crispaire (238) - - DEC 27, 2016
pours an amber brown on tap with creamy white crema. smells of slightly fermented grapes and sweet wine. tastes sickly and cloyingly sweet without proper carbonation for balance. rich body, sticky texture, and smooth finish. beer-yum (1710) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 23, 2016
Restrained caramel aroma in a copper pour. Surprisingly laid back flavour with a fruity malt body and tasty finish. A slight hint of alcohol detracts only slightly from one of the most UK’ish examples of the style (US Barleywine). Iznogud (3805) - CROATIA - AUG 12, 2016
On tap at PDX Taproom, Tokyo. Pours dark orange to amber, very small white head. Caramel, malty, toffee, ripe fruit. Quite sweet, sugary, syrupy, sticky. Medium bodied. Warming, even a bit boozy. Medium+ bodied. Not my thing. TylerGreenDC (953) - - MAR 11, 2016
Draft. Aroma of kiwi and orange liqueur. Flavors of chocolate, more orange liqueur and caramel, or maybe a bit of butterscotch. Lovely without being booming. fiulijn (20515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
Vintage 2011, 4 years old; bottle from Firefly, Maple Ridge
Ferris (15288) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
Cloudy golden color with small head.The aroma is malty, but also very perfumy, a bit hoppy. Smooth mouthfeel; the malt profile is rather mellow, moderately sweet, it still has a good level of bitterness, the hops are resiny and not much fruity, it doesn’t show the alcohol, nor the age.
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Caramel and some butterscotch. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Light caramel and sweetness. A bit past its prime. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Draught, 2010 vintage. Pours a very cloudy brown color with almost no head on it at all. Nose seems boozy with some caramel to it. Taste is slightly sweet and slightly toasty, with a dry finish. slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Caramel and bread, citrus hops and alcohol. Nothing outside of the ordinary, but all in all seems a little tame. Didn’t stand up to the harvest dance wheat wine well at all. " 50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
On tap at the BikeBar (’11 vintage). Amber pour with a white head. Enticing caramel malt aromas. Sweet with brown sugar, caramel, and malty notes. Good body and mouthfeel. DrewFace (969) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Murky pale orange color. Malty, oxidized, caramel malt, malt forward, mild hop aroma. Fairly malty, oxidized, bitter, ehhh.