GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy yellow color. The head was white with good retention. Some lace was left behind on the glass at the end. Attractive aroma of flower blossom, sweet orange marmalade, lime, and coriander. Medium bodied and semi-sweet with a light chalky feel. Well orchestrated melange of flavors including the likes of citrus fruits (orange and lime), coriander, peach pasty, and a dash of powdered sugar. Delicious. I prefered the this one to the ’07 Fluxus.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - thanks General Gao. Spicy lemon and wheat aroma. Slightly cloudy with golden yellow color. Coriander, cinnamon, some cereal, yeast and honey flavors. Well carbonated and dry with a lingering bitter duration. Good.
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow-gold with big, foamy white head / Light nose of banana and spice / Medium to full body, with creamy, sweet malts and a touch of dry hoppiness on the good finish / Bold flavors of banana, pear, clove, and coriander / Very good, a strong wit, improving markedly as it warms.
emacgee (3746) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy soft orange. The head was creamy and white. The nose was really sweet and spicy, the yarrow is really prominent, alcohol is too. Smells similar to a winter warmer. Tastes really sweet, prominent yarrow, white pepper, yeasty, warm alcohol. Not bad, I just couldn’t do too much of it.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy yellow with an orange tint to it. Smells spicy, coriander, orange peel maybe. Spicy acidic flavor, not a fav of mine, but not too bad.
SudsMcDuff (5370) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
first beer of the day with my boy stumac and company ... this beer pours with quite a spice portfolio... is the colour of a old gold coin with a slight haze to it .... some nice flavours, i pick up honey ... an enjoyable brew, summer-ish but still full... nice stuff and a perfect opener ...
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ginger, corriander, celery and sweet banana aroma. Thin white cover that clings to the glass over cloudy dark yellow. Sweet and spicy gingerale with lots of corriander and cinnamon. Gentle bitterness together with sugary sweetness in a very Belgian way. Medium body, medium carbonation, slighly sweet finish.
badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Holiday. Hazy yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma of orange and banana Fruity citrus taste, mild grain and earthy spice with a dry finish.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Sunset Bar and Grille (Boston, MA). Pours a hazy bright golden color with a one finger white head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is bread, heavy spice, pine, lemon, other citrus notes, some yeast. Flavor is malty with notes of juniper, spice, some sweetness like caramel. Generally medium body with a slightly sweet finish.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of spices, pepper, cloves, coriander, lemon, citrus, orange, and some fruit. Poured golden with a hint of orange in color and a small white head that lasted throughout. Hazy. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is highly spiced. Tastes of spices, cloves, pepper, coriander, honey, ginger, and pear. Medium body. Average texture. Average to lively carbonation. Spiced, pepper and pear finish.