48FanInCali (857) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Bomber. Dark gold color very little head and and no retention. Nose is grainy alcohol with some nail polish remover. Taste follows with secondary sweetness. Not very good. Maybe a bad bottle as I love Wheatwine types.
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Beautiful color, almost zero head (thats a negative), apricot and oatmeal taste. Has a lingering apricot aftertaste that’s pleasant. Very sour/bitter flavor that I don’t find appealing. The bitterness lasts in your mouth for a long time. Not impressed. deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
A - pours dark apple juice amber with almost zero white head. S - strong fruity aromas up front, bananas, apricots and peaches. Hints of alcohol also. Strong body and average palate. No carb to speak of. Nice alcohol warmed end. T - bitter quiet dark dried fruit, apricots and peaches up front. Wheat and full bodied malts on the palate. Lingering bitter end. O - pretty good barley wine. Fruity and toned down. 7- rayOfBeer (680) - El Cerrito, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
Tap: clear golden with small white head. Aroma is fruity peach and apricot together with toasted grain. Flavor is mildly tart peach, cereal, apricot, and caramel. Palate is thick, running tart with a little sweetness and finishing with a bitterness. Over interesting, at first a little off-putting but growing on me as it warms. thetmaxx (927) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
On tap at streets of London for beer week. Aroma is very fruity, almost like cotton candy or bubble gum. Flavor is very smooth wow! allot of the same flavour as aroma. Some grainy flavours also. Really good, really what I would expect barley wine to taste like.
maximum12 (32) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Thanks to my wandering Mule League exile, lurpy1, for bringing this back to the Twin Cities: I’ve enjoyed a lot of CA goodness out of your suitcase. Now, go somewhere else for work please! 22 oz. bottle poured into two frost-rimmed mugs (OK, not really).
Pour is a burnished oak, I actually held it up to the trim in the house, virtually identical in color. Clear, no bottom-boogers. Nose comes only after fifteen or so minutes of warming, sweet, toffee, slight wheat, but I have to dig my nose into the liquid to get anything; not a strong point.
Marin Star Brew-Triple Wheat Ale is like a weizenbock with a mortar. Sweet, sweet, sugar-reduction-drenched bananas skewer the palate. Calling all insulin, calling all insulin. After the shock wears off, this is chock full of subtle niceties. Background wheat, element of molasses/syrup, caramel, & lovely herbal hops touch at the finish. Almost Belgian in feel, but heavier, more serious. Alcohol...yes, I feel you. I feel the ambiance of an after-dinner liqueur, & one that I’d be downing rapidly.
This is one hefty, lovely, sweet, complex mofo of a brew, & just how a wheatwine should taste. A standard-bearer for the style, this is one of the best examples I’ve had to date & an excellent all-around beer. boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Bottle (purchased at Johns Market, could be a two years old)... Poured clear, golden with a white head. A little bit oxidized with some sweetness and malt. Hardly any bitterness and sort of fell short towards the end. Mild palate that coated the tongue nicely. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle pours deep orange-gold with an off-white head. Aroma is fruity and spicy with a touch of alcohol. Flavor shows the same with notes of overripe peach and apricot, as well as some coriander, honey and a touch of acetone. Alcohol is definately a little raw and overpresent in the flavor, maybe this would calm down with some age. dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2011
(22oz bottle). Pours slightly hazy with a pillow-top off-white foam. Nice carbonation. Aroma has some cardboard, grape? or something fruity, grass and something that smells like horseradish. Taste is sweet with some light hop bitterness. The beer is a bit hot-I think that’s where the horseradish or whatever it is is coming from. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Smooth, but hot. A decent beer with some nice flavors going on. daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2011
Apricot colored pour, off white head. Sweet aroma of peaches, overripe stone fruit, honey, agave nectar, light nail polish and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and a bit hotter than I would have expected from the nose. Still a pretty solid offering.