Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a slightly hazy deep orange color with a dense and lasting light tan head. The nose rich with oranges, caramel, and a bit of spice. Potent on the tongue, the citrus really shines with orange and tangerine notes, slight wheat, caramel, and spice. Full bodied with ample but softer carbonation leading to a lingering finish. I found it hard to put the glass down with this one.
jcnielsen (1330) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml Bottle. Pours a golden orange color with big white head. Caramel, citrus, wheat aromas. Oak, grainy, citrus, and dry white wine flavors. I really like this beer. Some barleywines have such a powerful flavor that it can be a little difficult to drink. This wheat wine is pretty refreshing and pretty easy to drink for a higher alcohol barlywine-type beer.
rajendra82 (914) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The orange-amber color made this beer look more like a DIPA, than a wheatwine. The beer was well carbonated, and a four finger thick head formed rapidly in my Duvel tulip glass. The beer smelled strongly like oranges and roses. The taste was quite a bit more hoppy than I was expecting, because I did not read the back label first. The orange juice like flavor from the wheat malt phenols was balanced by very citric hops. There were notes of clove and pepper in the finish, as well as some white grape vinousness. The body was light and the fluffy feel given by the carbonation aided in drinkability. The alcohol was very well concealed, as there was no burn. Another well made beer from Boulevard.
Bricktop86 (477) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear gold with a white head. Aroma is grass, citrus and wheat. Taste follows nose with a lot of carbonation. Taste like an imperial pilsner.
maxwelldeux (2723) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange-copper color with a moderate white head. Nose is a little dry and bitter with some slight citrus in there. Taste is actually a tad sweet - almost like a tripel. Smooth, but very Belgian in style.
Dogbrick (6864) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Hay Merchant in Houston. The beer pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a medium off-white head that evaporates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, citrus and spice. Medium to full body with flavors of caramel malt, citrusy hops, spice and a touch of oak. The finish is fruity with a wheaty malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Beerenberger (1117) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is citrus, pine, sweet fruitIness, spice, with hints of Belgian yeast. Pours a "floresent" hazy orange with a gigantic rocky, mostly diminishing white head and moderate lacing. The taste is lightly sweet. Citrus, grain (rye), bananas, Belgian yeast. Medium-light body and light fizzy carbonatin. Overall, not as "alcohaly" as some barely wines - a nice crisp citrus feel.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella. Amber colour. Beige head. Sweet caramel malty (dark) fruity spiced aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet flavour with toasty malt and caramel, dark fruit, spice and bit citrus.
annunz123 (749) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bubblegum, citrus, banana, and clove in the aroma. Taste starts milder than I expected, with spice, fruit, and alcohol in a dry finish. Different and pretty good.
superspak (1929) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; batch 2012-1, best before 6/2013. Pours cloudy golden amber color with a nice 2-3 finger fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge lemon zest, orange zest, pineapple, tangerine, peach, pear, honey, wheat, bread, light pine, floral, grass, and herbal. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity hop notes with a moderate malt balance. Taste of big lemon zest, orange zest, peach, tangerine, pineapple, pear, floral, wheat, bread, pine, grass, and herbal earthiness. Fair amount of floral citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, floral, pine, wheat, bread, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of citrus and tropical hop complexity; with a solid malt balance still showcasing hop flavors; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick, creamy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic wheatwine style. Fantastic balance and complexity of citrus and tropical hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.