brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
Golden orange pour with a white head. Orange peel, grapefruit, and tea. Some pine, a bit of floral hops, and some sweet malt. Caramel, a touch of sugar, and maybe a touch of peach. The flavor is sweet up front with some sugar and peach. Tea, orange, and grapefruit hop notes. Lightly floral and some pine bitterness. djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a clear gold with small frothy white head. The aroma is yeast, honey, and spice. Medium mouthfeel with sweet malt and light roast and dry finish. Good. Ratman197 (15616) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of white foam. aromas of straw, earthiness, citrus and light white pepper. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness and citrus with a crisp dry finish. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 18, 2013
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, grass, pine, dried apricot, and citrus. Flavor of toffee, herbs, citrus, stone fruit, and caramel. SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
on tap @ nobi .. . lots of heat, but not really that boozy .. . gold amber .. decent foam .. . this is a great candidate for barrel aging .. . liked it but took a good while to finish .. . . Buy her a taco. Bitches love tacos.
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
On tap. Pours with a clear yellow hued body with a medium sized white head. From appearance this could be a pilsner. Aromas are clearly not. Grassy, big toasty and biscuity malt character, medium ester, alcohol roundness. Flavors are of alcohol, medium estery, toasty and freshly baked bread malt and yeast notes, floral hop. Bone dry. Medium carbonation. Warming. Liked it. JStax (7307) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2013
12 ounce bottle thanks to errl. Poured into a brandy snifter. Hazy, lighter copper with a thin white, bubbly head of foam. Not much retention. Aroma is bready, estery, and spicy. Tastes pretty sweet and malt forward, but still has a big fruity, hop profile without much of the bitterness. The alcohol burn waits til it’s down your throat before kicking in. Not bad, but I think I waited too long to drink this one. 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle:   Bright straw, sediment floating about, thin to moderate sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Sweet pale breadiness, a touch of honey graham cracker and pale citrus bits on the nose.   Soft sweet bready malts up front, pale bready malts, not the whole wheat kind.   A touch of honey.   Low bitterness, hides the 9.3% ABV fairly well.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Soft warming bready finish.   Pretty simple, decent, but nothing as complex as I was hoping.   Tiz fairly clean tho.   Thanks Bill! blutt59 (6599) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2013
Bottle, cloudy orange color with no head, mostly a hoppy dried fruit flavor with light fruity aroma, finish is clean metallic superspak (6212) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Got in a trade with Cyde. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 12/30/2013. Pours hazy and cloudy orange amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, honey, bread, light pine, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and hop notes; with fairly weak strength. Taste of big orange zest, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange rind, tangerine, floral, honey, bread, pine, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, pine, honey, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; with a very nice malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice blonde barleywine. Good balance and complexity of malt and hop flavors; and quite smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.