BVery (5924) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle from Knightly Spirits in Orlando. Slightly murky orange-amber pour with a small soapy head. This one is bizarre, but interesting. Aroma is wheat, sweet caramel, and hot booze. There’s a little honey in here too. Very hot alcohol on the taste - feels in excess of the stated 11.8% - plus some candied sugar and maybe peppermint (or maybe that’s just the booze). Doesn’t look like a beast, but it sure tastes like it.
mikem409 (1475) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours light red with no head. Strange honey aroma. Taste is sweet and hot
maxwelldeux (3450) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy and somewhat bubbly amber color with a moderate head. A lot of wheat and grain notes in the nose. A little sweet with some hints of alcohol to it.
Huhzubendah (2398) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff!
The beer is hazy and orange hued with an off white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma brings citrus fruits, malt, and alcohol. The beer is full bodied, with a heavy citrus and alcohol presence. The finish lingers for a considerable time, with alcohol presence growing in strength as I progress through the beer. This is a good beer to split. Six ounces is plenty. A solid example of the style, I would have this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-22-2011
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy apricot, plenty of particulates and a quickly fading odd-white head. Aroma of alcohol, wheat, light citrus, brown sugar, toffee and a touch of oak. Taste is big and malty with booze, wheat, caramel and brown sugar.
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Plours brown with a thin khaki head. Lots of alcohol and dark fruiti on the nose and on the tongue. A bit of an alcohol burn on the finish. Meh!
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Whole Foods, Vienna VA: For some reason there was a bottle or two of this left at the whole foods (I guess that shows how often they restock the beer selection). Pours an orange colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, booze, liquor, and some more sugary malt. Taste is very malty, but fortunately not exceedingly sweet. I suppose the wheat character makes this a little lighter than the barley wines, but it doesn’t make it any less boozy. In either case, I think this gave me a headache. I don’t know if it properly aged or not.
madmitch76 (14282) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
2nd June 2010
Light haze on this amber - gold beer. Little white bubbly head. Banana and cloves snout. Dry palate with very moderate carbonation. Dry spicy wheat, unsweet banana. Fair bit of alcohol aniseed. In your face and lacking any subtely.
PhillyCraft (3069) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours murky orange with a frothy, off-white head. No lacing, and the head recedes quite quickly. Aroma of alcohol, scotch, raisins, barley, lemon zest, and hints of pepper and corriander. Medium bodied with a rich, warming, alcoholic mouthfeel. Clean finish with a pretty strong burn. Overall, an interesting brew, but the alcohol is slightly too aggressive for the wheat foundation. Worth a taste if you can find a bottle.
arminjewell (5992) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks to Aaron for the pour! Dark brownish red with thin white head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, dark fruits, hints of caramel, biscuit, touch of slight yeast. Taste is some sweet dark fruits, biscuit, toffee, some slight honey and floral notes, touch of caramel, finishing fairly sweet.