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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vmilaxer29 (412) - Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Big old beer with a ton of aged character. Nice looking with a huge head and quite sweet. Lots of vanilla and cotton candy. Overbearing but still pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Tap. Golden in color, has an off white head. The smell is heavy wheat, fruits, some yeast, and ok. The taste is yeast, fruits, more wheat, and sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
paintedmaple (671) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2012
On tap at Blackthorn Pub, Holly,MI...Beautiful golden straw color that when held up to the setting sun’s rays was like a priceless jewel. Surprisingly thin for a 9% ABV brew and so lightly carbonated that the mouth feel was nearly flat. However, a very drinkable, somewhat sweet wheat wine with some subtly complex flavors...I liked it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Tap. Pours blond with a white head. Aroma of grape, apple. Pretty drinkable for 10% abv.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2854) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Has kind of an apple juice vibe going on, both in appearance and the light fruity notes in the aroma and taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2012
On Tap..Pour is golden honey with a thin white head..Nose is honey, wheat, apple, white grape, floral..Taste is fruits, apple, white grape, light malt, honey..Palate is light with fruits..

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (7804) - 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 (2426) - 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 (23513) - 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.


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