Sammy (8527) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nicely hopped but somewhat off funky tasting Belgian pale. There is fruitiness there. Minty toothpaste drying aftertaste, with pepper and coriander. Some yeast aroma. Orange copper colour.
GT2 (8353) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 30, 2010
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Poured a clear deep orange with a thin, white head that dissipates to nothing. Smells like dishwater. Taste of dishwater, cardboard, seltzer water with a hint of fake orange flavor. Hilariously bad. Worse than Bruery Coton. Can’t wait for a Bruery Avery epic collaboration.
Drake (8214) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Fredericksburg, VA. Pours a clear orange color with lots of visible carbonation. Medium fizzy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of peach, apricot and candi sugar. The taste is apples, plum, peach, pear, apricot, sugar and a bready note. Bitter almost metallic hops. Medium bodied
Theydon_Bois (8100) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Cherry Cricket, Denver - 04/06/12.
Amber pour with a small off-white head.
Sweet malts, grain, Belgian yeast and sugar on the nose.
Taste follows, not a huge flavour to this beer, not bland, just not exciting.
Light to medium body, a little thin and watery, moderate carbonation.
Drinkable, just a little dull!
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2011 12oz bottle. Deep copper orange color with high saturation, very vivid appearance. Light mandarin orange aromas, with some belgian biscut notes, marshmallows and light bananas. Sweet on the lips, with some light peach and floral flavors. Some light coriander spices, with a smooth palate and a sweet, fruit cocktail-like flavor in the finish... marichino cherries and all. Overall a good beer, very tasty, and light; perfect for a sunny spring day. No defects in this one.
Dogbrick (7870) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange amber color with a thin and creamy eggshell white head. Thin lacing too. Nice citrus and yeast aroma. Light-bodied with a mildly bitter character. Soft spices and yeast flavoring as well. Sour fruit aftertaste at times. The finish is dry and fruity with a hint of spice. All in all a decent seasonal from Avery.
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 3, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a large, creamy, off-white head and a clear, light brown body. Good lacing and retention. Aroma of apples, raisins, cinnamon and yeast. Pretty sweet with a little alcohol. Taste is watery and very yeasty and lightly spiced with some astringency in the finish. Fizzy and watery.
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper with medium, off-white head. Aroma of citrus, hops, some spice. Tastes orangy, spicy, with some finishing citric and fruity dryness.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Fizzy and fruity, this Belgian-style Ale is clean, and is as drinkable as it is forgettable.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam laces atop the hazy orange.
-Malts are absolutely nameless throughout.
-Orange peel could have been used, but this flavour might be a product of the yeast.
-I had actually ordered a Belgian-style Ale from Drake’s, but the waitress brought me this instead. Oy.
-Some wooden and floral hops appear in the finish, accompanied by mild caramel.
On tap at Rogue Ales Public House, SF.
jercraigs (7732) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange amber body, moderate off white head. (3+) Mild metallic-glass notes that I suspect may be from the glass rather than the beer but can’t be sure. Mild muted roange, very mild grass. Aroma is pleasant but difficult to tease from the glass. Mild citrusy bitterness, exceptionally muted resim hides behind muted fruit and caramel malt. Average palate. This could potentially be quite dull but has just enough flavour to be quite drinkable and well balanced. <P>
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