graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a muddled yellow into the glass with a nice white head. Aroma is orange sweetness. Flavor reminds me of orange tang; an artificial orange flavor dominates the profile. Not bad but would not buy again.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. A very typical beer of the style. My problem was the coriander, it was so strong, it tasted like cloves.
douglas88 (8317) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle thanks to Mikey. Pours a clear golden color with a large white head. The aroma is nice banana and malty notes, light yeast as well. The flavor is very nice; a rich mix of malts, banana esters, some spices and citrus. Well made and tasty.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with a very short lived fizzy white head. Bready Belgian yeast aroma. Odd vaguely orange taste dominated by malt flavors.
arondee (599) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a light hazy yellow with a small white head. Tons of carbonation, a litle bit of lacing around the edges. Aroma is banana and lemon peel. The taste is artificial banana, with some lemon peel and spices. I’m not a fan. The banana taste bothers me. It’s easy to drink but not very good.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lightly hazed golden color with a towering, fluffed platinum blond head. Decent little fingers of lace. Nice spicy, yeasty, slightly alcoholic nose. Body’s light, and the carbonation really is sparkling enough to give it a bit of crispness. Truth in packaging! Phew. Spicy, yeasty, slightly corny mid-palate. Mild yeasty finish.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Smells of coriander and ginger. Tastes of sweet wheat, spicy, citrus, coriander, some sweetness on the finish.
hayduke (4755) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle this poured a light and hazy gold with a big white head and light lacing. Nose of yeast, citrus, and coriander. Smooth and clean mouthfeel. Flavor is of belgian yeast and some citrus. Dry finish. True to type and good drinking.
kyzr (1358) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden yellow with white head. Nose is citrus and yeast. Flavor is yeasty with fruit and just a hint of coriander. Medium tangy mouthfeel.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009 Oregon Brewers Festival – Portland, OR
Aroma: Nice light malt aroma with light Belgian yeast and very little hops.
Appearance: Light golden in color, Slight haze with a light head.
Flavor: Nice Belgian yeast fruit flavor. This was refreshing and great to drink.
Palate: Dry Finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: The first beer for the OBF I was off and running.