Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Wombata (616) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Ibrew2or3 (8024) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
sebletitje (9033) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bouteille, merci à Ibrew2or3.
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
markwise (5141) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BeerBunker (962) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.