vyvvy (4072) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper with a thick dense beige head. The aroma has breadiness, toastiness, caramel, toffee, candy sugar, dry white wine, oak and a light amount of hops. Medium / thick body with a huge amount of frothy mouth filling carbonation. The flavor starts very sweet and sticky with thick wheat and some pleasing alcohol warmth and lightly toasted malt. The toffee and caramel from the aroma are gone. The initial taste isn’t quite as complex as the aroma. The finish is more interesting with nice alcohol warmth, plenty of oak and it gets much drier and some spicy hops show through. This is one heck of a winner of a wheat wine.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to pepsican, pours a very lively dark honey color with a tall off white head. Aroma is interesting, there is definately notes of wheat, white wine, pine, little bit of citrus. Flavor is suprisingly sweet with honey and flowery notes followed with wheat oats and ending with peach and an alcohol burn.
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle pours orange-amber with a large off white head into a snifter. Way too much head, happens with every pour, no matter how hard you try. Plenty of wheat characteristics in the aroma: slightly musty backed with lemons, oranges, coriander, bready malts, seems slightly tart. Soft, crisp hops and farmhouse grains blend into a floral herby sweetness; very tea-like. Slightly tart finish with bready malts, lemon, apple, mandarin, quite dry. Fantastic cloud-like mouthfeel with a medium level of carbonation and body. Very well masked abv. Very drinkable all things considered, but be careful if you’re drinking solo. Interesting brew, I liked it quite a bit.
drjay44 (2701) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml. bottle. Batch 1-2009. Best by date 10/10. Pours a huge, slowly collapsing off white with extensive sea foam lacing, over an amber re tinged (SRM 8-10) clear body.....nose is light spice (clove, allspice) with light apple....taste initially is light sweet malts (toffee) leading to light fruit (apple) finishing hot with a sharp terpene touch.....mouth feel is fairly light, carbonation is quite high and adds a fizzy nature to the experience. This is not a Barley Wine and has been terribly misclassified. While it is not a Triple/Belgian Golden it comes closer those styles, than a Barley Wine. Unfortunately in this bottle at least, the woody aspects, added an almost fusel alcohol quality really diminish the beer. Compared to the earlier reviews (which I just read), the beer has aged poorly and is most definitely not a "Keeper". BJCP 8/2/13/3/7
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, orange body with a white head of meringue. Sticky, clingy lacing. Bready and spicy noce is also somewhat fresh and fruity. Smooth, bready malt is rich, but there are some subtle layers going on here. Light alcohol is present and some miscellaneous citrus flavors. Medium bodied and smooth. Light carbonation and light alcohol on the tongue. Overall a somewhat different beer, but very good.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle at RSRIZZO’s winter gathering on 1/13/10, provided by Headbanger). Cloudy orange color. Medium off white head. Moderate orange citrus aroma. Moderate orange zest flavor. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.
Ibrew2or3 (7043) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of Oddefellowe. Pours deep gold with tall nearly explosive off white head. It smells a touch infected with bright notes of wheat, sharp yet not strong acidity, a mild level of banana and bubble gum. The taste is bright and punchy with thin wheat mixing with a bit of acidity and then moving into smooth somewhat sweet banana. If it is infected it wasn’t much of a distraction.
Tmoney99 (10950) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Crown downtown. Poured hazy amber color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, wheat, spice, wood and small alcohol aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and lively carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a standout complex beer.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle; thanks Brandon!! clear light copper with huge white head; lemons and thick sweet wheat; lovely nose; sweet, oaky, wheat and stale malt; honey, sticky and dry; almost juicy; wheaty and sweet; very fizzy and a tad over carbonated which gives it an odd mouthfeel; pretty tasty stuff, but suffered a little bit in a side-by-side with the Bruery White Oak
djd07 (3799) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy orange golden with a very large frothy off white head that lasts awhile leaving sticky lacing along the glass and a lot of carbonation. The aroma is a dry fruity malt with bubblegum clove and banana. Thin mouthfeel with a fruity malt with banana and lemon zest and nice crisp finish. Hides the alcohol making it easy to drink a very good barley wine from Boulevard.