abemorsten (3266) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"8th annual release". Pours hazy light golden with no head. just smelling it reveals very little, but upon tasting floral notes are revealed along with citrus and pine. Fruit notes comes after some sips. Pleasant bitterness and acidity that lasts throughout the drink.
(Sampled @ Nakameguro taproom February 2009)
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy dark orange color. Aroma of citrus, semi sour, nice and malty with mellow hops. Flavor is citrus and some tartness. Bubbly and complex. Pretty good.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2222-20090605] Sample. Ginger spicy grains aroma. Hazy, orange brown body with a quick foamy off-white head and suspended floaties. More grainy ginger in the flavour, not too spicy, with a long ginger aftertaste. Medium body. Average.
(3T @ Mondial 2009; Montreal, QC)
argo0 (12350) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(2nd Shenandoah Throwdown, 633ml bottle) Small off-white head, cloudy amber body with dead yeast aplenty. Aroma is medium sweet, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, light earthy. Smooth light-medium body.
Radek Kliber (6708) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Mondial de la Biere 2009
Appearance: finely hazed on amber look, light white top presented.3-
Nose: Citric, fresh hop character, light fruit touches.
Flavor/Palate : Soft medium bodied, amber malts with straight, clean citric hops. Softer at finish. Clean ale.
jercraigs (8670) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009-06-05. Hazy golden orange body with a small white head. Aroma is spicy, ginger? sort of wasabi like? Mild hops. (6+) Flavour has a similar spice character to it that reminiscent of ginger/wasabi (is it really there or is it just in my head because the beer is from Japan?), light hoppy bitterness as well. Odd melange of flavours lingers in the aftertaste. (6+) Average palate feels lighter than it is due to a lack of carbonation. Decent, unusual and pleasant. Bottle at Mondial 2009, Montreal
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Speckled peach. Frothy and clingy white head shows solid retention. Soapy, honey-drizzled orange pith aromas with background notes of sweet toasted malt, mikan zest, and honeydew melon. Soft, expansive carbonation. Bottle conditioned. Firmly mineralic, initially, though notably soft and flavorsome with hops which lend restrained orange pith and floral accents. Artfully extracted malt exudes lightly and cleanly, displaying flashes of crackers, honeyed bread, and some tongue-clutching toasted-hay grittiness. Cardboard oxidation provides astringency which bludgeons the array of soft delicacies. Virtually devoid of bitterness with the exception of a zestlike pinch which flees as quickly as it emerges. Finishes somewhat tackily with yeast and trace honeyed-malt sweetness, though curiously bare and hollow, with scant mikan remnants lingering. Bit of a letdown as it’s already oxidized (bottling date unknown) and lacks the sparkling estery pizzazz which characterizes many of Baird’s beers. Okay.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
633ml Bottle: Aroma of hops, citrus, caramel, pale malts, slight oranges, mikan, and some toasting. Poured orange/amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small, medium, and large-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of fruit, hops, citrus, mikan, grains, tangerine, sugar, toasting, caramel, and malts. Medium body. Chalky texture. Average carbonation. Fruity, hoppy, citrus and malt finish is chalky.
GMCC2181 (1554) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I didnt know this was a fruit beer.... Shared at SL by robert. Orange in color. Nice little head. Light orange notes aroma. Taste is orange-ish. Sweet malty taste. Light in texture. Easy to drink. Overall not a bad fruitbeer at all.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAR 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a lot better than expected. The full juicy orange taste throught is one that would do well in summer, even though it has been released in WInter. Very smooth and fresh, but with a bit of body to it, which goes a long well.