Stew41 (1892) - Phuket, THAILAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3yr cellaring effort. Very fizzy but otherwise in good nick. Powerful nose of tropical fruits and sweet citrus. Palate is showing a fair bit, funky wheat, marzipan from the alcohol; pushes the envelope a bit but plenty of interest. Stands up against global peers.
fletchfighters (1376) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ML bottle into a tulip
Orange amber color, off white head that falls to a collar. Nice retention to head when swirled. Little carbonation showing. No lacing.
Lots of candied tropical fruits, pine, and a soft caramel backbone. Good nose.
Taste is melted brown sugar, caramel, with lime and tropical fruits. Some hints of burnt caramel in the mid and back of the palate. Harsh lime finish in the back that does not mesh well with the grains well. Reasonable ABV kick.
Some perky carbonation. Developing a bit sticky but more metallic lime or lime cordial in the mouth that makes this a bit hard to drink in spots.
in spots decent but overall not a good wheat wine or barley wine at all, even with letting this develop a bit
ShaneJ (818) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from cellar door. Brown/amber, creamy head, toffee, pine, citrus aroma, warming alcohol, oak. Nice.
jonnyguns (1104) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a nice dark golden pour with a solid white head. Nose full of wood, sweet pine, caramel and acidity. Too much heat, can taste the vodka. Bit of honey in their too. Taste is butterscotch with caramel and sweet pine. Chewy toffee maltiness with hints of honey. Dry bitter finish. Solid beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle- Nice Dark Orange colour. A good hop aroma. A good and strong beer.
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Owen. Pours a murky golden bronze with thin offwhite head. Ultra bitter hop resin left on the rim of the bottle. Aromas initially show some sweet wheat malt before being over come with a somewhat artifical spicy / citrusy hop aroma. Not too bad. Flavours are a little all over the place. Some malt sweetness and an assertive resiny hop bitterness. Once again all seems just a little atifical. Fullish mouthfeel. Struggled with this one to be honest.
Davros (2611) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours murky brown/amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows doughy wheat, hefty malt and caramel, and soft spicy hops.
Flavours are note quite on the same level, with distracting doughy yeast, soft cider notes, and sharp, solvent-like alcohol. There’s some sweet malt but the rest is fairly off-putting.
Way too much carbonation.
hawthorne00 (3317) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber with an inch of white head. Aroma of toffee, bread, peach, kaffir lime, herbs. Oily, with gentle carbonation. Earthy, wheaty bread, toffee, sweet citrus and medium sherry with green peppercorns and herbs. Bitterness is brooding. Alcohol is well-integrated, so much so that you wonder what this offers that it couldn’t at 7%.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large white head misty amber pour medium carbonation aromas dried fruit alcohol citrus grain malt woody note flavours caramel woody white wine taste grape grainy malt medium bitter citrus hop orange grapefruit finish main goodness the woody white wine touch fruity hops grain malt not a real good barleywine though
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 pours adeep hazy gold with a thin white head. lot’s of wheat on the nose with some subtle citrus hops. Lot’s more wheat upfront in the flavour give it a rich sweetness which is followed by a very well balanced hopping, with delicious citrus and stonefruit flavours, then the hefty malt backbone finishes with a amzingly balanced sweetness which almost completely hides the 10.6% abv. Well played Tim, well played.