bhensonb (10361) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not so sickly sweet as some belgians. Smooth mouthfeel. Ratebeer says barley wine, but the bottle says triple, so trippel? Nice citrus aroma, and a lingering bitter finish covered by a light candy sweetness. Dangerously drinkable.
jehoesefat (232) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty grainy aroma. Pours clear straw/amber with a white head. Sweet malty flavors with a long sweet finish.
boilerwillie (1) - - MAR 26, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
They're not kidding when they say "triple" wheat. Takes a sip to get used to, but very refreshing.
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boozedude (1620) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber into glass..pours orangish hazy..taste is malts , wheat, strong alcohol finish.. nice to drink, goes down smooth, but prolly wont do again...
944play (340) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz in Le Merle glass. Very pale orange, slight haze, small soapy head. Surprisingly raisiny ripe plum aromas with some musty dusty cellar, pepper, and peach. Spiky, high test flavors of uncomplicated bittering and booze; a wash of untoasted sweet pervades but isn’t overbearing. Plasticky bitter sticks around a bit too long for full points in the palate, but a balanced body with dryness is pleasant enough. To be honest, I’d like a wheatwine to be gooier, softer, more luxuriant.
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance is bright opaque orange with almost no head and no lacing. Nose is candied tangerine. Taste is incredibly sweet and sugary, cloying candied citrus and a sugary wheat malt. Palate is thick and chewy which is expected but also really warm. Overall I’m not impressed.
48FanInCali (667) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Dark gold color very little head and and no retention. Nose is grainy alcohol with some nail polish remover. Taste follows with secondary sweetness. Not very good. Maybe a bad bottle as I love Wheatwine types.
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o_Merlin_o (159) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Beautiful color, almost zero head (thats a negative), apricot and oatmeal taste. Has a lingering apricot aftertaste that’s pleasant. Very sour/bitter flavor that I don’t find appealing. The bitterness lasts in your mouth for a long time. Not impressed.
deekyn (1039) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - pours dark apple juice amber with almost zero white head. S - strong fruity aromas up front, bananas, apricots and peaches. Hints of alcohol also. Strong body and average palate. No carb to speak of. Nice alcohol warmed end. T - bitter quiet dark dried fruit, apricots and peaches up front. Wheat and full bodied malts on the palate. Lingering bitter end. O - pretty good barley wine. Fruity and toned down. 7-
rayOfBeer (652) - El Cerrito, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap: clear golden with small white head. Aroma is fruity peach and apricot together with toasted grain. Flavor is mildly tart peach, cereal, apricot, and caramel. Palate is thick, running tart with a little sweetness and finishing with a bitterness. Over interesting, at first a little off-putting but growing on me as it warms.
thetmaxx (729) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at streets of London for beer week. Aroma is very fruity, almost like cotton candy or bubble gum. Flavor is very smooth wow! allot of the same flavour as aroma. Some grainy flavours also. Really good, really what I would expect barley wine to taste like.