boFNjackson (4131) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured deep golden/orange with a thick forming head. This was an awesome wheat wine. Smooth and not overly boozy with vanilla and earthy wheatened malt sweetness. Dark, toasted sweetness too. Not bitter or boozy at all.
jimhilt (2402) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a two-finger, khaki head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is dark fruit and malt and flavor is sweet dark fruit, mellow wheat. High ABV is hidden. Nice wheatwine. $14.99 for a 750ml bottle, from Giles Fine Wine Arlington, MA.
madmitch76 (14834) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
9th August 2012
GBBF. Very hazy amber beer, little pale tan head. Smooth palate. Mild superfine carbonation. Sweetish malt with a little lactose. Very mild alcohol spice. Mild dried fruits. Smooth dry finish. Well joined up if somewhat dry Barleywine.
Beerathon (1146) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head- thick/tight beige
A little sour aroma, but not at all offputting. Almost like a deep cherry effect. Heavy and bubbly on the tongue. Dry, but it’s a good dry. A unique style that I recommend trying.
johnnnniee (2293) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color with a steady carb stream feeding a huge bubbly tan head that persists forever. Smells of lightly spiced wheat, a bit of orange peel, and grainy bready and caramel malt. The flavor is sweet and a bit subtle. There’s a light sweet honey like malt up front followed by some bready and caramel notes as well as a hint of dark berries and a solid dose of ethanol. Medium to thick body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. Nice beer, I’m glad I got to try it, but it doesn’t really excite me. Its definitely better as it warms, but its crying for a solid dose of hops in my opinion.
MaBeer1972 (1292) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from Julios. I had this in the fridge - but the first glass was bland. Put the bottle on the counter to warm up for a while. Much better. A hazy medium "burnt" orange color. Big tan head at first - that goes away cause it’s warm. Sharp alcohol nose. Flavor is complex. Stone fruits and yeast with some alcohol in there too. Very smooth drinking though. Some sweet woody notes on the back side. Warming and flavorful, but certainly out of season for me.
thornecb (4371) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy amber into a snifter. White head with little retention recedes to hug rim leaving no lacing. Sweet toasted caramel aromas. Full with toffee and butterscotch upfront, turning hot in the lasting caramel finish. Quite sweet and hot.