tmoreau (1625) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and served to a snifter with a hazed, orange/amber, a finger width of off white froth & bubbles, and wavy cling to the lacing. The aroma was a light nose of fruitiness, soft wheat, and a touch of caramel. The flavor, on the other hand, was strong & boozy alcohol warmth, sweetness, a touch of tartness, some syrupy texture, medium to full body, soft carbonation, and a light silkiness to the mouthfeel. Mellowed out more as it warmed, or my system was beginning to adapt. Still lethal at this point, and a slow sipper to be sure!
RABinVA (683) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 growler. Pours a slick amber with no head. Coppery citrus aroma. Taste is fairly hop forward and noticeably less sweet than a barleywine. A bit thick and syrupy with a good alcohol burn. Nothing special, but dangerously drinkable.
TheHopster (596) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle). Limited aroma with light amber complexion and thin head. The Wheat-Barley Wine is a unique style with distinctive qualities and flavors of each style. A fun summer barleywine.
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burg326 (2326) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an amber color, aromas of caramel, bread, light toast, light dark fruits annd some booze. Flavors followed suit, decent beer overall.
thepeter (274) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - pours a pretty orange with a small head
S - Citrus, earthy musty hops, plum and apple skins, some caramel and booze
T - Sweet malt caramel flavor and booze right off the bat. Citrus crispness that may be wheat as well. the booze stays along for the ride. Hints of other fruits as well.
M - Medium body with a decent smooth carbonation
O - While not my favorite, was not bad and I could appeciate the way it was made and the complexity of flavors, however it was too boozey for me.
blackflag321 (311) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle pour into tulip. Hazy brown/amber with quickly fading head. Boozy, dark fruit/barley tast. Enjoyed it.
Plovmand (5711) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber with a medium to small off white head. The aroma is lots of bread and sweet caramel. Dark ripe fruit, chocolate, bread and Brown sugar. Long toasted finish.
sherm1016 (886) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits. Pours a deep amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is malty, a little bread, fruity, booze. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, a little wheat, a good bit of alcohol heat, a little bitter hop, with a sweet, bread finish.
mcmisko (347) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours rich golden color with small head. Smells like rich malts, booze and stone fruits. Taste is sweet with notes of honey, apricot booze and hops. Thick syrupy texture. Full bodied. Sweet and warn finish.
Niko100 (1486) - New York, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, molasses/syrup, spicy hops, and dark fruit; Slight alcohol at the finish; Nicely balanced; Overall, not too complex - but very smooth and enjoyable.