MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, - AUG 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong pale ale genes trying to bulk up with alcohol proteins…Wheat malt is sweetened by fruitiness, such as peaches and apple juice…Earthy hops attempt a rejuvenation but fail to affect the aroma and taste very much…Not a specially tasty number, but still raises an eyebrow…
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007
Small white head. Golden coloured and slightly hazy in appearance. Strong in alcohol with a banana fruit flavour. Crisp and dry wheaty finish.
JohnnyJ (3530) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Strong Ale Fest 08. Pours an orange amber color. Fruit and sweet malt. Notes of honey and citrus and some wheat coming through. It’s okay, but not very complex.
BOLTZ7555 (2378) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Papago. Really interesting beer here...dark honey colored beer with just a smal white ring for a head. Extremely fruity, both in aroma and in taste. Flavor is sticky sweet Welch’s grape juice, Macintosh apple, and wheat. Almost syrupy...could pour this on pancakes...you wouldn’t even know it’s alcohol. Tasty but would want this to be a rare treat.
cbkschubert (2867) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Papago - Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a thin off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is estery and vinous. Flavor is esters, apple, and vinous. Palate is dry. Light to medium body. A good beer.
ajm (1057) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 11, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at Pap. Couldnt believe this was a barleywine. Almost dead-on apple juice effect, right down to the aftertaste. That this is nearly ten percent makes this a work of art.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), California, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Strong Ale 2008. Pours orange with a tan ring. Nose is slightly sweet. Taste is sweet, ok, and the wheat comes through nicely.
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the 2008 Strong Ale Festival. Poured a deeper and cloudy golden-amber color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of floralness, wheaty, and toasty. Tastes of the same floralness, wheat, toast, and I was getting a very light citrus.
Avengedpoet (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Rustychiles for sharing the growler. Pours very cloudy from the wheat, a nice ruddy orange hue. Aroma was quite inscrutable. Almost reminiscent of a belgian ale in some regards - lots of fruity phenolic smells. Taste is extremely smooth, no hop bitterness to speak of. Pronounced wheat and fruity flavors. Very nice, very enjoyable. Hides the alcohol like a champ; I couldn’t taste it at all.
Rusty (1528) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep orange/brown with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, caramel, sweet malt, esthers, yeast. Flavor is sweet bready malt, yeast, fruits, bananas, cloves, nuts, spices. A touch of bitterness in the finish. A lot going on in here, not sure what to make of it but it’s pretty good.
SuperDave (1933) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Papago. Pours a hazy deep brown color with a foamy off-white head that lasted through the glass. Some definite wheat characteristics in the aroma, most notably toasted grain, banana and yeast. Also sweet malt, fruit and alcohol. Unfortunately, that didn’t all quite come together in the flavor like I hoped it would. All of the elements were there, they just seemed to clash instead of blend. Seemed a bit thin on the palate as well. Still, not a bad brew overall.