Daveh (14) - - OCT 4, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours an amber color with little head. Think Hopslam without the honey. Always good but not for everyone but one of my seasonal favorites.
harrymel (1096) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pours a rustic orange ale with a transient white, short head. This falls to a broken sheet of the same leaving cobweb lacing. Excellent clarity.
S: Oats, onion, sage, citric rinds and musk. A strong, sweet malt backbone tells me that this beer would actually benefit like a mutha from a year in the cella! Take that naysayers.
T: Bitter with a tea like follow through and enough early hops to put the malts in check and helps make this a really hearty beer. Far reaching on the back end is a crystal malt and some really nice spiciness.
M: Medium on heavy body with moderate card come together and give this a silky feel. Dry finish.
O: this is a very atypical take on the style for the East Coast IMO. The beer is spicy, earthy and complex. It reminds me of the difference between a WA Cab Franc and a French Cab Franc, the mineralic and seemingly inorganic profile is acquired, but welcomed in my home. I really wish I had an herbed and roasted chicken and mashed potatoes and some peas with pearl onions to go with this beer.
Serving type: bottle
jandd1983 (1911) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It poured a cloudy orange color with a small white head. The aroma was of pine, orange, flowers, lemon and some grapefruit. The taste was of resin, pine, grapefruit, some flower, lemon, a little alcohol and some maltiness in the backbone with some sweetness as well. The body was medium and the carbonation was medium low. Very good!
TheBear11D (104) - Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Oracle pours a lovely light orange color with a nearly white head that lasts for a whole and leaves excellent lacing. The aroma is floral hops galore. Floral hops dominate the flavor with a touch of molasses that is hidden in the background. Overall this is a delicious beer!
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gruberm (277) - - NOV 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very bitter. Definite floral notes but tough to distinguish. Cloudy brown to pale yellow.
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seth_lfod (259) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 08/09/13. Intense grapefruit and caramel malt scent. Taste follows, sticky sweet finish.
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy honey amber color with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of citrusy grapefruit, bitter hops, floral notes and hints of malt. Taste of grapefruit, bitter hops, floral hints and malt. Superb.
ontbeermaker (2171) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at bells awhile back, pour was an amber, with a nice head. aroma was a nice sweet hoppy smell. taste was very heavy malts with not too much in the way of bitterness. And it was kind of sticky feeling in the mouth, overall it was interest. I suspect this would taste beer fresher.
mverity (124) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing color and head to this beer! Perfect golden amber with a touch of orange. Head is two full fingers high and has been staying for three full minutes so far. Aroma is wonderful as well. Tons of orange peel, lightly piney, with some mango notes as well. Five minutes and the head has a small dent in it. I havenít even taken a sip yet. First sip and Iím a bit let down from the aroma and appearance. Taste is overly hopped. Like Bellís was trying to go west coast with this beer. The sweet citrus in the aroma turns into piney sweet hops in the taste. Mouthfeel is great though, and the lacing has been wonderful.
jmagnus87 (2051) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Caramel with citrus and pine hops. Awesome. This is a homerun brew.
fattybladdy (365) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, pour is a medium orange with a frothy white head. Aroma is citrus hops with a heavy malt presence. Taste is big bitter hops with pine, citrus, grapefruit, solid malt backbone. Very bitter. Not bad.