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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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This George Atlas approved American wheat wine will turn the meek into the mighty. Its orange color, light malt body, zesty hops and warmth, will have you flexing your beer muscles. Aged over 3 months this small limited batch is not available in growlers but will be available in 1-liter bottles soon.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1989) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 31, 2014
On tap 5 oz. sampler at Franklin 's Restaurant, Brewery and General Store in Hyattsville, MD. Hazy, dark coppery orange with a creamy khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of wheat, toffee, cloves, spice, orange and cantaloupe. Taste of cloves, rich toffee, wheat bread, stone fruit, mango, cantaloupe, orange, earthy herbs and chocolate at the finish. Full/medium body and low/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
Sampled at GBBF 2013, London - Day 2. Pours clear, orange-gold with a creamy white head. Nose holds ripe fruits, light vanilla creme, hints of buttery toffee. Big sweet flavor, pretty boozy, with melon, orange, pine and bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly warming in the ending with more ripe citrus, booze, bread, pine and melon. Alright but a little big.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16895) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2013. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty spicy hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy bitter caramel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8173) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2013
Gravicask, one-third pint, American bar, GBBF 2013. Clear dark orange coloured body. Red oranges and mid-sweet malts on the nose. Flavours of mid-sweet malt and anise offset by a little citrus tartness. Hop bitter ending that lingers for quite a while. Well bodied. Good drinking (London Olympia 14.08.2013).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9084) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
Gravity dispense at GBBF ’13, 15/08/13. Clear dark amber with a thin off white head that clears edgeward. Nose is caramel, hops, tropical fruit notes, orange rind, notes of booze, light grapefruit. Taste comprises sweet candied fruits, orange, hop presence, booze, pine resin. Full bodied, fine carbonation, hop bitterness in a boozey finish. Hopped up take on a barley wine, doesn’t really work for me, lacks depth and the booze sticks out a little too much. Still drinkable stuff but nothing I’d turn to if I wanted a decent barley wine on a winters evening.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1905) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2013
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a slightly hazy amber with a rocky beige head. Aroma of sticky malts, caramel and christmas pudding. Sweet toffee and date flavours with biscuity malt. Assertive resiny hop bitterness then comes in with some warming alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
14th August 2013
GBBF Day 2. Hazy amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth and dry. Light floralness. A little spice. Sweetish peel. Touch of mango led tropical fruits. Nice creamy malt base. Very drinkable, well below it’s abv.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2013
On tap at Franklins. Dark orange pour with a white head. Aroma is citrusy, malty, toffee and caramel. Hints of alcohol on the nose. Flavor is slightly boozy, but not hot. Citrus and malt. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2070) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London. An amber/orange coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Caramel, malty aroma. Tastes of caramel, malty, orange, sweet. Tasty barley wine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013. Clear amber/brown beer with a bubbly offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, biscuits, grapes, citrus, turning rather hoppy after a while. Caramel flavor, nuts, toffee, citrus, vinous, licorice notes, hoppy bitterness, warming alcohol. Caramel finish with biscuits, warming alcohol and bitter hops. Nice American style barley wine.


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