TizzleJizzle (760) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a 750ml bottle at the Big Texas Beer Fest. Poured an unfiltered golden with a cream top and a decent amount of lacing. Taste of alcohol, perfume, white wine grapes, and slightly tart. Average carbonation, medium body. Overall the barrel flavors are barely even noticeable limiting the complexity of what this brew should have been.
unclemike (2816) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this my friend gets 2 thumbs up Pours a cloudy gold with a slight, creamy white head. Pungent aroma of white wine, fruits and oak. Flavor is quite sweet with prominent alcohol/wine notes. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. A bit herbal. Finishes sweet with lingering chardonnay notes. Very, very good.
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a hazy mellow yellow. Lacy head. Slightly tart in the mouth. Not terrible, but not great.
Errl (2438) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle..pour is golden with a fading white head..Nose is oak, pineapple, spice, tropical fruits..Taste is wine, oak, spice, sweet, stale..
jhamp9 (1523) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange pour with big lasting white head. Sticky lacing. Aroma is strong over ripe fruits, white wine, and sweet bready malt. Taste is peach, white wine, dough, yeast, wood, and earth. Dry finish. Layers of flavor. Really good.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. The aroma has a lot of white wine notes , tart juice. The taste has a big sweet orange with a big oaky taste. Not bad.
Homer321 (3775) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally a Nebraska tick! Bottle thanks to Beerman6686. Nose is full of peppery, spicy phenols. A faint crackery malt aroma. pours with a large, rocky, white head; hazy yellow in color. Taste is a wonderful compliment of spice, pepper, perfume, and a slight tartness. I don’t think I would have picked out any barrel character if not told it was there. There is an underlying slight grape like quality to the beer though, but might just be my head messing with me. Finish is dry and crisp. Quenching. Some moderate ear warming from alcohol, but always smooth, never hot. A dang nice gold ale.
kramer (5693) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow body with a small frothy off-white head that retained as a thin covering. The nose is a mix of heavy sweet malt, lots of oak, Belgian yeast, and a big if alcohol. The flavor is more dominated by the barrel than the malts or yeast. Really heavy raw oak tannins grab you right up front. The oak faded to a dense and sweet maltiness, and finally a fruity Belgian yeasy laced finish. A bit of a blunt force weapon on the palate, very intense levels of flavors. The alcohol gets to be a bit warming, especially on the finish towards the end of the glass and as it approaches room temperature. Heavy on the tongue with a clingy sweet finish and fizzy active carbonation level. Interesting beer, but I think any more than this 10 oz portion would be a bit tiring to take down.
NikkTwist (2416) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Cloudy light orange gold pour that, though well carbonated, was presented with no head at all. Vinous light amber fruits. White peaches. Apricot fuzz. Clementines. Lots of vinous oaky Chardonnay notes figure strongly in here as well. The nose has the complexity of a good fresh white wine. Just enough spicy hops to keep any sweetness in check. The listed 11.3% ABV is almost ridiculously well hidden. Feels like a juicy orange Mimosa.
jefcon (1592) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of alcohol doesn’t dampen the experience of this full-flavored, winelike, oaky, sour fruit-laden, dry and delectable belgian.