cheap (4382) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2008
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 Dark brownish with a slight haze. Aroma is a little scary as with most barley wines, sweet and alky. Alarming, like perfume and mixed with your favorite girlfriend’s body odor, in an exciting way. Strong flavors, over the top. Sweet and alky palate. syrupy. Difficult at times. Much too strong for my girlie taste buds.Bitter alky linger somewhat like old cough medicine. All perfect for the style!
egajdzis (5481) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy orange amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, banana, bubblegum, caramel malt, and floral hops. Tasteof orange peel, caramel malt, more bubblegum, citrus fruits, light smoke, and a cognac / alcohol finish.
obxdude10 (2099) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy & hazy amber color, very small off-white head, a little bit of lacing around the glass, aroma was full of what, fruits & citrus, medium in body, very drinkable, flavors of wheat, banana, citrus & sweet malt, just a slight touch of alcohol in the body, sweet finish with a touch of coriander & banana, very excellent beer
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Wayne location and labeled as the ’Old Eagle Wheat Wine’. Beer menu had this listed as 8.7%. Poured a medium and hazy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of wheat, citrus, lightly fruity and somewhat grainy. Tastes of wheat, orange peel and citrus. Light alcohol burn in the finish. Definitely different and can not really be categorized under a style.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Wayne, PA, location - labeled "Old Eagle Wheat Wine". Poured dense, foggy camel-orange with small, frothy white head. Citrus and malt aroma. Flavors are heavy on the citrus and wheat - sweet and malty but not syrupy. Very well-balanced, heavy hoppiness of a smooth double IPA. Mouthfeel is amazing: heavy, creamy, warming, and almost no alcoholic flavors. Excellent.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice cloudy ale, that touches the noise in intresting places. Very smooth for a barleywine, I tasted almost no alcohol. Very sweet
hopscotch (9893) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, deep golden brew with a small, creamy, white head. Ink-blot lacework. Nice, malty aroma with some citrus notes (grapefruit, lemon).
The flavor is much the same with a warm blast of alcohol and moderately bitter hops. Medium-bodied with a heavy, creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Lengthy, bitter and citrusy finish. Damn good beer!
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cidery appearance -- unfiltered and apply (in color). Sour, vaguely lime aroma that may come from a hoppy and high-alcohol beer. Very hoppy flavor with some malty sweetness and a vaguely fruity palate. Quite good.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very grapefruit. Tart and a bit candyish. Very much enjoyed how long the tartness hung in the mouth, a very long, grapefruit-filled finish. Hoppiness reminded me quite a bit of a Centennial-filled Imperial IPA more than a barleywine. Very cloudy stuff, like an extremely dirty hefeweizen.
argo0 (11863) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like apple cider. Aroma isn't strong, but what there is is grapefruit, sweet, and white wine fruity. Tastewise, the grapefruit bitter dominates (60 IBUs), but the wheat body is evident in the fairly light palate. Alcohol in the aftertaste is relatively light.