DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured into a pint glass.
3.5 A: Crystal clear medium orange color. About two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is just quicker than average and no lacing is left.
2.5 S: Aroma is incredibly weak, even for the style. Slight breadiness and a touch of caramel sweetness.
3.0 T: Taste isnít bad for the style. Grainy with just a touch of caramel and a light, indistinguishable spiciness. Simple, but thirst quenching.
4.0 M: Light body. Surprisingly creamy for how light it is. Good moderate carbonation.
3.5 D: Definitely boring, but the mouthfeel is nice enough to make this a good lawnmower beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-01-2011 04:43:29
ExpendableHero (702) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper beer with a slightly off-white head. Faint aromas of root beer and tangerine. Tastes of slight orange notes, yet not citric. Very creamy and smooth. Ends on a sweet note. Very easy drinking, enjoyable light beer.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
THOUGHTS: Rated this thinking it was the wheat beer, but was pretty sure about halfway through that there wasnít going to be any wheat showing up at the party. Not bad, but nothing to write home about. Easy to drink and fairly refreshing, but it didnít seem very wheaty (OBVIOUSLY). Also just enough hops to keep you from thinking youíre drinking sugar water, but no real hop presence. A little annoying that they have two Summer Solstice beers listed with neither being retired and the yellow can doesnít have a style of ABV on it.
TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a clear, medium amber with a huge, foamy, off-white head that kept a decent sheet and left barely fair lacing. The aroma had moderate cereal and caramel malts; honey; hints of tea and cola; and ever so slight orange extract. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, slightly sour and lightly acidic; while the finish was lightly sweet, light to moderately sour and moderately acidic with an average duration. There was caramel malts, some spicy yeast cereal, honey, a little orange and more yeast toward the end. The medium body was a little watery and lightly fizzy with a lightly astringent finish.
strongpieman (1309) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Malty almost creamy aroma... Some caramel. Deep amber color, clear, white head that sticks around for a while.smooth palate, creamy. Nice tasting, but very different than expected.
LetsGoState (545) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance is a hazy amber. Aroma is tart malts. Taste is also tart almost like a sugary candy. Overall very interesting, but not the ideal summer beer.
boydstradamus (9) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2011 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
malty brew with notes of raisin and blood orange. finish is long and refreshing. extra creamy mouthfeel from 12oz. can. overall impression reminds me of a sun tea for hot afternoons.
DrSilverworm (3985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can. I had no idea going in what kind of beer this was, but I assumed it was a cream ale judging by "cervesa crema". Hazy orange color, minimal head, mild lacing. What is this aroma? Raisin? ... Totally raisin. Dead on raisin. Sounds weird, but I actually like it. Some sweet taste. Very interesting.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On draft at Coffee District. Color and appearance I didnít pay too much attention to but all I can remember was that it was super sweet. Somewhat fruity but just too sweet to enjoy a whole glass.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber pour. Lots of vanilla and a bit of soft malt character as well. Fairly sweet up front, but there is a touch of decent dryness though on the finish as well. Okay - but not great. Soda-ish.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium clear brown. Thin off-white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is toast and raisins. Flavor, I swear, is like drinking liquid Raisin Bran. The malt has that biscuity flavor of bran flakes why there is also a hint of raisin sweetness. If thatís your thing, this is a great beer. Personally, Iím not a big fan of Raisin Bran in my cereal bowl, let alone my beers. The beer is not bad, donít get me wrong. Itís just not my thing.
(FWIW, all the women I know who have tried this have really liked it. So if your wife/girlfriend/femal acquaintance is looking for a beer she might enjoy, this might be worth giving a shot.)