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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Draft. 2014 Vintage. Amber beer with a cream head. Light red fruit aroma. red fruit and light wheat flavor. Medium bodied. Red fruit and light wheat lingers with light earth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Blind tasting, beer #1 of 6.
2014 bottle. This was the top (or tied top) placing beer of the blind tasting. I have always wanted to drink this beer but just wasn’t getting around to it while living in Seattle. I am glad I got a chance to do so blind. My personal notes mention it was old malts, sweet but not too old. Meaning, I could tel the age was there but I wasn’t too concerned. This applies to the other old beer in the lineup as well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewje41 (2869) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2016
2014 Bottle, poured as #1 of 6 in the wheat wine blind tasting. Pours a dark copper color with no head. Thick body. Caramel sweet malt aroma. Flavor is rye like, lingering booze. My guess was a much higher abv. Sipper barleywine for sure, but not bad at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (14396) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle, pours a hazy bronzeish orange with a tiny head. Aroma brings out caramel malts and some apples. Flavour is along the same lines, with caramel, light apples, and bready malt. Well-balanced, with a good amount of sweetness. Good stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
2006 bottle during RBWG. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with small white head. The aroma is sugary malt and wheat. Thin mouth, oxidized, brown sugar, caramel, decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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 (8084) - .....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 (4045) - 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 (18526) - 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.


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