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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2012
In short: A messy sweet beer. Pretty gross.
How: Bottle 22oz, 2010 vintage. Consumed when approximately 1 year of age. Bottle sent to me by after4ever… not your fault Tom!
The look: Clear dark golden body topped by an off-white ring of foam
In long: Nose it tired old toasted cereals, a bit of oxidation, sweet red apples, notes of stale water. Taste is way too sweet, candied apples, wet cardboard, table syrup, corn syrup, glue, overripe fruits, cooked vegetables, tart lemon juice, lots of residual sugars. Slim and sticky body. This beer was really quite a mess. A pretty horrible beer but I have had similar awful beers like this before, proving that terrible minds also think alike.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Thanks to pranaferox for sending this bottle of the 2009 edition out my way. Served in a Val-Dieu chalice. Pours a light-medium copper with a thin off-white head and fairly-good retention before falling into a collar. The nose carried a bit of bread crust and malt plus slight oxidation. The flavor was a bit of oxidation with mild sweetness and a bit of a generic malted barley character. Faint toffee and moderately-heavy alcohol. Medium body and light carbonation, plus some dry grain tannins. Fairly boozy. Not a big fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wombata (606) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Aroma: Bireley’s artificial orange drink, guava Flavor: Bireley’s artificial orange drink, guava and malt Comment: Finishes better than it starts. Big and filling and evolves a bit on the finish and does have some complexity. However, this was unpleasant after the other beers--maybe too young or I just wasn’t into the style at that moment (normally I prefer big beers though). Will need to retaste and give it another chance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7930) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Courtesy of bvc. Thanks again Brandon. Pours crystal clear copper with full tan head. The aroma is spicy hops mixing with red apple, plum, dates, a mild level of ripe cherry, a thin layer of malts and caramel. The taste is yum with smooth ripe plums, sugar simmered diced cherries, skinned red apple wedges, some dates and slick sweet malts. I’m missing the wheat part of this but it’s so good I don’t really care. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (8663) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2010
bouteille, merci à Ibrew2or3. cuvée 2009. cuivre, blanche, malt et sucre de cane, caramel au beurre, douce au palais, aspect collant au palais, blé, reste un peu trop sur le coté doux et sirop, un finit avec de vagues éléments d’agrumes

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5082) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Thanks to IBrew2Or3 for the share. Pours transparent amber with an off-white head. Nose is sugar, booze, alcohol, cane sugar, corn syrup, very sticky in the nose, flavor is very similar: sticky corn syrup, sugar, booze, and cane. Finishes sticky sweet all over in the medium-bodied wheat wine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2010
On tap @ Big Time. Cloudy, burnt orange pour with a short, off-white head which leaves a moderate lace. Sweet, smooth, heavy body which finishes with a bit of tartness. Aroma shifts as it warms, but there are bananas, raisins, ripe apples and some lemon present. A lovely barleywine which is a bit off the beaten track.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7501) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2010
2007 bomber. Poured clear-ish, medium honeyed orange with a swirly dusting of white head. The aroma opened with metallic and faint vinous sourness, with sweeter caramel and honey backing.. peppery warmth singed a few nose hairs as it warmed up. The flavor found sour metallic and wheaty notes first and foremost, again over a bed of honey.. sticky caramel malts down there too.. broken down hops that had floral, Amarillo character surrounded, giving up some bitterness with time.. long finish with honey, refreshing sourness, and peppery warmth. Medium-bodied with some serious spiciness and sourness on the palate.. lower carbonation.. not the greatest feel, but it was alright. I’d be interested in trying a fresh bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2010
GABF 09. POurs a dull hazy light amber with a thinning head. Aroma is sweet, tons of malt, wheat, doughy, fusels with big fruity esters, tangerine, peach and pear, decent hops light citrus and floral with some tropical notes. Orange zesty, lemon-wheatiness, honey and tropical fruits, toast, a bit thick and sweet getting a bit fusel and solvent. Ok finish- a bit thick and almost too sweet and slick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBunker (962) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2009
22oz bottle thanks to riversideAK. Pours amber with almost no head. Decent amount of carbonation in the body. Aroma is of malt, caramel, sugar, alcohol, and plum. Taste is of wheat, alcohol, sugar, and plum. Has a backbone of caramel malt. Decent hop presence underneath all the wheat and malt. Very light mouthfeel. Lots of drinkability. Lingering sugary fruit taste. As it warms, it gets very boozy. I liked it.

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