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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is toffee malty and light caramelish. Toffee caramelish and bitter. Light pine and grapefruity hoppy noge. Ends dry, maæty and pine hoppy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28463) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2006
A hazy orange beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet alcoholic combined with notes of grass, apricots, and malt. The flavor is rather acidic malty to start off, but very soon a powerful hop note mixes in, which is acompanied by citrus and alcohol, which grows in strength towards the end, which is dry and bitter. The alcohol bites in the tongue. I don’t pick up much wheat, but maybe the acidic note is from the wheat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours amber with a slight haze and a small off-white head. Sweet caramel nose with some intense hops up there. Very rich body, loads of fruit and caramel, again a rather intense herbal hoppiness. Not overly bitter though. 200912

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (19671) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and marzipan. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, hops and grass with notes of alcohol. Dry hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15596) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (13532) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
Draught at the brewpub
Hazy amber color; small head. Aroma of alcohol and overripe fruits. Strong body; sweet flavor, malt and some overripe fruits, typical of wheat wines; the bitterness is strong and carries some qualities, this being the only good point about this beer; the final is at least pleasant, with some hop resins.
Never been a big fan of wheat wines, this one doesn’t convince me more than the others.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11874) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
Hazy amber colour. Rich, chewy malt aroma with light fruits and a hint of alcohol. Not very wheaty...just barleywinish. Very malt, thick and alcoholic body...somewhat simplistic with mainly malt and alcohol. Malts are accented towards earthiness with hints of chocolate and bread crust.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11192) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Hazy amber body with white head. Aroma is sweet, grapefruit, some vinous, wheat. Taste is quite sweet, toffee, wheat, some grapefruit, light vinous. Alcohol noticeable but not interfering. Full body. You know the hops are there, but the malt dominates the flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Old Sol
Date: 08/26/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Fest of 26
Vintage: 2006

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
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4
-------- /> Name: Old Sol
Date: 07/05/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Vintage: 2007

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
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4


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