DrnkMcDermott (2716) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Guest tap at Flossmoor Station. Rating from a taster, but just so I’ll know what to expect when I open my older bottle for a fuller rating. Cloudy yellow body, head is off-white, parfait style. Slight alcohol hotness to start. Wheat is very much up front. Some hard candy note. A little thick and chewy, like trying to eat the grains from a decoction mash. An amped-up 312.
Brigadier (2600) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks again to b3shine for the share one weeknight. This was a strange beast that just did not work out right. Part weiss beer and part barleywine it is a Frankenstein with random things thrown in.
Aroma / Appearance - The cloudy base takes on a warm caramel hue. Flat with no head at all it sits idly. Citrus, pie glaze, wheat, and malt mix a barleywine with hefeweizen roots in a weird blend.
Flavor / Palate - The chewy mouthfeel is no surprise with the high gravity. A distracting cloying nature detracts from an otherwise solid profile. A sugary barleywine tastes slightly fruity and sweet. The blend mostly works but at times is simply too much. Like most Two Brothers beers the result is just short of success.
Dfonorow (805) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 bottle. Pour is hazy golden with a thin tan head. Aroma is of lemon grass, wheat, booze, and citrus. Flavor is like a mix between a cider and a barley wine - light fruits, apples, yeast, booze, caramel. Medium carbonation.
b3shine (3506) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7 oz bottle to tulip (shared with Brigadier). Looks good; a cloudy orange with white lacing. Smells of hefe yeast with notes of caramel, spices, oal, and light fruit, floral, and banana notes. Tastes like it smells with a sweet backbone. Good on the palate. Enjoyable.
Cbuk1013 (228) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light golden. Smells like a lager. The taste is ok. A bit disappointed.
Palme (2669) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a 0.375l corked bottle from 2009 @ Top Hops Bottle Share (BA). Itís really loaded with sediments this, cloudy and golden/orange in color with not much of a head. The nose has lots of cellar notes, itís fruity and sweet, peaches, lots of apples and white sugar. The taste has again lots of cellar, wood, some sweet apples, green apple zest, woody vanilla hints and some stranger carrots and yeast things in the finish. Oh, not bad at all! 15.06.2013
maxcoinage (25) - Wauconda, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12.7 oz bottle into tulip glass.
Appeared - 2 inch head took a fair amount of time to settle. Color is a medium golden color. Appears to be a bit of yeast sediment
Aroma - is faint but getting some banana , clove, and some peach
Taste - starts off tasting like a hefe as the aroma would indicate. Settles into a bit of fruity sweetness with a crisp finish
Mourhfeel. - carb is a bit low might be due to the age. Its a bit creamy too which I like.
Overall - refreshing summer beer. The alcohol burn hits you a few seconds afterwards but besides that its pretty well hidden. Might pick this up again .
Doghair (190) - Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy dark yellow with minimal foam. Not much aroma. A little malt and hops. Sweet malty taste with some caramel. A little hops with a smooth finish. Thick slippery mouthfeel. Very nice.
Scopey (4612) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Kickbacks, Jacksonville. It pours hazy golden amber with a small white head. The nose is honey, sweet apple, pear, wheat, dough, light spice, golden syrup and stewed orange. The taste is oily, viscous, wheat, earthy, zesty orange, warming alcohol, spice, pear and melon with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium-full body, fine, prickly carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Decent stuff all-round..... yes itís too sweet, but still pretty tasty.
JFGrind (1776) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy gold pour, thin head, alcohol tinged with citrus aroma. Medium bitterness, lighter bodied barleywine than expected. Strong beer, streamlined on the malts.
oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has an interesting banana and clove type flavor not normally found in barleywines. The wheat flavor seems to give it a fuller body. Has an alcoholic burn to it. Might taste better with time, but not a huge fan.
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