rmussman (1702) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really enjoyable brew. Big time Chardonnay flavor. The aged palate on this beer is smooth and has a sharp bite. Well made. Love it.
JohnGalt1 (1203) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
oamy white head dies pretty quickly.. decent lacing.. slightly hazed golden brew.
Nose shows plenty of oak with pears and sweet apple essence.. a bit spicy.. light clove
Flavor is dry fruitiness with some heavy pale malt essence that doesn’t actually add to the sweetness.. White grape and chardonnay notes really open up with warmth.. great barrel presence...
Surprising body for such a dry finish... good carbonation and fairly long finish.
Travlr (18608) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear bright yellow color, fluffy white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of white wine, booze, vanilla. Taste is lemon, vanilla. OK.
crossovert (10280) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dry and zippy golden ale, some lighter barrel notes, lightish peach and oak.
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours hazed with white head. Aroma buttery, lemon, funky. Flavors bright, funky barnyardy, citrusy, sharp tannins, big oak character, subtle butter and vanilla. Spritzy feel.
Pdowns916 (9) - Travis AFB, California, USA - DEC 10, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really love this one, sad I only grabbed two bottles from the Brewery in Fairfield but that's all they had left. Tasted it a few months back so no review but I will miss this one.
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merc7186 (2756) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Mild Lacing
S: Grape, Apple, Mild Chardonnay
T: Grape, Apple, Pear
M: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Lightly Sweet
Overall, for a beer on chardonnay barrels, you hardly get much of the wine taste other than a sweet grape (which isnt chardonnay). Disappointed, especially for the price too.
bu11zeye (12400) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(375ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, grass, citrus, and stone fruit. Flavor of biscuit, yeast, buttery chardonnay grapes, pear, orange, florals, and caramel with a dry finish.
burg326 (5019) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, poured a light orange color with aromas of light oak, apples, and some dough. Flavors follow suit with a little more citrus coming through. Solid beer overall, glad I got to try this one.
DocJitsu (1483) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours somewhere between a translucent and opaque light, orange-golden color with a short, white, foamy head. Big chardonnay on the nose with some banana and pineapple emerging less obtrusively. Mouthfeel is nice with good balance between the smoothness and carbonation. Noticeable warmth alcohol warmth at the finish. There’s quite a bit of disorganization in the flavor. Empty tartness. Some unripe pineapple, a little green grape, a little pear, cinnamon at times, with some sweetness late. Nothing complimentary. It’s like drinking stripes with polka dots. There’s a pleasing oaky vanilla flavor as the beer finishes. In my opinion, that’s its best feature.
ineedbeer (1469) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is dominated by moderate fruit esters with pear being the most prevalent and apple next. Light honey note with a hint of white wine and oak, but the barrel characters are faint. Not much malt character at all. Light alcohol note as it warms.
Pours a cloudy pale golden straw with a medium thickness white head that has surprisingly good retention considering it wasn't too fluffy. Light lacing with medium long legs. I got a few yeast chunks but I didn't pour as cleanly as I could have.
Lots of tropical fruit up front with pear and apple being the most prevalent. Some honey notes mid palate with a hint of banana. Some light peppercorn spice present as well. The finish is slightly drying with some oak and white wine notes. Not too strong, but the tannins do add a bit of acidity. Medium low bitterness and no hop flavor. The grain doesn't taste as fresh and crisp as I would like and instead a bit muddled and stale. Medium low alcohol spice in the finish.
Medium full bodied with medium low carbonation. The beer seems a bit under carbonated. Low astringency and medium alcohol warmth.
Overall this beer is alright, but I expect more from Jamil. It almost seems like the beer got exposed to too much oxygen either while in the barrel or during packaging. The carbonation is also on the low side. The fruit esters are nice and work well with the white wine character.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone