jcnielsen (2058) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a golden orange color with white head. Malty, white wine, with hints of hops. Nice belgian, white wine taste with some bitterness from the hops. One of my favorite belgian/ipa combo beers.
freeofthoughts (651) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy golden orange. Smells of peach apricot oak and grain. The taste is smooth but extremely complex. Fruity white white, dry hay like hops, a nice full grainy feel. There is a beautiful Belgian golden ale feel that makes it familiar. Crisp apple cider like dry finish, very nice.
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thanks to Aaron for the pour! Hazy orange pour with fluffy white head, dissipates pretty fast. Aroma has notes of wine, white grape, some grapefruit, orange peel, hints of grass, peach and apricot notes, slight esters with hints of grapefruit, some biscuit and bready notes. Taste is slightly boozy, hints of grape, white wine, hints of apricot, pear notes, touch of biscuit and bread, some yeast, finishing fairly sweet, slight bitterness. More alcohol than I thought there would be.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy dark gold with frothy white head. Aroma of oak and chardonnay are very present. Nice belgian yeast and light pineapple aromas as well. Flavor has a sweet malty body that immediately hits you with bitter hops that become immediately more intense and then smoothes over to a sweet finish that ends with a strong alcohol chardonnay flavor. The alcohol really lingers behind. This is a very unique beer. I’ve really been enjoying all beers released from Nebraska Brewing Co. I will say that all of their beers are uniquely distinguishable from the yeast they use to the oak chardonnay barrels...which is pretty cool to have a signature note to your beers.
dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Jimmies, YES I know draft of this beer is RARE but it came from a very reputable place so I’m sure this is what it is. Poured a mostly clear dark dark gold body with a smaller large soap bubble mostly white head. Aroma of bad white wine, grapes, set bread and hint of wet oak. Palate is nice with a medium to fuller mouthfeel, stronger to average carbonation, good dose of heat on the finish. Flavor is the same as the aroma and loaded with vinous notes and green grapes. Meh....it’s okay at best.
Drake (8442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Slutfest 3, Richmond, VA, 4/21/12. Pours a hazy peach color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of floral hops, earthy notes, stone fruits. The taste is stone fruits, bread, herbal and tropical hops, fruit cocktail. Full bodied.
MrDick (347) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Devgod opened a bottle while visiting NYC. Everything that you would expect in a nicely balanced Belgian-style IPA. The chardonnay barrel adds a little oak but does not overwhelm the taste. Excellent beer.
Rrauth (1190) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange color. Half finger head. Sweet wine aroma. Ibu’s hidden by the wine barrel aging. Not a favorite.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Very nice floral and fruity aroma and taste with notes of green apple, pear, caramel white wine, vanilla and oak with a soft silky palate.
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little confused by the name. Loads of chardonnay. Quite a tasty beer. But no hop taste to be found. A little saison with wine all over it. Buttery and slick. Would get a better rating if they left the hop name out of it.