lownote (247) - USA - JAN 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is a light sweetness with a fair bit of hops, earthyish hops. Pours a straw color with a tiny bit of head into a goblet that quickly vanishes. Taste has a slight bit of zesty yeast, with bitterness coming later from some not super agressive hops. Taste is not as sweet as expected. Carbonation is sharp but light. Would like more. Thin mouthfeel.
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Killian’s. Appearance: finger white head, golden color, light cloudy. Aroma: fruity, spruce, citrus, floral. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish, dry finish. Taste: sweet fruit and wheat with a very smooth and good transition into a slight funky tartness and some booze, ending slightly bitter. Overall, very complex and unique. Really enjoyed this beer.
commonshawn (633) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at busters with commonmac and tank 7 smerud. Clear golden with small white head. Little aroma. Crisp and very tart. Alcohol taste with a light barley wine taste. Light fruit and some wine elements. Tartness might be a bit much, so I looked for better balance. Still good enough to take on the dance floor.
DuffMan (7826) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2011 vintage, shared with friends. Hazy light orange, thick creamy light golden head. White grapes, bread, barley candy, soft cheese, light musty cork. Full bodied and sweet, with a gentle acidity. The hops have mellowed big time, but this retains a lovely flavour profile and is silky smooth. Beautiful.
tmoreau (2902) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters, displaying a hazed, orangey gold color, with a presentable layer of soft white head foam that remained quite frothy, and a clingy curtain of ribbons & spots as lacing. The nose began with a subtle scent that was a blend of barn and barrel, then light spice, citrus, lemon rind, and soft, grassy wheat. The taste continued the esters, included a light vinous nature, and a silky mouthfeel, as the modest hop & tannins bitterness, and complementary alcohol lingered in tandem to the finish. Nicely balanced complexity.
vtafro (4693) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Citrus, some wheat and spixe aromas. Take a wheat ale and make it imperial, citrus, orange, wheat and spice flavors.
jayzz (482) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus wheat aroma and amber gold clear color with a slight head. Has a rich wheat citrus flavor.
beastmaster (367) - Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is Amber Orange. Light fizzy head. Sweet malty aroma. Wheat aroma at its finest. Light fruit flavors and a slight bitter aftertaste. Some caramel.
AbbeyRoade (443) - Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very very impressive! I can barely even taste the alcohol despite it being almost 10% ABV and a barley wine... Delicious sweet wheat and cereal notes. Hops really balance this one well and add a piney/herbal afternote that isn’t too bitter at all. Very smooth.
commonmac (635) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Old Chicago in Eden Prairie. Deep orange in color with minimal head. Aroma brings to mind a sour...there’s a tartness to it. Taste has a booze quality with a heavy wheat taste coming through as it progresses. Interesting flavor. Wheat wine is definitely accurate. Gets better as it breathes. Spices come forward at the finish. Wheat strong at the end too. I would dance with it again.