valpoaj (661) - 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 íintriguingí category in my book - unlike anything Iíve ever had, though I donít know if Iíll be searching another out in the future.
Art (2207) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared thanks to estover. Pours a brownish orange with no head. Seems completely flat. Aromas of pils malt. Grape skins. Honey. Not what I was expecting. Smells like a really strong Budweiser. Sweet taste. Not my thing.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Caramel, citrus and wheat. This is the 2012 vintage. A bit past its prime, but still very good.
Patrickctenchi (4722) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: (2010 vintage)
Pours bubbly amber with a tall, off-white head.
Aroma of soft, baked bread, banana, wheat.
Taste is sweet, delicate...apricot, banana, orange-candy.
Like a very sweet tripel...was my first thought.....or a dunkel...
Alcohol is barely noticeable..
Remarkably airy and light for the big flavours coming through.
Xenon (109) - 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 (5889) - 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 (352) - 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 (2617) - Melboring, 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 (2434) - Arlington, Virginia, 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 (3291) - 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 (10037) - 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.