goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Poured a clear light copper colloer with a small off-white head. Aroma was sweet and citrusy with some alcohol noticable. Flavor was sweet as well with a light fruit. Semi-dry finish with some alcohol coming through. Medium bodied. 21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2005
I am not a fan of the label by any means, it bothers me nearly as much as most of the bells labels do. Labels are important dammit, they need to look cool. This beer looked like a copper pipe and had a lemony salty aroma. what the fuck does cloying mean?? I guess im not as cool as everyone else that descrives it. I found it to be heavy on the alcohol and thin. tiggmtl (4544) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2005
Fruity aroma suggesting field berries has plenty of fresh wheat character and some alcohol apparent. Clear copper coloured body is topped by a light ring of white head. Doughy, wheaty, alcoholic flavour is fairly bitter. Fair carbonation to the medium body. Bottle sampled at DenverLogan’s GABF 2005 wrap-up. haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Bought this 22oz bottle from Whole Foods in Veinna, VA. Orangy colored pour with a decent white head. Doesn’t resemble a barley wine too much, but a definite strong wheat presence. As well as some subtle citrus notes. Not much to tackle on the flavor. Kind of light, but had some banana, sugars, and wheat notes. Alcohol is definitely hidden. Alright, but I expect more punch from a barley wine. Shag (3026) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2005
An orange appearance with a large head. A lemon and pine aroma is present. The flavor is extremely sweet to a cloying level with some lemons, apricots, and pears present. This beer is complex but too big and sweet to have more than a few. I dont think Id want to tackle a bomber of this on my own. Overall pretty good and complex.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Points for being interesting and different. This was like an imperial Wheat beer but without the clove and banana flavor of a hefe or most wheat beers. Alcohol was very strong, and the wine outweighed the wheat flavor by a lot. Thin and cloying this one. Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2005
Bottle. Dark orange with a small white head. Candy sugar, banana and orange dominate the aroma. Taste is citrus fruit and grassy hops. Doesn’t taste as strong as the ABV says it is. jtw (1165) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2005
22 oz bottle from....damn, who was it? thanks, mystery trader! pours a dark orange with little carbonation and surprisingly little wheat characteristics show up in the aroma and flavor. instead it’s a well-balanced beer with strong malt and some deep earthy hops, and just a tiny bit of yeasty tanginess shows up. i wish it had a slightly fuller body with somehat less alcohol thinness, because a nice sticky finish would make this absolute bliss to sip. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Sampled at Oakes’ ’05 Xmas PartyPailhead (6541) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Shiny copper color, no head. Nose of clean fruits; grape, fig and plum. The flavor is rich and balanced and doesn’t possess any of the off-flavors you associate with wheat. Clean finish, light alcohol. Nice campfire sipper.
Bottle: Courtesy of Secret Santa. Lots of caramel int he aroma with light banana bread, fruit, and citrus hops. Pours a hazy orange with a nice off-white head with decent retention. Caramel and banana bread up front. Fruit, light sugary sweetness, and wheat in the middle blend nicely with the moderate citrus hop finish. Alcohol is noticeable in the finish in light flavor and warmth. Another hoppy, but balanced barley wine that I really enjoy.