DialSquare (2206) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Olde Hickory Station. Orange-gold with a white head. Aroma is wheat and lemon. Tastes are sweet bready malt, wood, grapey. Even dry finish. Estery. Light wine vibe. Had a sour right before this, so it took a while for this to come around. Decent enough. 7.2
rbrazell (1403) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled shared at Proof. Hazy deep golden pour with a small bubbly white head. Aroma is sweet Saralee and honey maltiness with hints of apples and oak mans maybe some light Chardonnay. Flavor is similar and light with a astringent bitterness at the end. Very awkward and weird but not awful.
burg326 (3085) - Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark yellow color from the bottle with aromas of hay, light honey and some grain Flavors are the same, grain and an alcohol aftertaste, and some hay.
bytemesis (2412) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - thanks JCB! Well this is an interesting one! First pour is clear, but hazy to cloudy after that. Nice butterscotch color with some fizzy off white head that leaves good lacing in its wake. Aroma is very grapey, honey, grass, grain. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, very vinaceous. Light bitterness initially, but it grows with drinking. Light astringence from the time in barrel. Medium body, flat carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Lingering bitterness in the far finish. A very interesting beer and one I enjoyed drinking.
stumpyiliz (212) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Incredible orange pour fast fizzling head. Smells of farmy barn and thats about it. Initial taste is straw, bitter round imperial flavor quickly dissipating into dry long finish. Once is enough.
Ratman197 (8836) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of straw, oak, citrus and light white wine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, oak and light white winw with a crisp dry finish.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day. Pours a pretty clear yellow appearance with a white head. A bit woody, white grape, pear, a touch grainy aroma. Fairly dry, grape/apple fruity, somewhat oaky flavor. Weird idea that didn’t turn out all that well.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours yellow with a thin white head. Smells a bit woody. Taste is like red wine with a dry finish and a bit of alcohol burn. The wine elements don’t complement pilsner very well.
arkurzynski (1369) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from JCB - thanks! Deep hazy amber to orange pour with frothy white head. Nose is mix of chardonnay, white grape, light oak, and yeasty bread dough. Some plastic-type/soapy hops. Flavor begins mildly sweet with biscuit/graham cracker that fades to a dry oaky chardonnay grape and moderate soapy/pine hopping. Dry, yeasty finish. This one worked fairly well, but was a little rough around the edges.
unclemattie (3994) - Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle, capped. $16, Brusin. Orange- golden color, yellow foam, thick head. Aroma of grapes, white oak, sweet flowers, and light peach puree. Tastes of sweet malt, honey, vanilla, bitter straw. Lingering bitterness makes me realize this is a beer, although it smells like a malted wine. Great nose! Flavor is very well balanced, nice amount of hops. It is truely worth the cash, it is a very well made barrel-aged brew. (3685)