superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1800th review! 22 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled in 8/2012. Pours moderately hazy bright orange amber color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, honey, bread, candy sugar, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity of hop notes with moderate pale malt balance; and good strength. Taste of pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, pine, lemon/orange zest, orange rind, floral, grass, honey, candy sugar, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, orange/lemon zest, orange rind, pine, floral, grass, honey, candy sugar, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity of hop flavors with moderate pale malt balance; with great crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly slick, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic blonde barelywine! All around awesome complexity and balance of hop and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
madmitch76 (17872) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
11th March 2013
Hazy deep gold beer, big off white head. Palate is light and a little crisp. Lovely lovely hoppy goodness! A touch of light skunk, sweet pine, orange led tropical fruits. Mango also prominent. Finishes smooth with mild creamy malt, skunk and more tropical fruits. Fabulous!
Stew41 (1796) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dunno. Not bad, and packs punch in a balanced way, but has a heavy and daggy old world character which, to me at least, doesn’t really excite. Pleasant enough but fully priced.
fonefan (38495) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, moderate to light light heavy hoppy, sweet malt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, fruity, dry, alcohol, rice - sake notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Slowbeer. Pours thick golden orange with a creamy off-white head. Pungent aroma of caramel biscuits, juicy apricot, grapefruit and toffee. Taste is heavy malt - lots of big caramel but retains a moderate dried apricot hop profile. Nice and sweet, like a super malty IPA. Flavours weren’t as prominent as the aroma, but the body was nice and thick. Solid beer.
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@PBF VIII. Hazy orange colour, small white head. Aroma is sweetness, some honey, mild toffee and some fruitiness. Flavour is fruits, some herbs and sweetness. This is very much a rather thin version.
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ PBF VIII, BBE 14.11.2017
Vertical with the other one
Aroma is quite light with fruity notes and caramel. Flavour has biscuits, sweet fruity notes and some gooseberry bush. I like the Mikkeller version more due to the nice fruity notes it has.
omhper (20921) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled at PBF. Cloudy pale golden, small head. Rich grapefruit aroma. Sweetish with full body and clean, somewhat mushy mouthfeel. Grapefruit and ink, aggressively bitter finish. Probably the best rice barley wine I’ve had, but that is a highly dubious distinction...
lusikka (7038) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours a cloudy golden colour with a white head. Aroma of grassy hops, lemongrass, herbs and some caramel. Flavour of rich floral hops, strong rice, caramel, herbs and some maltiness. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes grassy, floral and sweet. The Mikkeller one was a bit better I think with a better hop profile and less rice.
olio (7424) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Aroma of hops, sweet fruits, some grass and herb, caramel and mild toffee. Flavor of sweet fruits, rice, hops, hay and some syrup. Very sweet and hoppy.