omhper (20916) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear deep golden, brief head. Malty nose covered in raisins and oaked white wine. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Lots of white wine and oak. Warming finish with low bitterness.
madmitch76 (17847) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
3rd September 2014
Almost clear gold beer, decent white head. Smooth palate, mild fine carbonation. Smooth malts, light cream and a trace of honey. Mild vanilla oak and mild grape. Good white wine tang. Well integrated mild orange. Pinch of spice. Finishes smooth and semi dry. Mild winey linger. Lovely stuff, really nicely joined up and the last mouthful was as good as the first, lovely.
Travlr (15613) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with joes and judy, ajax25g. Hazy golden yellow color, white head. Aroma of vanilla, white wine, light citrus. Taste is smooth vinous vanilla, subtle grapefruit. Very tasty.
Theydon_Bois (12569) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Capones Annual Black Friday event, Norristown PA, 29/11/13.
Lightly hazed golden with a moderate off white covering that thins to edgework.
Nose is vanilla, white chocolate, grape skins, peach, sweet notes.
Taste comprises a mellow white wine woody tang, vanilla caramel fudge, sugars, light yeast, background citric, much more mellow than the base beer.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, vinous fruit finale.
Nice stuff, beats the base beer for me, the white wine BA seems to have tempered it well, alcohol well integrated.
bhensonb (12303) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Craftshack. Pours translucent gold with a white head. Aroma is oaky and slightly winey. Med body. Flavor is mildly citrus, winey and woody. Very pleasant, tho missing fruity esters of the standard tripels. Not strongly flavored, but tasty.
bu11zeye (12147) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a golden body with a tall frothy off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, white wine, oak, caramel, citrus, and bread. Flavor of vanilla, yeast, buttery chardonnay grapes, caramel, peach, oak, and grass.
Tmoney99 (11804) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Complex wood, citrus and sour yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet & sour flavor with a medium to heavy sour & sweet finish of moderate to long duration with a small alcohol bite. This is a refreshing solid beer.
Ratman197 (11080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a hazy gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of oak, carmel, white wine, white pepper, vanilla and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of citrus, white wine, oak, vanilla and light spice with a smooth dry lingering oak finish.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a medium sized white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of white wine, bright citrus, spice, bready malts, cider apples, a mild candi fruit-like sweetness. The taste is wood, coconut, vanilla, wine, apples, spice, bready caramel malts. Medium bodied. Quite nice.
daknole (10202) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark yellow/gold pour, white head. Lots of chardonnay barrel comes through in this, the base beer shines. Good yeasty and bready qualities, a hint of sweetness.