Merrill (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honestly, I didn’t like this beer. Interesting appearance with odd chunks of various flotsam perhaps fruit in addition to the yeast. The aroma was sweet with some skunky fruit. The flavor was an off balance combination of fruit and dry that seemed to go nowhere. Ugly dryness with a bit of dirt and sickly maltiness, and cloying wiess failure glued on around the edges. I’m sure it was a good effort and I’m glad to see that someone liked it. If you like Barley Wine, this is not a very good example. It might be worth laying down as the overall effect is of something raw.
DialSquare (2625) - 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 (978) - 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
ChiTownDeadhead (11) - Northbrook, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not a weiss or barley wine. Very bland and nothing distinctive.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
suprchunk (2178) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colored pour. Small white head. Little bit of lacing. Malty. Not bad. Little grainy.
ryecatcher (774) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 Bottle. Pours a clear, medium amber, thin white head with mediocre retention and lacing. Nose is hints of barnyard funk, honey, malt, vanilla, wet cardboard. Mouth is medium-full bodied, creamy wheat prevalent on the palate, slick on the tongue, mild sweetness, with caramel, oakiness, vanilla, golden raisins, some light breadiness and tobacco on the finish. I might have to pick up another bottle and see how this ages.
S_Side_Smitty (448) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2014 2013 vintage. Pours orange-gold with a minimal white head. Aroma is celery and tomato soup - strange. Taste is very light and mildly sweet spaghetti o’s. My friend says, "it eats better than it fucking drinks". I said, "drink your fucking spaghetti o’s and shut up!".
After further thought (the next day), this one had to be infected. Will give it a second try at some point. Made for great diatribe, though.
RickTheRick (365) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une curiosité qui a attiré mon regard lors de mon plus récent passage en Floride, ce vin d’orge fermenté avec une levure de Weizen, entre autres, est cuivrée et légèrement voilée avec une mousse quasi inexistante. Au nez, ça sent carrément les Werther’s Original avec ses franches arômes de beurre au caramel. La texture en bouche est très épaisse et sirupeuse, le caramel et le malt en abondance étant les acteurs principaux. Vanille et fruits confits sont également de la partie. C’est lourd, c’est cochon et c’est super bon.
Fritz123 (967) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Sybarite Pig. Snifter pour. Dark brown and slight oily pour. Some small head and lacing throughout. Aroma was deep notes of malts, woody booze, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and fruit. The taste was slightly less complex but good overall. The caramel and toffee faded into a wood barrel booziness at the end. Hints of vanilla, banana, and spices as well. Full body and moderate carbonation. Would love to have another.
jayzz (321) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky golden color and sweet yeasty aroma with a sweet Belgian flavor. A lot of honey long flavor. Pleasant to drink with no bitter hop and a slight fizz on the finish.
DrSilverworm (6318) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2014 12.7oz corked bottle, 2008 vintage, shared by beerpig317. Moderately hazy golden orange color. Lots of yeast particles suspended in the body of my sample. Minimal head, no lace. Light tartness. Moderate sweet, light bitter, light alcohol warmth. Nice wheat base, light lemon citrus. Dry texture. Some notes of oxidization. Bigger body, kind of slick. Lightly soft, lighter carbonation. OK wheat barley. This vintage tastes a bit past it’s prime right now. 7/2/6/3/13
Re-rate from a 2013 bottle, thanks to kammeraj. 5/19/2014: 12.7oz bottle. Clear golden orange color. Thin bubbly white head. Doesn’t leave much lace. Earthy hop, some good bready biscuity malt, light bit of orange citrus. Good moderate bitter taste, moderate sweet, light heat. Smooth, very light carbonation. Lightly slick, light drying finish. Bigger body. Satisfying texture to this, a bit easier drinking. Solid, enjoyable stuff. Reasonably easy drinking. Good hop component still alive here, not too sweet. Yeah, I much prefer this beer fresh.