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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?


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7780) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2012
Draught at The Ginger Man (NYC), on January 29, 2012
Clear pale golden color, white head. Sweet, apple, alcohol, hints of almond paste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Gut warming alcohol. Sweet, dried dark fruits, dates, alcohol scent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2012
(sample at the 2012 Boston Beer Summit Winter Jubilee) really a wheat wine not a barley wine. I’m not a huge wheat beer fan, but this was excellent. Deep gold/amber with white head. Wheat/yeast aroma. Rich malt/yeast flavors with Belgian yeast. Dry finish. There was some flavor I couldn’t quite identify that really nailed it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jstraw (1914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Golden with fair, creamy, white head / Clean, resinous, almost medicinal, nose / Medium to full body, hint of sweetness, grain-lager character, with moderately dry, hot, finish / Chemical flavors of smoke, grain, resin, and honey / Poor. Drinks more like an imperial pils.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Fairly clear golden amber with small white head leaves minor lacing.... Sweet dry spicy aroma, reminds me more of a Belgian strong golden than a barley wine... Dry strong medium full bodied, a little anise, alcohol aroma and taste, light vanilla kinda bland alc is present

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Draft at Tyler’s. Amber with a white head. Nose is super peaty, light smoke, booze, toffee, ash. Flavor is also full of smoke And peat. Wow. Almost like Drinking a scotch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 15, 2012
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a slightly hazy cider color with a chestnut hue and an off-white head that dissipates completely. Aroma is full of light but sweet fruit backed by caramel and a slight hint of flora. Flavor is quite sweet as well with sweet fruit and grains with a hint of floral bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2086) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
On tap at Sweetgrass Grill while wasting time during oil change. Pours gold with white head. Tastes of tropical fruit candy, citrus, wheat slight booze. Not what I was expecting from this one

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a crystal clear golden hue with a lasting white head that attributes good lace to the beer. Aromas are grainy, alcohol, caramel, bready, mild fruit and esters. Flavors show case a very nice malt complexity, bready, toasty, biscuity, mild caramel perhaps? Decently up front with the alcohol, minimal hops, light fruit esters. Pretty dry for a big barleywine. Creamy carbonation, medium to full bodied and warming.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Draft at the gingerman Plano. Pours a light amber with a think white head. The aromas are white grapes, old closet. The mouthfeel is sweet and slightly dry with a heavy body. Cheers!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
This poured a ruby red color with a small off white head. Aroma was lots of yeasty notes, light spices, and alcohol. Flavor was very sweet, light fruit,, yeast, seemed more belgian style to me, and alcohol. Meh.


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