mixmasterob (942) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden pour with a fluffy white head. Carbonation on the plus side. Aroma was boozy with lots of heat, notes of vanilla, Belgian yeast, did I mention booze? This one is really hot. Flavors were very yeast influenced, clove, good bit of banana, light vanilla sweetness, fruity finish. Mouthfeel was heavy with good carbonation. Seems that the Mischief is somewhat overpowering, would like to taste the wheat wine on it’s own.
joeneugs (3979) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
24 oz. bottle. It pours a very clear golden orange color with a massive off white head. The aroma is a bit disappointing with some fruity apple cider, alcohol, mild hints of vanilla and a weird funk that may be a combination of wood and wheat... anyway it’s underwhelming. The mouthfeel is very fizzy for such a big, barrel aged beer and this kind of distracts from the flavors. There are stronger notes of wood and alcohol in here for sure. Surprisingly dry despite the big body. Some pear, apple, vanilla before a fizzy (almost spicy), warming finish. Not that bad really. One of the better wheat wines I’ve had. Unfortunately this is a style that I really dislike.
Boutip (5065) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma is pretty boozy with distinct notes of bourbon and some sweet caramel malt notes. Taste is a pretty complex mix of light fruity ester with some dominant bourbon notes with some woody notes and light bubblegum notes. Body is pretty full with good carbonation and the alcohol is quite apparent. Interesting exercise with good idea of blending different beers but a bit too strong on the bourbon at the end of the day.
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is fruity, bananas, oak, booze. The appearance is gold/orange, white head. The flavor is fruit, booze, vanilla, woody. The finish is p;ine needles, booze burn. Medium in body. Pretty nice. Quite sweet, and tastes like a wheat wine, like a cross between the standard hefe and a barley wine. Enjoyable overall.
BeerandBlues2 (10607) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fresh oak, grapes, pear and apple fruity esters, vanilla, and biscuit malt with spicy hops. Flavor is fruity esters, oak and bourbon, sweet malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
jesperhammer (3371) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
09-NOV-2012, From Fish & Beer, @Ulkløbben Meeting, @my place.
Golden with huge off-white head.
Yeast, tripel-like aroma with vanilla and a brett-like character that may be wood or bourbon?
Taste the same with more fruity notes.
High carbonation and nice body.
Lovely belgian inspired drink. Not really a barley wine?
baraciisch (2244) - California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy caramel orange in color... Aroma is vanilla and oak... Flavor is smooth and silky, notes of caramel, vanilla, bourbon... Amazingly good, wow!
b79turner (239) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle poured into a tulip glass. Golden yellow orange color with a huge soapy white head that sticks around. Nose is rich vanilla, coconut, caramel...this thing smells great! Taste is a little hot, the alcohol really burns on this one. A very interesting barley wine. I haven’t had a beer from The Bruery that I didn’t enjoy. Great beer!
Geokkjer (6402) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with an off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, malt, yeast, spices and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some oak, vanilla, spices, yeast and fruitiness. Medium to full body, average carbonation.
Meilby (8972) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 750ml vintage 2012 @ Geokkjer
Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, sugar, alcohol, coconut, vanilla and apricot. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, fruity, yeasty and kind of dry finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.