Abitan (18) - USA - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Absolutely love the way this beer smells. I could drink it through my nose. Wish I could because it would probably taste better that way than using my tongue. Smells better than it tastes. Not so smooth on the palate.
coyforce (681) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok. Candy and wheat. Pour is beautiful with a thick white head. Aroma is kinda like a candy and the aftertaste is reminiscent of sugar too.
koleminer20 (1021) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Danís on February 14. The pour is a foggy light gold with a solid white head that dissipates rather slowly, leaving a beautiful blanket of lace. The aroma has some immediate funk to it. Itís got a nice sour-ish note on the immediate front before a malty dominance takes over. The funk carries through the body, and lets the sourness take back over on the back end. The taste is out there. Itís boozy, stale, funky, and by some stroke of ridiculousness, it is sweet AND sour at the same time. The mouth feel is quite thin, watery, and the aftertaste is just a burn. Iím not a fan.
paintedmaple (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Blackthorn Pub, Holly,MI...looks and smells like a typical wheat beer, however, this captures all that is good about wheat and amplifies it and moves it to a higher level. Great body and mouthfeel...wheat has never tasted so good.
MadIndian (2614) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Philly Steak. expiration date was 9/18/13, but I donít think this was a problem as it wasnít in the fridge. Nice notes of wheat, spice, citrus and some bread. Not bad.
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice looking beer but not much of an aroma. Taste is malty up front... then not much after that. Mouth feel is medium.
Prufrockstar (1522) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle (9/18/13), thanks to Jeff. Pours hazy gold with huge rocky white head. Dissipates reasonably quickly. Aroma: coriander, lemongrass -- this is classified as a barley wine? Smells like a big, sweet wit to me. Taste: moderately sweet; wheat, coriander, lemon, bubblegum; short medium bitter finish. Some synthetic plastic thing going on in the aftertaste. Medium to full body, slick, creamy texture. Some alcohol, lively carbonation. Overall: Basically a boozy wheat beer (surprising how an 8% beer called "wheat love" would turn out like that, eh?). Pretty unique, but more of a novelty than a beer Iíd like to drink regularly. Hard to finish the bottle, actually.
rondphoto (2936) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Party Town / Florence KY Cloudy light amber with a huge frothy head (at least 4") that slowly settles to 1", lace hanging on an inch above the drink. Taste is Belgian Strong Ale that I suppose could qualify as a Barley Wine. It begins with a strong wheat and malt that invites spice and toffee (maybe even a little bubble gum) in the palate, adding a light balanced bitter in the finish. A remarkable brew, not heavy in the stomach, and fully satisfying. Highly recommended.
adnielsen (10137) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks Justin! Carbonation seems pretty high. Tough to pour this one without a lot of head. When it finally settles down, Iím left with a very cloudy yellow orange appearance and a big off white head. Looks a lot like a typical German Hefeweizen. Yeast spiciness is present in the nose as are some banana, lemon, and vanilla. Not much in the way of aromatic hops. Some toast and very light caramel in the flavor along with plenty of wheat. Maybe a slight metallic note. Moderate sweetness. Fair amount of banana and citrus. Lightly bitter. Finishes with a touch of heat. Doesnít really blow my mind, but itís pretty good nonetheless. Not really sessionable but I wouldnít mind having a pint or two on occasion.
alliance100 (1002) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle - pours a deep golden yellow. Some straw , caramel and banana aromas. Palate is sticky and thick. Tons of caramel flavors with some fruity esters. A bit of warming alcohol. Great winter beer.