kevinsenn (1058) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Barley Wine" seems like a stretch for this one. I’d just call it a [strong] wheat ale. Pours cloudy amber with a foamy white head. Aroma of banana, clove, and vanilla. Taste is fruity with banana (and others), spice, orange. Pretty delicious.
jstraw (1914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Hazy yellow with giant, foamy, white head, strong lacing / Light, bright nose of citrus, pine, soap / Medium body, creamy and lush, sweet, good balance, long finish / Elegant, lush flavors of lemon, pear, pineapple, pine, banana, soap, cream / Forget this being a barleywine, but it is one fine pale ale or Bellgian blonde.
douglas88 (5925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Dan. Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white head. A rich spicy and honey nose with huge wheat. Sweet, some lemon and big spicy banana esters, some pepper, wheat, very dry overall. Man, this is a pretty big beer. I get a ton of Belgian esters/yeast in this. Very nice beer.
reberiii (321) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, slight grapefruit soda nose. Amber pour, four fingers of white foam. Leaves tingle on the lips and tongue. Sherbet creaminess on the tongue, slight citrus finish.
AdamJackson (2535) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Urine yellow, champagne like fizziness. Really nice wheat backbone on the nose. Taste is interesting. It’s really good and then I get a root beer / sassafras with caramel candies. Peppery finish. It was great until I got the nasty root beer taste.
boozedude (1741) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at cheese shop .. bright yellow pour with huge white head.. Aroma is clean crisp fruit aroma...good
jkwood04 (3866) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours deep golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of a lot of wheat, some spices, light fruits, a little floral hops, some light alcohol, and hints of banana like esters. Flavor the same with a nice blend of all of the wheat. Average texture. A pretty good beer.
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from total wine Sterling. Pours golden with a thin white head. smells of alcohol but also holiday cheer. Nice and fruity and flavorful on the tongue. It hides the alcohol well. I’m not a big fan of the style but I could quaff this stuff all day.
SSSteve (3755) - - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. muddy, murky, gold. thick viscous pour. nice stable head. tart wheaty aroma. full bodied. creamy. flavors of vanilla, crackery wheat, gum. a little sweetness, a little tartness.
alexsdad06 (5362) - Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Dutch’s. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized, disappearing off white head. The aroma is more like an imperial wit than barley wine. Lots of wheat, spicy notes, pepper, and citrus. The flavor is much of the same; wheat, citrus, peppery spice, clove, malt heavy finish. Solid drinker, but I don’t know that it falls into the barley/wheat wine category for me.