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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3565) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2011
On the growler station at Bellport Cold Beer and Soda. Pours a mostly clear golden orange with a linen white head. The aroma is extremely weak with a few notes sweetness and thatís about it. The flavor is a bit mild as well with light fruit, wheat and malt. Light-medium bodied, which bothered me a bit. Maybe I donít understand the wheat wines, but I am used to barley wines and rye wines being rich and full bodied for the most part, and this was anything but. At 10% abv, the alcohol was very well hidden. In the end, probably not a style of beer that I care that much for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (6778) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Houston Flying Saucer, Dec 2nd 2011, first beer of the birthday dinner .. . Pours a medium murky tan brown .. medium foam .. . sugary sweet, caramel, yeast, and light wheat .. . hides the abv quite well .. pretty tasty but lacks an edge .. . . are those siamese cats? well, they are connected..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1063) - USA - DEC 4, 2011
Golden yellow with a white head. Aroma is slight, minor note of banana and cloves. Flavor is also very light, almost reminiscent of white wine. Slight yeast flavor with some cloves. Oddly smooth considering the alcohol content. Not bad, fairly pleasant, just not something Iíd go looking for again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2011
The bartender warned me that this was sweet... and the aroma lets on that this is probably true. For 10% ABV, imagine how high it could have been if they burned off some of that sugar! Really light in color for a barleywine, and clear! Bright, white head. It has a very sweet and almost spicy aroma that reminds me of a winter warmer. That said, if that was the intention, good on you, Brooklyn! In the mouth, itís thin but very well flavored, And itís not obvious that alcohol has any part in this. For a 10% ABV barleywine, this is really easy, insanely deceiving, and sweet in only a winter warmer can be and still get away with it. Taking a step back, though, in relation to the style, it does almost remind me of a slightly flat, little-too-sweet, lightly spiced, just under-fermented version of flagship barleywines of other major craft brewers that has a notably malty-sweet character. The finish has an alcoholically-bitter, thin and syrupy character that goes does easy and bold, but way gently for the 10% ABV, Pretty darned good, but yes, sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Light gold color. Decent white head. Sweet aroma. Strong bubblegum and barley malt flavors. Seems quite light and tame for a 10% beer. It has a strong bite and is lively on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1931) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2011
On tap at Owen and Engine. Poured a translucent orange color with a small white head. Aroma was heavy on the wheat notes, touch of fruity notes especially peach. Taste is pretty similar. Finish is much lighter than expected at 10% this one is shockingly light and hides the burn. a good to great wheat wine I would say.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11828) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Draft. Poured hazy copper with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate fruit and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium complex sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a soft beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LilBeerDoctor (3516) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2011
On tap at Mugs Ale House. Pours a clear orange with a white head. Aroma of light sweet fruits (predominantly apple). Flavor of sweet fruit plus lots of malt. Decent amount of carbonation. An odd beer, didnít know what the style was when I ordered it, but now it makes sense. At first it was ok, but became less and less drinkable as it went. 7/4/6/3/11 [3.1/5]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10077) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2011
BottleÖ Clear amber ale with orange highlights and a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The malty nose provides caramel, spicy grain and a whisper of ethanol. Full-bodied and chewy with busy carbonation. The flavor is of caramel, toffee and dry, grainy wheat. Finishes malty and grassy with a kiss of wheat crispness. A good amount of alcohol warmth here, but not at all overbearing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12155) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2011
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden orange body with a dense cream head. Aroma of raisins, white grapes, banana, bread, and Peeps Easter candies. Flavor of banana, green raisins, earth, grass, caramel, and florals with a dry, bitter finish.

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