hopscotch (10085) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… Hazy golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The spicy, grainy nose offers a good bit of strawberry yogurt – unless it’s supposed to smell this lactic, this bottle of beer is infected. Full-bodied with a motor oil mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor and finish are sweet, moderately bitter and lightly acidic.
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub on 8/8/10. Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Grainy nose with syrupy sweetness and tart fruit. Syrupy thick and sweet flavor with caramel, wheat malt and a bit of hop.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 5, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a medium yellow, nose is fruity, peach, sweet, taste is table sugar and not much else. no complexity, just sweetness.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle shared with garthicus. Slightly hazy amber with an average off-white tan frothy-foamy head. Smells of cereal grain, alcohol ... simple, nice. Much like a standard "normal" American barleywine, but not sugary or overly hoppy - it’s just strong alcohol and solid grain, with some fruitiness but not all that much resiny bitterness. Good, solid body, a bit of astringency, and definitely a bit boozy in the finish, but I was impressed - having said that, I think I was DRUNK by this point, but I still liked it quite a bit.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: snifter. pours a bright vibrant orange with some yellow. nice yellowish orange head. good retention rate. splotchy lacing.
S: a lot of citrus from the wheat, big honey aromas. the smell reminds me of the orange glaze on the ham for xmas.
T: very nice wheatwine. good honey and citrus malt flavors. a nice alcohol burn.
M: very warming. mild body. good carbonation level. very rich and smooth.
D: one bottle is enough for me. it is a great brew to share with a couple of people.
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewery. Hazy light gold color. Thin white head that fades unit a translucent film on top of the brew. Not much nose; faint wheat sweetness. Taste is boozy and hot. Not much flavor. Moderate palate. A disappointment.
garthicus (2798) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to HogTownHarry. Appearance: cloudy orange with a big snow white head. Aroma: strawberry, malt, lemon, spicy. Flavour: like a triple, malt, banana, tangy pepper, mango, yeast and a long yeasty finish.
DialSquare (3411) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Todd at drowland organized tasting @ Proof. Gold pour. Dough, caramel and dark fruit aroma. Sticky sweet taste - honey, toffee, vanilla, wheat. Covers the alcohol well.
drowland (6872) - Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/23/10. Thanks to AskDrTodd for sharing! Pretty mild and sweet wheat aroma with lots of sweet malt. The flavor is extremely sweet with an actual hint of hop bitterness as well. Not bad.
J_man (790) - Tustin, California, USA - JUN 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear yellow-orange brew with thin lacey white head. You can smell the hops before the bitterness hits your tongue. Very creamy texture and you can feel the heaviness of the malt. Nice caramel and butterscotch overtones, but there’s no hiding the fact that this is a "wheat wine". The bittering hops really grip your tongue and have an almost "rubber mat" aroma and flavor (is there any Simcoe in this?) with some piney flavor mixed in. The alcohol actually feels like it could be higher than the 9.2% that’s reported. You could really freak out someone who doesn’t like craft brew by giving this to them without telling them what it is since it looks so light but is heavier than a lot of stouts. Very unique and well made beer!