Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Draft at the Sybarite Pig. Snifter pour. Dark brown and slight oily pour. Some small head and lacing throughout. Aroma was deep notes of malts, woody booze, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and fruit. The taste was slightly less complex but good overall. The caramel and toffee faded into a wood barrel booziness at the end. Hints of vanilla, banana, and spices as well. Full body and moderate carbonation. Would love to have another. jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Murky golden color and sweet yeasty aroma with a sweet Belgian flavor. A lot of honey long flavor. Pleasant to drink with no bitter hop and a slight fizz on the finish. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2014 12.7oz corked bottle, 2008 vintage, shared by beerpig317. Moderately hazy golden orange color. Lots of yeast particles suspended in the body of my sample. Minimal head, no lace. Light tartness. Moderate sweet, light bitter, light alcohol warmth. Nice wheat base, light lemon citrus. Dry texture. Some notes of oxidization. Bigger body, kind of slick. Lightly soft, lighter carbonation. OK wheat barley. This vintage tastes a bit past it’s prime right now. 7/2/6/3/13RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Re-rate from a 2013 bottle, thanks to kammeraj. 5/19/2014: 12.7oz bottle. Clear golden orange color. Thin bubbly white head. Doesn’t leave much lace. Earthy hop, some good bready biscuity malt, light bit of orange citrus. Good moderate bitter taste, moderate sweet, light heat. Smooth, very light carbonation. Lightly slick, light drying finish. Bigger body. Satisfying texture to this, a bit easier drinking. Solid, enjoyable stuff. Reasonably easy drinking. Good hop component still alive here, not too sweet. Yeah, I much prefer this beer fresh.
Bottle. Gold with some gunk. Banana aroma. Sweet caramel and fruit flavor. Nice.Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2013
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Bottle. Honey gold with no head. Toffee and apple aromas. Toffee, dark fruit, vanilla and a hint of booze.
beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle shared at Dave’s tasting. Pours a hazy golden amber with a thin white head. Pleasant aroma that is slightly tart and sweet at the same time, green apple, honey, and wheat grain. The flavor is similar with the addition of some caramel and a bit of oakiness to the mix. Sort of berliner weiss meats barley wine to my palate, which seems an odd pairing when you consider the great difference in abv of the two styles. The sweetness reminds me of when berliner weiss is served with woodruff syrup, but with the density and mouthfeel of a barley wine. I enjoy both styles, I’m just not sure how I feel about them together in one glass! Brigadier (3725) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Dfonorow (2250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Thanks again to b3shine for the share one weeknight. This was a strange beast that just did not work out right. Part weiss beer and part barleywine it is a Frankenstein with random things thrown in.
Aroma / Appearance - The cloudy base takes on a warm caramel hue. Flat with no head at all it sits idly. Citrus, pie glaze, wheat, and malt mix a barleywine with hefeweizen roots in a weird blend.
Flavor / Palate - The chewy mouthfeel is no surprise with the high gravity. A distracting cloying nature detracts from an otherwise solid profile. A sugary barleywine tastes slightly fruity and sweet. The blend mostly works but at times is simply too much. Like most Two Brothers beers the result is just short of success.
2008 bottle. Pour is hazy golden with a thin tan head. Aroma is of lemon grass, wheat, booze, and citrus. Flavor is like a mix between a cider and a barley wine - light fruits, apples, yeast, booze, caramel. Medium carbonation. b3shine (9072) - Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2013
12.7 oz bottle to tulip (shared with Brigadier). Looks good; a cloudy orange with white lacing. Smells of hefe yeast with notes of caramel, spices, oal, and light fruit, floral, and banana notes. Tastes like it smells with a sweet backbone. Good on the palate. Enjoyable. Cbuk1013 (247) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Pours light golden. Smells like a lager. The taste is ok. A bit disappointed.