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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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Old Sol Wheatwine Ale, our summertime barleywine style ale, introduced in 2002, Old Sol is available on tap and in bottles to go. The 2003 Old Sol won a GOLD MEDAL at the Great American Beer Festival. This summertime version of Barleywine made with 46% wheat and Warrior, Simcoe & Amarillo hops will be a sure winner. OG 23.6 Plato 1.100 SG 9.75% by vol. 7.75% by wt. Brewed on the Lunar New Year, tapped on the Summer Solstice.

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3.7
fonefan (49399) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Unclear matt medium amber orange colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, nutty, caramel, fruity, light to moderate hoppy. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dark fruit, nutty, caramel, BW alike, malt sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120920]

3.4
yespr (45508) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is toffee malty and light caramelish. Toffee caramelish and bitter. Light pine and grapefruity hoppy noge. Ends dry, maæty and pine hoppy.

3.5
Ungstrup (37655) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2006
A hazy orange beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet alcoholic combined with notes of grass, apricots, and malt. The flavor is rather acidic malty to start off, but very soon a powerful hop note mixes in, which is acompanied by citrus and alcohol, which grows in strength towards the end, which is dry and bitter. The alcohol bites in the tongue. I don’t pick up much wheat, but maybe the acidic note is from the wheat.

3.5
joergen (28164) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and marzipan. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, hops and grass with notes of alcohol. Dry hoppy finish.

3.7
anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit aroma with hoppy hints. Sweetish malty spicy dry flavor with hints of caramel and hops. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel and dark fruit finish.

3.8
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours amber with a slight haze and a small off-white head. Sweet caramel nose with some intense hops up there. Very rich body, loads of fruit and caramel, again a rather intense herbal hoppiness. Not overly bitter though. 200912

3.9
Leighton (21296) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at the lobby. Sweet fruits on the nose. Big sweet flavor, light dry fruits, sugary bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, sugary bread, caramel. Good sipper.

3.4
fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2016
2016-02-05, blind tasting at Eugene’s, bottle, vintage 2014, 7-3-7-3-15=35
Cloudy amber color, dull with no head. Some malt aroma. Sweet but balanced by different kinds of malt, a bit of rye spiciness, nice fruity touch from the hop.
Wisely made, very nice.

2012-06-28, draught at the brewpub, 6-4-7-4-13=34
Hazy amber color; small head. Aroma of alcohol and overripe fruits. Strong body; sweet flavor, malt and some overripe fruits, typical of wheat wines; the bitterness is strong and carries some qualities, this being the only good point about this beer; the final is at least pleasant, with some hop resins.
Never been a big fan of wheat wines, this one doesn’t convince me more than the others.

3.4
mcberko (17847) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle, pours a hazy bronzeish orange with a tiny head. Aroma brings out caramel malts and some apples. Flavour is along the same lines, with caramel, light apples, and bready malt. Well-balanced, with a good amount of sweetness. Good stuff.

3.4
Oakes (17685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
Hazy amber colour. Rich, chewy malt aroma with light fruits and a hint of alcohol. Not very wheaty...just barleywinish. Very malt, thick and alcoholic body...somewhat simplistic with mainly malt and alcohol. Malts are accented towards earthiness with hints of chocolate and bread crust.


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