GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably one of my favorite Italian beers I’ve rated so far. Very enjoyable in a bottle large enough to share with a friend or two (doubt I could have finished it off alone). Pours out a bright yellow/orange color, nice white head with aroma of ginger and yeast with a floral angle that keeps things interesting. There is also a bit of citrus fruit floating around which I found interesting. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very refreshing. Flavors are spiceu and lively with notes of ginger, lemony, herbal with a nod to the alcohol content noticeable. Good job guys! Finally an Italian beer to cheer about!
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow hazy beer – thick long lasting white head – nose Granny Smith apples, citrus –sour, green apples apricots – dry body- aftertaste crisp, sour apples, citrus
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of citrusy orange and peppery spice in the aroma. Flavor nds up being sort of sweet with even a little bit of bananas breaking through the orange peel and allspice. Almost tropical fruit tasting with a little spice. Good.
Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I brought this beer to the last Heavyweight open house because not too many people rated it. Poured a light orange-brown with a decent off-colored head. At first I was a little sceptical because this bottle had a lot of floaties, but pleasantly surprised. Malts and fruits with a mxture of spiciness.Decent.
dwyerpg (4635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2006
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Well, I don’t what constitutes this style, but this beer was not good to me (it may have been old). Little aroma. Taste in mouth starts out ok, but once you swallow it this is very bad. Has a pretty untatsty finish. Really upset I spent $10 on this.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold and hazy with a white head. Smells breaddy with some fruitty elements. Tastes fruity with some nice spicy elements.
SSSteve (3808) - - JUL 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
mildy sweet yeasty aroma. some sourness. orange gold with vigorous carbonation and a medium sized fizzy white head. flavor is yeasty and sort of belgian like with some peach, apricot notes. sour candyish finish. despite the carbonated look to it, the mouthfeel is very smooth and watery. decent.
DocLock (8016) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Super Saver. Hazy dark brown pour with 2-finger off-white head. Aroma of floral spices, hopcitrus, some orange zest and tropical fruit. The flavor is floral and spicy, yeasty, with a lot of orange zest, some lemongrass, mango, coriander, and even clove hints. It gets very black and Bell peppery as it warms, while retaining a smooth, citrusy saisony feel to it.
Kinz (3347) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I always enjoy trying these traditional ales. Medium gold, good head. Aroma strikes me immediately as that of a saison, with plenty of yeast and a slight tropical fruit note over a grainy backbone. Flavor matches, medium bodied, balanced somewhat bready malts, light yeast, and a bit of a passion fruit and mango flavor. Tasty.
jefcon (1419) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aromas of ornage, lemon, and I get the ginger, too. Very sweet brew -- I can taste the remains of candy sugar, as well as the orange oils from peel. Great with food, more difficult on it’s own. Despite not carrying much alcohol, a drying finish once the sweetness of this brew gets off the tongue. Curious, but a unique saison-y beer for the fresh fruit lover.