ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
750ml bottle into a tulip.
A: Pours a hazy amber color. The head is VERY nice looking - itís two fingers high, white shaded, and beautifully creamy. I think it retains well for 11.5%, and the lacing it leaves behind is pretty but inconsistent. This one looks good in a glass.
S: I get both the BSPA portion and the BA wheatwine portion, with the former coming through more vividly. Apple and pear esters tend to dominate, while its barrel characteristics (oak, vanilla, even coconut!) slowly build up as this opens up. If thereís a problem, itís that there seems to be a disconnect between the fruit esters and the barrel notes - as if theyíre not coexisting in perfect harmony with each other. Individually, though, these two tones are actually quite satisfying.
T: Apple and pear esters are at the forefront of the flavor profile, and incidentally, thatís the best part of this beer. After that, it goes right into íclusterfuck cityí. Iím getting wisps of a lot of notes (oak barrel, vanilla, booze, marshmallow, coconut, tomato, tart cherries, wheat), all popping up at various stages in the flavor profile. I will give it this - itís complex. Wait, no, it isnít complex. Itís complicated. Complex beers have a semblance of harmony and balance, this is just a hilarious jumble of flavors. A sweet, boozy hilarious jumble of flavors, with a finish thatís cloying to the point of annoyance.
M: Because all the notes sort of get jammed together in a doorway, it doesnít really inspire the palate to find them out - and that means you donít care to find the notes, therefore you just want to drink this. Insomuch as the drinkability goes, itís actually quite good. Itís pretty light on the palate, and in spite of all the booze and sugar, goes down relatively easily...that is, until the sweetness overwhelms the palate. Which it will.
O: I declare this the Three Stooges of beerdom. All the flavors do is get jammed in a doorway, with the sugary sweetness poking the fruit esters in the eyes and bonking the oak barrel in the head. Thereís no way I could finish a whole 750 solo, which is why I split it with a couple friends. Donít need to ever have this one again...I really hope the bottle of Bois Iím sitting on isnít like this.
beechner224 (900) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a golden yellow with lots of white head. Aroma is sweet, hint of oak and fruitiness. Taste is light, dry, fruity again, easy drinking. This is 11.5%?? No way, do not get a hint of alcohol. I was just trying to clean out the fridge, but this is good... and retired?? too bad.
rosskyle (144) - - MAY 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on tap at Bruery. Hazy orange color with a large white. Floral wheat aroma. Medium heavy texture with a carbonated feel. Wheat alcohol citrus and a little hop.
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Gription79 (2550) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle, thanks Mike. Soft maltiness, herbal, coconut, tannic sting on tongue.
flatmatt (1248) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 2013 750 mL bottle. Pours a fully cloudedgolden brown with an off-white head. Tart apple and bourbony aroma. Apple yeasty tart flavor, some bourbon and oak notes. A little watery overall at this point. Decent.
sulawang (706) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Visual: Hefty bottle, screams quality. Pours pale dirty brown with a massive super long lasting ultra creamy head, very sticky lacing, clusters upon clusters of fast streams. Feeliní good about this one.
Nose: woody pressed apple juice, hints of white grape juice, a touch of citrus. (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: pressed apple juice
Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) red apple juice, toffee malt, oak
Finish: tingly fizzy-tang, vanilla, soft but compounding alcohol hit, light-med warmth, malty bittersweet finish.
Summary: Straight away reminds me of a Belgian blonde; fruity, effervescent, crisp, and alcoholic. Quite skilled to get a wheat ale to behave like this. Fantastic body and character, great drinkability and approachable flavour make this one an interesting brew. Their claim of coconut is more like apple to me. 11.5% ABV, you have been warned.
tightslice (380) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at Evernote. Slightly sour / crisp white wine notes that ultimately build to some pretty intense potpourri / floral notes. Not a fan.
BlazerT (220) - POLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Burnt orange with medium, semi-densed, white head, which disappears quickly. Poor lacing. Nice aroma of rotten fruits, cinnamon, vanilla, some cider-like aromas. Taste is semi-sweet, vanilla, light caramel-malty backbone with noticable medium bitter finish. The fruity flavours are not as noticable as the aroma, but still give nice and pleasent sensation. Medium body, medium carbonation, sticky texture, finisj is medium bitter and short. In overall very intersting barley wine not too sweet and pretty well balanced.
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle kindly added from bytemesis in a RB/dG trade. Into a stein then tulip. Nose is Pale thick alc wheat vanilla, marshmallow, hit of oak. Sort of strong sharp prick on the nose that i sometimes think of as oxidation, but Iím sure itís something else. Gah. Taste is bigger vanilla and bourbon with a rather balanced feel for the strength and alc heat. Rather tasty and i want to taste this again in a couple years to see if it grows the depth of flavor.
Enwiebe (198) - - APR 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
4/7/15. 2013 bomber. Frothy big white head and a big carb bubble. Golden tan looked with some yeasty haze. Mild nose but wonderfully complex body. Boozy but notes of sour, oak, peat, iron.
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adrianouli (4) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAR 29, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2015 One of the best beer I have drunk this year! The mix 50/50% is the perfection of the art of brewering!!!