jcnielsen (2443) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.
CopterScott (179) - Kansas, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber color with about 2 fingers of fluffy off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is heavy yeast and bread. Flavor is big bread, grain, and some wood and caramel notes. fizzy carbonation.
CObiased (95) - - APR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber - pours a big fluffy head with a darker golden haziness and plenty of carbonation - almost effervescent. Aroma is similar to a hefeweizen full of tropical fruits. A mouthfeel is soft and bready. Obviously a big wheat flavor presence is dominant, however complementary to banana, papaya and breadfruit flavors. Upfront is bread then fruit then a spice then hop and then a long finish of crisp blonde ale.
UXO (674) - CANADA - APR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy (first glass) to heavily particulate-laden (last glass) pale gold with one finger of soapy white head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, patchy moderate lacing. (3/5) Nose is doughy wheat, mild banana and other fruit, oak, lightly boozy. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter, very mild tart. (7/10) Medium body, soft carbonation, slightly oily, dry and slightly boozy finish. (4/5)
Not hot, but gently warming, particularly in the belly. Despite the moderately high IBU (42) I’m not getting a lot of identifiable hop character, and the bitterness is quite mild and well-integrated into the overall profile. Quite drinkable despite the beefy ABV. (15/20)
stevoj (2664) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Boise Co-op. Pours out with a beautiful fluffy head, cloudy amber body with lots of particulates. Nice bready aroma, thick and heady. Taste comes out stronger, still bready, but with a lot of body behind it. Smoother than the average BW, ABV hides well in the background. Burn comes on very late, in the stomach.
alexanderj (3385) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured an Amber color with a large, frothy white head. Aroma was sweet and a touch boozy. Yeast, bubblegum, oak, wheat and some earthy notes. Soft on the palate and sweet. Oak and various fruits. Drinkable for Abv.
edgallow (2582) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampler pours amber with a tan head. Aroma of grain, dried fruit and some citrus. Taste is sweet, fruit and oak.
bpreo (1939) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Kansas City, Missouri to Eugene, Oregon. The beer was like nothing I have ever tasted before. It is so hard to describe, so I won’t even try.
revoltingblob (1) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle. Nice color & aroma. Great taste. Definitely going to buy this again
glennmastrange (2383) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate cereal and light bread for the malt, light herbs and dried grass for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast, with hints of banana, clove, alcohol and some light dried fruits. Head is average size, fizzy/frothy white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear medium amber. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet. Palate is medium to full, oily, with a lively carbonation. A tasty Barley Wine with a lot of German Hefeweizen nuances from the wheat.
reebtogi (4583) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked bottle pours a golden orange color with a huge off-white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits with some grains and hints of yeast. Taste is a light fruit and grainy malt sweetness with a light spicy hop bitterness finishing with a mild dry white wine finish. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation that tickles the tongue nicely. Overall, this is quite well done, both balanced and tasty. Recommended.