Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared by theisti. Pours a hazy orange-caramel brown with a thin skin of tiny off-white bubbles. The nose is sweet, dark fruity caramel, like a traditional barley wine only "lighter". The palate is on the light side of medium-bodied and slick leading to a lightly woody finish. Sweet, lightly nutty, caramel and woody hops. Pretty nice; this is an excellent summer alternative to a heavier, malty barley wine. I enjoyed sampling this one outdoors on a breezy summer day following a heavy rainfall. Thanks again for sharing this one with us, Tim!
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2008 22oz bottle brought by theisti. Aroma is citrus, caramel, a little boozy, not too bad. Orange, gold color with a slight head. Large mouthfeel, very slick. Taste is subtle sharp wheat, tangerine/orange, very malty, nice bitterness. Just OK.
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle 2007 vintage. Hazy blond/orange with little head. Big caramel malty smell with apples, citrus and alcohol. Big boozy taste of caramel and apple with some tart lemon and bitter alcohol to finish. not bad. 11/03/2007
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Old Sol
Source: Tasting, Fest of 26
clear amber, whispy white head, sweet carmel candy malt aroma and flavor, light bitterness, a touch of hot alcohol,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Name: Old Sol
Source: Ale Atlanta
opaque orange, wispy head, specks of lace,
sweet grapefruit aroma balanced with lotsof earthy character,
creamy body gets a bit sticky after a while,
huge sweet malt flavor, piney sweetness, sweetness gets very sugary, earthy bitterness eventually kicks in to balance it all,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromatic hoppy orange goodness resonates with malt, cloudy orange in colour, sporting a small custard head. Taste starts with a big hop kick, has a fine malt backbone. Full bodied, amazingly bitter. Terrific! Thanks rudolf!
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Big Time. Served in a short snifter. Pours a warm, hazy amber with dense, creamy off-white head. Light aroma of wheat and bread. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Not complex, but tasty none the less.
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours deep murky dark amber with orange highlights. Thick moussy tan head that leaves dense sheets of lace on the way down. Light floral sweetness that seems somehow to come from the wheat rather than a hop, but I really have nothing to base that on. Rich, thick, creamy body with just the right underlying hint of carb. Dense caramel sweetness on the mid-palate. Interesting molasses and pepper notes on the back of the tongue, followed by some hollow resin. Simple but really lovely.
waolsen (1372) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. 2006. orange/copper pour with thin dense head. huge rich malts, sugar, floral hops, musky, earthy aroma. very rich on the palate. oak, toffee, sugar, floral, resin, roasted malts. enjoyable
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled on 8/26/06, thanks to acertain via JHop: Pours a transparent copper bronze with a nicely-lacing wispy white head. Aroma has a nice, sweet wheaty presence with good light fruity undertones and fresh citrusy hops. Body starts with a sweet caramel malt and toasty wheat flavor with good fresh grapefruity hoppy balance with a warming finish. A nice wheatwine.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[126-20061209] 1pt6floz (2006). Wheaty straw aroma with light band-aid. Deep orange body with no bubbles and virtually no head. Sweet and light tangyness, yeasty, quite hoppy. Complex medium palate. Nice togetherness, big hops.