flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Southern Sun. Cloudy amber brown with a thin tan head, good retention. Rich malty aroma with sugar and citrus. The malts balance out the hoppy alcoholic character, just like a well-done barley wine. Hints of banana, caramel, pine, and tangerine. Quite enjoyable.
Brouwerij (956) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At mtn sun. Pours a dark but relatively clear brown-red with a finger of reddish tan head. Settles completely in minutes with a little, very fine/thin lacing. Aroma is sweet, slightly fruity, alcoholic. Mild hoppiness up front, mildly resinous fades into moderate fruity tones, peaches and pears, with a bitter, malty, nutty finish, noticeable alcohol. Soft carbonation, medium body, and a smooth texture. Don’t think I’ve ever had a wheatwine. The alcohol content and hoppiness remind me of a fresh barleywine but the wheat provides a pleasant sweetness and smoothness that really increase the drinkability. An interesting beer, strong sweet, fruity, with relatively good alcohol masking. Very pleasant. Hope to try more of this style. (reviewed 3/21/13)
3fourths (8464) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
opaque dull brown body with a small ring of carbonation. malt sugar focused nose with a lot of old, stale citrus fruit (bananas + grapefruit especially). full body with moderately high bitterness and high sweetness - I guess that’s what folks shoot for with barley wine. crunchy, goopy, sludgy malt body given the high amount of wheat; similar to the sludgy texture of most rye wine and wheat wine, so I guess they nailed that part. browned, old apple and caramel malt with strongly bitter american hops and a pasty, sludgy yeast character.
Kevin (2129) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tap. Snowing. Big thick wet flakes. Butthe beer. Hazed up reddish tan body. Lacing head that turns thin but never completely dissapates. Smells sweet like orange mrmalade and bubblegum. Taste is cotton candy but with a strong balancing bitterness. This has a warming effect without the alcohol bite. A very well done sweet hop balance. The bit of citrus nad small note of pine just add to the complexity. A great snow beer.