Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thick and syrupy with a nice orange body and a off white head. Aroma is sweet pancake syrup, wheat, coriander, spices,. Flavor is quite sweet, and nectar like with wheat, hops, and spices hidden behind the viscosity. Not bad........... but wow is it syrupy.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2011
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Golden color with a standard head that reduces slowly leaving behind a bit of pancake spatter. Smells of sweet malt, stone fruit pulp and green apples. Full nectar with creamy residual effers. A sweet malty backbone that is supported by a defined hop bittering component. The flavors are very fresh and absolutely delicious. Very drinkable.
hopscotch (10612) - 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 (6976) - 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 (6375) - 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 (959) - 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 (2908) - 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 (4300) - 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.