TheHopster (673) - 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 (2750) - 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 (275) - 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 (387) - 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 (6026) - 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 (995) - 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 (348) - 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 (1674) - Illinois, 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.
NordicV (923) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kopparfärgad, lätt grumlig öl med ett litet vitt skum. Doftar klassiskt barley wine, sött, fruktigt och en del alkohl. Smakar fruktigt och sött som en marmelad.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from a trade long ago. Late 2009 vintage shared at a brew session. Pours a rich glowing amber honey brown body, offer some firm hazy qualities, glowing fiery orange edges and a frothy offwhite head that dies to a film. Laces small. Aromas are gentle crisp malts, sweeter bread, gentle fruity elements, touches of mandarin orange, maple sweetness, toffee. Sweeter sticky nose than the barleywine. Initial is medium heavier modied, a bit sticky with mellow toffee, caramel, and gentle estery fruit. Bready malts, flaked wheat, gentle sweetness offers some thickness, girthy sweetness. Plenty of orange, gentle oxidation. Gentle bitterness, dried fruit, and mellow heat into the backend. A bit sweet up front, backend redeems it a bit. My least favorite of the offerings today. A bit sticky and sweet for my tastes. A solid beer overall though.