Xenon (107) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2015 Unlike the other wine styled beers Iíve had, this one could trick you at the beginning. I was drinking it with food and it tasted just like a normal white at the beginning. Tastes very Belgian. Mild to medium breadiness. Has a beer middle taste, with a sweet wine finish with some candied fruits. very carbonated. This is the 2014 bottle
*Update after having 2013 bottle* The fruitiness is more pronounced this more aged version. Yeast profile is more developed with a stronger belgian flavor. Bitterness is lower, but was already low to begin with. Tastes more like a beer than a wine this time though, like maybe a strong ale instead of an actual white wine.
djd07 (5030) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is caramel and sugar malt. Medium mouth, candy sugar, sweet, toffee, good.
naivepegasus (350) - USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear orange with a small amount of head. A light grape note in the nose. interesting mix of flavors. Light, but with a strong note of plum and strong alcohol notes that fades into a slightly sour apple aftertaste. Iíve not had this style before, but itís definitely interesting- more drinkable than standard barley wines.
Homer321 (2498) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
375ml bottle. C&C. Pour is a hazy orange and flat. Nose is slightly oxidized and papery. Taste is slightly watery and completely flat. Probably a good beer, but flat it just sort of kills the mouthfeel and flavor.
ilovedarkbeer (2386) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a lacy white head. Notes of caramel, cologne, cereal grains, milk chocolate. Kind of weird.
Steve_0 (3164) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2014
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle in Glenwood Springs with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks Man! Pour is hazy amber-brown with a small tan head and good lacing. Bready, twangy, somewhat husky, tangy, caramelly, and figgy aroma. Taste is homebrew twang, grapey, slightly sour, husky, perfumey, grassy, and caramelly. Medium body with high carbonation. Some seriously off characteristics.
adnielsen (9814) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
2010 bottle thanks to Stephen. Pours a big hazy, light golden orange appearance with a tan head. Aroma has some olives, orange citrus, and spices. Twangy, tart citrus flavor with some lime and veggie. Some wine notes. Ehhh, not very good.
nuplastikk (4902) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2012 bottle opened in 2014 by Cbfobes. Hazy unfiltered golden-tan body. Tastes faded. Odd mushroom off tones. The wheat has deteriorated, but the BW aspect isnít so bad. Past itís prime, devolved.
DialSquare (3172) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 on tap from Daily Growler, UA. Orange gold pour. Aroma of wheat, sugar, butter. Tastes of bread, orange, lemon, wheat, biscuit, toffee. - 7.0
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 17, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden orange pour with a white head. Aromas of light malts and notes of honey, light spice. Flavor is similar. Not nearly as complex or robust as I would have liked