brokensail (11540) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is a slightly hazed dark amber color with a thick off-white head.
S: A distinct white wine aroma is immediately noticeable. Floral and perfumey with some pale malts and brown sugar. There is almost a bit of tartness to the nose with a definite fruitiness.
T: The flavor is quite strange. Banana and citrus? Lots of other fruits, including pineapple and pear. There’s a mild to moderate hop character with a definite acidity and tartness (though light).
M: Medium in body with a medium to high carbonation.
O: Very, very strange. The tartness shouldn’t be there, but I liked it.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on tap on 6/3/2011 at Bruery Provisions. This Barleywine pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, malty and sweet. A medium to full bodied Barleywine. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Nice carbonation. Touch of rye spiciness. Fairly smooth taste. Hides the alcohol well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
DYCSoccer17 (3355) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle purchased at Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma is a little fruity, before this takes on a little funk character in the nose. Brett and maybe a touch of lacto. A little sweetness behind. Not overly pleasant aroma, that is for sure. Mildly hazy amber body with a good khaki colored head. Very sweet, sugary start, before this becomes very spicy with the proverbial rye flavors. Some caramel. Lots of chewiness later on, which gives this a nice body. Finishes a touch ethanolic, but otherwise, this is pretty tasty with a ton of maltiness and rye. Interesting, but the aroma for some reason just seems incongruent with the beer and the flavor.
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark honey colored pour, creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet and lightly dusty with some honey and rye notes. Flavor is like a mix of a barleywine, ryewine and saison. Very dusty, lightly sweet and hoppy. Nice body.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a huge dark cream colored head. Rich malt and caramel aroma with light dried fruit. Rich malt and caramel flavor with light earth and light fruitiness. Medium bodied. Rich malt and caramel lingers with light toffee and light fruit.
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange with a creamy white head. Sweet floral grape aroma. Very sweet grape taste with a chalky malty presence and a semi-dry finish.
Ratman197 (10196) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, rye, fruittiness, light earthiness and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a warming finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, rye, fruittines and light spice with a crisp warming lingering rye finish.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an cloudy orange-brown with large head. Nose is of caramel, light yeast, some hops. Malty backbone and fairly hoppy for a barley wine. Alcohol and some astringence in the finsh.
Ungstrup (29846) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of straw and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, malt, and alcohol, with an edge of acidity, that carries thru to a tart finish.
marcus (6773) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours cloudy orange copper with a massive beige head and a sour treacle aroma. There is a thick sweet caramel malt flavor with a bitter rye and hop finish. This is a unique brew that varies from the standard barleywine flavor.