hallinghansen (1684) - Odense S, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Muddy amber body with no head. Aroma is sweet fruit, banana, alcohol. Flavor is banana, alcohol, fruit, raisins, caramel.
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a small white head. Aroma of bread crust, wheat, a faint hint of banana and a good amount of alcohol. Sweet fruity flavour with notable alcohol. A bit of oxidation is showing
Marheb (1524) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
L’acidité du blé combiné à la pomme donne l’impression d’un cidre. La présence en bouche l’arrière goût stérile font mal à cette bière.
alobar (2509) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a ruby brown color with a thin off-white head that vanishes quickly. Aroma of plum raisin, dark cherry, and brandy. Sweet flavor of dark fruit with brandy, and wheat. Really nice sipping beer.
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a very dark orange color. My mistake was pouring the bottom of the bottle in with the rest of the glass, so all the unfiltered wheat is now floating in the glass. Nose is strong, sweet alcohol with caramel notes. Taste is very sweet with a slight bitterness on the back end. Lots of sweet fruit. Honestly, either I havent had a strong beer in a while or the alcohol taste is overpowering. 8 out of 10
Scrapersnbeer (1251) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serious beer glows like a jack-o-lantern and goes dead after a lively pour. Can’t hold a head. Smells fruity like a real wine, but also a bit like freaking whiskey. Intensely bitter, but if one holds it on the palate for a time, the taste goes sweet and sour. Wheat evident cannot assert itself as a dominant element. Fruity alcohol punishes the palate and sticks around after finish. The kind of stuff that crosses the eyes as you drink it.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
BGBB dinner @sierra first course. Hazy golden color, reminded me of a nice german hefe. Aromas centainly didn’t and niether did the smooth texture and palate. Comparing to smuttys wheatwine, this one is much more refined and flavorful. This does compare to the gamma ray however, but damn this might be the best wheatwine i’ve had.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
A: The beer pours a hazy dark amber color with a finger of off-white head.
S: Smells pretty boozy. There’s plenty of citrus aroma to it as well as some other fruit notes such as tropical fruits (pineapple comes to mind). Quite a bit of wheat and some brown sugar.
T: Heavy on the booze as well as banana, grapefruit, and pineapple. Some wheat and bready malt, as well as brown sugar. A little bit of candied pears, too.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: Some decent flavors but just totally over the top boozy.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit finish.
jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark cola coloured body with a nice thick tan head that lasts quite a while. Aroma of pit fruits, grapes, cognac, whiskey, oak and a bit of malt - plus tons of sweetness. Full-bodied; Potent at first with a lot of pit fruits, toasted malt, oak, cognac, scotch and a touch of nuts thrown in. Aftertaste is just as potent, perhaps a bit dry from the oak and bitter from the alcohol and malt, but a touch of sweetness remains after all. Overall, a decent barley wine, a touch strong around the edges, but the deep and complex flavours make for a long time to enjoy even a small bottle - plus, perfect small size. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Liquor Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 11-July-2010 (over a year old) sampled at home in Washington on 06-September-2011.