is a bit boozy, wheat and tropical fruit. Palate is dry and oaky.