italianjohn (2337) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy deep golden pour light off white head ...... subtle aroma of sweet fruits and belgian yeast light floral hop .... sweet malty taste bready and lightly fruity yeast (pear/apple) ends with a lightly fruity bitter finish ... needs more flavor but its a nice easy drinking brew
doomfistinc (82) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 9, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2010 Bottle. I just found this one recently at the Liquor Barn on Cerillos Rd. It was a local and I used to work for the monks of Christ in the Desert, so I gave it a go. It surpassed my expectations and changed my opinions about beer. A mild, musty scent and flavor with a definite orange peel flavor on the end that does vary from batch to batch. Nice finger thick head that sticks around a while with an incredible amount of lacing. This is my #1 beer. Also, no way is this 4.7%. I can feel more alcohol than that in one single beer.
mar (4843) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber with a cream head. nose is pear and apple. nice on the palate with a definite yeast flavor that pairs well with the fruitiness. clean aftertaste.
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a cloudy orange-yellow with not much head at all. Nose is spices and fruit. Tastes like cinnamon, a little bit of sour apple, but the finish is nice overall.
Cavie (3795) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly hazy orange pour. Chalky aroma. Little on the nose to offer. Some spice to taste. Little bit of banana and pear type flavor. Little bland, finish is very dry.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to bleeng for this beer. Orange caramel color with no head. Malt bom, with caramel apples and spices on the nose. Flavor is spicy malt grain. Palate is soft and thin. Not bad.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from bleeng, shared at the October Houston tasting. Thanks!
Pours ice tea brown with an aroma of malty wheat bread. Flavor is Chex cereal and grain. Average mouthfeel. Not bad, but not especially good.
MaltOMeal (1091) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bleeng at October Houston Tasting. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a thin white head. Nose is sweet and hoppy with some pepper. Taste is sweet malt and some spice. Mouthfeel is thin and watery. Unimpressive.
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice lasting head with some lace. Pours hazy and orange. Smells somewhat hoppy, but not too much. Taste is balanced between hops and a nice mild backdrop of malts. Has some spice and some fruit undertones. Not boring at all, but not particularly outstanding either.
Harekr (4) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2008 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Benedictine monastery in Pecos, made with care and prayer! A nicely hopped pale ale or light IPA. Pours orange, with a pleasant flavor of peppers and apricots. Nice, decent, but not great. I would bring some back next trip to NM though.