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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?


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1520) - 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.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3654) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1828) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LilBeerDoctor (3450) - 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]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9151) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11942) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5681) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
On tap at The Common Table. The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma has quite a bit of orange citrus and biscuit malt, with a lot of sugar as well. The flavor is more complex than the aroma. I get a lot of wheat and biscuit malt notes, as well as some alcohol, orange and pepper notes. There is also a little bit of floral notes from the hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nice wheatwine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3553) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a clear gold with a small off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is a floral hop and citrus. Medium mouthfeel with alcohol upfront and bubblegum flavor. A good barleywine from Brooklyn.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2002) - Richmond, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
In sum, mild. Clear golden with a whitish head. Itís wheaty and yeasty with some fruitiness in the aroma and taste, with some alcohol and spice. Medium bodied. Thin and exceptionally bland for a barley wine, but nothing bad about it.


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