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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The floor malts give this beer a juicy malt character of considerable depth, 55% malted wheat gives it a surprising lightness on the palate, while our house ale yeast lends a gentle fruitiness. The Oxford Companion will impart knowledge, while The Companion imparts conviviality. Maybe you really can have it all?


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (4563) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2012
On tap at Akkurat during Brooklyn tap takeover, April 27, 2012. Dark golden with a large, thick white head. Alcohol both in the aroma and taste. Also fruit, some banana and notes of toffee. Dry mouth feel, almost like white whine. Not bad but on the heavy side. 25cl was almost too much for me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (1286) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2012
Draught at Akkurat when Oliwer Garret was over. Thick lasting white head. Clear golden color. Wheat aroma with both pears and unripe apples.Semi dry taste with small bitterness. Very big drinkabillity for a 10 % beer. Coulp perhaps be a litle more sparkling.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19333) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2012
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Hazy deep golden, rich firm head. Fruity nose with pear and caramel. Full bodied with soft mouthfeel. Sweet and fruity, soft and gentle, apple pie with white pepper custard. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
Appearance: clear deep oranges. Creamy off-white head fades into a collar with lace in its wake. A thin puddle lingers in the middle.
Nose: mandarin orange oils. Floral throughout with lavender, daisies, and chamomile. Grape musk – pinot grigio then Riesling. Softness underneath of lightly honeyed wheat. Pink oranges. Elegance - Victorian royalty.
Palate: full, creamy, smooth, and silky. Floral underneath flows into a floral finish – rose petals, lavender. Bitterness of flower petals and stems on the back top of my tongue. Key lime oils. Tropical essence/oils – banana and guava, star fruit. Banana peel is prominent in the middle but doesn’t last long with a touch of agave. Wheat offers an additional softness to the mouthfeel.
Final Thoughts: delicate. Sophisticated. Complex. Lovely. A fine companion to the Oxford Companion of Beer edited and headed by the one and only Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery. I love Brooklyn beers; never had a bad one and never will. Granted you may not love it - the flavors are bold and unapologetic - and that’s okay. I’ll love it enough for both of us.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (5088) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 23, 2012
750 ml corked bottle, at a tasting with Garrett Oliver. Described as a "wheat wine". ABV was 9.1%. Deep golden to orange colour, moderate white head. Spicy and slightly oaky aroma, wheaty notes, some alcohol. Slightly spicy flavour, fairly sweet, some alcohol. Okay, but did not blow my socks off.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TizzleJizzle (620) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2012
Tap at Big Texas Beer Fest. Barley wine??? I don’t think so. Anyways tasted spice, grapes, apricots, citrus, and dough. Ugly cat piss yellow color. Nice zest on palate. Overall light but complex. Decent lil brew

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boxofrane (2096) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2012
Draft. Pours clear copper with a finger of white head. Aroma is pretty sweet.. Almost Belgian. The taste had some orange and apricot. The mouthfeel is pretty silky.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9904) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2012
A lightly orange amber barley wine with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, a Belgian-like ale with fruity ester malt, chalky notes, coriander, a bit more like an Imperial Pils than a barley wine. In mouth, a sweet lightly maderized malt with oxidized spices, a bit watery, disappointing. On tap at Three Penny Taproom, March 12 2012.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfonit (1164) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2012
On tap at Battleship. Pours a slightly cloudy color. Aroma is of hops, a little citrus, yeast, and wheat. Flavor is a little sweet. I can pick out some wheat, hops, grain, a little wine, and some booze. Leaves a boozy sweet yeasty finish. Not too bad. Not too bad at all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Draught at TND: Aroma of wheat wine, yeast, candi sugar, and spicy grain. Poured amber in color with a tiny, tiny, off-white head as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges, that lasted throughout. Clear. Very slightly sparkling, Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of wheat wine, candi sugar, coconut, vanilla, slight wood, spicy grain, slight caramel, toasting, and fruity hops. Medium body. Slightly chalky, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Wheat wine, slight caramel, coconut, vanilla, slight caramel, fruity hop finish is heavily sweet and dry. 10%ABV is completely hidden throughout.


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