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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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A barleywine strength version of our American style wheat beer. A big, rich & smooth sherry-like wheatwine.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10015) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2010
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5315) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Pours a medium yellow, nose is fruity, peach, sweet, taste is table sugar and not much else. no complexity, just sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6200) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2010
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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2010
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2010
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.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2779) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 15, 2010
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (3283) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2010
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6681) - Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2010
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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (782) - Tustin, California, USA - JUN 21, 2010
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!


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