slowrunner77 (8373) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Grassy hops, caramel and fruit. Very interesting and very tasty brew. The slight difference between this and your typical barley wine, mainly the fruity character, make this a unique sipper."
JohnGalt1 (1213) - , Idaho, USA - JUL 9, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Bittercreek a couple of times recently... tannish almost yellow 2 finger head rises quickly and dies back pretty fast too... the brew is hazy orange amber.
Nose shows strong maltiness without the sweetness... a bit of orange (juice not zest)... toasty malt.... EtOH is definitely present, but is drowned out a bit by the thick malt profile.
Toasty bread with a definite orange note... flavor is lackluster... not enough hoppiness to battle the thick malt flavor.... again, sweet, big malt flavor component... almost like a toasted biscuit with a smear of orange jam..
Body is thick... coating... little carbonation doesn’t help...
Only okay... unlike most wheatwines... could use more hops/bitterness and lesser body...
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at manito tap house.
Gold with a creeping rim of fine whites. Smells of apples, phenols, vanilla and marshmallow cream. Taste is apples, alcohol, sweet wheat, and hints of well, more apples. Obese bodied with light Carb. I wouldn’t call this good.
Serving type: on-tap
Nocturne (1462) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bottleworks, Seattle. Hazy orange with a creamy head that quickly fades. Sweet citrus aroma with a hint of vanilla. That sums up the taste too. I pick up some resinous citrus hops and the familiar lightness that wheat brings to proceedings. I can’t fault it too much, but wheatwine will never be my favourite style.
GIJOE (1014) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden brew with thin white head.
Smell is musty and grapey.
Taste is sweet and winey with hints of piney hops.
Medium body, moderate carbonation.
Decent brew. A little weird for me.
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marcus (8292) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at FredFest 2013. Pours copper with a nice white head and a fruity aroma. There is a bitter caramel malt flavor with an alcohol finish.
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Lucky Labrador Barleywine and Big Beer Festival. 2012 vintage. Apple juice aroma. Much less hop forward than barleywine, but still a caramel sweetness on finish.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café: Fireweed honey in color, thin white frothy head, little lacing. Pale fruity nose, strong in that the alcohol is noticeable. On the tongue there is a lot of strong pale fruitiness, apple and pear skin. Not hoppy, and not all that malty. As a Wheat Wine I wouldn’t expect it to be either, but as it is its not very malty, bitter, or sweet, or hefty, so I have my concerns. Lighter overall. Clean, body and mouthfeel are moderate. Not a robust example, a lighter example of a Wheat Wine. Tiz okay, but wished it were a bit more viscous and hefty.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Venti’s South. Oranges, spice, brown sugar, caramel and dark fruit. Smooth and creamy. Light boozy finish. Tasty.
mcberko (11172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Copper Hog, pours a hazy golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, brown sugar, wheat and booze. Flavour is full of apple juice, light toffee, brown sugar and booze. Light-bodied, sweet, and boozy. Pretty interesting for a style I’m not normally intrigued by.