DrnkMcDermott (2921) - 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.
juffage (136) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 37.5ml from Total Wine, Miami FL. This is really good, though I don’t have a huge frame of reference for style - along the lines of FFF/Mikeller Hvedegoop, but lighter and more weiss-y. Flavour is really complex, dry yet sweet at the same time - apples, banana, vanilla bean. Rose petals, smooth aftertaste. Aroma of wheat beer and booze. Thick coating of the mouth. 11% is very well hidden, doesn’t seem boozy at all. Two Brothers usually impress me, and so does this. Be warned when pouring of the insane amount of really floaty yeast though.
kraddel (4751) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Bottle from my cellar, dont remember where I got it from. Pours clear blonde, regular sized white head. Smell is chemical, dry yeasty ( lager style yeast almost ) sweet, some honey, some fruity ( grape ? ) aspect. Strong scent, but not to be called great. Taste has characteristics of what I’d call a typical belgian blonde beer. The overripe fruit notes from the strongly tasteable yeast, the mild bitterness and the thick sweetness. Drinks rather easy though. And less carbonation than the permanently overcarbonated Belgian beers. Appart from these diffrences, this could very well be yet another abbey beer blonde. You dont taste the booze, really. All and all I dont love it though
Art (2413) - 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 (5078) - Cox’s 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 (110) - 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 I’ve 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 (6461) - 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 (355) - 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. I’ve not had this style before, but it’s definitely interesting- more drinkable than standard barley wines.
Homer321 (2895) - 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 (2503) - 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.