peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light orange with thin colour and a thin ring of head. Very fruity nose, mainly bubble gum. Flavour is spiced, wiht strong fruit notes, and some alcohol. This seems to be in line with many saisons, and Im supprised its not called as such.
shadey (1927) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange pour with a big pillowy white head. Big citrusy and clove aroma. Kinda big flavor for a wheat. Oversized.
demitriustown (1098) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orangish/ yellow pour with very small white fizzy head. Aroma of yeast, heavy wheat notes, quite good malt notes as well, and lightly fruity. Flavor is nice malt tones, fruity, wheat, and lightly spiced. Palate is bitter and lightly carbonated. Overall, nice for a change. Recommended definitely.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glowing, hazy amber with insignificant head. Nose of grainy wheat, spicy yeast, and subtle sweet caramel. Flavor of sweet and toasty malt, spicy and doughy yeast, light colored fruits, and grainy wheat. Medium/full, balanced, soft palate. Excellent.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"The wheat love is not up my alley at all. The pour is nice, and the beer has a very good appearance--solid yellowish orange color with a fluffy white head. The aroma is a must-covered honey smell, with some spices mixed in there. The taste is about the same--it reminded me of a saison for sure. Didnít care for the mouthfeel or the taste, but please note that I am not a big fan of this type of brew in the first place."
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch #7155. 12 oz. Bottle. Light orange color with a thin off white head and some weepy lacing. The nose is very grapefruit like with hints of spiced fruitcake from the yeast. Nice sweet malt flavor with spice (coriander/citrus). You can taste the alcohol and a bitter bite at the end. Very well made and refreshing (for 8%!) be
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 7155. This Barley wine/wheat wine pours an orange gold color from a 12 oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is citrus, fruity and grapefruity. A bed bodied wheat wine. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are citrusy and grapefruity, Touch of lemon, orange and orange peel. Touch of wheat and grass. Reminds me more of a high ABV wheat beer or a wit than a barley wine, Some banana and clove. Interesting, but kind of weird it is the high end (most ingredients) of the wheat series, but it comes off a weird hybrid of wheat and barley wine/ Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is citrus and grapefruit with a squeeze of lemon and a dash of licorice. The flavor is licorice with some grapefruit, pear, apple, lemon, and a smidge of orange. Mouthfeel is light and crisp and creamy almost IPA like. appearance is cloudy but not opaque orange with quick to rouse but also quick diminishing head.
Hangover (1076) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Barleywine? Banana, clove,wheat and yeast aroma. I want to pinpoint some fruit in there, but Iím really only getting pear. Taste is initially very peppery and spicy. Creamy middle with a lot of wheat and alcohol. Some fruity esters in the finish but really more of that creamy yeastiness. IMHO the only thing putting this close to a barleywine is the abv. Iím thinking German hefe. Reminds me of Hacker-Pschorr just a bit less fruit and a lot more flavor all around. Donít get me wrong, this stuff is good... Iím kind of lost to be honest. If you see it, try it.... how bout that?
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pleasing slightly hazy orange gold with a considerable head for a barley wine. The nose is all wheat, banana and cloves, though there is an insidious sweetness, some creaminess, and a bit of alcohol. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, though perhaps there is a touch too much CO2 for the style... then again, Iím not sure of the style here! Anyhow, the taste is really quite nice for a wheat beer. Sweet, with obvious malt. Thereís again a good deal of that banana/cloves, but it doesnít predominate like in most hops. thereís some definite alcohol kick to this, that finds its place with the slight bitterness of hops and a slight acidity. I really kind of enjoyed this, despite my general disklike of wheat beers. As an experiment, I left the yeast in the bottom of the bottle with an inch of beer, and for the second half of my glass, swirled the bottleís contents and added it to my glass... the result is really rather pleasant. Smoother and creamier than sans yeast, though the banana/cloves nose is a bit stronger.