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Big Time Old Sol Wheatwine

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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Old Sol Wheatwine Ale, our summertime barleywine style ale, introduced in 2002, Old Sol is available on tap and in bottles to go. The 2003 Old Sol won a GOLD MEDAL at the Great American Beer Festival. This summertime version of Barleywine made with 46% wheat and Warrior, Simcoe & Amarillo hops will be a sure winner. OG 23.6 Plato 1.100 SG 9.75% by vol. 7.75% by wt. Brewed on the Lunar New Year, tapped on the Summer Solstice.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1078) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Draft at Big Time. Pours murky orange-copper with thin cream colored head. Aroma is surprisingly floral, backed up by a healthy dose of caramel and a dollop of jam. Taste: although this is sweet on the tongue throughout, the floral hop bitterness is aggressive, lingering long after each sip. Sweet caramel after acclimating some more, along with a bit of copper. Alcohol quite apparent, and the interplay between the alcohol and hops leaves the impression of black pepper in the finish. Palate: full body, syrupy texture, average carbonation. Overall: an aggressively hoppy wheat wine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Pours ruby copper with decent carbonation and nice lacing. Smell fig, date, raisin, slight hop and wheat presence, maybe citrus, dominated by red fruit. Taste sweet pine and red fruit, alcohol toward the tail, burns on the way down. Silky but leaves unpleasant astringent after taste. Cherry and a bit of ash. Fuller bodied. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5916) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2006 bottle, shared at the grand tasting .. . tan amber brown .. medium foam .. . fruit and unwashed crockpot after making jam .. . light mouth .. quick finish .. has held up well i suppose .. . . i’ve thrown countless balls at him in the backyard

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TURDFERGUSON (3963) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2005 bottle shared at RBWG. Pours a layered amber with a small white head, light lace. Nose is brown sugar, oxidation, paper. Similar flavor, light basement, paper, light port, dusty sugars. Done-ski.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at the lobby. Sweet fruits on the nose. Big sweet flavor, light dry fruits, sugary bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, sugary bread, caramel. Good sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Gold pour with a small white foamy head. Aroma is dried fruit and abv. Sweet malt, dried fruit and a nice abv warmth. Medium/full bodied with good carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2637) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike. The beer is light orange colored, and appears transparent. The head is small, fades quickly, and leaves sparse lacing on the glass. The aroma offers malt, butterscotch, caramel, alcohol. The flavor is of butterscotch candies soaked in alcohol. I happen to enjoy the flavor of butterscotch, albeit infrequently and in small quantities, so I did not find this beer as unsatisfactory as the other guys who shared this bottle. The feel is thick and syrupy, with moderately low carbonation and present alcohol. Overall, an ok brew, but I don’t think this is the number one wheatwine. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-18-2011

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 24, 2012
Botella. Amber golden hazy like colour, white medium head. Fruity hoppy sweet caramel aroma. Sweet flavour, fruity, caramel, some alcohol. Sweet fruity hoppy finish. Good bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Unclear matt medium amber orange colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, nutty, caramel, fruity, light to moderate hoppy. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dark fruit, nutty, caramel, BW alike, malt sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120920]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit aroma with hoppy hints. Sweetish malty spicy dry flavor with hints of caramel and hops. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel and dark fruit finish.


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