crossovert (13869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Really thin and dry for this style, doesn’t feel like a barleywine-stature beer at all. Hbuck72 (177) - Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Pours a apple cigar light amber gold color. No head or lacing. Aroma is sweet and mildly spicy with notes of fruit- apples, pears, peaches, and strawberries. Notes of straw - hay/grass. Slight pepper notes. Taste is nice and balanced, not overly sweet or bitter. Notes of mild fruit and spice carry through on the tongue. Slightly sour finish, but again nicely balanced. Nice on the palate, a little light and crisp, almost cider like. Good beer! fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2013
OKplus (788) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 7, 2013
[ Bottle # 423/1492 ]. Light unclear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, wheat, funky, light medicine - band-aid. Qiut a odd aroma ! Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, medicine, funky, honey warm sweet, wheat - yeast. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
750ml served into a 22oz snifter. Bottle # 0450 of 1492.
A - Pours a glowing and hazed burnt orange. A light creamed head sinks into a solid collar.
S - A mix of damp oak barrels and fruit esters. Strawberries, red delicious apples, candied pears, stone fruit(mainly peach), melon, limes, spice, sugary malt. A big aroma of floral perfume and spicy alcohol.
T - Lactic acid and wheat rush over the palate. The malt is full and sweeter than the nose. The honey and wood are very present but is layered well. Some leafy herbal and floral hop shows up on the sides of the tongue. Lemony lactic acidic adds some sourness. Strawberries, red delicious apples, and peaches seem to be the dominate fruits. It has a honey kissed orange toward the finish.
M - Moderate carbonation but super smooth. Light side of full body, velvety texture. Tart upfront, sweet in the middle, and spicy on the finish.
Well this "hybrid" take on the style seems to work very well. The wild yeast and wood add a deep level of layering. Very complex aroma and super mouthfeel are the strongest components. Alcohol is there, per style, but adds a sharpness that really works with the floral aspects. Not sure about the ABV but I’m guessing it’s around 10.5%. I bought a couple of extra bottles on a gamble and I’m glad I did.
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05-14-2012 Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2013
This was a real treat, thanks Markwise. The body was a nice and hazy yellow with a billowy head. Aromas were full of sour fruit, honey and light hops. The taste was tart, the body was smooth and the finish was a touch acidic with a subtle honey bite. Very well hidden alcoholic presence too.
OmegaX (1383) - Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Thanks, Mark, for sharing. Aroma is light bubblegum, some citrus, wheat, funk, and candy. Flavor matches up, being a touch on the sweet side with citrus and tropical flavors behind a subtle funky note. Not bad at all. Pinball (12310) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
cloudy orange, small white head. malty, fruity , boozy herbal aroma. flavor is strong wheaty, caramel. SlackerMads (3518) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. Unclear orange with a small white head. aroma is grapes, dusty, horse, bark, dry wood. Taste is light sweet and light tart. Light/medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Mellow light dry bretty finish. Very refreshing and drinkable. I like it. Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Light malty, hay, apple/cider aroma, light bretty, minerals, light bitterness, tart wooden notes, light oxidation notes. OK. faroeviking (11211) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
Botella. Hazy good golden colour, small off-white head. Sweet fuity like yeasty spiced tart aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet and tart with yeast, spice and bit fruit to it. Sweet finish, spiced/herbal.