maekchu (1772) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. 2011 vintage. Malty nose (wheat is not so strong); sugar and buttery notes. Bright yellow. Mild malty initial; wheat flavors come on in mid palate, along with some good hopping; final is balanced. Thin-medium body. Nice enough, but not outstanding in any facet. Maybe needs a year or two to develop,
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
375mL thanks to Greg at PPG. Pours a clear deep golden, no head. Odd nose with candies, detergent, phenolic. Taste is thinner, toffee, caramel, some thinning lemonade finish.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 bottle courtesy of Greg at Paradiso Georgetown, thank you sir! Hazy golden color, small cream colored head. Aroma of lime, fresh tropical fruit. Taste is bittersweet lychee fruit. Interesting stuff.
ICEatALAMO (873) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2011 bottle. Pours a very light golden color. The aroma has a crispness to it, almost like a very strong lager with an intenseness to it. The taste is decent. Nothing sticks out about it though. Usually expect more from a barleywine.
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crossovert (6371) - Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rate. this was 09. Very much vanilla and caramel. Not really a weizenbock type feel but more of a barleywine.
valpoaj (613) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 2008 Vintage. Tough cork to pop, but little carbonation noted upon opening. Pours a murky, sediment littered orange/brown with little head and no lacing. Aroma is full of light fruit, some booze, woody notes and grass - interesting, if not overwhelming. Flavor is very cider like - dry, light fruits, heavy apple note mid way through, yeasty, catching some of the pepper as well. Slight sour note in the background at all times. Palate is very dry, bordering on cottony...relatively full bodied. This would fit very well into the ’intriguing’ category in my book - unlike anything I’ve ever had, though I don’t know if I’ll be searching another out in the future.
574deadzone (891) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler on tap. Pours a hazed golden with a healthy khaki head. Aromas of lemon, grass, cloves, spicy peppery yeast, some honey and ginger, even a meaty quality. Taste is pretty sweet with a touch of bitterness and tartness. Palate is fuller, toward syrupy with some heat and a lingering tart finish. An interesting brew for sure with its own thing going on. Not sure I could do more than maybe a 6 ounce pour, but certainly worth a try.
Mora2000 (5358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours a golden-orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of boozy wheat, with some orange citrus notes thrown in. The flavor is very similar. I get orange and coriander up front, with a strong wheat backbone. There is also a good amount of bubblegum, which I assume is from the yeast. The alcohol is also very noticeable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
jmohno (1022) - Iowa, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear dark orange,not any head or pft opening the cork,low carbonation.
Aroma is somewhat sour with corriander/orange spice,pepper,ginger,floral,mainly of a tart/sour aroma.
Taste is better than aroma not so sour,with a nice slick malt,somewhat buttery,with a smooth carmel,mild floral some orange and spice.Slight vannilla oak rich strong beer but not too boozie but does have a slight wisky/bourbon quality to it.MIld orange ridy,pepper spice slight bitter finish.
Vir4030 (489) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light cloudy blonde with thick head as a sample at hop juice. Strong aroma. Definite aged. Flavor strong hops.