madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2nd April 2012
Hazy deep amber beer with a good off white head. Smooth palate, semi dry and with a soft edge. Creamy malt, tasting a touch oxidised. Nice tangy orange and other generic fruits - kind of sweet and sour. Smooth finish. Nicely joined up.
mcberko (14401) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, sent from northernbrews (thanks a lot, Jeff), pours a murky orangey brown with a quickly-dissipating fizzy beige head, with huge chunks of sediment. Nose immediately shows hints of oxidation, Belgian yeast, candied sugar and some spices. Flavour of Belgian yeast, some orangey fruitiness, a bit of candied sugar and lots of oxidation. This is clearly past its prime, but I doubt it would’ve been that enjoyable fresh. Low complexity, with average drinkability. Decent beer, with a slightly bumped up rating to counteract the less-than-stellar freshness.
jsquire (4147) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep golden color out of the bottle with a short lived white head. big boozy nose of alcohol (that became more prevelant as it warmed) honey and bitter orange peel. Big belgian yeast tastes with lots of hot alcohol, corriander and bitter orange peel. Lots of citrus notes, honey sweetness, and a warm alcohol sense in the finish. Still a very nice beer, but I would drink them if you got them.
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed via a bottle from the cellar on a Sunday evening. Pours a cloudy bronze with a medium cream head that clings to the glass. Smell is of apple cider and grapefruit. The taste is of apple and pear with mild carbonation and an an after taste best described as how it smells outside after a rain. Mild hops and dryness on the aftertaste.
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
35,5 cl bottle. Rated on 05.01.2011
Aroma is sweet with malt and some raisins – feels like an aged American Barley Wine. Flavour is also sweet with malt, raisins, some sugar and ripe fruits. Good and well aged, although a bit too sweet for me still.
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old notes, no date. Pours an amber orange with thick white head, minimal lacing. Aroma of wheat, yeast, citrus, and bubble gum. Aroma matches well, but just doesn’t have the complexity I was hoping for.
olio (9281) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle @ Timo A.
Rated on 20110105.
Pours amber color with medium head. Aroma of caramel malts, ripe fruits and some sugar. Flavor of candy sugar, yeast, caramel malts and ripe fruits.
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer is hazy orange in color with a small white head. Strong aromas of orange peel and coriander come through. It’s decently bready, but also fairly stale. Really not much left to the aroma. The same can be said of the flavor. Stale sugar and bread with a hint of toast. The orange peel and coriander are really the only saving graces to this beer. Sort of lifeless in terms of the mouthfeel as well.
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Ughsmash. Thanks! Cloudy, brownish-orange appearance with no head and little carbonation. Sweet caramel malty, dull fruity, lightly spicy aroma. Somewhat spicy, caramel, Belgian yeasty, light citrusy, lightly tart, dull spicy flavor with some oxidation. This baby’s peaked but I’m still glad I got to try it...
Ktwse (4051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2011 A fun and very enjoyable but not great, beer. Pours golden yellow with an off-white head. There’s bread, toffee, spices, belgian yeast and malt on the nose. Taste is sweet, but also with a lot of sourness. It actually starts off with sweet caramel, then turns into a balanced bitterness before again turning sweet in the fairly long finish. Body was medium with quite a bit of carbonation.